Friday, February 19, 2010
There has been plenty of excitement in the Tooke household recently. We were thrilled to find out that we were pregnant again, and then completely blown away when we went for our 7 week scan to check that all was progressing well. I was just hoping to see a heartbeat, and nothing could have prepared me for us finding 2 heartbeats, within 2 beautiful little beans. Our gynaecologist told us not to get our hopes us as often the one doesn't make it. She said if they were both still there at our 9 week scan then there was an excellent chance that we will have twins!!!!
At first we were quite overwhelmed and fearful, but soon filled with peace and excitement. We realised that Matt has taught us a good few life lessons that has built resilience in us and will equip us to handle the challenges that twins might bring.
Lesson One: We have learnt to ask for help. We have no pride when it comes to saying we need a hand.
Lesson Two: We have learnt to take it one day at a time, and not let tomorrow, next month or next year stress us out today. We have learnt that God provides all we need in the present.
Lesson Three: We have learnt there are seasons. There are hard times and there are good times. Each season comes to an end, which is good news when times are challenging.
We also looked back on the first year of his life...Matt taking an hour to feed, then I would express for another 20 min, giving me less than 1hour 40min sleep at a time during the first 6 months. And Matt would vomit and vomit. Not to mention the emotional stress of coming to terms with having a kids with special needs. And the reflux, constipation, pneumonia and lots of medical appointments. Surely having twins will not be worse, might even be easier?
After a long two weeks of waiting. We finally had our 9 week scan, and they are still there!!! Both have heart beats. Both have grown well. Our gynae is happy with their progress. Of course getting to 12 weeks will bring much relief, but we were told we were over the biggest hurdle.
Already I can feel my heart has grown. I have such love for the two little beans, and this love hasn't in anyway lessened my love for Matt. It would seem I have somehow been given a bigger capacity to love.
So Matt is going to be an older brother. How exciting is that?
What a mighty God we serve!