Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Biggest Shock Of our Lives

Well, we received the biggest shock of our lives this morning at 7:15am when the ultrasound tech told us "you have 2." "Yes, we know there are lots of two's on babies - hands, feet, eyes, arms, etc." We never expected that she would ever say, "You have TWINS!!!" Since moving to Pittsburgh soon after finding out we were expecting, it took a little while to establish insurance, find a doctor etc. Being 18 weeks, the doctor scheduled us for an ultrasound before coming to our first doctor's appointment that was scheduled directly after. Since Twins don't run on the Whitaker side, we thought that us having twins would only ever happen by divine intervention - and as you are well aware - we are not in charge here!!!! So, I know you are sitting there with your mouths wide open saying to yourselves "oh, my word, you have got to be kidding." Yes, I know that you think we are kidding, and believe me we thought the tech was kidding too -but, come the end of January the Westovers will be blessed with yet another girl, and also our first (and only) little boy. Our girls are thrilled and mom and dad are "excitedly speechless."
Taken that magical day at the ultrasound, where our life changed forever!!
Can you see what I see? (Baby A/ Baby B)

Baby "A" profile

Baby "B" profile

29 comments:

Karly said...

Holy COW!!!! Lisa!!! I didn't even know you were pregant. WOW. Congratulations. I am so happy for you... I know things will fall into place but I am sure the first couple of years it will be a whirl wind.

Keep us posted. We are so happy for you and your family. Horray for dental school!!!!

balletmama said...

Wow!!! Lisa - I am SOOOO excited for you! I bet you are still in shock. That is AMAZING.

You said that divine intervention was the only way - well, it looks like some divine force knew that you would be the perfect mother to a set of twins (and think of all the help you will get from your girls!)

Love you. And a love your blog. I am so glad I can keep in touch with you this way!

Kendyl said...

LOVE it!!! Congrats! How awesome to have a boy too, such a different bond than with a girl! So special!

Steve and Rebecca said...

Lisa!!!!!!! HOLY COW!!!!!! My mouth fell to the ground and then I think it fell through the floor!! 5 kids under the age of 5???!!! And beginning dental school on top of it!!! I hope your mom can come live with you...for like a year. But, if there is anyone in this world who can handle it, it's you!! You are a SUPER mom and we are so excited for you guys!!! Congratulations to all of you!!

angela said...

I AM SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! The Lord had to send you two this time b/c He knew it was probably your last time being pregnant! Holy Cow! We are so excited for you. Glad you started your blog so we can keep in touch and follow your pregnancy! Congrats again!

Marissa said...

AHH! That's GREAT!!! When are these two little ones making an entrance? I am so excited for you guys. How much fun you will have! I am also so glad you started this blog. You are missed tremendously in Tates Creek Ward!

The Reynolds Family said...

How did you know my mouth was wide open???! You have TWO VERY lucky babies!What an adventure! We sure miss you guys too and can't wait to plan a visit!

KevDebKlan said...

that is AWESOME!!! It is so much fun. I can only say it is Josephs fault. How many times did he say he wanted twins and how cool that would be. The Lord knows when to take advantage of a situation when he sees one especially to such great parents. And Lisa, I don't know many moms that could do twins with 3 others and a husband just starting dental school but I know you will be amazing. Im no expert but I would love to talk if you have and questions. having a boy and girl is so much fun. I still cant believe it. I am so excited for you. I think you also have to blame the water or something in the tates creek ward. Now with the duke boys we have 6 sets!! Congrats and good luck. we miss you.

Brianne said...

Do you remember when the Hyde's decided to be done? Ha! Yes, my mouth is still wide open in shock! Congratulations!!!!!

Robert Majors said...

WOW!!!! Congratulation!!! I didn't know you were even pregant again, and with twins. That is so exciting. I hope you are all doing well. We miss you so much. Good luck in dental school

Tressa said...

You guys are the best and we miss you!!! I know you wanted to beat us out with kids but...two in one year!! All you need is one more set and we're tied!! We love you and hopefully you've got a great ward to help--sign ups for night feedings! Love you all, Tressa

ps Chris is still playing with the idea of one more application....

sararndt said...

Oh My Gosh...I am still in shock! I am so happy that you will be adding another nephew so my boys and Owen are not the only grandsons. And how fun to have 4 cutie girls. I know you will be a great mom to twins! The Lord has blessed you in so many ways! Call me when ever! I love you sis!

Madsen Family said...

WOW! Congratulations!!! Such big news for you guys! First I was so excited for Joesph starting dental school finally and NOW, holy cow you are going to have your hands full! But so much fun! And a boy!! Yeah! Welcome to the blogging world :)

Amber said...

Oh my heck, Lisa!!!! I didn't know you were pregnant until Joseph called and talked to Noel the other day. Noel didn't say anything about twins! That is great! I am very excited for you guys...and hooray to get another little girl and a little BOY. That is just wonderful.

Magnificent Myers said...

Lucky you! HOORAY!!! Just think, you didn't even need those wild yams. We sure love your family. Call me whenever you want to chat.

Neil & Kate said...

Didn't you want twins at one point?? Well the Lord is definitely in charge here. Craig was actually a twin but the other one didn't fully develope. And with Neil being a twin....I'd say my chances are pretty good. I think I'd cry!!! CONGTATS!!! and good luck! Keep us posted!
Katie

Janell said...

Congrats on many different levels, Lisa. I'm so happy you are pregnant...and with twins! Awesome! 2 for the price of one isn't bad! Looks like Joseph is loving dental school so far. He already looks official in his scrubs! Couldn't be happier for the both of you. Welcome to PA! Hope we can see you sometime soon!

Nellie

Amber said...

I LOVE IT!! Amber is a great name. :) Can't wait to see them!

Kristen said...

WHHAAAATTT?!?!? I can't believe you didn't say a word about this when I talked to you on Sunday!! CONGRATS!!! OH MY GOSH!!! Wow. I second (or third) the idea that this is all Joseph's fault for saying you were done. :) I can't believe this. Wow, I tell you what, wow. I was totally waiting for a "Just Kidding" or a "September fools" or something... You guys are horrible about keeping secrets!!! Love you and miss you.

Jaimee said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it! I am shocked. I would have loved to have been there for that ultrasound to see your face. Wow. It's going to be great--you are just the mom for the job! WOW!

Rindee said...

That is simply incredible! You guys are such awesome people and awesome parents. I'm sure the Lord knows what He's doing. You guys will do great! Congratulations!

Freddy and Mandy said...

Lisa!!! Congratulations! I haven't talked to or seen you forever!! I love that this is the first news I've heard of you lately! You look so great and happy! I'm sooo glad!!!

Alyson said...

Hi Lisa! I saw the link to your blog on Sara's blog...congratulations!!! That is so exciting! And to be adding a little boy to your family too!
Hope all is well with you guys - I'll follow your blog to see what you're up to.
Take care!

Alison said...

WOW!!! My mouth is still hanging open. I can't imagine how surprised if it were me. I'm so happy you are getting a little testosterone in the mix. My 22 month old boy is soooo full of adventure! He wears a hat 24/7, even in the bathtub as well as to bed. Church is the only exception. His pockets are always loaded with cell phones, toys, car keys. He kicks a soccer ball better than his 6 year old sister. He really is a joy. Maybe all the girls came first so that you can have 3 mother hens to help you with the twins!!!!!!! This just goes to show how amazing you are...either that or Heavenly Father has a good sense of humor. I'm positive it is both! Love ya tons.

HJH said...

Oh my goodness Lisa! What a surprise! That is exciting news! I am so happy for your family with the twins, dental school, and a new home! I miss you and love you!!!

kindredrr said...

Congrats!! It's your old pal Rich from Ricks. I found your blog through Katie, I hope that's OK. People having boy-girl twins are cool. Mine are due in December. You have a beautiful family...Way to go!

The Plewe Clan said...

Hi Lisa...found you through your sisters blog. I cannot believe you are having twins! That is insane! I am so excited for you and GOOD LUCK with the pregnancy and all the babies! send me an email and I will add you to my blog list plewefamily1@yahoo.com

Love,
Kelly (Skeen)Plewe

raglandfamily said...

Lisa!!! Congratulations! I was so sad to not make to to Sara's wedding to see you...it's been too long! I love you, I miss you, I think about you often. Please call me sometime and we can chat...here's my e-mail-send me your e-mail and I'll send you my number,or something like that!
Stephanie (Forsyth) Ragland :)
ocghoststories@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

WOW Lisa! it has been awhile...
Congratulations! on both DDS school and twins! SO thrilling! Such big news! I don't think I've ever read two such big newses in one blog! Hope you are doing well. love, Heidi