The big reveal...

When I was pregnant with Molly, everyone had a guess as to what we were having. Most people said we were having a boy. In fact, one woman in the Seattle airport told me she thought we were having a girl. She was the only person who guessed right. I had an inkling we might be having a girl, but that was more of what I wanted than what I really thought we were having.

This time has been no different. In fact, a few days before our ultrasound we polled some of our family members to see what people thought. Here were the results:

The majority of the votes were for: 1 boy and 1 girl. One vote came in for 2 boys and one vote for 2 girls. People were even giving suggestions as to what we should call our son and daughter twin combo: Janie and Jack, Dennis and Denise (you can guess who suggested that one), Jack and Jill, and the list went on.

We decided to share our news by wrapping two outfits that showed what genders we were having. Those we were with got to open that cute gift and unwrap each outfit, revealing what we were having. It was so much fun to see the different and excited reactions of others as they found out the news! I am so glad we waited to share it in person!

Since I cannot have each of you open our fun "gift" I will share it with you through a picture. Enjoy our news and give great thanks with us!!










I have to say it even though it's clearly obvious. We're having 2 girls!! I still cannot believe it and I think the news will take some time to sink in. It's been so fun knowing and I can see why people find out the gender ahead of time. What an exciting time x's two!!

Oh and I have to tell you that the one vote for two girls was my older sister, Ashley. She was so pleased to have "won" the competition especially since she's the mother of 5 boys!!

Comments

Julie said…
Yay for all things pink! Congrats! I find out in 3 weeks.
Mary said…
So sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very excited for y'all!!!!
Tiffany Rupp said…
Being the Mama to 5 daughters(and maybe another in April :-), I'm tickled, well... pink! Yay for you!
Rebecca said…
Congrats! Congrats!

I love the little dresses & I can only imagine how exciting it was to break the news to your family. What a great Thanksgiving this must've been for you!
Kinzler Family said…
yea I am so excited! Enjoy this season:) love you becca.
yay!!!! so exciting! the dennis and denise names made me laugh! perfect!
Judy Nelson said…
Yahooooooooo! You'll be a wonderful mom to those precious girls. So excited for you.
Selena said…
Rebecca,
I discovered your blog after my husband, Chris, heard you on a fl broadcast. We read your book and also A Grace Disquised and shared it with friends who were grieving the loss of their three month old daughter. Your blog and book helped/helps us to be there for them. Anyway, I just read this update to Chris who smiled broadly...he and Ashley were on a summer project together and he is delighted to know she has five boys! We have three girls and a boy...just like you. Congratulations!
Selena and Chris Riddle
Pam said…
So, so happy for you!! I love having girls, too. You'll have so much fun. Continuing to pray for all of you.
Rachelle H said…
So Astrid and ? can't be Bob anymore. . .
:) pink and brown is my life right now :) rachelle
Jessica said…
How very exciting!!! Congratulations!! I'm excited to begin praying specifically for your two little girls!!
Anonymous said…
hooray!!!! I was checking your blog today and decided to check it one last time before going to bed!!! Can't wait to meet your precious little girls:) Let the shopping begin!!! we are so thrilled for both of you! love the castanos
Linds said…
Yay! Those dresses are adorable!!!
Kristin Smith said…
Yahooooooooo. How much fun to know. Smiling along with you and Jake. So happy. Happy Thanksgiving indeed. Glad you got to share your news in such a fun way with your family.
Blessings and prayers!
Krystal said…
Congratulations, especially since you wanted a girl the first time around! Molly and Micah will enjoy being a big sister and big brother, and yes, I believe our loved ones in heaven somehow get to know some of our lives here on earth.

I too am praying for you, even though you rarely "hear" from me.

Hugs!
That's THE MOST amazing news!!!! I've loved keeping up with your sweet family via this blog, and I'm sooooo excited for you guys!!! Hooray for baby GIRLS!!! :)

We'll be continuing to PRAY!

Liz
Jesslyn said…
Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing the news with us.... 2 girls! Oh what fun! The Lord has blessed us with 3 boys and 1 girl (our daughter being the second to oldest). Enjoy dressing them in pink with plenty of bows!!! :)
Bethany said…
So excited for you that I have goosebumps! One of the best gifts you can give a daughter is a sister.
Katy said…
I've been periodically checking your blog since Thanksgiving!! Thanks so much for sharing....I love your creativity in unveiling the news!
Betsy said…
Rebecca,

Although we've never met, I feel like I know you after reading your book. My twin sister is on staff with Crusade and shared it with me after reading it this summer. When I saw that you were having two girls, I just had to write you...my twin sister has always been my best friend and still is (other than my husband)! Congratulations!

Betsy
Laura said…
PINK!!!!!! So excited...praying for all of you!
Sending love to all!
Amy said…
Hi!

I found your blog after listening to Family Life and your Dad had mentioned something you posted. I had been following your story so went and searched for your blog. Thanks for so transparently sharing your life!

I'm so excited for you both! We have identical twin boys in our mix of 5 boys and one girl. I wonder if your girls will be identical.

Looking forward to hearing more updates. Praying for you also!!!
Merry Jo said…
Rebecca,
I'm SO excited for you and Jake! I've been praying for you and babies A & B. How exciting! I always look forward to seeing the updates on your blog. I thought you might like to see this e-mail I got today (sorry for such a long comment). It's such a good deal! When I saw it, I thought, "Who do I know that's pregnant and would like this?" And I thought of you. I hope you can take advantage of it.
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angie gutshall said…
Congrats!! It is so exciting to find out:) I will continue to pray!
Carolina said…
Congratulations! I pray everyday for the health of your two little ones. And may I add you look SO cute pregnant. you really look great!!
Elaine said…
Congratulations! Continued prayers to your family and your two pink growing bundles!
Lizzie said…
What a joy... i love the two little dresses. We are so excited for you. We will continue to be praying for you... as will our team of Family Life members here in Hershey, PA.
Love, The TROSTLE Family
Jeremy, Liz, Josiah, & Alizah
Sheryl said…
That is so awesome Rebecca, we are so excited for you guys! Our little man is due in just 8 short days, and we can't wait - best wishes and prayers for a continued healthy pregnancy!
ramercado70 said…
Rebecca,

You have been such an inspiration to me since I first found I was pregnant in August. I have had many complications during my pregnancy and listening to your words and your faith in God has helped me to put the care of my unborn child completely in our Father's hands. This baby is going to be my third son. My first son is almost 14, my second is four. God has blessed me with each of my children and I am most thankful to know that he will bless me with this one as well no matter what may happen. Your words helped to come to those convictions. I feel God put you in my path for a reason and I am so thankful for your and your strong spirit. You are truly a woman of God.
cindy lou-who said…
Girls rule!!! That's all I have to say about that. I am THRILLED for you, Becca...beyond words, really. Love you dearly.
M. Serna said…
Wow, I cant believe its been a month already since your big announcement! How are things with you and the girls? :)
Megan
I'm coming to your blog for the first time after just finishing reading your book in just 2 days. I sobbed through the entire book as I understand so many of your words. I am overjoyed to see such wonderful news that you are having twin baby girls!

Some friends of ours went to a marriage conference a few weekends ago and picked up your book for us. We just lost our son, Noah in July and the grief is still so fresh for us. He was stillborn...it was totally unexpected. We held him and took several pictures of him even though he was already gone. I've also miscarried 3 times (my first pregnancy...twins, then 2 other early miscarriages). We have gone through so many of the same emotions that you expressed in your book. We are so blessed to have one son here on earth named Ethan. He is our little miracle. We hope to have more children some day. I noticed in the book that you were 28 (either at the time of Molly's birth or when the book was written). I, too, was 28 when we lost Noah. Thank you for sharing Molly's story....perhaps she is running and playing with Noah in Heaven.
Amy said…
I love that! :) And it's funny; almost all the guesses we got were "1 boy and 1 girl," too. Must be a twin thing. ;)

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