Monday, November 26, 2012

House Divided...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was relaxing, it was full of family and wonderful food, and it was full of thanks. We have so much to be thankful for. In all honesty, it couldn't help but be bitter sweet...this was our first Thanksgiving without my Papa. That was hard. My Nana and Papa were always the Thanksgiving hosts and being at their house when a huge part of our family was missing...it just didn't seem whole. It's definitely hard to lose someone you're that close to and who has been such a present and active part of your life, but in this time of Thanksgiving I am so thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful Papa, my mom with a wonderful dad, and my Nana with a wonderful husband. We miss him, but we know he had a Thanksgiving feast in Heaven!

The sweet side of that bitter coin was having my entire family together and getting to find out what these bitty babies are! On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, we had our 16 week ultrasound and we were able to see 2 very healthy babies. 4 chambers of each beating heart, 20 fingers, 20 toes (holy moly...that's a lot of fingers and toes!!), 2 brains (how on earth can they see all of this these days...technology is so cool!), kidneys, bladders, kicking legs, moving arms...it was just a wonderful miracle. All of this was wonderful and worthy of thanks and praise to a good God who has blessed us so immensely. After all of the healthy T's were crossed and I's were dotted and our babies were given an A+ for development it was time to talk turkey. We wanted the money shot!!

Snips and snails? Sugar and Spice? A double dose or one of each? Give us the deets!! Our sonogram tech had absolutely zero problems identifying the first...within a few seconds she said, "It's a BOY!!" I thought Dave was going to come out of his chair he was so happy!! I think hunting trips, golf games and a Texas Tech jersey flashed before his eyes. It took a little longer with Baby B...in regular Baby B fashion, it was being a total wiggle worm and doing everything possible to keep us from seeing the goods. But finally, SHE moved into just the right position..."It's a GIRL!!" My mom's already been talking about a cheerleader outfit  for Miss Priss and a jersey for Little Mister! We are just OVER.THE.MOON.

That night we had dinner with my family and we spilled the beans...a little girl and a little boy...I'll say it again, praise God from whom all blessings flow!



My sister and brother-in-law brought these cute cups so we used them at the restaurant! Our reveal was letting everyone open a small gift that was personal to their personality and a little card. For example, my brother plays professional baseball in the minor leagues, so his note said, "Will I be a talented baseball player and get to play in front of thousands of fans like my Uncle Taylor?" Or my Uncle Bill, who is a school teacher. His note said, "Will I be a teacher like my Uncle Bill and touch hundreds of student's lives?"

After everyone read their notes and opened their gifts Dave and I said that of course these kids can be whatever they want to be...we know they will always have the support of their family just like we have always had. But, while we don't know what paths they will choose, they will always be daddy's little girl and momma's little boy!

Let the naming and the shopping begin!!

18 comments:

Ashley said...

Sooo exciting!!! One of each!!! You get the best of both worlds!!! Congrats again!!!

Jennifer said...

I am a few days behind on reading blogs and just saw your big announcement. Even though I have never met you in real life (though I did grow up with your friend Lynch), I am sooo excited for you. I can't wait to "meet" these 2 precious little ones that God has knit together.

Jessica said...

Eek! So exciting :)

The Doodys said...

Congratulations! So happy that both babies are healthy and growing well. That's the biggiest blessing of all.

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

I mean OMG!!! This is just perfect!! One of each:) God bless all of you soo wonderful

Sweet Simplicity said...

How perfect! That is great news!

Lauren said...

so exciting! congrats you guys, this makes me so happy for you!

Tricia said...

So crazy happy for you!! I love those cups, adorable! A girl and a boy = perfect! :)

Liz said...

I mean, you know I'm thrilled and I also owe you a phone call... but may I just say publicly how gorgeous you look?? I thought that the first time I saw this picture and I think it every time I see it again. Glowing and gorgeous!! :)

Arielle said...

omgosh so exciting!! I'm a twin:) and love it! New follower, cute blog!
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Nat said...

One of each- how perfect!!

Kara said...
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Kara said...

So excited! Love that you are having one of each!

Lisa said...

A boy AND a girl! How perfect!! Thrilled for you guys!!

Sara said...

Aaaaand I'm crying. Again. I am so happy for you guys! Please please please spill the beans on your names! A separate email with all the deets will suffice. :) YAY!!!

Susannah said...

Oh how exciting and wonderful! I'm over the moon for y'all! One of each!!!! Can't wait to hear the names when y'all choose! So are you about18 weeks now?

Callie Nicole said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting!

ABTC said...

great
thanks for sharing