August 10th proved to be an exciting day for the Jacob Mutz family. We woke up around 6:30, early for me as I love to sleep in, and got some of the greatest news ever...
Two little pink lines with a white border: We're pregnant!!
Here I am, making sure I record this momentous occasion.
Some silly pictures we took a few hours after we took the test. Jacob is really pushing his tummy out in that second one!
We both prayed and thanked the Lord for choosing to give us another life to care for and pray over. I couldn't believe how fast things happened this time around. When we were trying for Micah, it took 8 months, so we were pretty surprised when we saw the pregnancy test turn positive!
That was 3 weeks ago when we found out we were pregnant. Well, just when you thought you'd heard all the news there was to hear, we've got more for you.
Yesterday, September 1st, we were scheduled for our first ultrasound to make sure the little bean was growing like he/she should, hear the heartbeat, do the measuring, etc. A fun ultrasound to be sure, but not a whole lot to see as we are only 7 weeks along.
The doctor came in the ultrasound room and asked if I had any questions. I had been praying all morning long and working on not being anxious about anything but presenting my requests to the Lord. I was a bit nervous that we'd hear bad news again. Once you've been burned, it's easy to be skittish and nervous the next time around.
"So, do you have any questions for me?", he asked. I looked at him and said, "Can we just get this over with and make sure there's a heartbeat and all? I just want to know all is well." He said that was fine and Jacob even laughed at me a little for being so hurried. I was just really nervous.
The screen came on and immediately we saw a little dark circle with a fuzzy resemblance of a baby inside. He pointed out the heart beating and as he began to take his measurements my eyes took notice of a second dark circle hovering near the first.
"So what's that other circle all about?", I asked him. He told me we would check it out after he did some measurements. "Make sure there's not a twin in there," he mused. At the sound of the word, "twin", Jacob sat up in his chair a little higher and looked at me with eyebrows raised and a big smile on his face. I smiled back at him thinking, "yeah right, me... twins? I doubt it."
It didn't take long for the doctor to do the measurements and then moved over to the second circle to investigate its contents.
To our complete amazement and joy, he spoke the words, "Yep, there's a twin in there."
What?! Twins?!! Are you kidding? You've got to be joking! I can't believe it! How are there twins in there!! Seriously!! Oh my gosh, I can't believe we're having twins!! AHHHHHHHH!!!
All of those thoughts came into my head at once, most of which I spoke aloud to our OB. He continued to do his measurements, showing us Baby B's heartbeat and length. He also noted that Baby A was a little bit smaller than Baby B. Just a few days behind which might mean something or it might mean nothing at all. We're hoping for the latter! :) Either way, you can join us in prayer for both our babies to grow healthy and strong!! I do go back in for another ultrasound in 2 weeks. To check on them both, but especially little A.
Here's a picture of the ultrasound. Our two little blueberries growing and thriving, unaware of the excitement going on outside their little world. :) We cannot wait to meet them!!
As of now, our due date is April 20th. That will more than likely change since we're having twins now. And really, I can't believe I just wrote that... twins. Wow. Twins!!
Also, check out this picture of how we chose to celebrate our great news over lunch.
An "identical" lunch at Chick-fil-A, complete with cookies and cream milkshakes. Jacob wanted to have an identical twin lunch, even though these babies probably won't be identical twins. He ordered for us both and we truly had the same lunch, down to the light mayo and bbq sauces. It was fun, including asking the moms sitting nearby to take our picture for us. We told them we had just found out we were pregnant with twins and they both cheered. One of them even became teary. So sweet.
So we're off!! Another adventure has begun! We are praising the Lord all day long, thanking him for this great blessing times two! A really neat thing to add is that ever since college I have prayed for twins one day. I have always wanted them and while we have no idea what we're getting into, we're pretty excited for the challenge and joys of hopefully bringing home our babies to care for and love on.
Rejoice with us and keep those prayers coming!! We still need them!
Love you all!