Friday, July 31, 2015


This June, our family got some exciting and super surprising news...we're expecting TWINS! That's right :: two babies. At one time.

A few random facts about it all...

- Yes, we were surprised! 100%. I couldn't get in to have an ultrasound until 9 1/2 weeks, so for around 5 weeks, we knew we were pregnant, but we assumed with only one baby. (Except that my baby belly sure was growing faster this time!)

- How did it go down?
(Something like this...)
Tech (pulling up a baby on the ultrasound): "Baby looks great and healthy."
Me: "Yay! (Looking at the kids) There's the baby."
Tech: "Is this your first ultrasound?"
Me: "Yes ma'am."
Tech: "Well, there's another baby in there. You're having twins!"

- What was our reaction? When she told us, we were f-r-e-a-k-i-n-g out. Immediate tears. Immediate, hysterical laughter. Immediate gratitude. Immediate anxiety. :) It was the sweetest moment. And everyone was there!

I just happened to take this photo right before we found out.
They were just all too cute sitting there!

- The twins in my belly are fraternal, meaning the gender combo could be anything! So, do twins run in our family? Way, way up. And see below. (But as an FYI, fraternal is genetic, identical is random!)

- My older sister actually has a set of twins (the sweetest, most adorable pair, pictured right). Hers are also the 3rd and 4th, with a very small age gap between the 2nd and the twins. And hers are identical.
- Delle will be 20 months old when these guys arrive (assuming they're not too early), and Hammond will be three months shy of 4. That's right...4 babies under the age of 4!

- Will we find out the genders? We haven't in the past, but considering all that is going to come our way in January, we've decided it's the wisest thing. I haven't quite come to terms with that (a gender surprise at birth is the absolute BEST, in my opinion!), but again, I know it's the wisest thing. The plus side? All of the freshly laundered, gender appropriate clothes ready to go in their drawers and closets. Monogrammed items. The decorating possibilities.

- On an ironic note, we don't own a car that will fit four babies in it. And our house is barely going to be able to fit six people in it! But we are so grateful, and we have about 5 months (yes, we are already to that mark!) to figure all of that out :).

Another photo from the day we found out

Their first photo together

Delle :: One year

365 days with this beauty. Delle Louise, you have surprised us more in this past year than I thought possible! Your sweet, cuddly personality pairs well with your firecracker spirit and tolerance for your brother. We love you more than you'll know, and I am thankful to have a front row seat to your little life. Happy one year!

Nine months ::

Ten months ::

Eleven months ::

(gotta show one pic of the 3 year old bday boy!)

Delle updates

At this point, I'm probably writing for myself (after all, it's only been about 5 months?!), but I want to have all this in writing.  So, here are some baby Delle updates.

Six Months ::

Seven months :: 

 Eight Months ::