Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It all started one early Monday morning...

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!

63 comments:

Jaclyn said...

That is SO exciting!!! What happy news! Congratulations! I'll be praying for you guys!

M. Serna said...

Oh my goodness gracious Rebecca-that is FANTASTIC news!!! I am so so soooo very happy for you guys. Twins! Amazing! Will be praying that these little two are healthy and that everything will go well. Rejoicing with you!!

Miranda Comer said...

That's great! You all are in my prayers!

Mama Llama said...

Rebecca- I had stumbled across your story months ago and spent the night reading msot of you blog and hearing all about Molly and Micah.... I think I cdmae across you blog fro man article your dad wrote for Family life? I am not sure.

It was shortly after a friend lost a baby boy to Trisomy 18 though. I was just heartbroken to read of the pain you had endured.

My husband and I were watching the video "Choosing Thomas" last night (Have you seen it?) And he said he didn't know how he could hold up knowing a child would die in days. I shared with him your story. Then I spent a few more minutes catching up on your blog again. Just last night.

I decided to put you in my blogreader because i really wanted to see your "story" play out and to witness how Great out God is. How amazing that THIS morning you post you are pregnant! Praise God!

I am SO glad I subscribed to your blog and will be praying for you precious babies! God is SO good.

I have 3 babies myself... almost 4, 2 1/2, and 6 months.

Anonymous said...

So full of joy for you! Praying for you!

Jesslyn

mommareck said...

Congratulations to both of you! I have also been following your story since Molly's first birthday was celebrated on Family Life. I am SO happy to hear your awesome news! I will be praying for all FOUR of you, and I'll be checking for updates regularly. Enjoy your pregnancy!

Alyssa said...

Wow. Such amazing news. As a mom of twins, I will be praying.

Christy said...

I love you so much! Praying!

Yours Truly said...

AHHHHHH!!!!! I know I probably just woke you up with a text but this is just FANTASTIC. Now I have something really really great to pray over this morning. TWINS! Whoa. I am thrilled for you guys and am lifting the blueberry beanies up in prayer!!!

Kinzler Family said...

becca I can't tell what an answer to prayer this is. I am sooooo excited for you and that God is blessing your little family. Love you both so much and will keep you in our prayers.

Sara Joy said...

Rebecca - I can't stop smiling. This is amazing and wonderful news and I speak on behalf of both Rob and I when I say CONGRATULATIONS!! We are certainly lifting the FOUR of you in prayer, praise God! :D

Kelsea said...

This is the best news to wake up to this morning. Praise the Lord for his creation of these TWO sweet babies!! I am humbled and so excited by this incredible gift!! Love and prayers from the Walkley family!

Scot, Robyn, Lila Claire and Matthew said...

Hey Rebecca. Just wrote your Dad this morning and excited for you and all of your family. Will be praying for you in the days to come.
Scot Thurman

Linds said...

Becca, I've cried tears of joy for you and Jake this morning! I had goose bumps from head to toe... just SOOO SOOO excited with you guys on these precious little miracles. We'll be praying for you 4! Congratulations!!!!

Julie said...

Hooooray! YAY!! Thrilled for you!

Corby and Lauren said...

Oh my goodness... I am absolutely thrilled for y'all! I will most certainly be praying for all 4 of you!!! This is so much fun!! What a blessing!

Lauren (Daniels) Pardue

The Trone's: James, Misty, and Bella Grace said...

Steph told me your news yesterday! We are so thrilled for you...

Emily said...

You already know how happy I am for you! But seeing the pictures and reading the story from you made me happy and teary all over again! Praying!

Anonymous said...

How awesome! Praising God for two more miracles and praying for their protection throughout your pregnancy. Excited for you all!

Cindy M

Angela said...

Rebecca, I listen to FamilyLife. I the Molly story a few days after we miscarried (Memorial Day 2009). I could identify to some degree of the ache inside of the heart. But, I still know that God is a good God.

Your dad is one of my Facebook friends. On his thought for today, it said to pray for Rebecca's 2 blueberries. That prompted me to read further. And that's how I found your blog. I am so incredibly happy for you and your husband. And guess what... My husband and I found out that I was pregnant last night:o)

God Bless you, your husband and the blueberries that will grow to be Warriors for the Lord!!

Heritage Designs said...

Rebecca,

My husband and I listened to your story on Family Life Today. Since then I have been drawn to your story and have thought about you and prayed for you daily. I love the news I just read! We will be in continual prayer for both your babies and you (and Dad, too, as even a normal pregnancy is pretty stressful on him also ;)! We love you in the Lord and hope all goes well! You are such a great witness! Trista Hill

Rebecca said...

Yes, oh yes!!

Happy tears for you!

Congrats times TWO :>)

Kori said...

AMAZING! Many, many, many congratulations. I am so thrilled for the two of you.

Judy Nelson said...

Oh, Becca, I have chill bumps and am leaping with joy for you and Jake. Praise God for a double portion :-)

Love you,
Judy

HB said...

I don't know you, but I live in LR and read about your little girl when she went to be with Jesus. My husband and I are blessed with three children; a four year old son and 18 month old twin girls. Our twins were a huge surprise to us as we didn't know there were two babes in my tummy till I was 17 weeks along. I will pray pray pray for your sweet babies! I loved my twin pregnancy and having twins has been a wonderful experience. Please email me if you ever have questions or need encouragement...hebertram@gmail.comSending lots of prayers your way!

Maups said...

Becca and Jake,
Susie and I are praying for you with joy and love. To God be all the glory, we rejoice with you.
Rick Maupin

Mary Virginia said...

I am so excited for you guys! This IS the hand of God Almighty at work! I am truly in awe this morning. I am praying for all FOUR of you!

clare Klein said...

Wow, we kept watching for the big news from Dennis, this is great and wonderful news, and are so excited for you all. We will be in prayer for the blueberries... and of course the Mom and Pop.

carly smith said...

yayayayay!!!! that is so exciting!! definitely be praying for you and your family TONS!! so happy for you both! :)

Shannon Pate said...

Oh Rebecca!! I am crying!!! I am also praying for you and your babies!!! God is so good!! As a mother of twins, I am sooooo extremely excited for you!!!!!

cindy lou-who said...

My cup runneth over! Reminds me of the "double portion" principle in Isaiah 61. I am THRILLED for you and Jake. This makes my day!

Rebecca (Sam's wife) said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!! That is incredible!! So happy for you guys! I think twins is great and what a blessing!!! Sheesh girl I got little tears now!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Can't stop smiling!!! We are sooooo excited about the news of your precious "blueberries"!! We are holding all of you in our prayers, & praising God for His miracles!! Love you!!

Donna & Gary

God and Ponytails said...

Crying! Amazed at our God- how lavishly he loves us! I am so thankful with you!!

Julie Tiemann said...

Hi Rebecca, I am friends with Stacee Adams, who shared your blog with me a while back. Just wanted to say "Congratulations!" and let you know that even strangers are rejoicing with you!

Wendi Cupp said...

Crying tears of JOY and excitement for you guys...I'm SO excited for you guys...Praise the Lord!! God is good. Love you and THREE hugs for you...(one for you and one for each baby!!)

Anonymous said...

Your blogging is beautiful, Rebecca! So thrilled to hear your amazing news!

Sarah said...

REBECCA/JAKE - YEAH!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Becca! I am SO thrilled for you guys and will be praying with you. Praise the Lord!!! Love and miss you!
~Angela Chase~

Krystal said...

Woo-hoo!!! You can bet I'm praying for you. (For the record, my sister mentioned you and your blog when you lost Micah. I pulled up the audio on Family Life and listened to your story too. Now you're stuck with me - hee hee. Seriously, though, I lost our first pregnancy at 10 weeks, this after four years of infertility. I was crushed, but God brought me through. We adopted a year later, and a year after that we conceived a baby that "stuck" and went full term.) I will indeed lift up you and your babies to our Heavenly Father!

Anonymous said...

Jacob & Rebecca
I am sooo excited to hear your news. I am praying and rejoicing with you both. I have been following you blog also and listened to Family Life (your story) After I cried for hours, I prayed for you all. Tell Pam & Bill hi for me (jacob)
Debi Mcnichols (Indy/Castleview)

Cherry said...

Rebecca,
Congratulations! This is such great news. I've followed your story. I haven't seen you in several years, but worked for your dad. You may remember me or may not. May God richly bless you both with these special twins. I will continue to pray for you. Blessings!

Bethany said...

So excited for you both! A double blessing! You both have inspired and encouraged so many. We will be keeping your two little ones in our prayers.

Pam said...

So thrilled for the 4 of you! Know that you will be in my prayers daily as God grows and strengthens these "blueberries" until they are ready to come out and meet you. : )

Rejoicing!!

Laura said...

SERIOUSLY!!!! AHHHH!!!! I am so excited for you.....I can't stop crying!!!!! I can't wait to celebrate with you. I am still praying everyday....

Love you,
laura

Anonymous said...

I cried when I read the news. I am so happy for you. Ever since your book came out I have been keeping up with your page and praying that the Lord continues to bless you and Jacob. We experienced the pain of losing two babies in the womb and gaining them in heaven. We are trying for a third and holding on closely to the Lord in the process. I share your happiness and will continue to pray for the two perfectly beautiful lives growing in your womb. The Lord is faithful and wonderful!

Vasti from NJ

Jessi Phillips said...

Yea!!!! TWINS! Amazing! And I love the way you guys celebrated- there's nothing better than some chik-fil-a!!!!

Katie said...

Rebecca ~

My name is Katie Rowe, and I just found your blog. I lost a baby girl three weeks ago on August 13th, and someone gave my your book.

I have started reading it, but only got through the first few pages. It has already blessed me.

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS to your and your husband! I am crying thinking of how GOD is redeeming your losses, and oh how I desire this right now. You are a sweet woman of Jesus.

Kris said...

I am a twin, a mom, and a lurker of your blog since I heard your family on Family Life. I have waited anxiously to hear how God would bless your family. I don't even know you and I am crying like a babe! Congratulations! Your story has changed how I parent. God bless you and yours.
From Okinawa, Japan
Kris

Harris Family said...

I have chill bumps reading your story. WOW! How the Lord blesses!!! After following your story and your blog, I could not be more happy for you! We will be praying for You and both babies!!!

Kate said...

Hello, this is Kate from Cape Town in South Africa, just one of the perfect strangers who read your blog. Congratulations! Isn't the blogosphere amazing - I've been feeling so happy all day for someone I don't know who lives thousands of miles away. God bless you all.

Mary said...

Congratulations!!!! This is wonderful, fantastic, exciting news!!!! I am grinning ear to ear for you and your precious family!!!! I'll be praying and praising! Woo-hoo! :)

Mandy said...

i have chills! congratulations!! i am a fraternal twin and it is awesome...your babies will be the best of friends...
praying for health for you and your little ones...

thepipers said...

oh.my.gosh.

ohmygosh.

This made me tear up pretty thoroughly. I'm praying for God to give you all the faith you'll need through these next months.

I'm so excited for you guys.

(And can you drop a bug in God's ear for some twin girls for me?)

Elaine said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news! Your family will be in my prayers.

Katy said...

Congrats Bec, I'm so exited to hear this news! I'm already praying:)

angie gutshall said...

CONGRATS!!!! I will be praying for the 4 of you!! Please keep us posted.

Natalie said...

Congratulations! I read your Symphony in the Dark and loved it. I lead a support group in Waynesboro, VA for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. I have 2 babies in heaven waiting for me and 4 here on earth keeping me super busy. Our group will be praying for you and I'm just so thrilled for you!

Robin said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! BECCA! I'm giddy and giggling and Brian thinks I'm weird! I can't stop laughing! Oh how sweet and OUTRAGEOUS God is! I love HIM and I love the 4 of you! WHOA, F-O-U-R!!!

Shaylea said...

I have been following your journey for awhile now and I am so excited and happy for you! Congratulations!!

Jessica said...

Oh, Becca!!! That is such exciting news!!! You and Jake will continue to be in my prayers and I'm thrilled to begin praying for these two little "blueberries" :-)

much love,
Jessica

Sonya said...

What wonderful news!!!!! Prayers. :)

Kyle and Melanie Shipps said...

Rebecca.....I justed realized after reading your post that your twins are due on my birthday (April 20th)! You are having Taurus babies....how exciting! God bless you both.