On December 5th, 2010 after a year of trying to conceive and a few rounds of clomid I finally had my first positive pregnancy test. Well, honestly it was more like 15 positive pregnancy tests! The line was so faint Jeremy refused to believe it until my blood work came back and it did 2 days later letting us know for sure we were expecting!
At that point we were only about 2 weeks along, so we called my doctor who decided she wanted to see us in 3 weeks and we knew that would be the day we got to see our little peanut for the first time.
(Jeremy’s parents finding out we were expecting)
We had no idea at this point that we were expecting twins, we were just unbelievably excited! We were finally going to be adding to our family! We tried hard not to get attached, knowing I was only a few weeks along, but we would be lying if we didn’t say our hearts were completely entwined with the little one developing inside of me.
(Telling my parents we were expecting)
We waited with great anticipation for December 28th. The day our entire world would change. My hubby was off that day for vacation so we were both giddy with excitement waiting for the hour of the appointment to arrive.
We drove up to the doctor’s office and went inside not knowing what to expect. Throughout our year long journey we had never once had a positive pregnancy test, all we had was the hope that one day God would add to our family and that day was finally here.
We went into the room and waited for our very first ultrasound, the first picture of our precious little one. As my doctor began the ultrasound she started to look around, she then said “well it looks like we are going to be having two babies” to which I replied “are you serious?” She turned to me and said “Whitney, I don’t joke about things like that!”.
We could not have been more excited!!! We had several conversations throughout the past year about how exciting it would be to have twins (we had no idea what we were in for). Not only did God decide to bless us with one little one but two and there they were on the screen perfectly formed! Only 5 weeks and 2 days along! Our two little peanuts!
(The boys’ first picture)
On that day our hearts grew bigger. We had no idea what an adventure we were about to embark on. This past year has been a whirlwind full of anticipation, first time experiences, growing hearts, countless smiles, lots of giggles, many sleepless nights, new adjustments and many opportunities to stand in awe in amazement of our mighty God who knit together my two precious sons perfectly in my womb.
He heard my tears and cries, He knew the desires of my heart and chose to bless me with two precious boys.
My world would not be complete without my two babies. They are my entire heart. On December 28th, 2010 when I saw my boys for the first time I had no idea how much I would love these two little ones inside of me.
I never knew how much I would treasure each smile, each snuggle, ever hand hold and even the late night feeding and snuggles. I never knew I would be so grateful to be sleep deprived and have my world turned upside down. I had no idea what it would feel like to have two precious little ones grow inside of me and what it meant to be the first one to get to know their kicks, bumps and little personalities.
I never truly knew what it meant to have God answer a prayer is such a mighty way. Sometimes God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we think He should because He has something so much greater in store for us.
The year of trying to conceive without success taught me so much about myself and truly prepared me for the journey God has in store for me. He had the perfect plan.
Each time I look at the boys’ first picture I am reminded of December 28th, 2010, the day we found out our family was growing from 2 to 4, the day we got to know the truly mighty God we serve in a entirely new way, the day my God answered our prayers in a bigger way than we could have imagined, the first day of the biggest adventure we have ever been on.
I prayed for this child (children), and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.
I Samuel 1:27