Like I said, it was just a routine check-up. I didn't get to bed until 1 in the morning and my appointment was at 9am. So both Lilli and I were pretty tired. Anyway, we get in to the office and my dr (Dr. Asplund, who was awesome!) decided that rather than doing the doppler thingy majiger, he would just go get the ultra sound machine. So he preps me (puts that really cold gooey gunk on my belly) and proceeds with the ultra sound. All of a sudden, he starts furrowing his brow and saying, "Interesting........Very interesting." Several times. I keep asking him WHAT? what is going on, but he just kept saying the same thing. So I'm kind of freaking out but not really, because if something were really wrong with the baby, he would have acted more concerned. But my first though was, "Oh my goodness, my baby has got a growth," because all I saw were two little bubble things. Well, then he tells me that he sees two babies, and of course I told him to shut up, that there was no way there could be two babies. Then he showed me. Plus, he called in two other doctors, who also confirmed there were two babies. So I was still in denial, or it just seemed so surreal (it still does), so I had another appointment this Tuesday (with a Dr. Homeyer, also a good doctor) and, sure enough, there are in fact two babies growing inside of me. They had their first photo shoot, kind of. While Lilli was screaming and getting in to everything, the doctor was making sure the babies were growing okay. He said that one baby is about 5 days behind the other, which is normal and actually really good (the dr said). So now I have a "real" ultra sound on the 29th of August, hopefully they'll be able to tell us what we're having then. I'll be about 21 weeks then. So that's the first surprise! What a great surprise!
The second surprise was that Ben came home a day earlier, WITHOUT TELLING ME!!!! So he didn't get home until about 1 in the morning. Yeah, totally freaked me out!! I woke up as he was barrelling around the bed towards me. I pulled the covers over me and kept saying,"Who are you?" Then he turned on the light and said, "I'm your husband." I couldn't believe it. I just kept saying What? It was another great surprise! Lilli loves having her daddy home. She's so cute! He went up to get her the next morning and she was so excited. It was hilarious! I feel like since he's been home, we've just been going going going. We went to the movie WallE, all the doctors appointments, yesterday we went to Atlanta to get our iMac fixed. Today we got our car fixed, plus my phone fixed (water spilled all over in my purse and broke my phone). So, some of our adventures haven't been so fun, getting all of our broken things fixed spending even more money. It's been stressful, because we know we have double things to buy for the kids, PLUS we have to get a new vehicle to accommodate our growing family. Very very stressful!
Anyway, so those were our two surprises! Good surprise huh!?!?!?!?! Lilli and I thought so. So now we're just enjoying Ben's time from work this last week and next week, spending time together as a family. It's been great! Sorry this is so long, and there are no pictures. I was going to put our ultra sound pics, but you can't really tell that they're babies. They kind of look like aliens right now. But still, so cute! I'm so glad that our family is all together again!!!! Thanks to all of our wonderful friends who helped us out! We love you all!!!