June 27, 2012

I'm pregnant

With twins! Identical twins to be precise.
 
Before you even ask. No, we did NOT do IVF and yes, twins run in my family. However, apparently identical twins have nothing to do with genetics or fertility treatments. It’s just a miracle, the chances of which are three out of every 1,000 deliveries.

Here’s a more technical explanation: “Spontaneous division of the zygote into two embryos is not considered to be a hereditary trait, but rather a spontaneous or random event. In-vitro fertilization techniques are more likely to create fraternal twins.”

With this being our first children, we're delighted with this miracle, but I’m also nervous. I have no idea what to expect.

I’m now 15 weeks pregnant and in the second trimester. Phew. It was rough for a few weeks, but things are going a little more smoothly now. Thankfully.

Yes, we’re in shock. Keep in mind, I’m only 5’2, so I’m not sure how I can even hold two! lol

We won’t know if we’re having two little girls or two little boys for a few more weeks now, but will keep you all posted.

I’ll try and refrain from posting too many bump/ultrasound photos too ;) Here’s one though of the babies at 9.5 weeks:

19 comments

  1. Awww congrats Tara!! And how exciting to have been trying so long and now you are being blessed with TWO babies!!

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  2. audrey@thewoodmontgroup.co,June 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    I am so proud and excited about being a Grandmother!! THank you thank you thank you!!!!
    Mom

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  3. Nice photo! :o)
    I'm so excited and happy for you and Raphael! Congratulations again!

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  4. TARA!!! OMG! YAY!!! WOOHOO!! I am so freaking happy for you two! *handspring* Congratulations x 1000! YAY! :)

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  5. Those ultrasound pics are incredible! Two babies in there...amazing!!! No one deserves these two miracles more than you!

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  6. My dear friend's having some babies. I can't take it! *sniff*

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  7. Having a devil of a time posting. In case my previous comment didn't post, I want to say again how very happy I am for you!

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  8. ohmygoodness tara that is so exciting!! congrats!1 and love that picture, so very clever and so very you.


    but yay, twins!

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  9. I love that picture. Too bad there wasn't a sign that read "double bump". Lol love you lots & SOOO excited.

    Xoxo,
    Jennie

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  10. Congrats, Tara!! That's so exciting, you must be so thrilled!!!

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  11. Congratulations, lovely lady! :) Yay, miracle babies!

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  12. Wow!!! I've been reading for a long time, and wanted to delurk to say congratulations!! So exciting for you both :)

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  13. Congrats times two! No more wrestling for a while. ;)

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  14. THANK YOU EVERYONE for the congrats and support :) !!

    And welcome Ami, thanks for delurking :)

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  15. I love your baby bump! And the ultrasound pics...sniff. I am so thrilled for you and Rafe. Can't wait to find out whether its boy babies or girl babies! :-)

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  16. Congratulations Tara and Raphael. Get plenty of sleep now while you still can.

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  17. Congratulations, Tara! That's so exciting!

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