If you would have asked me before having the twins if I would have ever considered putting my private thoughts into a public forum I would have laughed and probably cringed all at the same time. I began this blog initially to keep our out of town family up to date with what would quickly become our complicated pregnancy. After the boys were born I continued it with the same purpose. When the boys were in the NICU it was easier to provide the highlights in one space that any of our friends and family could access. It also became an outlet for me just to share my feelings.
When we learned Alex had Spina Bifida, we heard nothing but negative information from the "experts". I went in search for something hopeful and was blessed to find several amazing sites, with links to personal blogs. Finding REAL people on the same journey as us at a time when we felt so alone was a Godsend. I would be honored if our own story could do that for someone else.
Hubby and I had dreamed of creating a family for a long time. It took far longer than we would have ever guessed and in the end we needed some help. We were THRILLED to finally learn we were expecting. Since we had needed fertility medicine, we had an ultrasound early on. I didn't really consider what they were looking for, just happy to see for myself that it was really true. a baby. our baby, not just a dream. I almost fell off the table when they said TWO heartbeats. Two babies. I guess somewhere inside my head I knew it was a possibility, but I never dreamed of two. We were completely over the moon. Here we are about three months along.