Friday, July 2, 2010

I wonder if one of them will look like Danny DeVito

Holy shit, you are really not going to believe this:


That right there?   Is a picture of our IDENTICAL TWINS.  Both measuring 6 weeks, 1 day with perfect heartbeats. 

Hot diggity damn.  If there was one thing I did NOT expect, it was, "there are two heartbeats; you're having twins."  I wonder if one will come out looking like Danny DeVito?



I also have a subchorionic hematoma, which is the asshole responsible for all of this bleeding bullshit. (And I mean really, are the blog commentors ever wrong?  Never, I say.)  I go back next week so that they can take another look at it.

But for right now?  Excited.  Nervous.  Holy hell.  Now I finally have a legitimate excuse to eat for three.

196 comments:

Adam and Julia said...

YEAH!!!! Congratulations on your twins! How exciting!!!! I can't wait to hear more on your new future additions. Woo Hoo!!!

katem said...

Long-time reader, first-time poster.

Very happy for you and your (soon-to-be-bigger) family!

raisingmiles said...

I already read it on FB but I still got chills reading it again. HOLY MOTHER! So excited for you! And identical...how perfect!

Samantha said...

Ummm.....HURRAH! I totally had a feeling it was twins. Congrats!!! So thrilled for you!!!!!!!!

Also long-time reader, first time poster.

Anonymous said...

I've been nervously waiting for this post, and I'm so EXCITED for you!!

Colleen said...

As a first time poster and a mother of twins, I say congratulations and GODSPEED!

Amanda said...

Wowsa! Well, of all the ways this could have gone... WOWSA!

Raych said...

1st: I freakin love your blog.
2nd: Holy crap Congratulations!

JenC said...

I had a SH that bled my entire first pregnancy. Scared the cr@p out of me at first, but I ended up just growing resentful that I was the only women that had to wear pads her entire pregnancy. :) Congrats on twins, I so wanted them with my IVF!

Mrs. Almonds Joy said...

YAY! I've been hoping for a great outcome from all of this madness and wow...double the blessing. Congratulations!

Amanda said...

OMG!!! CONGRATS!!! Very exciting!

uncomplicateme said...

holeyshitballs!! IDENTICAL TWINS?! I'm elated for you!!! What a super rockstar embryo, capable of producing two bebes! :)

Kate said...

As a mom of IVF twins I say welcome the club! It will be a wonderful, scary and overwhelming ride. BUT so worth it!!!

Krystle said...

YAY!!!!!! I've never been so excited for someone I've never met! I was sooo hoping for a good outcome after your last couple of posts. GREAT news! EXCLAMATION POINT!!!

Mandy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Very exciting news!!

Kahla said...

Woohooo!!!! Identical twins rock (I know, because I'm one)!

Jenn said...

Sweet baby Jesus, Jen! I mean really, TWO SWEET BABIES? Wow. Just wow!

I can't wait to follow you through this journey!

Mary said...

Oh my god oh my god oh my god. I don't even know you and this made my week.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow!!!! Didn't see that coming (the identical twins part)!!! Hope the hematoma clears up quickly! Wow! Love your blog. You make me laugh so hard.
JP

Allison said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Karen said...

I have been holding my breath for you, congratulations!!!

areyoukiddingme said...

Awesome! Congratulations! Identical twins, eh? Olivia will have 2 siblings to ride herd on - she will be so pleased!

Tasha said...

OMG! Congratulations - I told you so (yeah I had to say that). My FET twins are 2 weeks old today, it is the BEST, though mine are boy/girl. I'd be happy to share my product reviews ;)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

Twins are AWESOME!!! Mine just turned one! Best of luck to you! I'm so freaking excited for you!!

TotalBliss said...

Dangaaaa! Your ute is a pro!! Oh, and thanks for giving me goosebumps- love the surge of emots! Congrats, homegirl! :)

Krisy said...

Delurking...How fricken awesome!!! Welcome to the fun world of twins, its a wild ride!

Carrie said...

AWESOME! So excited for you guys!

Ellie said...

OMG that's awesome!! YES- eat for three and enjoy!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Ashley said...

OMG! I've never commented here, but I love your blog and you are so funny. So excited for you and your family!!!

Maddy said...

Wow. I was thinking you were going to have twins but because you transferred 2 blasts. I never imagined identical twins (although understand there is an increased risk of that). Awesome news. Congratulations!

brunettebeachgirl said...

OMG!!!! I am so happy for you!!!! CONGRATS!!!

Oh and did Mark totally shit a brick??

amy =) said...

sooo happy for you! i have been thinking about you since last week, even told my husband, so glad it is good news (times 2) instead of bad!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Sooooo happy for you! I knew it must be a pesky sch! Hope it resolves soon. Mine was found at 6w and hung around until my NST. After the initial first week of a full-on murder scene in my pants, it tapered off to annoying brown junk for several weeks. Have fun with that!
Congrats on those beautiful heartbeats though :)

JenM said...

Awesome. Just awesome. I am so happy for you guys!

Erin said...

You and your uterus are a consistant beacon of hope, Miss Jenepper, mother of three!! I literally said "holy sh*t!" right outloud in teh middle of my office when I read your post.

So, so, so happy you are indeed on your way!

Lauren said...

Twins!!! Congratulations! That is awesome news!
I had a subchorionic hemorrhage with my 2nd pregnancy, with bleeding in the beginning that made me think I had gotten my period. Imagine my surprise to find out I was actually pregnant. :) So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I rarely comment, but I wanted to tell you that I exclaimed "Oh my God!" when I read this. In my cubicle. At work. Then I smiled! Sooo excited (and nervous) for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Twins! Yay!!! I'm happy crying for you!! *Got to love the pregnancy horomones (I'm 7 weeks today with our surprise baby # 3* February babies, here we come!

Cernanec Family said...

A hematoma and 2 baybeeeees!!! So you *kind of* have triplets. Wahoo!!!!

Stephanie said...

That. Is. Awesome!

Liv said...

So, I've been Delurking on your site for quite some time now but I'm finally going to comment.

I'm so excited for you! No one truly understand the relationship of twins, it is amazing! You get to experience this miracle first hand. Congratulations!!

kate said...

O...M...G! That is total and complete greatness right there! (except for the hematoma part, that part kinda blows.)

Anonymous said...

Amazing congratulations!

Kristy said...

Thats awesome! Makes me smile...

Crossed Fingers said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Woot Woot!!!

Courtney said...

Congratulations! I am doing my bed rest now from my FET on Thursday and you have given me extreme hope that this may actually work :) I have been watching your blog, hoping, hoping, HOPING for good FET news for you! Good FET/IVF news for you is good news for the rest of us on this IF journey.

And IDENTICAL twins?! Well done!

So, so, SO excited for you!

sarah said...

HOLY CRAP. Wowwy wow wow. :)

Alyssa said...

I am so excited for you it's just not even normal. Don't care.
Are you on any kind of bedrest right now?

lparsons15 said...

Holy crap..Congrats!!! That is amazing..Identical Twins!!!!! YAY.

Laura said...

Holy Cow! IDENTICAL twins? So one of your awesome embryos split? How fantastic! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!

Andrea said...

Ahhh!!!! This made my day. I am so excited for you and it's so incredibly weird because I don't even know you IRL! Congratulations!!!!
Don't know if I've commented before, but I've been reading since the beginning.

Jess said...

Ahhh CONGRATS!! I'm soo soo soo excited for you! I sound like the biggest nerd ever, but I am. (Both ridiculously excited for you and a giant nerd.) My little sisters (like, really little - 20 years younger) are identical twins and I'm pretty sure identical twins are the most awesomest thing ever. Could I possibly sound like more of a teenage fangirl? Whatever, I'm so excited for you :)

Just Another Mother said...

Awesome Jen!!

Cassi said...

CONGRATUALTIONS!!! So exciting!!! :)

Enough happiness said...

Awesome news!
Congratulations!

Cindy said...

OMG twins! Squeeee!

Congratulations! I'm SO excited for you guys!

Lori said...

Congratulations, truly.

And I hope you're wrong about Danny DeVito; they'd be much better for the blog if they came out even half as cute as Olivia.

Robin said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! Congrats, so exicting! I can't wait to hear more about your journey. Sending love!

The Press Family said...

HA! Congrats!! I think I started following your blog via SK. LOVE your writing, and now LOVE that you're having twinkies! I have a similar spread (boy age 3, twin boys, age 11 months). It's going to be awesome! Can't read your journey...and hope the abstract art stops soon...

Suz said...

Twins! Woohoo! How fun & exciting! So glad that dr was able to explain the bleeding~ that had to be so scary.

MagaliesGarden said...

Double Dang! You go with your bad baby-making self! I think your blog just got even more fun to follow! Congrats to you and your family - hope your new house has lots o'bedrooms!

*claire* said...

1. i love your blog, you are hilarious!

2. CONGRATS! enjoy your eating! ;)

HereWeGoAJen said...

This is the best news ever! I am so glad that there are nice healthy heartbeats in there (TWO!) and that you found a reason for the bleeding. Now, I'll keep my fingers crossed for everything to go smoothly from here on out. (Best news ever!)

Erin said...

Your ute is the shit. I mean, it's like hotter than a Lady Gaga song right now. Sending lots of virtual happiness for you!

Samantha said...

Oh I am so excited for you!!! Congrats on three under three :D

Marie said...

You know? You blog is HIlarious now, so I can't WAIT until we start getting twin posts.

Big Fat Hairy Congrats :)!!!!!

Anonymous said...

First of all, congratulations!!! That is SO exciting. Second, to give you a little reassurance I had a subchorionic hematoma with my last pregnancy. It's scary as hell but they usually resolve on their own. Mine scared the crap out of me for about 5-6 weeks (ruined two perfectly good pair of jeans) and then went away for good! Good luck!

Losh said...

Fantastic news!

Cannot believe you have gone from 'might be miscarrying' to identical twins. What a surprise and a super bonus after all the trauma!

Can't wait for the next installment in the Life of Jen!

Congratulations and best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy.

Losh.

middleagedwaitress said...

Woah! Awesome! A big congrats and seriously, your blog is about to get even more fantabulous (if that's even possible!)

Aunt Becky said...

ZOMG. ZOMG. ZOMG. That is SO exciting!

I had a SH with Alex and it turned out to be fine. Nervewracking, but fine.

Emily said...

Squee!! Congratulations!!!

Carolyne said...

Excellent/exciting/wonderful news. Although for birthing purposes I'd rather Danny than Arnie!

Kitty said...

HOLY SHIT is right! Identical twins! Don't people say that that would have happened even without FET? Do you have twins in your family?
Congratulations!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! Holy Cow, I am so excited for you and your family! Boy are things going to change in your household;) You just thought Olivia was BUSY!

Rebecca said...

I must say welcome to the club, the toddler/twin club! Brace yourself, it's quite a ride. My twins were born when my daughter was 22 months old. The twins are now 14 months old and my daughter is 3. The first year is crazy but I think things are a little easier now. I read a bunch of blogs (and have my own although I sporadically update it) of people that have the toddler/twin combo. Let me know if you are interested and I'll send the links to you.

Stacey said...

Congratulations! Holy Cow, I am so excited for you and your family! Boy are things going to change in your household;) You just thought Olivia was BUSY!

Kansas said...

Oh my holy hell! Congrats!

Francie said...

Wow, awesome news!

Sully said...

Holly Guacamole! All the best for a healthy nine months. Eat up! :)

Anastasia said...

okay, so I wasn't expecting that, either.

Deanna said...

I think I just left nose prints on the computer screen here at work! Oh my gosh! That is freaking awesome!

Heidi Lyn said...

I'm so, so, so, so crazy happy for you! Amazing.

Chris and Annalisa said...

Oh my gosh, I'm speechless! Lol! I'm so happy and excited for you! Can't wait to follow your journey for the next 9 months. I said it before, but I'll say it again. You're ever so much more hi-larious when you're preggo. :)

The Bowlings said...

Wow, WOW! Crazy excited for you! Congrats!!

evsmarie said...

Holy buckets!!! I've been watching for an update and keeping my fingers crossed that your "one" little bean was doing just fine. But TWO!?! I am so happy for you! Can't wait to follow along on your pregnancy journey. :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you!

Sarah said...

I am so happy for you!

Amy said...

Jiminy Crickets Batman! TWINS??!! WOW! Totally did NOT expect you to post that you are expecting TWINS!!

CONGRATULATIONS JEN!!! Wishing you and your little oneS a healthy 31 more weeks!

carO__ said...

I read every post but never comment; today however I read the first line and had to throw my hands over my mouth at work! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!! Congrats but wow, this blog is only going to get better!

MFA Mama said...

HOLY CRAP! That's awesome :)

Rebecca said...

Can you name one Peanut Butter and the other Jelly?

Or one of them can be named Bread and the other Butter

What about Mac and Cheese

Or you could go with Smith and Wesson

Or how about David and Goliath.

Or Adam and Eve

What about .......oh wait a sec, they aren't MY twins.....carry on...carry on....

Courtney said...

Wow!! Congrats!! What a happy surprise ;).

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!! I had a subchorionic hematoma at 5 weeks too. Am 12 weeks now and it was good and gone on my ultrasound, you'll be just fine. :)

Leah said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations! Can't wait for all the fun stories I am sure to come on your new adventure!!

Poppy said...

WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Identical twins! You lucky duck!!

Congrats Jen...you so deserve this!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congratulations! -Megan

*~*Lis*~* said...

OMFG!! that's awesome! I had twins when my first was only 17 months, and I survived - you can too! It's going to be awesome!

This is my big "fear" of doing another cycle - we'd transfer only one and it'd split. It's hard to not want something when it's all you ever wanted in the past.

Congratulations!!!

Eileen said...

Congratulations from one twin mommy to another!

LibbyInCT said...

congratulations!!! (I had a hunch it was going to be twins when I read how high your betas were reading!) I just had fraternal twins 2.5 mos ago - it's exciting and exhilerating, and SO SO tiring and challenging, but such a blessing! Congrats! :)

mom2anangel said...

YAY!!! and wow!

Anonymous said...

Hi!!! *waves* My name is Melanie & I happen to be one of those random people with no life that regularly reads your blog because I find you witty & funny & well...I obviously spend WAY too much time surfing the internet at work. I wanted to comment and tell you that I'M SIX WEEKS & 1 DAY PREGNANT TODAY TOO!!!! WOW!!!!! And its my second (and third?) too!!!! I won't go in for my first appointment until 10 weeks....but how neat :) Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hi!!! *waves* My name is Melanie & I happen to be one of those random people with no life that regularly reads your blog because I find you witty & funny & well...I obviously spend WAY too much time surfing the internet at work. I wanted to comment and tell you that I'M SIX WEEKS & 1 DAY PREGNANT TODAY TOO!!!! WOW!!!!! And its my second (and third?) too!!!! I won't go in for my first appointment until 10 weeks....but how neat :) Congrats!

laurasrecipecollection.com said...

Congrats! x2!

Miss Tori said...

Congrats on both the good news of not miscarrying, but also the twins! I'm sure you were glad that you were sitting down (well, laying down) when the doc said twins! Take it easy. Can't wait to read your progress reports.

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Congratulations...I know EXACTLY how you feel right now. My son was 16 months old when we found out we were having twins and I would have never in a hundred million years expected it!

All I have to say is, it's gonna be hard! Cherish every minute with your daughter right now while she is the only one and really give her as much one on one time as possible. She will never get this time of her life back & things for her are going to change so much in the next 9 months!

Also...rest, rest, rest, rest, rest! Get those babies as far as you can. Ours were born at 29 weeks and spent 48 days in the NICU....hardest time of our lives.

Let me know if you have any questions! I'd love to offer and advice I can!

Nic said...

OMG! Congratulations! So exciting!

Sarah said...

Delurking to say holy shit congratulations!! I adore your blog and spent two and a half days going through and reading all your old posts (bc as a fertile I didn't understand any of the infertility talk). I've been checking your blog every time I've gotten online (which is like 127 times a day) and am so excited for you!

Can't wait to read the upcoming posts!

Megan said...

WOW!!!! Twins! How exciting! And identical? Bigger Wow! Congrats to you. Also, I had the subchorionic hematoma as well and it wasn't fun. I know how scary and stressful that is. I remember trying to picture it shrinking to make myself feel better.

lena said...

I'd be more worried about one of them looking like The Arnold. OMG!!! Congrats!

K said...

Holly Shit!!!! Congratulations!!1

L. said...

Wow, complete polar opposite from your last post: that one left me worried, this one leaves me thrilled for you ... all soon-to-be-five of you! Congratulations!

Mama Tully said...

Congrats! That's great news! I've been checking up on your blog to make sure everything turned out okay after the bleeding...and it did!!! Life is going to get CRAZY! But so wonderful! I just found out this week that we are expecting again...I'm about 5 weeks along and my daughter just turned 10 months old!

Anonymous said...

i have been waiting all week for your update! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy, queen of the world. said...

It's probably very strange for me to get so excited about something that a person I've never interacted with posted on their blog... but... what the heck. THIS IS SO EXCITING! :) Congratulations. I'm going to go ahead and place my vote on Team Blue... I mean, especially if one is going to look like Danny DeVito...

Jess said...

Wow, just wow. I've never posted before (Hi!) but I've been following your story for a while. Congrats and good luck!

Alison aka Baby B said...

Congrats!! I'm SO excited for you!!

(I'm an identical twin, and I think it's awesome having a built-in buddy... Plus, now Olivia will be a cryo triplet and have two little ones to play with and boss around!)

Hoping you have an uneventful rest of your pregnancy... :)

Stephanie C. said...

That's amzing! Congrats!

Sandra said...

Congrats!! My advice: get thee to Amazon and order Dr. Luke's "When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, Or Quads." Oh and when the inital high wears off, don't freak out -- you can do this!

Sissy said...

Wow, congrats!!!

poppy.f.seed said...

holy moly and other less printable things. wowzers.
Glad to hear you've got two HEALTHY heartbeats.!!

Barbara said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of multiples! Congrats!I have triplets. 2 are identical, 1 is fraternal. I'd run run RUN to your local mothers of multiples club. Best multiples advice I ever got was to join!

Kathleen said...

Wow, you must have been really relaxed this time around.

Sarah said...

Congratulations X 2

Aimee said...

Oh, dear lord!

But...AWESOME!!!

Leah said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha!! Awesome! Congrats!

Oh, and that bleeding thing? Yeah...I had the same thing and it lasted until 12 weeks. Fun times.

So glad that both babies are hanging in there!!

s. said...

So, so, so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! Amazing. How do you know they are identical? Congrats - enjoy every minute...

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:06: I can answer that...it's because they're in the same gestational sac.

Alyssa said...

O.M.G. Identical!?!?!??! Congrats :)
I am really quite jealous :)

Anonymous said...

Aw. YAY!! Congrats!!!

Katherine said...

Holy shit! Not what I expected to read when I opened your blog. Congratulations!

Looks like they decided they'd do better with their big sis if they out numbered her. Poor Olivia :)

Laura said...

Wow! Congratulations! Long time reader, first time poster. Your blog makes me laugh lots. So happy for good news for you. :-)

Liz said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm a long time reader but this is my first time posting. I had to say CONGRATS! So happy for you!d

Crazy Sister said...

I'd be more worried about about carrying and birthing Schwarzemegger than DeVito.

Woo hoo! Hope everything continues to go well...

Jen said...

Jen,

Amazing news, congrats! I have been following your blog during my own infertility treatments and your story has really helped me laugh about the sheer number of people to see my lady business during all my RE visits. I am so happy it worked out for you!
Thanks for the laughs and congrats again to you and your family.

Too Much Good said...

So amazing! We had a subchorionic hematoma with this pregnancy and it was scary as shit. But you have so many people praying for you and sending you lots of love. Look at those little identical dinos!

Nick and Kristi said...

WOW!!! Congrats...Double Congrats!!!!

Mandy said...

Never commented before either, but welcome to the wonderful world of being a twin mom! It's an amazing experience... & you definitely need to eat for three while you can. Any extra weight will fall off after they arrive, trust me ;)

Calliope said...

wow~~
congrats!!!

Kimberly said...

Long time lurker/reader here, and just wanted to say congratulations on TWINS!!!!

FSD said...

Delurking to say YAY!!! Amazing news, Jen! I hope the subchorionic hematoma doesn't complicate your pregnancy. That's a bummer, but you're having TWINS...YAY!!!

Anonymous said...

Long time reader/lurker here as well, and momma to 6 month old IVF twins....CONGRATS! I had a massive (8cm) subchorionic hematoma with my girls and bled like a mo-fo. I'm not even kidding. It was nerve-wracking. So take it easy and know that lots are thinking of you (obs by the amount of comments!). Exciting! :)
Carolyn

Michelle said...

LOVE IT! BEST NEWS EVER! Congrats. :)

Stephanie said...

Such crazy but wonderful news! Best wishes for a very healthy pregnancy!!!

Tara said...

Congratulations! I have identical twin boys and they are tons of fun. Though the SCH was not fun at all. Best of Luck!

Caragh said...

Holy crap, thats awesome!

Jamie @ Bungalow Bee said...

Congrats! I'm an identical twin and I love having a built-in best friend.

Stacey said...

So f'ing amazing! U had us ready for sympathy and then hello, rollercoaster! I guess we should really get clickin' on those ads!!

I go back to my RE next week to start the process for bébé #2. Your news has inspired my uterus to get ready! I hope it wasn't paying attention on the bleeding stuff, tho.

Porthos said...

I am another reader who seldom posts but couldn't NOT post this time:
FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!!
God, this made me so happy :)

manapan said...

Ohmahgah! Congrats!

Barefoot said...

OMG! Congrats!!

Christina said...

Congrats!!

..R.. said...

Holy balls!!! CONGRATS!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Jen, I didn't even realize you were trying again!! Nothing like making an IFer feel more barren than when the previous IFers are popping out seconds and thirds ;) ;)
But of course you know I am very happy for you!! Twins! My dream come true! That is the coolest.
Congratulations!!

Gwen said...

Yay for twins!! I never comment, but this time I had to. I have twin 3 year old girls, and just had our third 6 weeks ago. And there is nothing in the world like hearing that there are two heartbeats, right? I, too, had a SH that bled for a few weeks with my twins. Anyway, I'll be following. Best of luck with this pregnancy!

leahjane8 said...

Holy shit is right! Yay for you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I read A Little Pregnant too, and right now is the first time I've left a comment on a 'big' blog...but I had to tell you that I am so glad you have a blog and are willing to share your story because it's seriously AMAZING! What a crazy adventure! Thanks for including us.

~katie

Anonymous said...

Oh effff yeah! I've got a goofy smile face on my face. CONGRATS!!!!!

Jen

Rebecca said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations!! What a huge surprise. This "reproduction" thing just never ceases to amaze me. I am SO SO happy for you and your little family.

Julie said...

Yet another long-time reader & first-time poster :)

Your blog has kept me laughing and sane through several IVFs and finally a miracle pregnancy. I'm just thrilled for you. Wishing you all the best!

Suzanne said...

From one twin momma to another...congrats!!

Moonerandthemissus said...

Another long time stalker, first time poster. Just wanted to say I was so happy for you, I called my husband to tell him (yes, I update him on your blog too because it is SO FREAKING FUNNY. He says congrats to you and for me to stop being so creepy.)

Can't wait to hear more!

Amy said...

ha ha! I didn't comment on your previous post because I figured you didn't want to hear me speculate that you were having multiples. At least you know early :) They didn't "find" mine until I was 23 weeks. I had spotting early, too, which freaked me right out as I'd had a miscarriage in Jan. 2009.

Prepare to be as big as a house! Also? That whole eating for three? Not so much. Two babies be takin' up all the room in your guts, lady. You'll be lucky to put down half a sandwich.

Oh, btw...I have 15 week old twin boys. Twins = stereo cuteness.

Good for you, I'll be tracking your progress (insert evil internet stalker finger steeple here).

Shannon said...

Yeah!!!!!! Congratulations!!! :) What great news!

goji berries said...

Really great news.Congrats.

Krissi said...

WOW! Congratulations!! I was reading a post below about your betas! Seems kind of backwards but sometimes hormones are like that! If you're daughter is 16 months and you're 6 weeks, then she will be just a tad younger than my daughter was when I had my twins (all via IVF)! It's so crazy isn't it? Be prepared, you're head will spin quite a few more times in the near future! My twins are now nearly 10 months old and my daughter's 3!
Anyway, I just stumbled on you, I'm your newest follower and I just added you onto my successful blogroll. I would love to feature your success story onto my blog (which I now write to help others through infertility). Check out my most recent post to see the format! Thanks in advance and congratulations again!!!

laugh like a seranade said...

OMG! I came back from vacation and was all worried, keeping my fingers crossed that you'd still be pregnant, only to find out you're doubly pregnant! SWEET! That is so freaking awesome. Olivia is going to have so much fun with siblings.

Okay. I'm ridiculously excited for you. Also, this might be the first time I've commented. Sorry for the weirdo first post!

hairyfarmerfamily said...

Eeeeep! And you were worried about your 'low' beta...?!
Congrats!

EB said...

Awesome!

As a fellow twin mom, I am SO EXCITED for you! Our babes are 6 months today and are total kick-ass bundles of multi-tasking. Yay!

Stefani said...

::squeaa::

How exciting, and nerve wracking... we're pulling for you... all of you!

Mandy Hornbuckle said...

AHH! You got a genuine out-loud gasp from me. YAY! I'm so glad it's good news. Congratulations!!

Sunny said...

HOT DAMN! Congratulations!!

Welcome to the toddler+twins club. I have only been a member for 3 months now, my twins were born in April. It's not for the faint-hearted, that's for sure! But wow, it's wonderful at the same time.

KIT said...

Big HUGE double congrats. I had really been hoping for good news after your last post.

Mrs. Z said...

I'm another long time reader, never commented, but had to this time! Lots of congratulations, can't wait to read all the stories that are going to result from this exciting news!

Anonymous said...

No WAY! Congrats!! YAY! Katie T.

Mrs. Higrens said...

That high-pitched noise you heard about 7:30 EST on Monday...that would be me squealing with joy at your news.

(Well, not about the hematoma and I hope that takes itself off quite soon so you can focus your efforts on eating for 3.)

KristenWiley said...

Congrats times 2!! So happy to hear your amazing news!! Now, when people ask you if you're having twins since you're "so big", you can say yes, and give them the finger! Wahooooo!! I vote identical boys :)

And P.S.? Take the C-Section... So easy, you can totally plan on their birth date, and your lady business? No pain at all... Trust me. C-Sections = Love.

Rebecca M. said...

Congrats on your pregnancy - and twins. Children are a blessing.

Rather than just "eating for three" please do some research on the special dietary needs of a multiples pregnancy. Here's a link to get you started: http://www.ivillage.com/twin-pregnancy-are-you-getting-enough-protein/6-n-145915 (Although with your history of GERD, you should eliminate dairy and focus on lean meats, beans, and nuts for your protein sources.) A friend of mine had healthy twin boys at 37w5d, one weighing over 7lbs and the other nearly 7lbs, and she credits the huge amounts of protein she ate while pregnant. You can follow her on twitter at @twinmama.

I seriously hope you will find a care provider who will not automatically treat your pregnancy as high-risk just because you're carrying twins. There's no reason for you to have a surgical birth JUST BECAUSE you're having twins, especially since you've already had a vaginal birth. I find the above comment from KristenWiley to be laughable - no pain? So easy? That is NOT the typical surgical birth experience, and you will be caring for TWINS plus your toddler afterward - plus likely going back to work within a couple months. I think the many women who have suffered complications - or ya know, death - would disagree that "c-sections = love". I find that casual attitude toward major abdominal surgery, and all it's attendant risks to the mother and baby(ies), SO distasteful.

SkyWaitress said...

Oh my goodness I'm so happy for you!!! Twins! Yay! You totally deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I recently found out that I'm pregnant with fraternal twins, and am 6 weeks 3 days along. I'm completely overwhelmed and still in a state of shock. Yes, and scared too. My husband and I have been trying forever and this came as a complete surprise. I look forward to hearing your honest and funny take on this journey.

hydrogeek said...

I don't even think I can yell "YAY!" loud enough!

cowgirltn said...

Sweet Mother!!! Congratultions.

Adinda said...

Delurking.....CONGRATULATIONS!! I have been reading your blog for awhile now and was hoping by your numbers that it meant you were having twins although I have no idea about this stuff. I was just hoping it was fantastic news! In this case I would say yes, yes it is!! =)

Momma Brinkley said...

How exciting! I had a SCH with this pregnancy and even had bleeding with clots. I called my whole family to tell them it wasn't a viable pregnancy. Low and behold...the heartbeat was still there. Mine bleed out and was completely gone by 14 weeks. Hopefully yours won't cause you too much trouble. AND OMG TWINS! IDENTICAL AT THAT?!?! CRAZY TALK!

Jem said...

Jen, this is truly amazing news! Wonderful!

Shanny said...

Amazing!!!!!! I'm very very happy for you, welcome to the IVF twin club =)

cathyjoy said...

yay! a "two-fer"! i'll be prayin that everything continues smoothly!

Pyjammy Pam said...

welcome to the world of identical multiples! :D and huge congrats!!!

Katrina said...

Squee!!! Twins! And identicals at that! Congratulations! (I don't make a habit of using so many exclamation points, but this time it seems warranted...)

Courtney said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be squealing out loud except I would wake my sleeping B but...yay!!!!!!!!! Congratulations & I can't wait for upcoming stories of this adventure:-)

Matt and Melissa said...

Congrats on your little ones. I am a mommy to a 3yr old and 14mo old fraternal twins. It is soooo much fun. Not that is isn't challenging but their special bond is so sweet. And they love their big sister.
I am excited to read along on your journey.

Kim said...

This is awesome news!! Congratulations!

Laura said...

yay! I totally called it that you were having twins, I believe my comment was, "I will laugh if you show up and you are having twins." I have twins and they are the BEST thing ever, they totally entertain themselves and they are not as hard as everyone will tell you they are! Congrats girl!

Beverley said...

GAAHHH! Jen congrats...congrats!

natalie said...

Ahhh! Congratulations!!! Awesome! And yeah, I had that subchorionic hematoma with my little tank...sucks...

(ps--so nice to meet you at Ruby Tuesday's last month. Your daughter is absolutely adorable!)

Anonymous said...

NO WAY! ! ! !
:=)
That is awesome news Jen - totally incredible and I cannot believe it!