You have been waiting patiently for these. I wish that I would have written more of them down. The ones that I have written below, the people were not aware that I was recording their words. After I told my parents on Wednesday, December 2nd I had a few more calls that I made....but first Mom and Dad's reactions.
I gave mom and dad a picture frame that said "grandkids". There was 3 spaces for pictures. The two outside ones were Ethan and Bennett and in the middle was the ultrasound picture. Mom couldn't understand why I was giving them an old ultrasound picture of Ethan and Bennett. I told her to look at the date, but I don't think it registered. She handed the picture to dad. Dad read the date out loud and then the light bulb went on.
Dad - so his mouth dropped and he looked at me over his glasses. I think he does this to look people directly in the eye. I am fortunate that he was close to the kitchen island so that he could catch himself as his body fell over. He was beside himself.
Mom - well a little different. Luckily she was sitting because I don't know that anyone would of been able to catch her before she hit the floor. When she figured it out she started praying to the good lord. As her eyes went to the sky, I think her words went something like this, "Oh Dear Lord, Jesus mumble mumble mumble....(her eyes returned to me) you're getting your tubes tied after this, right?"
It is wonderful that Mom and Dad are both really excited, especially Mom. Mom and I went to IKEA the next day to pick up some shelves. Mom and I brought the boys with us. We got there early so we went and got breakfast. I watched mom cut tiny pieces of her cinnamon bun off and shove it in to the boys gummy mouths as I shoveled food into my mouth trying to get rid of the nauseated feeling I was having. She smiled as she watched them move the foreign object around in their mouths, laughed as it reminded her of an old man chewing on his cud, and felt complete happiness when they swallowed the bread. She was happy to be there to see them discover and learn something new with her. I was happy that they didn't choke on the piece of bread. I listened to mom talk on the phone to a friend and tell her the good news. Mom was beaming as she told her friend all the details while she rocked the double stroller back and forth with her foot. Before Dad arrived her final words were, "I am so excited!" I believe it!
That night I told mom and dad, I made some phone calls. Here are words from their mouths that I caught....
Marcia - Fertile Mertile. There must be something in the air. The Lord never gives you more than you can handle.
Grandma Cookie - Your are kidding! You really do things up good!
Cousin Suzie - Holy Balls! Tell Brett thatta boy. He really knows how to get it done.
Sister Colleen - Are you crappin' me? Are you flippin' crazy? Oh my gosh I'm going to faint. Simeon call 911.
Sister Kelly - Well you will have a very entertaining house.
Brett - his reaction was very similar to the last time. He laughed hysterically for 5 minutes and then said we are so blessed and screwed at the same time.
MJ - When the doctor offered to "just check" to make sre there was only one, I was excited. I wanted to get rid of one of the swings in my living room. The doctor told me that she has never known anyone to have two sets of twins which by the way is the same thing that my OBGYN told me. The doctor found our new little baby and verified we had one. She handed me the ultrasound picture that I was excited to show Brett. By the time my eyes went back to the ultrasound screen the doctor had found a second flickering heart beat. She took back the first picture and gave me a new one with two blobs on it. I cried the whole way back to work and then I remembered that we know twins so we got that going for us.
Brett and MJ - we are super excited!! We are excited that we have lots of baby stuff that we won't have to buy again, we were excited we could buy cheap diapers on black Friday, we are excited that we now have a volleyball team, and we are excited that god decided that we were going to be a family of six. We are not excited for the mini van we will have to buy.
My new nickname from my neighbors is Double Deuce and Quad-Mom. All my friends have been very supportive. I have even had some friends come over and watch the boys just so I could do nothing but nurse my morning sickness. I know that I still owe everyone more details and I will write that post. The basics are due date is June 2010 and these babies are identical twins which is different than last time.