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Two heads are better than one

This last week was our twenty week appointment with the doctor, which of course means the big ultrasound and if we want, we get to find out the gender of the baby. BriAnn was hoping for a girl, and of course I would always tell her it was going to be a boy. Well, when we got in to do the ultrasound, the technician first asked us if we were going to want to know the gender, and then right after she got the image up on the screen she asked…. “Did you know you’re having twins?”

That caught us completely off guard! We were not expecting that at all! So, needless to say we spent most of the rest of the ultrasound just trying to figure out what we’d been told, not really paying much attention.

Now, that we’ve had a bit of time, we’re very excited to have two little boys coming to join our family. Its going to be crazy having 3 boys under 13 months running around the house, but we’ll handle it… hopefully. Here are the two little guy’s faces:

–Derek
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6 Months

Isaac is six months old!  We had some family pictures taken in honor of the event which I will post when I get them.

Here is a cute picture for you to look at in the mean time:

 

Happy six months Isaac!
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Half Way

The week after we got home from Europe we got to go have our routine ultrasound.  We got some cute pictures of the little guy playing with his feet and squirming around.  Here is his profile.  Isn’t he so cute?  🙂

I can’t believe how fast time has gone already.  I hope the next few months go as fast and as well as the first ones have gone! 

22 Weeks
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It’s a Boy!


I found out I’m pregnant right before Easter.  I had suspected for a couple of weeks and mentioned it to Derek but I don’t think he took me too seriously.  I took a test early one morning before school and then I had to wait FOREVER until he came home from school that night at 8:30 to tell him.  I just left a card on his plate at dinner that said Congratulations Daddy! 

He didn’t suspect anything even when I started snapping pictures of him!  It was fun to see his surprised reaction.  He’ll be such a good dad.   

We waited until Mother’s Day to tell our families.  Those were the longest 6 weeks ever!  I almost blurted it out so many times but I’m glad I kept quiet.  Derek and I each made a card for our moms that said Happy Mother’s Day, Grandma! Love Derek, BriAnn and Baby Christensen (due Dec 8th).  We even got to tell Uncle Lee the news during his phone call home from the mission.  Ours will be the second grandchild on both sides. 

The only ultrasound we had scheduled was the routine one at 20 weeks.  That’s when we were expecting to find out the gender.  Since our little guy likes to hide from the heartbeat monitor, during our 16 week appointment this past Friday the doctor did a little ultrasound and we were able to see that it’s a little boy.  That was so fun!

 
I think I’m still the only one who can tell that my belly is getting bigger but here is some proof that I have been growing.  🙂 This is me at 8 and 16 weeks.
We are so excited and grateful for the chance to be parents.  I hope that we are up to the challenge!  I look forward the next few months as we get ready to have the little guy join our family.