One year ago today Ben and I entered the ultrasound department at Eastern Maine Medical Center feeling dejected. My early pregnancy was already having some complications and we were worried that there was bad news to come. After an absolutely silent 45 minute ultrasound, Ben finally asked the technician to tell us what she could see. And she started by saying, "Well, here is the first heartbeat....and then there is the second." I started shaking so much we had to take a little break! In hindsight, May 13, 2008 stands out as the day I got the biggest surprise of my life. We had officially joined a club that we had never applied to or even hinted at wanting to belong to. And yet, there we were...official members.
So Ben and I have been seeing double for a year now. Since last May we have moved, Ben started a new job, we bought our first home, endured a very complicated pregnancy and delivery, and welcomed 2 new lives into the world. Even through all the hard things, it has been amazing. I am so thankful to my wonderful husband and loving family that helped me (and the boys) through the rough patches. What a year it has been!