“You’re pregnant with twins” those are four words I will never forget. That moment was pretty monumental.
For Father’s Day I had given Matt a positive pregnancy test along with some other baby gear. About a month earlier we had decided to stop preventing the possibility of getting pregnant. So I did made an appointment with my OBGYN and told Matt not to take time off for the appointment because I’d done this before and wanted to confirm that I was actually pregnant.
Then those words came out of my doctors mouth, “you’re pregnant with twins”. It was so unexpected. mMy first thought being, “oh gosh, I have to call my husband”. I went through the rest of the appointment going through a range of emotions, excitement, shock, anxiety, joy and love.
Once I got to the car I called my sister, of course. I love my husband, he is my person. But I knew my sister would not only share my excitement, but also help calm my nerves. I mean twins, seriously, what are the odds? So we giggled, cried, repeated ‘OMG’ a few times, and just shared in each others excitement. The other reason I called her was because I had a choice to make. Do I call my husband and break the news over the phone or spend the next 6 hours of the day knowing and tell him in person once he is home. My gut was to call him as soon as I could so we could relish in the craziness and excitement that was joining our lives. Sarah agreed. After a few more ‘wows’ and lots of ‘I Love You’s’ we hung up.
On to the husband, I knew once I got the news out he would be overjoyed, but definitely in a bit of shock. So I started with “Hi Babe, I love you, I’m sorry, but we’re having twins”. Just.Like.That.
After a bit of a pause he came back with “You’re being serious right now? This isn’t a joke?” Gosh I love him. I would totally play that joke on him. But not this time. We talked through it and were so happy. So very happy.
After a few weeks of knowing our family would be growing by two, the daze faded and everything seemed to be just right. It felt like we were right where we were supposed to be and twins had always been the plan.
We are still wrapping our minds around everything, but it all feels just more than perfect.
Yeah, it’s definitely been a while. Summer started and I told myself I would take a couple of weeks off to hang with Thomas. Well those few weeks turned into the whole summer and the start of the school year. Whoops. So I’ve been neglecting the site. And I have missed it. It has been hard to jump back in because I didn’t know where to start. But sometimes you just have to jump right? Summer was splendid, but who doesn’t love summer. We spent days at the beach and the pool, Thomas went on some wonderful field trips with his summer program, he also turned 6 and we celebrated with a trip to Disneyland and dinner at Club 33. Now as we are through most of October he is loving first grade. We are getting ready to celebrate our first year as a married couple, and we will also be adding to our family.
In February we will be adding two, yes two, to our family. One girl and one boy. It came as quite a surprise as twins don’t run in the family. But we are thrilled and I look forward to sharing lots more about our growing family in the coming months. So there is a bit of a check in. I hope to share lots more including (and finally) our wedding photos, anniversary gifts, and keeping up with a first grader.
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Since discovering Silhouette’s Printable tattoo paper a few years back I’ve been a bit obsessed with making my own tattoos. I made them for My Bachelorette 1 & My Bachelorette 2, Tom’s 5th Birthday and his Tball party just to name a few. So I thought why not make some more, no harm right? See what I mean about being obsessed?
Anyways, I thought it would be fun to make some tattoos in honor of Father’s Day. Something that dad wouldn’t mind wearing and something that strayed from the ever popular heart with dad across it.
I put together a couple designs that anyone in the family can wear to give dad a little shout out.
Of course, the person who has the most fun with these is Thomas. I definitely didn’t have more fun than my 5 year old… I’ll just keep telling myself that.
To make your own first download the printable
*Note: the images need to be backwards in order to look correct when applying so don’t turn them around.
1. Take your Silhouette Tattoo paper and print on the glossy side of the white sheet.
2. Once the ink is dry carefully remove the clear paper from the green backing sheet and apply to the top of the printed tattoo page.
3. Press down hard, but carefully to remove any air bubbles and to get the plastic cover tight.
4. Cut out tattoos. If you have the Cameo Cutter you will need to use the steps for that. I used regular old scissors.
5. Apply! Remove plastic covering, place tattoo on desired location, hold a damp cloth to it for 10 to 20 seconds.
You’re done. Now you’ve got some spiffy tattoos to show how awesome dad is!
See what I mean about having fun? Look at that face. Such a goofball. But he was stoked on the tattoos!
Thomas took that picture. It’s pretty good right? I think there is a huge probability he has better photography skills than I do.
Hope you enjoy the printables! If you print them make sure to take a snapshot on instagram and tag me @emilyalder or you can email me pictures and I can feature them next week! I’d love to see what you do with yours!
Happy Father’s Day!