Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Baptisms, Blessings, the 4th, and "Doublets"...



Gosh, what a whirlwind this last week has been! On Tuesday afternoon, Jordan and I set out for yet another mini-vacation to California. We drove a rental car big enough to haul all the baby stuff (crib, etc.) Mom and Lindsey had been collecting for us, back to Utah. We got in late Tuesday night and crashed on an air mattress in the family room. On Wednesday we attended our neice Annie's baptism. I cannot believe that little girl is 8-- and still just as sassy as I remember:) It was good to see friends and family who had not seen "the belly" yet. I kept telling everyone that my tummy felt really big for not even being 5 months yet, but my sister assured me that when you are pregnant, you always feel bigger than you really are.
Thursday was an exciting day! My mom works as a receptionist for a mobile ultra-sound company, and was able to set up and appointment for one of the techs to come over and tell us what "kind" of baby I am having. We were so excited to find out-- not to mention, Lindsey had an arsenal of girl clothes she wanted to send with us if it was a girl. Anyway, we were in my mom's room on her bed, and about a minute into it the tech asks "how many babies are you expecting?" "Just one." I replied. She continued looking around and after a while she said..." I don't mean to alarm you, but I am seeing two babies" WHAT?!! Sure enough, as she kept prodding around with the scope, there was two of everything! I could not believe my ears or my eyes! My great grandpa on my mom's side was a twin, but never in a million years did I think I would be having twins. No wonder my belly felt so huge! We were so shocked, but very excited! Anyway, the sweet tech tried and tried to get a shot of the "goods" so that we could still find out the gender, but to no avail. At one point they were spooning (which was so adorable), in another shot they were rump to rump-- yeah, totally uncooperative. Jordan and I were like "great... they are already non compliant." Anyway, I will be going in on the 17th for my actual 20 week ultra sound, so hopefully we will find out more then. In the meantime, we are still trying to digest the news that there are two babies, and not just one.
That same day I went to visit the Bahouths-- a family I used to work for in California. We were eager to see the kids, Jordan especially because I had been back not to long ago babysitting them for that week in April. Anyway, cute Talmage, who is 6, hadn't seen my big belly yet. So his mom asked him "Talmage, do you know why Maci's tummy is so big? What's in there?" He replied "It's a little child" (it was so cute, I wish you could have heard it in his voice). Then I said, "It's not just one little child, it's two. Do you know what that's called when there are two babies?" He said "Doublets!" It was so hilarious-- we got such a kick out of it. So these babies will no longer be called the twins, but the doublets, thanks to Talmage:).
The next day was the Fourth of July. That morning my nieces Annie, Mia, and Afton all participated in the neighborhood-wide kid parade. It was very cute. They all decorated their bikes, Afton was in a wagon, and rode around the neighborhood. That evening we went to our friends the Grayson's house for swimming and a BBQ. We totally hit the right spot because the pool temp. was perfect and for some reason I couldn't get enough bratwurst-- it was delicious, and totally what my body wanted--when cravings, for me, are still rare! They also gave us quite the fireworks show and the end of the night!
Saturday morning, Mom, Linds, and I went garage sale-ing. It was fun, and I found some much needed baby items. We had a good time. That night was low key--just swam and had some yummy pizza.
On Sunday my friends Chrissie and Jason blessed their baby boy, Ellis. He looked soo adorable. After the fun event we went to their house for a yummy brunch, and then set off to make the long drive home.
It was such a fun trip, and I hope that we will be able to do it again soon-- although we are going to have our hands full for the next little while, so I am not sure when that will happen:). I will update  once we find out the gender of our doublets... it's only a week away!

14 comments:

Kiersten said...

Oh my gosh! That is so exciting! I had to read it twice to make sure I was getting it right. Congratulations to you guys!

Nate & Carlee said...

So, I already called you and screamed in your ear about this, but TWINS?!! (I mean doublets) That is so exciting, and you are one of the few people who are not planning on moving away, so I will actually get to SEE the cute little kiddos. Congrats!

olivia said...

hehehe! how fun for you guys...it takes special parents to have twins...you two will be amazing....i finally had a minute to check your blog and then i read this? how much fun for you!...by the way...everything makes me sick when I'm pregnant too...especially brant...so you are not alone!

Marisa said...

Congrats on the doublets!!!

May Family said...

That is crazy! Congratulations! I have another friend who is having twins and she has been so sick, she has had to have IV's and go to the hospital quite a bit. What are you guys hoping for, one of each, girls or boys? I hear if you have identical doublets, it is less likely to have doublets again. Is that couple that has twin boys still in your ward? I'm sure they will have lots of tips for you. Super exciting!

lindsey said...

gurl, way to sum it all up! you know i finally did the same. check out my spankin' new blog.

julie said...

congrats!! this is soooo awesome!! i've been wondering when another batch of doublets would pop up. ;)

Cori said...

Oh my gosh Maci! Two at once! I can't stop laughing, I don't know why. It's totally making my throat swell with excitment. Yikes, you guys are going to have an adventure. We need to get together soon! Love ya!

Kaisa Bailey said...

I SO wish we could have seen you...but next time you're here we'll just have to throw you a FAT baby shower! I am SO SO SO excited for you guys!

shivy said...

maci!! what wonderful, crazy news -- goodness, i can't imagine that moment in the ultrasound when that all came together. maybe amy call will have some tips for ya. ;) congratulations!!

LOR said...

I can't believe you're having twins, congratulations! I would love to see two babies fit into that tiny body of yours!

Call Commotion said...

HOLY TWINS!! how exciting!!! that is so awesome! Congrats!

honus and Cameron said...

AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!! SO EXCITING AND CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shumster said...

Oh my gosh Maci!!! that is so dang crazy cool. I am so happy for you guys. I just had my first ultra sound a couple weeks ago. Only one in me even though i am so big. I don't have your same excuse :) congrats on the two girls two :) that is so great. how much fun will that be. any names yet? We will name ours Misty if it is a girl and Cal if it is a boy. Good luck on finding two of them. One at a time is always so hard for us to agree on. Good Luck. I love you lots!!!!