I was so scared when we first saw two sacs on the ultrasound screen. Laying there I looked back at my husband (who was holding two wild kiddos on his lap) and just started crying and laughing at the same time in disbelief and shock. No where in our family are there twins, it wasn’t ever a thought when we decided to get pregnant with any of our kids. Shock is an understatement, it just didn’t seem possible. I couldn’t wait to tell the world because it felt like this crazy surprise I was keeping inside. My emotions were all over the place for a couple weeks until i got use to the idea. But my immediate thoughts were swirling w/ what this would mean and what it would look like adding 2 babies at once to our tribe when i had a 16 month old & a 3 year old. I knew our lives would change. I knew the attention I would be able to give my husband & our other two kids would be different. I knew we would need a bigger car & prayed we could afford a bigger home so we didn’t go insane. I knew the rest of our lives we would be caring for 4 other people but that didn’t scare me. It was the first year of twin life that had me fearful. But here we are almost 9 months in & man I wish I could’ve tossed that fear aside in that ultrasound room & known what kind of love, joy and blessing these two would be. They are angels. Our miracles. They complete us. And I will say, being a mom to twins has been easier than I had anticipated, not easy but not as overwhelming as I prepared myself for it to be. So maybe that’s the trick, maybe just prepare for the hardest year & maybe you’ll surprise yourself . My biggest goal was to be ok with doing less, saying no to more, but ALSO saying YES to discomfort & pushing myself to do things we all love even if they seem crazy, impossible or hard to do. Doing things that may make me feel uncomfortable beforehand but once you do them you realize you can & it’s not so bad. Sometimes you realize you’re nuts for trying something but at least you tried 😜. Just wanted to encourage those who are pregnant with twins or have tiny newborn twins. It’ll be a year of growth for you as well, but it is soooo beautiful and soooo special & it’s double the love!