Um, Chicklet? Meet Shadow Boxer…

I got the surprise of a lifetime today at my 7 week ultrasound!

We are having twins!
I could not only see, but also hear the heartbeats! Shadow Boxer came in with 136 beats/minute and Chicklet clocked in at 140.
It was AMAZING! I had tears going down my face partly at how beautiful it all was and also because I was in a profound state of SHOCK. (which I’m still in as I write this…)
The RE was laughing at me because I was all “OMG! You’re kidding, right? Two?! Holy Shit!”
I was NOT expecting that today!!!
This is crazy exciting and I need some time to process it all…bummer that Chicken wasn’t there for this and won’t be home until Thursday night.
I’m in shock. Did I mention that?
Holy Shit, we’re having twins.

So much for my freaking intuition!!!
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  • Reply Keely July 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    HFS! Omg, omg…
    Congratulations again! Can’t wait for the belly shots!
    I bet Chicken wishes more than anything in the world she could have been there. Am almost crying a little myself thinking about it…My verification word: “Fiesto”…appropriate for the party in your uterus!

  • Reply N July 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Dude! That NY water is doing some crazy stuff up there. 😉

    Congrats! I’m glad to see that Shadow Boxer wasn’t just a shadow after all. :)

  • Reply glamcookie July 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Two for one! How exciting. Congratulations!

  • Reply Rachel July 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm


  • Reply AdventuresInBabyMaking July 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! What a surprise! Congrats x 2!

  • Reply cindyhoo2 July 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    LOL! I literally gasped at my desk. TWINS!!!! Holy cow. I know the shock must be overwhelming but just think how much fun you will have when they are up and mobile. So exciting!! Also those are some super heartbeats.

    Word verification: “metablot” as in “I went in for a 7 week u/s to see my blot but instead I saw a metablot. We’re having Twins!”

  • Reply 2girlsandtheirfamily July 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    WOWOWOWOW!!! We can only IMAGINE how shocked you were!! This is sooo exciting! Too bad Chicken wasn’t there but YAY for SHADOW BOXER AND CHICKLET!!!

    T W I N S R U L E! 😉

  • Reply anofferingoflove July 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    holy shit! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Reply mulberry July 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    wow! talk about surprises! sometimes that sack that looks so little is just in a hard to image place… i know that the idea of two was, and probably still is a bit daunting. i know the feeling, but you are gonna do great!

  • Reply wishinghopingpraying July 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    AHHH! Congratulations, times two!! I am so very happy for the FOUR of you :-)

  • Reply boombababy July 6, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    hahahahahahahahahaha that’s AWESOME!!!!!!

  • Reply Gayby Rabies July 6, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Holy shit. Wow. Amazing. What a way to start the week! Congratulations two times over!

  • Reply Melissa July 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    WTF!?! OMG!! That is such great news. Congratulations!!

  • Reply dryan July 6, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    WOW!! That is such awesome news! Congratulations!! I know you felt such relief after hearing the beautiful heartbeats.

    Can’t wait for more updates and belly shots soon! And you’ll have to take them more regularly that I am because you will be changing so quickly :) What fun!!

  • Reply Laura B. July 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I can’t believe you’re having twins! I was practically in tears reading your post just now.
    So happy for you guys! I’m sure you are freaking out – but it will be fine. You’ll find a way – mostly because you’ll have no other choice :)
    It’s so exciting…and yes, now you have no choice but to move to the ‘wood.
    Let me know about the weekend once you have a chance to talk to K (bummer she wasn’t there for the news.)

  • Reply Heidi July 6, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Oh WOW!!!! Yeah Shadowboxer!!!

  • Reply Mommy and Mamita July 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Wow, that is crazy. Congrats. What a shock? How are you holding up? I guess you won’t be needing that doula after all.

  • Reply Inlocoparentis July 6, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    That is seriously the craziest thing I’ve ever heard (and great news)! Congrats!

  • Reply This Mom July 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations again! How wonderful!

  • Reply queerstork July 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Amazing! You’re a rare bird! Congratulations to all four of you!!

  • Reply Laurie July 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Holy cow! No way!!! What a surprise!!!

  • Reply insertmetaphor July 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Holy crap! This is the craziest pregnancy so far. Congratulations on SB, I’m so glad she decided to join you!

  • Reply oneofhismoms July 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Yay! I am so happy for you. Two sweeties. Excellent. You knew it, too. Wow. I have a bunch of friends with twins if you need any connections. (There are three sets of twins in my playgroup alone.)


  • Reply motherwilling July 6, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Congratulations! What a pleasant surprise after your last scan. Cheers to a happy and healthy pregnancy and future to Chicklet, Shadow Boxer, Chicken and you!

  • Reply Jen July 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Holy shit is right! Congratulations! I love the name for baby #2 and good luck with everything from here on out!

  • Reply Lez July 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Delurking to say Congrats!!! Times 2:)

  • Reply vee July 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Good lord! Now THAT’S a surprise! But what a doubly wonderful one!

  • Reply Carrie July 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Puffer, I am so happy for you! Now you get double the pleasure, double the fun! haha. :) How perfect is twins, one for each mommy to hold. and you wont have to go through all this TCC madness again.
    so excited to see the belly pics. congrats mamas!

  • Reply Heather July 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    whooooaahh.. Where did that come from?!?! How exciting. Congrats mommy times TWO!

  • Reply luckylittle13 July 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    WHAT? Ohmygawd! I’m so excited for the four of you!

  • Reply jessie July 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    this is so amazing!!!

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  • Reply timaree July 7, 2009 at 12:41 am

    OMFG! You’re having two babies! This is such fabulous news, and I am so incredibly happy for all four of you! What a wonderful adventure you have in store for you! xoxo

  • Reply justine July 7, 2009 at 2:28 am

    um, woah! congratulations! i can’t even believe how shocked you must have been. hope you are taking twice as good care of yourself.

  • Reply Next in Line July 7, 2009 at 2:29 am

    So what the heck happened? Chicklet hid shadow boxer? Is this the beginning of a life where those little rascals cover for each other? Smile. I am so thrilled for you. You and Chicken can do this!

  • Reply Bella July 7, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Awww sweetie, I am so excited for you and Chicken!!! Congrats!!!

  • Reply projectkjetil July 7, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Wow! Congratulations! Times TWO!

  • Reply poppycat July 7, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Um wait… what? How did that happen!?! That is amazing news and so very very good! Congratulations again Puffer and Chicken! Too bad she is away but do tell the story of how you told her the news. Crazy!

  • Reply Clark July 7, 2009 at 4:14 am

    yay! such great news.

  • Reply journeytowardsourbaby July 7, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Oh wow that’s amazing – I saw the name change before I read the post and couldn’t believe it! Crazy exciting is right :)

  • Reply Just Caz July 7, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Oh my.
    The twists and turns.
    Your going to be a family of 4!!

  • Reply Lizzie July 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    That is super wonderful news! Couldn’t be more excited for you two (four)! Have been away and travelling, just getting caught up, but so glad to see that all is well in your corner of the world. Just checked in on Mulberry’s blog, too. Seems to be NY twins time! :) Sending lots of love!! xo

  • Reply Jersey July 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    and in other news…youre funny too! your posts make me laugh all the time! *smile*

    congrats on your news! im sending lots of positive energy to both of you for a healthy and happy pregnancy!!


  • Reply Mommy D July 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Congratulations squared!!!! So, so happy for you!! Can’t wait to follow you throughout your pregnancy now after reading you for so long!!! Enjoy EVERY moment… You deserve it!

  • Reply Gia July 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    lol haha!!1 Tiny…you having twins!!!!

  • Reply Future Hot Momma via Egg Donor IVF July 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! What a wonderful surprise! You gals must be feeling over the moon! You know what though……mother’s intuition was right. I’ve been reading your posts and you called it. You knew it was twins. Congrats I’m so happy for you! Did you pic your ob and where you plan on delivering???

  • Reply Suze July 7, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    WOW – congratulations!!! Great news, and a great surprise. :)

  • Reply tbean July 7, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    how stealthy that shadow boxer is!
    congrats times two!

  • Reply Lizette July 7, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    OMG I had been wanting to email u not to rule out twins so early because that is exactly what happened to us!! Again at 11 weeks they thought one was gone but we went back a week later and back he was! Twins like to throw u for a loop to help prepare for what’s in store! I am sooo super excited for you both, as a new mom of twins let me tell you it is beyond exhausting (so rest up) but its more than double the love, amazement, and just pure joy to have those two babies in your arms. You will both be great mommies!!

  • Reply Dani and Tonka July 8, 2009 at 1:58 am

    woah good news indeed!

  • Reply geekandlawyer July 8, 2009 at 5:29 am

    Wow! Score for your intuition.

  • Reply Sarah July 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    AWESOME! They look great. YOu’re not helping me, however, with my IVF fear of twins LOL!

  • Reply Melissa "Baby House" July 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    HAHA! CONGRATS! That is so fabulous!

  • Reply IVF Girl July 9, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I was so surprised by your post! Unbelievable!! I would have been just as surprised. We find out next Wednesday if we are having one or two. I hope we get a more definitive first u/s and not the surprise you got. Congratulations again!

  • Reply Carey July 9, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Wow – what awesome news!! I kinda know that feeling… at my first u/s we only saw 1… then a few days later, there were TWO!! I about fell off the table!! Congrats!! Start eating that protein mama!!

  • Reply R July 13, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    WOO HOOO!! Wonderful wonderful wonderful news!! CONGRATS!!!

  • Reply Janice July 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I am so sorry this is so late but I finally saw your blog last night for the first time in a long time (having awful computer issues) and I am SOOOOOO FRIGGIN excited for you two!!!! That is wonderful news. I am glad that things are going well for you two!! I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason and this news is amazing. I wish you all the best and congrats again!!

  • Reply Shindagrl July 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm


    Congrats, babe. Love to all.

  • Reply Sharon B July 14, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Taryn and I are so HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY for you guys. We can’t wait for August for the bar exam to be over and to schedule a social date with you two!

  • Reply Marcia (123 blog) November 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    And this was my last day of being pregnant!

    My waters broke at 12 midnight on 6th/ 7th and we had babies nearly 3 hours later :)

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