Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We're Doubling!


I can't even tell you how excited I am that we are expanding our family! Clark and I have been trying for over a year to have kids and the time finally came for us. I haven't talked about this to most people but last year we had a miscarriage around 7.5 weeks but I didn't find out until 11 weeks because I never passed anything. I had surgery to get everything removed and ever since my hormones have been out of whack! I have truly learned patience this year and having to rely on the Lord to soften my heart and just wait for our time.

I found out at 4 weeks that I was pregnant and when Clark and I saw the positive we were SO happy. I just cried and cried of joy. I was surprised we found out so early! I was just hoping that I would be able to keep this baby! I had my first ultrasound appointment at 6 weeks. Clark couldn't go with me because he had a McDonald's class he had to go to. While in the room I was looking on the screen and I swear I saw two sacs but I wasn't sure. I have read and looked at so many pregnancy things that I thought I knew what I saw. My doctor showed me the first heart beat and then he said "and here is the other!" WHAT! We were having TWINS!  I was stunned but not too surprised or scared because I have secretly always wanted twins! I left the appointment and went to purchase two white onsies to surprise Clark and the family. Clark over the recent weeks had told me he just knew we were having twins. So when he called and asked how my appointment went I just said no twins and said I'll see him when he got home. Clark and his family opened the gift with the two onsies and everyone about fell over! It was GREAT! My mom didn't even believe that we were expecting two!

I was pretty nauseous week 7 & 8 but I have felt better since and have been able to eat frequently and keep things down! I have been pretty lucky! Hopefully it stays that way! I've had 3 ultrasound appointments since...one at 6, 8, and 10 weeks. Our next appointment at 13 weeks is on Clark's birthday Nov. 10th so hopefully we can hear the heartbeats then. Today the little twins were moving and kicking and waving! It was way cute! The twins will be fraternal and we are hoping for one boy and girl but we will be happy with what ever we get!

I hope everything will go fine! We will find out beginning of December what the sexes are. Please keep us in your prayers :) WE ARE SO HAPPY AND GRATEFUL!!!!



22 comments:

clauss house said...

I know I already said so, but I am SOOO excited for you guys, I can't imagine a better/cuter mommy than you, you and Clark will just be great, congratulations again, you'll be in my prayers....I secretly (or maybe not so secretly around my husband) wish for twins too:)

Em {orange + barrel} said...

I am sooo excited for you guys! Did you pick out the names? I saw names on facebook!

Sean is a fraternal twin and his grandmas are twins too! He loves being a twin. I swear they have some crazy twin connection.

I love the pictures of his mom holding both of them at once!

lynette said...

i'm so happy for you guys! especially after all you've gone through. congrats again!

Sara said...

JENNA I am just freaking out! I am so happy for you. Just so thrilled. I am crying little tears of joy right now for you and Clark. All that patience paid off with 2 little babes on the way. We will be praying for the both of you and the babies. Cant not wait to find out what they are. They will be so gorgeous. Love you!!

Juliana said...

I had no idea you miscarried- I knew you wanted a baby though :) I am SOOO excited- I already said it on facebook but like Sara I've been smiling all day since I found out and text my whole family because I was so excited! I have always secretly wanted twins too... Bryan doesn't haha But I am seriously so happy for you guys! Keep us updated!

Lizzy said...

This makes me beyond happy!! I am so excited to watch your tummy grow and find out what you are having. I know you are going to be a wonderful mama!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

xoxox

Mary said...

Congratulations!!!! So exciting! I hope you continue to feel healthy! My sisters are twins and love it!!! You are very blessed!!

Shopkins said...

CONGRATS Jenna!!! How exciting!! I didn't know you've gone through all that, you are truly an inspiration! Congrats again! :)

Lisa said...

I can't even tell you how excited we are for you! Paul seriously whooped and jumped up and down for you! :) Good luck with all the preparation!

mican said...

Brett and I went through a similar experience with a miscarriage and then trying for what seemed like forever afterwards. It's so horrible and I'm sorry you went through that, but once you hold those babies in your arms it was totally worth the wait and trials that you went through! I'm so happy for you guys! I will definitely keep you in our prayers! We can't wait to see pictures of your little ones and the growing belly... I can't believe you're having twins! You're going to be great parents:)

Jenna said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you! How awesome you get 2 at once!! I hope everything continues to go well with your pregnancy and that you feel well. Oh and BTW you won my giveaway so email me!

kimberly said...

ummmm...I honestly can't even begin to explain how excited I am for you guys!!! AHHHHHH!!! And I can't believe you guys were even sort of expecting it! That is tooooo funny :-) I hope you have two girls and they can marry my boys! Maybe then we'd get free McDs!!! HAHAHAHAHA! Can't wait to talk to you! I have to know EVERY DETAIL!

Marianne said...

YEAH!!! What an amazing story and super cute picture! I am so happy for ya'll!

p.s.--how do you know Ashley Clauss? She was in my ward here in NC last year--small world!

Congrats again!

Danielle Harris said...

I love your new picture! I can't wait to see your tiny waist expand with those little babies growing. Sorry, but don't expect your nausea to be over. Mine came in waves forever and it is supposed to be worse with twins, but hey, maybe you are a lucky one. Feel free to call and chat baby stuff anytime...I love it! I can't wait to find out the sex so i can buy them cute outfits. Miss you guys!

JKGROSS said...

Congrats! That is soooo exciting. Can't wait to find out what you are having! Y'all will be great parents. This is such an exciting event in your lives, make sure you take the time to write about it so that you can look back and read about it later when everything isn't so hectic! Congrats again and look forward to seeing more pictures!

-Kristen, James and Riley

Ariel said...

I am soo happy for you both. you and Clark will be amazing parents! Hopefully you won't have morning sickness much longer. Wow, I still can't believe you are having twins. You are going to have so much fun preparing for them to come...designing the room and all that shopping for you and the babies! I bet you will be one of the best dressed pregnant woman around. Congrats again! By the way I love the picture of you and Clark.

Erin said...

that is soooo exciting about TWINS! I bet your dieing to find out so you can start buying baby stuff galore!!! hope you continue to feel well! And that time flies by :)

Sarah and Jeremy said...

Oh we are so happy for you guys! I just found out the news from Kate, so i hopped on your blog! That will be so exciting to have two precious little babies. . . little mac doesn't know what's coming. :) By the way we are moving back to the US on Tues. If you are ever near Ut give us a shout and we can meet up. We'd love to see the babies when they come too. When's the due date?

Skylar and Lauren said...

Ahhhhh! yay! congratulations i am so happy for u guys-kids are the cutest, best thing in the world and we will definitely keep u in our prayers! Im sorry to hear about ur struggle but isn't it interesting how the Lord uses our trials to make us appreciate our blessings even more when they come!

cheryl said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is really exciting. I hope you are feeling well. You look great!

Mrs. Boojwa said...

Congrats! Twins is wow wow so exciting! :) Here's to a healthy pregnancy!

Taylor said...

Sorry i'm blog stalking you a little! I read Styled By Night though so I feel like I know you kinda!!

I am so excited for you guys! I know how scary it is to worry about miscarriages, i spent my whole entire pregnancy worried about it because it was so common it my family! I'm a little jealous you guys are having twins! Good luck with everything and keep us posted!

 
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