imageSTOP RIGHT THERE! Breathe for one second and just imagine that statement coming from the doctor to the Mom that battled PPD, had a kid with special needs, another kid and was completely feeling confident for baby number three not three and four. Remember we WERE the same people who were stopping after one kid.

I just knew though that something was different with this pregnancy. Two of my best friends when I announced that I was pregnant joked that it would be SO funny if I had twins. I now hate those friends. ?

Seriously though I felt awful from the very beginning and was just so nervous that something wasn’t right. Dave decided to come with me to the initial appointment to calm my nerves along with Camryn and Brynlee.

When the doctor was completing the ultrasound, he was taking so long. I just started praying that everything was okay especially because Camryn and Brynlee were there with us and I knew that I would have to keep it together in front of them.

Finally after what felt like a very long time, he asked Dave to move closer to the screen and stated “There is A baby and there is ANOTHER BABY!” I literally sat up and told that doctor I was only there for one. I even asked the nurse if she was interested in adoption. Then Dave asked if they were playing a joke on us. This still cracks me up. Why would the OB play jokes on patients?  Okay staff, today we are going to tell this thirty-one year old that she is having twins. It will be so funny.

We were so out of it that we even asked how this happened. He gave us a quick biology lesson and explained to us that they were identical twins. Identical twins do not run in families so it just happens. Seriously, dude? It just happens?

The doctor left the room. Dave and I at this point were just cracking up laughing. Why would God ever think we could handle two more kids, especially at the same time?

Little did we know God would reveal himself in so many ways in the months to come. It wasn’t going to be about what we could handle, it would clearly be about what HE could handle.

We called my Mom first and she didn’t believe us. This happened with everyone we told. No one believed us. I guess I have a slight reputation for joking with people. When we showed Dave’s family the ultrasound picture the laughter in the room was definitely at us not with us!!

TWINS!!! We got this. How hard could it really be?



  1. Mom on September 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

    This shocking announcement was made on the same day there were tremors at the shore so why was I so surprised? I had had lunch with Joanne at the Deauville when the earth shook briefly.
    Later in the afternoon Drew and I were driving back to Avalon from a shopping trip when my phone rang. Would you play a joke on your mother? Of course, you would!!! It was no joke and we were going to be grandparents of twins! It was very exciting because it would be a new experience in our family. Little did we know what was in all our futures. God has His master plan. Soon we’d discover what that plan was.
    Those teeniest and tiniest went to Kindergarten this past week. God sure does have a plan and I absolutely love this one or should I sat two?

  2. Kellyann Mitchell on September 5, 2016 at 7:54 am

    It’s funny what you think you are not ready for and what you won’t be able to handle. Little did you know how much more was coming & what you would really be called to handle.

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