I am so blessed to be co-hosting the Tell Your Story link up today with my good friend Andi from The Hollie Rogue. This link up is a chance to tell YOUR story whatever that may be. There aren't a lot of rules for this one. This is an opportunity to share what's on your heart, what's going on in your life,,,the good, the bad and everything in between. I can't wait to read what you all have to say!
You can read more about this link up here.
When Ian was about 9 months old we decided it would be a good idea to start thinking about having another baby. Good thing we thought that because it turns out I was already pregnant! A little surprising but EXCITING too!
We went to the OB at about 8 or 9 weeks to get a sonogram and checkup. I will never forget this day or the emotion as long as I live. I was laying down, Dr Martin started the sonogram and joked about twins, we all laughed and then there was silence and she moved the computer monitor towards her with a funny smile on her face. Then then turned the computer monitor for us to see…
TWO little people in there!!! She said, “Maybe I shouldn't joke about twins!”
My leg started to shake and I couldn't breathe. All I could see were dollar signs and all I could think about was that “other people” have twins!!! Regular people don’t have twins!!! I have no idea why “other people” are not “regular people” BUT this is EXACTLY what I thought! (And yes I was thinking in ALL exclamation points!)
I find all of this hilarious now.
Neither Mamaw or Meme believed us at first & both Papaw & Pop Pop were shocked and excited.
Working full time, having a toddler (who was a late walker & didn't sleep through the night until well after a year) and being SICK as a dog pretty much the entire time made most of the pregnancy a blur.
We found out at 18 weeks we were having BOYS! Daddy was thrilled and so was I!!!
At about 23 weeks we ran into some complications with the pregnancy. I was referred to the neonatologist at a larger hospital in the area and went for bi-weekly visits that turned into weekly visits that turned into at home bedrest at 30 weeks that turned into hospital bedrest at 33 ½ weeks. Our sweet Elijah McKee wasn't on the charts and they didn't like what they saw. I was lovingly taken care of by all my dr’s and nurses and we will be forever grateful for the wonderful care we received.
At 35 weeks I went into labor about 10 pm on December 4th and delivered the boys at 4:50 and 4:54 am on December 5th.
Elijah McKee was 4 lbs 1 oz and is the older of the 2. He reminded us SO much of Ian. Jacob Dean was 4 lbs 10 oz and had (and still has) bright red hair.
Jacob was able to come home with me the very next day while Elijah was in the NICU for 3 weeks. We were blessed to bring him home on Christmas Eve.
Elijah is no longer that little tiny baby. He is a big strong sweet loving boy with the sweetest smile you might ever see. Jacob Dean has such a silly disposition! He keeps us laughing most of the day every day. He is SUCH a giving little guy and is (almost) always more concerned about Elijah than himself.
My sweet boys Elijah & Jacob are 2!!! Some days I can’t believe how far they've come since those days. I love them oh so much! But isn't that the same for all of us mamas?
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