You asked it... part I

mid afternoon snack... eating for 4 is SOOO HARD! *grin*

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing from all of you... you are all so sweet. You've given me numerous smiles and giggles. Thank you Thank you! Some of you have asked questions... well... actually there were lots of questions. So I thought I would try to answer in a post instead of each of you indiviualy, especially since some of you had the same questions.


...we know they are identical twins because they share the same placenta and the same sac

...they were conceived 'naturally'... no ivf

...twins do not run in my mothers family or either side of my husbands family. I did however JUST learn that there are 3 sets of twins on my fathers mothers side of the family. 3 generations away. I did not think we would EVER have twins. :)

...yes we were planning on having more children, so #5 was planned #6 was a surprise. *grin*

...I am still breastfeeding Ozzie, he is 14 months and with the close supervision of our holistic chiropractor I will continue to nurse him until he is ready to wean which if he's like our other 3 he'll be ready at about 18-20 months. Just in time! I will however wean him early if I am becoming deficient for myself or the babies although I really hope I can take good enough care of myself to prevent this

...I am planning on exclusively nursing the twins

...I am extremely excited about having twins, even though Ozzie will still be a baby in his own right I know this is the God's perfect timing and it will all work out perfectly. I am not nervous or worried or scared. God is GREAT!

...the boys are SUPER excited about the twins, I've always said God gave our children the heart for a large family. 2 of the boys want girls... 1 wants boys because he doesn't want any girl toys in the toy room. Ha!

...I only kept the twins part a secret for one day, we only found out on last Wednesday. I did keep the pregnancy a secret for a little while

...I am feeling awesome so far, I've been slightly nauseous and keep having hot/cold flashes but other than that I'm doing great so far. Even though I'm only 11 weeks I feel like I'm 4-5 months preggo. It's crazy!

...I'm going to have to disappoint... we aren't planning on finding out what they are. Although, it is highly likely we will see with all the ultrasounds we will have

...I would LOVE to have 2 little girls in this house, so yeah I kind of hope they are girls, BUT we didn't try for #5 just to go for a girl. I LOVE my boys and would be unbelievably blessed to add 2 more boys to our family. God knows my heart.

...I didn't have amnio and won't, I actually won't be having any tests or blood work done unless completely necessary. I'll be working with my holistic chiropractor through muscle testing and adjustments to make sure I'm getting what I need

...I am planning on cloth diapering, I am just going to need a LOT MORE DIAPERS. We'll use fuzzi bunz or bum genius (which is what we use now)

...Hubby is incredibly excited too, he said "I knew it, YESSS" and started laughing when I told him

...when the dr. told me it was twins I got the biggest smile across my face, I wasn't upset at all, I was over joyed.

...we told the boys about the new addition over dinner, we gave them little clues and they had to figure it out, they thought it was a puppy or a kitten for a while. (this was before we knew it was twins). Later that night Gavin looked up at Paul and said "there are two babies in mom's belly" Little did we know he was right. We let the boys look at the ultrasound picture to figure out it was twins. official due date is September 23rd, all of my babies have been born 2+ weeks early so I'm thinking early Sept. I'm going to try to keep those babies in there as long as I can!

I think that is it.... I am sorry I couldn't respond to each of you individually. I appreciate each and every comment and love seeing all the new names... delurking is delightful! If I missed a questions or you have a new one just leave it in the comment and I'll add it to this list.

have a great night everyone!


  1. that's MY kind of snack! I'll be right over. lol

  2. Oh, wow, congratulations! I'm behind on my blog reading due to being out of town and hadn't seen this news yet. So exciting!!

  3. Wow, people just aren't afraid to jump in there with the personal questions are they? The joys of blogland!

    I am so excited that you're not going to find out if they are boys or girls!! How fun!

  4. Congratulations!!! I guessed twins in your 'Surprise!' blog entry! I have been praying A LOT for you today...for some reason you and your babies have really been on my heart, and I don't even know you! But I'm sure I'll have the pleasure of meeting you someday, since I'm also friends with Shelly and Sarah McCloskey. I just KNOW the Lord has big things in store for these babies and has great plans to use them for His kingdom. Blessings to you, your little babies, your boys and husband!

  5. I love how you answered all those questions with such grace and joy. I love hearing how much you love God and know He knows best for your family. I'm excited to watch/read you go through this journey.

  6. I had so much fun reading all the particulars! I love the way you are approaching this - sounds absolutely perfect.
    I got pregnant with Eliza when Judah was 14 months as well... I think it's a great spacing. Not too close, not too far apart.

    I'm so glad you are feeling really good - I read somewhere recently that eating a lot of legumes may help with morning sickness. I don't know how true it is, but you all seem to eat a lot of beans and it doesn't sound like you've had a lot of nausea. Who knows... beans just may be the key :)

    Hope you have a great night!


  7. I should have my husband read this... maybe I could convince him for #3....


    Not likley.

    I am SO happy for you guys though, you have such a wonderful attitude toward life!

  8. OH, I really needed (okay, wanted) a Q and A! Thanks! But, yeah, I can't believe what people asked! Inquiring minds want to know, I guess. I love being able to see more of who YOU are and how you TRUST God by reading your answers. Awesome.

  9. CONGRATULATIONS! I haven't read your blog in a while, so as you can imagine, I was quite caught off guard! I am so happy for you and the exciting (and unexpected) news of you having twins! You will have a household, that's for sure, but what a blessing for you and your family! My mom is an identical twin and her mother (my grandma) had 3 SETS OF TWINS! I always thought I was destined for twins, but I guess not. After having three individually, I am okay with that! Well, congratulations and good luck with the pregnancy. I will keep checking back!

  10. I too havent stopped by in awhile and am happy that I did!

    Congrats to you!

  11. you and your little...i mean growing fam make my heart smile :)

  12. Oh sounds like Gavin is made from my cloth...intuitive little guy!

  13. It is just so exciting. I love it. And I love that you are so excited, and not scared. You rock! I just love big families. I had my hubby come over and take a look at your blog. He says your kids are gorgeous and he loves the names. I agree.
    Thank you for answering all the questions. You are awesome!

  14. Congratulation! Sounds like you are ready for whatever comes you way. Boys or Girls they will be gorgeous, just look at your boys. I also love the baby ticker, I had to get one.

  15. I found your blog through my sisters. Congrats!! Your boys are adorable and I love their names! :)

  16. First of all Congrats! I am only slightly jealous :) as I would love twins! My cousin has triples and nursed them entirely, not a drop of formula, it is possible! I have been 'stalking' your blog for awhile. I love your approach to health, as we too, do our best to live that way. I also love your music, my children often dance to it when I am reading your blog :) Do you grind your own flour as well? Oh, if you don't, you should! It produces the best bread, muffins, and baked goods. ~Annika

  17. I found your blog through MyCharmingKids which I found through Angela's (All 6 Happily Ever After) for a WW a few weeks ago. I have to admit I was nosey then and read back then came back to see the surprise and WOW! I have to say I'll be back, to check in on you & the twins, the boys, etc. Congrats to you & your family!!

  18. Wow! You're quit the popular woman these days! ;) Anyway- glad you're are feeling good. Kuddos to you for not finding out the gender- can't say I'd be able to that myself. Even though I think it would be cool too (to wait and be surprised that is...). Once again congrats,congrats,congrats! :::Smile::: That's what I do when I read your blog... =)

  19. Looks good to me and I am only eating for 2 (as in nursing, not pregnant!)

  20. I should have my husband read your blog too. He would love to read about someone like me who wants more children. I only have one and I cannot get him to agree to another. If I had my way, we'd have 4. I love little patter of feet running in my home. Makes life better.

  21. I love how food tastes when you are pregnant. YUM! My son's due date last year was September 23rd, that is until I had my ultrasound and found out I got pregnant three weeks earlier than I thought. He was born on the 4th instead.
    I love that you are having twins, how exciting and identical to boot..Lucky you.

  22. I can't believe I'm comment #22!!

    Yes, have fun eating for 4. : )
    Looks like you're eating some very yummy stuff there. I can now see why your last grocery bill was up there. ;)

    It was fun reading your list of answers to ?'s.

    Have a good evening!

  23. WOW!! well congrats. I found your blog thru my friend Jen, i hope you stay strong and healthy thru it all. I will have to say your alot braver than i am. I stopped at three, well i wanted four but my hubby seems to think three is plenty and were all happy so, but 6 wow!! Good Luck and God Bless

  24. Not sure how I found your blog, but congrats! Are you going to change the name of your blog?!

  25. Found your blog from Jen and then Sum...
    Congrats!!! You are going to have such a joy filled home!
    I love your quote "God knows my heart"--I'm going to 'borrow' it, daily :)
    love the music too!

  26. I found your blog through WW, but I am sitting here grinning from ear to ear after reading this.

    I am 6 weeks pregnant with number 5 and I would love to have twins!

    I am so happy for you! You sound like an awesome, blessed family.

    I'll be around.

  27. Absolutely amazing; I could not imagine eating for 4! What a blessing!


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