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(Allie & Harris) Wife, teacher, patient, thinker, friend, worrier, planner, seeker. These are the hats I wear on a daily basis for the roles in my life. Harris and I've been married since 1999 and we have two fur babies of the feline sort. We have a pretty good life, all things considered. But, it's not complete. Seven years ago I received a diagnosis of PCOS, a condition which has taken a toll on both my body and soul. It will not beat me though and we will be parents.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Oh good. Wait, what?!

You could have knocked us over with a feather when we received the notice and scan from SCI this morning.  How in the world?  It's just...wow.  This morning, during the scan, they found a second heartbeat and embryo!!!  TWINS!!!  Can you believe it???  WOW!  Both look to be "normal," and have good heartbeats (150/154 bpm).  The biggest of them ("THEM," WOW!) is measuring at 8 weeks, 3 days. 

TWINS!!

53 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS............. what a wonderful surprise. Strong healthy hearts are growing with yours now...... Mantras really helped me through out our pregnancy.

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    1. Good advice; I'm working on a mantra. It's something along the lines of "stick, grow, hold, please, God" right now. It'll get better, but that's the essence of it.

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  2. OMG!!!! Wow double congratulations!!! How exciting xxx

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    1. Wow is right! We are over the moon excited!!!

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  3. That is fantastic news!!! You two so deserve such a happy surprise!!!

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  4. OMG OMG OMG Thats the best news!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! WOO HOO!

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  5. What a roller coaster of emotions! This couldn't be a better update for your family. Here's wishing that the rest of the journey is uneventful and 2 healthy beautiful bubbas are in your arms in 2013.

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    1. Thank you so much! We'd love an uneventful full-term pregnancy for these babies!

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  6. Holy crap!! That's awesome! Congratulations!

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    1. I am laughing so hard right now, Leah, because I honestly think those were my exact words when I read the email! "Holy crap! That's awesome!"

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  7. What absolutely wonderful news, hooray to you both !!

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    1. Thanks, bear! We're still in a bit of shock - but the good kind!!!

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    1. Thanks, Rene! We just can't believe it! Such amazing news!

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  9. Woohoo for two!!!!!
    Congratulations - such wonderful news!

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  10. Oh my goodness - so excited for you! Hooray!!!!

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  11. OMG! That's the best story all day!!!! Congrats!

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    1. Ha ha! It was the best story of the day for me surely!

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  12. Yay! Doubly blessed. Congrats!

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  13. Congratulations Allie and Harris. Crossing fingers for smooth smooth sailing

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    1. Thanks! We're hoping for a boring pregnancy followed by an unremarkable and easy birth!

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  14. OMG, this is one of the best news in the SCI blogsphere this week. I am thrilled to know your surrogate is carrying two embryos with healthy heartbeats. What a blessing you and Duane have received!
    I think you probably already know, but the other great news is knowing Bernadette and her twins are finally back in their US home after 132 days in New Delhi.

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    1. Thanks, John! Isn't it great that Bernadette and her family have reunited!?!? I cried reading the saga and seeing the daddy/daughter picture was so beautiful!!!

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  15. What a great thing to "find"...a baby! Congratulations

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    1. I know, right? We are going to have our hands full if there's ever a game of Hide & Seek being played in another 3 or 4 years! Ha ha!

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  16. Whoooaaaa! this is just fabulous! So excited for you. Grow, babies, grow!!

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    1. Thanks, Anu! It's going to feel like the longest 2 weeks ever until that next scan!

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  17. yaaay what fab news, so exciting, congratulations on twins!!

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    1. Thanks, Gee! It's an amazing development for sure!

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  18. What a great surprise!!! That is wonderful news!!!

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    1. Who would have thought that this could even be a possibility? Not us! It's such an amazing gift!!!

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  19. Amazing news! I can't even imagine the excitement your magically appearing baby has in store for you as he/she grows up. Congrats!

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    1. I hadn't even thought of that! How exciting!!! I wonder what life holds in store for them??!!

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  20. Wow, how crazy! I've read that it happens, I've just never known anyone for it to happen to! That's incredible news guys. Very happy for you!

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    1. Thanks! I'd never heard of anything like that before!

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  21. YAY! YAY! YAY! We are cheering here in Delhi for you!

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    1. Thanks, Douglas! When we come for baby pick-up, we'll have to do a double twin picture with the boys! They'll be over a year by then!!! Amazing how time flies!

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  22. OMG! ... when you were wondering about the one, you are bless with extra-love ... jajajaja! CONGRATS

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    2. Thank you very much! We feel like God has given us such an amazing surprise and gift. These babies will be loved so much!

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  23. Oh that's just awesome. Congratulations! Woo hoo! Lots of love out here for those two bubs. Take care and here's to an uneventful pregnancy.

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    1. Thanks, guys! "Uneventful," "boring," "routine," and "normal" are going to be my favorite words for this pregnancy!!!

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  24. What a wild start to this!! YAY!! TWINS!!!

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  25. Woooooo Hooooo !!!!!! So happy for you both!

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  26. So happy for you. Praying for great news like this for the rest of the pregnancy.

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  27. Welcome to the Club!! So happy for you... Sending many congrats your way!

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