Did You Just Say Twins?


“What?”
“Oh my God!”

“What?”

“How did this happen?”

“I’m so excited!”

“How are we going to do this?!”

“What??!”

These were just some of the thoughts going through my head as I was sitting on the OB table hands over my mouth trying not to hyperventilate and doing a bit of crying and a bit of laughing at the same time.

My husband and I seriously thought the OB was playing a joke on us, but with one look at the sonogram, it was unmistakeable. Baby a…Baby b.

It still feels like an out of body experience. It still feels like a joke. I go through various emotions throughout the day.

Joy. Worry. Fear. Excitement.

They come at different moments and in varying degrees.

When initially found out I was pregnant, I felt such a weight come over me. Not a weight of “Oh no, a baby.” A weight of responsibility. The weight of carrying another life inside my body. Of being responsible for making sure this little life was healthy. You can only imagine how this weight doubled, literally, after finding out that we would be having twins!

I had to run a few errands right after the appointment and I felt as if I was walking around dazed and confused in some alternate universe with an alternate Bethsaida waiting on line to pick up prenatal vitamins.

But then, other times, I feel a wave of hope and excitement  wash over me and I can’t stop smiling thinking about how blessed my husband and I are to get to meet these two bundles of joy in September (or August). How our family will grow so quickly. How we’ll get to choose two awesome names.  How we get to raise two world changers. How we will get to love two little lambs.

I’m still in the early stages and praying every day that they both develop healthy and strong. Already they are the most important things in my life, next to God and my hubby. My priority is making sure that they get the care and nutrients that they need. True to what I’ve heard being a  mom is like, I already don’t always get it right every day, but I hear this is part of the job. I also hear it’s the greatest job in the world.

I’m choosing to have faith that I will have two healthy babies and will continue to trust God to lead my hubby and I through this wild and beautiful journey.

I’d LOVE to hear how dropping the “twin bomb” went for you. What were your initial thoughts? Did you have a range of emotions throughout the day?

Fellow twin mommy, I salute you.

Agenda:Love,

Bethsaida

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17 thoughts on “Did You Just Say Twins?”

  1. Awww Bethsaida, I am not a Mom but all those emotions sounds normal. Marvin and I will be praying you have a safe delivery and we believe that God has equipped you with everything you need to be amazing parents. We would have been excited for 1 baby but 2 that double the reason to celebrate. Congratulations and thank you for sharing. 😍 Marvindy

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  2. When I found out I was having twins I had dropped my 3 month old off to my mother’s house and went to the Dr because I knew something was off. Rewind to July 2005 when I gave birth to my 1st daughter. Labor day comes around and I am so sick and had a double menstrual cycle within weeks. I call my ob and he says it’s normal but to be safe come in. I went back to work and the bleeding stopped so I decided ok I’m fine. We baptized my daughter Oct 30th 2005 and the bleeding began again. I walked in to my doctors office Oct 31st and quickly he said let’s do a sonó maybe ur cyst ruptured. So the Sono tech says oh mami you want to hear something? All I could think is what can you hear from a ruptured cyst? And there it was a very loud heartbeat 2 very loud heart beats. I was 6 weeks pregnant with a 3 month old at home. I cried for days. Family was mad! Questions like how could you do this? What will you do now? You’re only 23 and now 3 kids! It was so hard yet so worth it. To feel them both kick sometimes simultaneously was so awesome. I thank God everyday we made the right decision and through love support and prayer we did it. Now my lovelies will be 11 and I look back at the hard work sleepless nights and just laugh because I was going to give up but I couldn’t and I’m so happy I didn’t. Good luck bethsaida you got this!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness. What an amazing story! What faith you had! Maybe it didn’t seem like it at the time, but that’s faith. And God definitely had plans for your twins. Thank you for sharing. So beautiful!

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  3. So exciting Beth!! My husband is a twin, his mom actually had two sets of twins! Pregnancy is a beautiful, humbling, surreal journey and I’m praying for your sweet little family!

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    1. Wow! Is he identical or fraternal? Two sets of twins.. Lord! I hear there’s a pretty high likelihood of having a second set after the first. Wow. 4 kids in two pregnancies. Amazing. And congrats on your little bundle!! You you are going to be such a wonderful mama too!

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  4. The best part about telling people you’re pregnant is that after the congratulations you get to say, “-and we’re having twins”. It’s like you get to congratulations and excitement in one. We loved telling people we were having twins. Enjoy the journey!

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  5. Hi sweetheart how I love and miss you so much. The days at Christ Tabernacle where I met you where all the more amazing because you where there. However God had another plan and His plans are always better than ours. I always admired your love for the Lord, your humility, and your gentle spirit with all you encountered. I missed you so I followed you on Facebook always proud to follow your example of Christ in you. The day I found out that the man God had designed for you had found you I was elated to say the least. Then came the wedding and how I longed to be able to be there in person even just for a moment to meet your husband and tell you both the you are God’s design. Now I find out that you are having twins wow. I am on cloud nine so so happy for you and your hubby. Mr. and Mrs. Olds may God pour out an abundance of blessing over your lives as you go through the best journey yet of becoming the amazing parents of these two beautiful beings. May you have the best pregnancy and enjoy every second of it because it truly is the best experience ever. Love Yolanda

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  6. So, so happy for you and Victor! I am especially happy that 2 new people will be having you 2 for Godly parents! God always knows what He is doing-He is Sovereign! So feel super-blessed that He has entrusted you with His beautiful creations! Let the double vision begin!
    “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
    I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13-14
    With love, Patricia

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