Monday, April 25, 2011

Unexpected Unbelievable Ultrasound

Finding out that you are going to have twins is very exciting, especially when you are five months pregnant and not expecting it at all, like me.
I was big, very big but the doctor thought the reason I was so big was because my first baby was nearly ten pounds at birth. Yes, you read that right. Imagine my surprise having such a large first baby. Anyway…
When the big day finally came around to have the ultrasound I was so excited and when I got up on the ultrasound table the technician looked down at me and said “let’s start with baby A.”
I laughed at her and replied “I know I am huge but I am not having twins, just one huge baby.”
She laughed and said “okay, well let’s take a look” while she put the cold gel on the giant bulge that used to be my tummy. “Yes, your having twins, this is baby A and this is baby B.”
I just laid there looking at the screen in disbelief and excitement then said calmly “can you tell me the sex of each of the babies if you can see it.”
The ultrasound tech started laughing hysterically.
“Are you kidding me, is there three?” I said.
She stops laughing finally and explains to me that the very moment I had asked the sex of the babies, baby A had been in the right place at the right time, making it very obvious to her that I was going to have a JAKE! She then told me that baby B was going to be a girl, which was a little harder to figure out since thankfully, girls have a way of being a little more discreet.

Looking back it is hard to believe that was fifteen years ago, one of the best moments of my life.
Have you ever had a unbelievable or unexpected gift from God that changed your entire life?


  1. Hi!
    Our twins were totally unexpected. We didn't know either until the ultra sound pictures told all. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  2. What a beautiful sweet post! I have had so many gifts from God. I love the way you wrote this story and what a blessed suprise!!! My son was 9lbs 4oz but he was my second. I hope hubby gave you a room full of flowers after that birth!!! Blessings, Joanne

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for your visit and follow.
    Have a great day.

  4. That does sound like it was a nice surprise!

  5. Anyone who has twins or more has my uymost admiration, having one at a time was hard going.
    Enjoyed the post, such a pleasure to visit you blog.

  6. My unexpected gift was getting pregnant with my second child, my daughter, one month before we were due to start IVF to have another child. My first pregnancy, my son, was via IVF. What a surprise to conceive naturally!

  7. what a great story! babies are such blessings.
    Great meeting you through the A-Z!


  8. oh... twins.. great..god sometimes surprises us with his gifts and smiles..

  9. My sister-in-law had a similar thing happen and her husband fainted! Great post, lovely memory!

  10. Bless. The most wonderful true story I've read in a long time.

    Happy to have met you through A to Z.

    Ellie Garratt

  11. I'm having an unbelievable moment in my life right now where I'm actually happy and finding new friends via the A-Z Challenge. I feel pretty much on top of the world right now, even though I still got thousands of miles left to go in my writing journey.

    It's a pleasure to meet you!

  12. I have four boys. My first son was over 9 lbs. at birth. The second baby was two weeks early, around 7 lbs. When I went in for the ultrasound the third time, the tech was quiet, then said, "Looks like there's two babies in there." I laughed and cried. They're turning 11 at the end of the week.

  13. I haven't had the experience of childbirth yet, but I still was able to experience a miracle. I was born on a bathroom floor a month early and to a person who didn't seem to care that she was pregnant. I was blessed enough to be adopted by someone who had two miscarriages and her tubes then tied and given a wonderful life the whole way through. I don't know where I would be without my mom giving me a second chance at life!