Thursday, August 16, 2012

Full Hands, Full Heart


What do Twinkies, Double Stuff Oreos, and Doublemint gum all have in common?

You may or may not have noticed that things have been a little quieter than normal around here this summer.  

I mentioned earlier in the week that we're moving.  

I'm also buying a minivan/trading in my cool card.

And I've been eating weird things like chicken salad with blueberries, feta, and corn.  And okra tacos.  And savory French toast.

So why all the craziness?

.......

I'm pregnant!!  With TWINS!!  TWIN BOYS!!  


I know that's a lot of capital letters and exclamation points, but I'd say this occasion is pretty deserving.

My due date is early February, which puts me right around 16 weeks.  But since there are two in there, they will induce by mid January if I don't go on my own before then.

And to answer some FAQ's:  
  1.  No, twins do not run in my family.  
  2. They are most likely fraternal, but we'll know for sure once they're born.  I think we have a roughly 10% chance of them being identical.
  3. Yes, I was very surprised to see 2 babies in there!  Definitely the biggest shock of my life thus far!
  4. I had a lot of morning sickness at the beginning, but it's gotten much better.  I'm still very tired though, and I don't see that changing... for about 19 years.
  5. Caroline is very excited.  I'm sure Smith is too.
  6. You are right.  My hands will be full.

So bear with me over the next few years  months.  Hopefully I can maintain my sanity - what with raising Caroline and Smith, moving, and baking up two more sweet boys.  And in the future, expect to see a lot more family-style recipes, menu planning, and general cooking tips.  I'll be learning quite a bit myself as I prepare to feed a family of six!



79 comments:

Brie said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations. :)

Krissy said...

Adorable post! Congrats again!

Caitlin said...

While I definitely didn't think anything of your sweet/savory combos, because I have those every day, this is just such exciting news! Congrats!

Cathy said...

congrats josie, you look great!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Oh my goodness! So exciting!! Congrats to your family! :)

Made in Sonoma said...

WOW! That is crazy good news! Congrats!

jaimecooks said...

Wow, just wow. Congrats. I can't even imagine going from 1 to 4 in such a short time.

Julie @ Table for Two said...

oh my god, JOSIE!!! THIS IS SUCH GREAT NEWS!!! next time I'm in ATL, I'm taking you out to dinner (if you're up for it) to celebrate!!! congratulations! i'm over the moon for you and your family!!! xoxoxo

Sara said...

Holy heck! Congrats! So much fun and excitement!

business cards online said...

That's a wonderful news. Not one but your pregnant with twins. I had a clue that your pregnant just by reading that your craving for weird stuffs. Congratulations.

Tracey Wilhelmsen said...

Wow, what amazing news!! Huge congratulations to all of you :)

Courtney J said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise :)

Krystal Regueiro said...

Congrats Josie, sounds like you and Caroline will be the queens of the house!!! What a great way to start off 2013, too. Congrats again on your spearmint twins! ;-)

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I am 15 weeks into my first pregnancy! I was actually planning on having twins, because not only is my fiance a twin, but my mom is too. Somehow there is only one in there, though!

branny said...

So excited for you. I can't wait to see how your family grows up. You and Joey are such great parents - this is going to be a crew of fab kids.

Bircheeta said...

Congratulations! I love the blog, but am even more excited now. I'm pregnant too (with my second) and we are due about the same time (Feb 1 - thought I am expecting the end of January). I, like Sarah only have one.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I'm around as far along as you, 17 weeks, expecting my first in late January! That's amazing news, and awesome that you already know the sex. Congrats again!

Laura said...

What great news! Congratulations!

Jill said...

Congrats!! How fun!

We have 3-year-old boy/girl twins, and while they are a lot of work, they are so fun! :)

Dessert Diva said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for a while and never thought of the food combinations as anything out of the ordinary. One thing I like about your blog is the diversity in your cooking. I like the new additions you will be making. Although we are a family of four, I could really benefit from the family style and cooking tips!

Laura said...

Put on your sweatband lady - feeding 3 teenage boys? Shew. But seriously, such a delightful blessing! Congrats again!

Laura said...

Also, you look fabulous by the way! :)

A. said...

Wow, congratulations! How exciting!

Betsy said...

Congrats to you! What a joy. Looking forward to seeing what the future holds. You look fantastic!

Cookbook Queen said...

Wonderful, fabulous, amazing news!!

A huge congratulations!! xoxo

Chrissy said...

What a blessing! Congrats to you and your family! :)

gwen said...

Congratulations, Josie! What exciting news to come out of one of my favorite food blogs.

Ashley said...

Congratulations!!! My cousin is pregnant with twins boys right now too : ) Very exciting time!

Elaine said...

Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

We were in the same exact situation as you except that our twins are identical girls! You'll eventually learn to love the mini-van. Congratulations!!

katie said...

Congratulations again~ you look amazing.

Heather S. said...

Perhaps you need to watch Toyota's "swagger wagon" videos on YouTube, they helped me. :) Congrats!

Emily @ She Makes and Bakes said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!!

Katie said...

Ahhh that is so exciting! Congratulations! I can't imagine the shock and surprise you had when you found you were expecting twins!

Lisa C said...

What wonderful, delightful,doubly delicious news! Best wishes! Your super lucky! A two fer!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! How exciting :)

Heather said...

Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you and yay for twin boys! :)

Kelsey said...

Josie, I am so very excited for the blessings on your family! I can't even imagine how busy you'll be, but I know you'll handle it with the utmost grace.

Rhiannon said...

Oh, yay! So exciting. (I guess you'll need TWO of those Johnny Cash onesies!)

Lisa said...

So excited for you, Josie!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I love your blog, and will look forward to hearing all about these big changes in your life!

Anna @ hiddenponies said...

Congratulations!! I love your post title, and hope you'll share the journey - I've nervously eyed each ultrasound to see if it was just one in there, I can imagine that must have been quite the surprise!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!! I haven't been on the WC board in forever (hopefully you remember me) but I'm so excited for you!

ChicagoJudy said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to pictures of the babies -- and the whole family!!

RNmom said...

Congrats! You'll probably still be tired when they're 19...only you'll be losing sleep over worrying about what they're up to lol. = ) Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

Dana said...

What?????!!!!!

Congratulations! That's so exciting!

Nicole, RD said...

Ahhh! A huge congrats to you and yours! That's so exciting :)

Anonymous said...

So excited for you! Blessings on this transition time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

linda said...

Amazing! God keeps pouring out the blessings! Enjoy the changes and try to keep a record in some way -journal, pictures, recordings-to look back on and see how far you've come. Again, amazing!

Tina (My Life as a Mrs) said...

Holy smokes! Congratulations lady! How exciting! :)

NIcole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

That is so exciting! Congrats! Take as much time away as you need to take care of yourself and your family. Looking forward to fun baby pics and updates and family friendly foods.

Alida said...

Congratulations! So much fun!!

Kare @ Kitchen Treaty said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to you and your family. :) :) <-- double smileys!

Karin said...

Josie... I think I was more surprised then you ;)

Jessica said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

julie said...

Congratulations, Josie!!!! What a wonderful blessing. Full heart for sure!

Heather Lynne said...

Congrats! You look gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Congratulations again!! So very exciting!

Hayley said...

Congrats! I have a toddler and boy/girl twins. It's crazy, but so much fun. I wouldn't trade it for the world!!!!

Books n' Cooks said...

Congrats! How exciting!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, sans morning sickness.

Karly said...

Congratulations, Josie! Twins are so exciting!

fefferknits said...

Congrats! I have two sets of twins (both conceived naturally--it's a shock, right?) and they're the best thing ever. Hope the pregnancy goes smoothly and you're feeling great!

Ashlee said...

I am so excited for you and your family!! Congrats! I am still in awe of how great your blog has been since Smith was born. You look fantastic :)

Heather said...

That's incredible!! Congrats!

Joanne said...

That is awesome! I really thought you were going to say you were pregnant the other day when you talked about moving. I'm so excited for you!

Jen said...

Congrats! I have 2 nephews who are twins and a good friend who had twin boys. They are a lot of fun! Congrats again.

Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

Congratulations!! That is super exciting!!

Maggie @ A Bitchin Kitchen said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Jessica said...

Josie, I am so excited for you! You look absolutely glowing and two boys!?! Caroline will be well protected in the future. :) And Smith will have life long best friends! Congratulations!

Sara {home is where the cookies are} said...

Congratulations, Josie! You have so much going on! We have a family of six too - and love it!
Best wishes to you all!

Jen said...

Oh my goodness Josie -- congratulations! Twins will be so much fun!! So happy for you and your family!

jamiewhitewyatt said...

Congratulations! I enjoy following your blog, and just pinned some chocolate cheesecake with Kahlua on Pinterest, that was from you, too!

Susan in England said...

Congratulations!! I have ten year old twin boys (separate placentas but monozygotic- had the DNA test done when they were four). Twin boys are lots of fun!! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

Victoria said...

Congrats! They are so much fun! I had mono-mono twin boys (identicle: one sac, one placenta, high risk) almost 4years ago. They were my 5th and 6th babies/boys, it is a blur! Big families are great for many reasons! Organization is key, esp. with 2 other small ones. Know any tween-teen girls who can be mother's helper? (you are home, they watch the other kiddos so you get stuff done, or they do simple things like fold laundry and wash dishes) Enjoy it, it does get easier after awhile (and with boys, hmmm...you'll have fun).

Fran@fransfavs.com said...

My son was 11 months old when his twin sisters were born. It was a wild and crazy time for sure! Find out where the nearest Mothers of Twins Clubs is. It's a wonderful support group. A really great tip from an older twin mom was to keep a log of baby feedings (and bowel movements!). It proved to be invaluable. You and your hubby will be so tired that it will be difficult to remember which baby you fed last and what time that was. I would make note of each BM as well. If you don't, you can easily lose track of a situation where one of the babies might be constipated. That log was my bible. Whenever my mom or sisters would come to help, that was the first thing they checked. Congratulations and best wishes!

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