Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Big Reveal!!!!

Sunday October 10th we were in Boone for Luke and Grayson's baby dedication at their church. We had decided this would be the day our families would find out about our little blessings. I always knew I did not want to just call everyone and tell them, I wanted something a little more.

That Sunday we went to church and then had a wonderful lunch made by Melissa. After that we headed back to the Bryan's to pack up and head out. I had made a shirt for Luke earlier that week that said I am going to be a big cousin!!!! So when we got back to the house I had Luke come downstairs with me to get his new shirt. I sent him upstairs where everyone was and told him to go tell Nana to check out his new shirt. He did great...Nana needed some work. She took a quick glance and then kept talking on the phone to her sister Cathy. At this time I said mom 'read Luke's shirt'. I took her forever finally it clicked and everyone started screaming, they were so excited. Then I got to drop the news that we had an extra surprise there were two!!!!! It is time for Nana to get a bigger house there are going to be lots of little ones around after May!

While we knew we would not be able to do it in person we knew that we wanted to find a creative way to tell Aaron's family in New Jersey as well. After much thinking we finally settled on an idea. After our appointment on the 5th I was going to embroider a onesie to say A little Galloway is on the way well we ended up having to change it to say little Galloways are on the way! After I did this I wrapped it up with a picture of the ultrasound and sent to the the preacher's wife at their church. We asked Karen to give them the package after church so they would not know where it came from and this way we could control when they got it. Trying to keep its origins a complete surprise Karen put the package on their pew before church..which would have been fine if Aaron did not have a little sister! Frank and Robbin both saw the package and thought nothing of it, thinking they would open up after church since they did not know where it came from. Sarah Jo got there and quickly inquired about the package and why it had not been opened. Well she quickly felt that it must be opened right then. At this time church had just started Mr. Brown was up front doing announcements when Sarah saw the contents and quickly passed to Robbin. I am sure there was quite the commotion at this time. While this is not when we expected them to find out it has made it much more memorable for everyone.

Needless to say all 4 grandparents are super excited about their 2 grand-babies as are we!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Day that Changed the Rest of our Lives.

So I guess it really is time for me to start using this blog. Life is about to change in a big way for us. First I will give you some back story to how we got to this point.

Last October Aaron and I decided that we were ready to grow our family, however this did not come as quickly or easily to us as we had hoped. Luckily I have a fabulous OBGYN who immediately helped us pursue medical intervention. We started with Cholmid and unfortunately did not have any luck with this drug, at this point Dr. G decided to refer me on to a reproductive endocrinologist. August 16th we had our first visit with Dr. F. He had some blood work done to check my hormone levels and prescribed Fermera for this cycle. This is actually a drug that was created for breast cancer treatment but has recently been used in infertility cases. Aaron and I were both optimistic about his and kept our heads up through this process.

September 13th was the infamous day I could finally take a pregnancy test. I woke up around 6 am that morning so I went downstairs to take the test...I did not want to wake Aaron. After 3 minutes I was finally able to see those two little lines I had waited so long for, well it looked like there were two lines maybe. I went upstairs to get a second opinion. Poor Aaron. I came into the pitch black bedroom bawling, he had no idea what was going on. I handed him the test and the instructions and all I said was look at this. He did not know if it was good or bad. It took him a few minutes to realize what was going on then, we both decided that there were definitely two little pink lines.

Later that morning I called the doctors office and went in to have confirmation blood work done. That afternoon I got the call back that it was positive and our little Galloway was on the way.

This was such a great day one we had waited for for so very long. While we were not open with everyone about our challenges we did have some close friends that had shared in this journey with us and it was so sweet to give them the news. I will never forget Sandy giving me a big huge and crying such tears of happiness for us.

Fast forward 2 weeks to October 5th. This was to the first time we would get a peak at our little one. The ER likes for you to come in for an early ultrasound around 7 weeks (these are not the most pleasant but so worth it). The screen came up and the doctor just said well I think you two should go to soon as he said that my reply was there are 2!?!!?!? And that for sure is the moment that truly forever changed our lives. That's right May 23rd is our due date for our TWINS!!!!

Aaron and I feel so very blessed by this awesome news but also quite overwhelmed. We know the Lord is in control and has had a plan for us from day 1. While the thought of 2 is a bit scary we know he will always provide and protect us.

We decided to wait a few weeks to tell our families since we knew we would see my family in October for Luke and Grayson's church dedication. That was a great time that deserves its own post.