We’re Expecting Twins!

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Yep, you read that right! We are officially expecting identical twins!

If you’ve been following the Lifestyle section of the blog over the last several months, then you already know about your IVF journey. We’ve been trying for 5 years to start a family and finally we can announce that we are expecting!

Lindsay and Ian hold twins sign

Photos by Hayley Jo Photography. Get the balloon here.

In my post last week, IVF: The Pregnancy Tests, I talked about the pregnancy tests (because there are several with IVF) and left off just before the first ultrasound. So let’s pick it up there today, because as I mentioned last week, it’s been a little nutty around here.

So we went into our first ultrasound knowing I was pregnant and just hoping to get to see a little heartbeat. We know that’s the first hurdle with any pregnancy, so I was dying to see one. As the doctor began the ultrasound, we were able to see the baby. A teeny tiny little baby, but there it was – and it’s heartbeat! Yay!

So the doctor is taking some measurements and we’re all happy and watching things and the next thing you know she says, “Oh! There’s another one!”

Now keep in mind that we transferred just one embryo. We were very intentional in that decision. In fact, just a couple days before this ultrasound, the hubs and I were walking Jessie and he said to me, “Could you imagine if it was twins?”

My response – “That wouldn’t happen. We only transferred one embryo. The chances of it splitting are like 2%. Wouldn’t happen.”

Clearly the joke was on me! And crazily enough, I found it hilarious.

ultrasound photos of twinsPhotos by Hayley Jo Photography.

When the doctor said there were two babies, it’s hard to even describe what went through my head. Total shock. Like, are you sure??? And once I realized it was not a joke, I just started laughing. Uncontrollably. The irony and the shock were too much. I think I might have momentarily lost my mind a bit.

The doctor kept doing her thing while I was laughing and eventually had to ask me to stop laughing because she couldn’t get accurate measurements. At that point, I had to look away from the monitor because every time I saw two of them on there, I just couldn’t stop laughing. I couldn’t believe it! 🙂

Eventually she let us know that both heartbeats were visible on the monitor at the same time so that I could look. Again, when I saw them both, I just started laughing all over again. I had totally imagined crying when I saw a heartbeat for the first time. This laughing stuff was out of control and had to have been the shock.

So once the doctor was done and I sat up, she proceeded to tell us that she believed the babies were in one amniotic sac and may or may not share a placenta. It would be a high risk pregnancy that could include hospitalization at some point. I’d need to find a high risk OB.

Honestly, none of that sunk it at that moment. I already knew twins were high risk. I knew nothing about amniotic sacs and placentas and what it all meant. I just knew it was twins and my mind couldn’t process anything else. Honestly, I was still holding back laughter.

Lindsay and Ian holding shirts that say worth the waitPhotos by Hayley Jo Photography. Get the onesies here.

When the doctor left the room, the nurse talked to us a little more and made a recommendation on a doctor’s office and suggested we schedule an appointment ASAP because we’d want to meet with the high risk OB. It all still wasn’t sinking in.

The whole rest of the day, we called friends and family and told them the news – that we were having twins. We got lots of “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh” and even some laughter, which naturally I related to. 🙂 I sat on the couch most of the day totally in shock. I think it hit me so hard because I truly had not even let the possibility of twins enter my mind.

Eventually we called my mom again and while chatting with her, the hubs mentioned that he’d looked up what the doctor was telling us about amniotic sacs and placentas. Apparently the situation we were looking at was called Mono-Mono twins, otherwise known as “MoMo Twins.”

I heard him, but still couldn’t process much. I was very much like, ok, yea. That’s cool.

As the shock started to wear off, I googled. Turns out twins normally have their own amniotic sac and placenta, called Di-Di. In rare cases, you’ll have Mono-Di twins that share a placenta, but have their own amniotic sacs. In even more rare cases (apparently less than 1% of identical twins), you’ll have Mono-Mono twins, which share both an amniotic sac and placenta. Not only is it the most rare situation, it’s also the most high risk and there’s very little information about it to be found online.

Lindsay and Ian with twins balloon bannerPhotos by Hayley Jo Photography.

What I did find was that because of the sharing of the amniotic sac and placenta, the twins are at risk of two things. The first is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, where one twin basically gets more nutrition, blood supply, etc than the other. It can result in one baby growing better than the other and can even result in the death of one baby. The other risk, which is actually the greater concern, is umbilical cord entanglement. Because they are in the same sac, as they begin to move around, their cords will wrap around one another. While it isn’t always an issue, it can create a situation where blood supply, etc, gets cut off and again, can result in death.

It took several weeks and various doctors appointments before I really understood what it all meant and how it meant this pregnancy would play out. Plus, I wanted to hear from my doctor, not the internet.

I was able to get an appointment with my high risk OB a couple weeks later. Because of our unique situation, we “graduated” from our IVF clinic more quickly than usual, at 7 weeks. Once I started seeing my OB, answers started rolling in.

Here’s the gist. Because of the high risk situation, once I hit 24 weeks (I’m at 12 weeks on Sunday, so 24 weeks will be mid-November), I will become an inpatient at the hospital. They will monitor the babies several times a day to make sure heartbeats are ok. If at some point the cord entanglement creates an issue with one or both heartbeats, they will do an emergency c-section. So once I go into the hospital at 24 weeks, the babies could be born at any time, depending on how things go. If all goes smoothly and there’s no issues from entanglement, we could go all the way to 32-34 weeks before delivering the babies. They wouldn’t be allowed to go any further than 34 weeks. The risk becomes too high.

So. I’m going into the hospital in November and will hopefully be there for about 2 1/2 months. The intention is to prevent complications before they become an issue. Once the babies are born (they will be preemies for sure, it’s just a matter of how preemie), they will spend some time in the NICU. Again, the amount of time depends on when they make their appearance.

ultrasound picture of twins held by Lindsay & IanPhotos by Hayley Jo Photography.

To say this information has all been a little overwhelming is a bit of an understatement. It’s A LOT to take in. I am trying to prepare myself for not being able to be in the kitchen for an extended period of time, as I’ll be hospitalized and then I’ll have babies in the NICU. The preparation for basically being “away from the office” is overwhelming and something I have to take day by day. This blog is my full time job and it’s an important part of our household income.

Plus, we will basically have the next 3 months to prepare ourselves and our home for bringing home two babies. SO MUCH TO DO! I am normally such a planner and enjoy the process of things. This is all going to be a challenge, but again – day by day.

On the plus side though, my doctor is awesome! Despite this being an unusual pregnancy and very high risk, he’s actually delivered two sets of these kind of twins in just the last 4 years, which is awesome. He knows all about them and seems super prepared to handle it, which makes me feel better and more confident.

So if you’ve noticed changes around the blog lately – like posting less often per week and slower response time with comments and emails – it’s because there’s SO MUCH TO DO! I literally never have enough time each day to do all the things I want to get done. And I’m so tired and haven’t really felt all that well. Food and I aren’t exactly besties right now and sleep constantly alludes me. So I’m doing my best, but bear with me if I seem out of sorts. I am! 🙂

All that said, aside from the craziness of it all and how overwhelming it can seem, we are truly SO excited! All of this news was a shock, but now that the shock has worn off, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome TWO babies! We already love them so much and can’t wait to meet then whenever they decide to join us. We are so incredibly thankful for these babies. We had no idea was God had in store for us all this time, and still don’t entirely know what to expect, but we are so thankful and can’t wait to see it all play out. These babies are a huge blessing and we can’t wait to be their parents.

So definitely stay tuned! This journey is just beginning! 🙂

Lindsay and Ian celebrating that twins are worth the waitPhotos by Hayley Jo Photography.

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  1. Victoria

    Congratulations! I wish I would have found your blog sooner.

    I am a mom of mono-mono twin boys, now 8 1/2 years old. They were born at 32 weeks, weighing 4.3lbs and 3.14lbs. I spent 7 weeks in the hospital so the babies could being monitored to determine if they were in danger (cord entanglement/compression). Needless to say, they were born without a entanglements/knots in the cord and had no health issues (a result of many prayers storming heaven). They did spend 5wks in the NCU, getting them bigger and stronger (learning to suck).
    Twins are a wonderful blessing (as all children, but extra-special to have two at once–and mono-mono, at that!).
    God keep you and bless you!

  2. Nancy M

    I came across your blog looking for a pumpkin recipe… but found something better. Thank you for sharing your journey. My husband and I struggle with infertility and it helps to hear other people’s story,  journey, and now blessing. Praying for a safe delivery of your twins!

    1. Lindsay

      I’m sorry to hear that you guys have struggled too. It’s not an easy road. I’m glad you found our story and find some comfort in it. Hang in there! I know it can sometimes feel like it’ll never happen, but God’s got this. Your miracle will come too.

  3. Bamby

    Hello Lindsay.
    My name is Bamby and i live in Senegal.
    I look regularly your publication. You make beautiful things
    I was very incited to see that you go to have twins
    I have 5-year-old twins and triplets of 2 years
    I know that it is not easy but I wish you a lot of courage

  4. Almary

    I have cried so much with your story, it has deeply touched me. You seem like such a sweet person, and I wish you and your family the very best! <3

  5. Cyndi

    Oh Lindsay, I am crying tears of joy at reading this! I have followed your struggle and felt your disappointment and now feel so uplifted and happy for you and your husband. I just returned from vacation and what wonderful news to come back to. You both must be over the moon! Your blog, your baking, your photos and your videos are all just beautiful. Through your posts, it is easy to see that you are an absolute sweetheart – I hope and pray all goes wonderfully. It sounds like you and the babies are in good hands!

  6. Eri

    Oh my goodness, I am so thrilled for you guys! I recently came across your blog and started following. Absolutely LOVE all your desserts and also started following along about your IVF process. I am making your cake again today and while looking at the recipe I came across your announcement and I am so excited!!!! Congratulations!  I didn’t have a similar situation but my daughter was born prematurely at 27 weeks. I spent 10 days in the hospital trying to prolong my pregnancy and she spent 80 days in the NICU. I was terrified because I was not prepared or informed. Reading through some of the comments, it seems like you’re seeing a lot of really great success stories and I hope that helps put your mind at ease. Because it will all be ok!! My daughter is now a thriving 2 1/2 year old and she’s doing amazing! You’d never know that she was born 2 lbs 4oz. So I can understand some of the worries you have but I hope you can also just enjoy the process and know that everything will be just fine! I wish for you to have a happy, healthy pregnancy and two beautiful babies! We’ll be here (patiently) waiting for you- so take the time you need for yourself and your family! 

  7. Mindy

    This is incredible to hear. I am SO happy for you and praying everything goes fine with no complications, and you welcome two beautiful babies! I look forward to reading about the process, and am so, so glad it has worked out thus far.

  8. Shani

    Hi Lindsey, I’m sooo happy for you and your husband! I don’t have any children but I’m glad God has blessed you two with two, praying that all goes well with their health as well as yours! God is a wonderful God.

  9. Lois Worthmann

    Congratulations!!!  I’ve just recently begun following you and have created some wonderful treats. (Almond Joy cake….omg delectable). 
    Your fertility story has warmed my heart and the journey is one I’m familiar with. All the best to you and your new family. 

  10. Lynn @ Fresh April Flours

    Lindsay. I am absolutely BAWLING for you. This is such amazing news, and I hope you know that you truly have been on my mind since the second I read about your miscarriage! CONGRATULATIONS! And ID twins, at that?! Amazing amazing amazing. I can tell you from experience that having a rainbow baby is the greatest joy, and you get TWO to boot?! Seriously, this makes my day so much. Wishing you continued happiness and health for the remainder of your pregnancy. I am so so so happy for you.

  11. Mama By Faith

    I came to your site from a Google search for strawberry cupcakes for my almost 5 year old son’s birthday. We too went through many years, 9 to be exact for this baby – now boy, including 6 rounds of IVF, and 4 miscarriages. So when I say, I am so very happy for you, I mean I truly understand what it means to long and have your prayers answered. Even without knowing you or having followed you to know what you are all about, my heart is thrilled for you.

    I can tell you from experience that even though most every parent loves and would die for their child, there is another level of appreciation when you have mourned and prayed for so long.

    Through the whole process, I stood on this verse – Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

    Also, I hope this is not an issue for you, but I had to come against the spirit of fear many times through my pregnancy and spoke life and health to his flesh many times a day. I tell you this because hindsight, I wish I could have relaxed more before he was born and hope that you are able to learn from me.

    Through it all, God has been so faithful. Congratulations to you and your husband. <3

  12. Kate

    I’m so happy for you !!!! I don’t comment usually, because i’m french and i’m not so proud of my English, but i remember how sad i was when i read you telling us about your miscarriage … Every mom-in-heart should have the chance to have babies…
    So now, i am so so so happy to learn this great news… you now will have all the hapiness you deserve. Take care of yourself. …
    and thank you sharing your joy with us.

  13. Lisa

    I know you must be so tired of reading comments, but, I am so happy for you and your husband. My husband and I were married for 15 years, and tried very hard for 9 of those years before the Lord blessed us with a beautiful daughter in 1994. It was a heartbreaking journey, as you well know, but the result is awesome.
    Take care of yourself, and don’t let “free advice” get to you. Be strong, it will be stressful, especially during your long hospital stay. Just keep your faith, lean on each other, and don’t worry about trying to keep up with posting, we’ll be here when you around to it.
    God bless you, We all love you,
    Lisa in Alabama

  14. Liz | Flour de Liz

    Congratulations!!! So exciting!!! I love your blog and will miss your recipes, but taking care of yourself is most important. We’ll all be here waiting for you whenever you feel up to coming back to it. Will be thinking of you!

  15. Ivory

    Congrats!  Could not happen to a more deserving couple.  May God’s blessing alway be with you and your family.  Enjoy your beautiful journey..  

  16. Maria

    Congratulations to you and your husband. Sooooooooooo HAPPY for you both!! Take care and enjoy every minute. Maria xx

  17. Brooke

    Welcome to the twin mommy family! I was in shock when we found out it was twins. Best two for one deal you’ll ever receive! I have a 3 1/2-year-old boy and 18-month-old fraternal twins boys ???? You’ll do great! Congratulations!

  18. Margaret

    I am so happy for you.I had 2 miscarriages and it’s awful.Third time was lucky and now my daughter picking her GCSC results tomorrow-I am in England.How she got past 16th birthday I still don’t 
    know-only joking!!Follow Your instinct and You’ll do well.God Bless four of You and the four legged ones as well.
    Keep well.

    1. Lindsay

      I’m sorry to hear about your miscarriages – they are awful. I’m glad it worked out in the end though! Thank you Margaret!

  19. Darnell Moser

    What wonderful news — congratulations and best wishes on your “cup-runneth-over” pregnancy, Lindsay!  I’ll pray for it to be a healthy one for you & the babies.  God has truly blessed you & your husband.       Darnell   🙂

  20. Kerah

    Congrats! I’ve been following your story and love every recipe you post. I had a hard time getting pregnant as well and my first pregnancy turned out to be fraternal twin boys! Twins are so much fun! Good luck with everything!

  21. Jessica Ventimiglia

    Maybe I live under a rock, but I just discovered your blog today while googling cake decorating. I need to brush up on my decor tips for a cake this weekend and I’ve just fallen in love with your whole site. Then I stumbled upon the lifestyle portion of your blog and spent a considerable amount of time (slightly embarrassing) getting to know you and your story. Despite only ‘knowing’ you for the last couple of hours, I have to say how thrilled I am for you and ‘the hubs’ and your pregnancy. Babies are the greatest gift from God and although my pregnancy was not nearly as high risk as yours, we did experience our fair share of scares and prayers to welcome our sweet girl in May. Praying for your pregnancy and family and I look forward to reading more about your journey!

  22. Dee

    Lindsay, I am so happy for you and hubby!  When I read your post about the twins I thought I would cry; God is so good!  Sometimes, we get impatient, but He always provides at the exact right time! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  Take extra good care of yourself and keep us updated as you are able. 

  23. Lorna Newell

    Big congrats Lindsay, I love your blog and every
    recipe i’ve ever tried has turned out well. 
    Best of luck in your pregnancy journey. Life a is 
    rollercoaster but God gives us strength to deal
    with even the toughest of challenges! 
    You can use your time im hospital to do some serious cake recipe research ???? ????

  24. Katie

    Congratulations to you and your husband. What a blessing! I look forward to hearing the updates when you are able to send them. Enjoy this special time.

  25. TroutysBytes

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting 🙂  My wife is currently pregnant via IVF too!  Hope you have a great pregnancy 🙂 

  26. Sonja

    Dear Lindsay, I am sooo happy for you both!! Thank you for sharing this. I’ll pray for a healthy pregnancy. Sonja XX

  27. Karen Simon Peterson

    Congratulations on your twins – what an adventure! I wish you all the best. My prayers are with you.

  28. Heather Morge

    OMG! I have been following your story, and I am so excited for you and your husband! Many congratulations, well wishes and blessings to you. How exciting!

  29. Georgia

    Congratulations on this!! That’s so exciting! I love your recipes- they bring me so much joy to bake them and share them with all of my friends!

  30. Sophia Matthew

    That is absolutely amazing!!! My heart filled with so much joy for your family after readomg your blog and knowing what you and your husband have been through. I pray for the absolute best for your family ❤❤

  31. Tamera

    My mo-mo boys turned 12 this summer. I was 20 weeks when all that you’ve learned was shared with me. I went into the hospital at 26 weeks and God was faithful to carry the boys to 32 weeks. It was an amazing experience! So much provision amd love from friends and family! Enjoy the season!!

  32. Cecília Almeida

    I have Fiv twins, they’re almost 18 now, and I was in bed for 2 months during pregnancy, but nothing as difficult as your situation. I had to wait 9 yrs for them, and when this happens, we are willing to make all sacrifices. And it was a double dream come true!
    I know how happy you must be. Hope everything goes well!

  33. Núria

    Hi Lindsay! I am an identical twin myself and I can tell you your kids will have a very special connection, my twin sister is my only sister and I don’t know how it’s like to have any other brothers or sisters but it’s amazing how we can read our minds and finish each other’s sentences 🙂 I am so happy for you and your hubby, it’s truly a blessing after 5 years! I hope it all goes well and runs smoothly for you and your babies. I am from Barcelona, Spain, expecting my 3rd child on week 34 and I LOVE your blog!! I am so excited every time I get your posts in my inbox and I am certainly going to miss them while you are away at the hospital but it’s for the best reason of all, becoming a mom is the most wonderful and fulfilling experience in a woman’s life. Congrats to you both!!! Big hug!!

  34. Nour

    Hi Lindsay 
    Congrats and I am so happy to see your miracle twins. Also,  nowadays I am waiting to see if I am pregnant or not after my transfer. Your success IVF result gives me a new hope for being pregnant. The last thing is can you share  name of your high risk Ob ? I live in Ny 

  35. Renee

    I am so excited for you and the hubs!!! After such a long journey God had answered your prayers. Congrats Momma, and thank you for sharing your journey with us. Continued prayers for a healthy pregnancy. 

  36. Anu Philip

    Oh Lindsay! I am so happy for you! As I  read your post, my eyes filled with tears of joy. I have been following your blog and also been praying for you. Praise God!  It’s indeed a great blessing. All the very best. 

  37. Viola

    I woke up this morning and first thing I saw was your Instagram post. The minute I saw the pictures I was just so happy for you and your family. Sending you all the love, prayers and positive thoughts during your pregnancy. Yay how exciting! Love and hugs always

  38. Auntiepatch

    Congrats on your news of twins. Being a twin myself, I only have one piece of wisdom for you: DON’T DRESS THEM ALIKE! I know, I know, it’s so stinking cute but they will thank you later. My sister and I were dressed alike during our early years and we were fraternal! We weren’t Kathy and Karen, we were The Twins.
    You will have two darling daughters with their own personalities. Don’t dress them as A UNIT. And, bonus, they will have more clothes because they will be sharing everything (as twins do). Sleep when they sleep. That’s the secret.
    Relax, you’re up for this (and accept offers of help from friends and family when you need time for yourself.)
    Blessings to you and your family.

  39. Rita

    Congratulations! My 1st baby was conceived through IVF. We had 5 embryos transferred, and were blessed with one healthy baby boy, 25 years ago! It is indeed such an emotional roller coaster, but the end result is so worth it. God’s blessings to you, your babies and husband!

  40. Kim Smalley

    Congrats to you both. You are in for a very exciting journey. My niece recently had mo-mo twins and the excitement is just amazing. The boys were born at 30 weeks, and because of the cords tangling too much and it was effecting their heartbeats. Both are very healthy and active 9 month old boys.
    I wish you both the best of luck and happiness with the journey.
    If you need someone to talk to, I can put you in touch with my niece and she can help you with the encouragement during some of the scary times as she has been through it.
    The advice I read earlier about not stressing and definitely stay away from reading what is on the internet and everything will be fine. You have a dr. who has done this before, so he knows what to watch out for.
    Prayers going out for a wonderful journey. 🙂

  41. Lillian

    Congrats blessed event…..enjoy every precious moment live laugh love always.  we are all so happy for you both 

  42. Debbie DelMastro

    Congratulations, what a blessing to you and your husband!!! I look forward to reading future blogs about those two beautiful bundles of joy!!! 

  43. Anastasha

    I know how you feel. I’ve never had twins but when I was pregnant with my 5th baby, he was born at 24 weeks and weighed less than a pound. It was one of the most hardest situations I’ve ever gone through. But with the support of my husband, family and great nurses. We were able to get through it. Many many visits was a tremendous help for us. I enjoyed as much baby bonding time with my son. Seeing him in the NICU the first day was overwhelming and joyful at the same time. He spent about four months in the NICU before he was able to come home. Flash forward he is a healthy 3 year old toddler. Hope this helps ease your mind a bit and I pray that you have an healthy pregnancy. Congratulations

  44. Shana Zelenka

    Such amazing news! I wish you all the best in your journey and will be praying every step of the way. Congratulations!!!

  45. Karen

    While I do not always read your blog, I do love your recipes! This particular post caught my attention and I just want to congratulate you and your husband on your pregnancy!  It thrilling, exciting and little terrifying all at once ???? As I post this, my own son and daughter in law are waiting to here if their last IUI has taken, IVF  will be next if not. I understand your journey and excitement! I wish you the absolute best wishes!!

  46. Suzy-q

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to the happy family. Wishing you a safe and easy-as-can-be
    Eagerly awaiting updated news as you continue on your journey. I enjoyed the pictures-keep them coming! God bless you all!

  47. Maria

    You are so in my family’s prayers, Our Father would allow this because He knows you can handle it! You guys are gonna be great (filled with double love) parents! Can’t wait to see more pictures. Stay strong!

  48. Kim

    Congratulations from a fellow veteran of the fertility wars! Mine is heading off to his freshman year of college tomorrow. You have such a lovely, thrilling road ahead!

  49. Alison

    Congratulations to you both Lindsay!!! I’m sooooo excited for you!! 🙂 This brings a smile to my face knowing your prayers have been answered!!

  50. Huma

    Congratulations!!! I couldn’t be more happy for you guys!!! From the bottom of my heart i wish nothing but the best of health and luck with your amazing journey!!!

  51. Jan Miller

    That is such wonderful news! Congratulations to both of you. God is in control and His timing is best and His plan is best for us, even though we don’t always see it at the time. Looking forward to updates on your progress! May God bless you through this journey!

  52. Donna Moresea

    Congratulations. Will keep you in my prayers and pray for “2” healthy babies. I make many of your recipes and totally understand your need to concentrate on more important things than being in the kitchen. Rest and following the doctor’s orders is most important. Excited to follow this beautiful journey with you!

  53. Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    Lindsay, I was JUST praying for you this morning! And then I open my computer and this is the first email I see!! I’m so, so, so, so, so, so happy for you. Please, kick your feet up. We’re all just do excited to hear about your journey!

  54. Aunt J

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! You said it was nutty and have not disappointed us. Fastening my seat belt and looking forward to enjoying the ride with you.

  55. Vivian Hash

    Congratulations on this wonderful news! Every time I bake one of your recipes I think about you and the difficult journey you have been on in trying to have a baby.  I have prayed for you and your husband and so to read this news this morning literally brought tears to my eyes. I cannot express how happy I am for you both. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. I wish you the most wonderful and uneventful filled pregnancy and pray that you all remain happy and healthy. May God continue to bless your little family 🙂

  56. Dana

    I couldn’t help getting choked up sharing your good news! So happy for you. God amazes me all the time…He is so good. Congratulations on your double blessing!

  57. Brittany

    Aww!! I am so so so happy for you and your hubby!! Definitely double the blessings and double the love!! I will keep you in my prayers! God is in control and His ways are perfect!! Just continue to trust in Him and everything will work together for good and exactly according to His plan. 

    And we understand your break from the kitchen and will all be here when you get back!! Your health and babies health are the most important!!! 🙂

  58. Ruth

    Wow! Congratulations Lindsay! I am so, so pleased for you. You more than deserve this, and your prayers have indeed been answered (doubly so!). Take very good care of yourself, and enjoy every minute, because it goes so very fast. I know that you will make a fantastic Mom. I have learnt so much from your blog (and I can finally decorate a cake thanks to you!). God bless.

  59. Robyn Bellinger

    Congratulations! You are in for the most wonderful ride of your life. My Twins (MO/MO) turned 17 on Monday 8/14. My OBGYN had delivered babies for 35 years and mine were his first set of Mono/Mono twins. We associated a high risk specialist and with both doctors and the grace of God, I made it to 34 weeks. Both boys weighed exactly 5lbs and spent 21 days in the NICU. The best advice is to stay calm and don’t stress about “what if”. I made myself crazy reading every worse case scenario. Enjoy your pregnancy and get all the rest you can! Babies are beautiful blessings and I’m so very happy for you and your husband. Best wishes and keep those updates coming!

  60. Jill

    Such great news! I have been following your journey for the past several years and am soooo happy for you and the hubs!

  61. Holly N @ Spend With Pennies

    Congratulations Lindsay and Ian! I couldn’t be more thrilled for both of you and absolutely can’t wait to meet your little ones!

  62. Tina

    OMG I am so happy for you two, congratulations. I myself am a twin (not identical) and know from stories I’ve heard about me and my sister that it may be double the bad things, like dirty diapers, but it’s also double the love! Best wishes and prayers for you and the babies!!

    1. Lindsay

      Absolutely! We’ve been told by friends with twins that it can be tough, but it’s also the best thing ever. We can’t wait! Thanks Tina!

  63. Jennifer Williamson

    Hello Lindsay,
    I bought your book a few months ago and love receiving you emails.
    We had over nine years of waiting to have children. It was not possible for us to conceive naturally. After a couple of goes of ICSI treatments (a slightly more involved form of IVF), several miscarriages and heartache later, we gave birth to twins. Nowhere near as complicated as we have girl/boy twins but I was hospitalised several times and bled continually for weeks. It was so scary but a few weeks earlier than planned, Miss Ellie and Jack were born in 1992. We then miraculously went on to have another daughter without any medical intervention. Twins were far easier – you don’t have time to think, you just have to get on with things. Sleep can be a bit of a problem but you will get into a routine that suits you soon enough, The important thing is what suits YOU BOTH, not what others say or books suggest. We chose to have evening to ourselves and put them to bed by 7pm, which meant we were up early every morning. We didn’t bath them every night as that would have taken too long. We took them lots of places – yes you have a fair bit of packing with you but we were determined not to be like several friends/family members and give up living because we had two children. We all flew to the USA when they were 10 months old. Back then, several of your stores offered multiplicity discounts! The benefits well outway the drawbacks. Yes it’s more expensive but it is easier for you- less choice when it comes to strollers/prams/etc. I would have been over-whelmed with choosing if it had just been for one child. They will always have a play buddy. They learn to share from day one. You become an even better planner and organiser and you are blessed beyond your wildest dreams. I was far more stressed after the birth of our singleton as I had more time to worry. You don’t have time to worry about the small stuff and I think that’s far healthier. I give occasional talks to expectant parents of twins. I never had that when I was expecting but to be able to answer their questions, no matter how little, is a great privilege. It is also a wonderful feeling seeing their faces change and relax afterwards as most parents to be, especially the dads, come in looking shocked. My husband’s reaction was cartoon like with a pound sign and dollar sign in each eye! Good luck. You can update the blog from hospital only if you feel up to it and you’ll be amazed what you can still do with two babies in tow! I would definitely recommend a beanbag to sit them both in and you can pull them through to whatever room you are in the house. Plus it is better for their backs than a bouncy chair and you only have to buy one, not two! Apologies for this being so long but I get excited when anyone is expecting multiples

    1. Lindsay

      We actually did ICSI with our IVF as well. Thanks so much for all the advice, Jennifer! Definitely helpful! 🙂 We are fortunate to have some friends just down the road who has twins a few years ago and it’s been great to be able to reach out to them too. Yay for twins!

  64. Vicki in Birmingham

    Congratulations!!! Prayers for you and the babies…praying for a safe and uneventful pregnancy, a safe delivery and happy, healthy babies!

  65. Teija

    Tears again – I’m so happy for you guys! Another wonderful beginning to a Friday!! God bless the four of you on a healthy journey. Like some other readers said, we’ll miss you but take care of yourself (I know you definitely know this!) and we WILL be here when you “get back”….We look forward to updates! Hugs!!

  66. Brooke

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. Take care of yourself and getting ready for a really FULL house. November will be here before you know it! We will all understand and be here when you can reach out to us through your posts. 😀

  67. jacklyn

    i have just made a prayer for you Lindsay. May those babies hide in the shadow of the Almighty where there is no complication. Psalm 91:1

  68. victoria breen

    Congrats, Lindsay! What a wonderful blessing. As a mother of five, I have some advice…………put your feet up as much as you can during the day and work will always wait! Prioritize, and bask in your glory!!!!!!!!! I always wanted twins,myself! Take care of yourself!

  69. Shari Giarrap

    Awesome!!! Congratulations!!! What a wonderful feeling. Take it one day at a time and feel each day to the best and write it all down. If you don’t. It’s hard to remember because you are going through so much. Enjoy!!!

  70. Amanda Nolt

    Congratulations! I have twin boys that are twin to twin transfusion survivors!! They where born at 29 weeks, little but mighty 🙂 ! They are 7 now. God is good! Prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy for you and the babies!

    1. Lindsay

      That’s so great to hear! Glad they are doing well! I’m sure it was scary! God is so good! Thanks Amanda! 🙂

  71. Cathy Layendecker

    I truly enjoy all your recipes and what a blessing for you both – Most importantly is that you absolutely MUST take it easy – no running sweepers or heavy anything – this is your time, cut your schedule in half and take it easy – I will keep you in my prayers for a healthy delivery. I spent a lot of time in bed while I was pregnant with my daughter who is now 28 and a therapist! Enjoy the ride and being pampered.

  72. Trisha Gallagher

    Absolutely delighted for you both!!! I follow your blog and love hearing your updates, I am 16 weeks and 4days. I hope everything goes well for you guys!!! Lots of luck from Northern Ireland!!!xxx

  73. Ester

    Congratulations, I have 2 wonderful children that came very naturally , it must have been a tough road for you both to finally get thsi great news. Take care of yourself and I wish you both the very best .

  74. Kim

    Congratulations!! I have been following your story and got goosebumps seeing this in my inbox this morning!! Sending lots of prayers and good, positive vibes your way.

  75. Debby

    God has truly chosen you as a very special blessed woman. It’s said that he only gives you as much as you can handle and he must believe you to be extra special to have blessed you with two gusts for this very special birthdate.  All your readers and followers will be saying prayers for you I am sure so these babies will have lots of love surrounding them! Take extra special care of yourself youself!

    1. Lindsay

      Yes, I’ve heard that said as well and have often told myself that throughout this long journey so far. One thing’s for sure, my faith has grown so much through all of it and I wouldn’t change a thing! 🙂 Thanks Debby!

  76. Katrina

    So so so so excited for you both! What a blessing! 🙂
    The pictures of you and your hubby are great too! You can feel the love and excitement beaming from you both! Congratulations!!

  77. Lynne (Lynne's Recipe Trails)

    Yay ! Congratulations !!! I am so happy for you and your hubs :-). Two bundles of joy, what an absolute joy. I pray for a beautiful pregnancy for you Lindsay and wish you and your babies loads of health 🙂 x

  78. Dorie

    What awesome news.  Double CONGRATULATIONS to both of you.  Praying for a safe and healthy journey. You tow are going to be amazing parents. 

  79. Dyanna

    I am SO excited for you both! I joined your blog coincidentaly just as your journey began. I am so happy for you and am sending prayers for a fun, happy and safe pregnancy and delivery. I can’t wait for updates!!! Congrats!!!

  80. Karen

    Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you.All things will surely go well; have your trust in God.I have a pair of twin boys and was leading a normal daily life until I was admitted at 39th week for a normal delivery. They are 14 years old now.

  81. Julie G

    So very happy for you both!  God bless you and those beautiful babies.  May you all stay healthy and happy during this wonderful journey. Your story gave me chills to find out this wonderful news for  you!!

  82. Bhavana

    A very hearty congratulations! With a sweet tooth mummy like you, the kids are definitely getting their fill of desserts! 😛

  83. Rachel J

    Congratulations! I’ve followed your journey and wish you lots of luck and happiness! Praying for a healthy pregnancy for you!

  84. Shakira

    I am so overjoyed for you and your husband. I have been following your blog for some time now so I know this journey has not been an easy one. You are blessed in so many ways. So excited. 

  85. Taryn Camp

    So so so happy for you!!! When I read that headline I thought of how excited and happy you must be after all of your struggles. This is just the best news ever 🙂

  86. Jaime

    I had a friend in the exact same situation – the twin-to-twin transfusion. High risk and she was hospitalized for the last bit of the pregnancy. The twins were delivered via C-section. Both were small and had some lung-related health issues the first year – especially the smaller one. But now they are both healthy, happy, and entering 2nd grade!

    1. Lindsay

      That’s great to hear that they are doing so well! Scary for sure, but I’ve heard lots of great success stories. Thanks Jaime!

  87. Linda

    Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing your journey. What a BIG and WONDERFUL surprise.
    Take very good care of you. All that matters now is the Mommy part of you all the rest will take care of itself later.
    I love your blog! But you need to concentrate on those two precious babies and we will all be here when you get back. Relish this time of resting and growing healthy, beautiful babies, work will always be there.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband/Daddy.

  88. Hanna Lee

    OH my goodness!!!!! I am filled with SO much joy for you and your husband. What an exciting (and scary!) and amazing time. In spite of things not going “as planned” I am so happy for you to finally have not one, but TWO sweet babies coming in the near future!

  89. Shereen

    Awwwh that is super awesome. I am sooo happy for the both of you. Enjoy being pregnant and do not worry too much about the delivery. God has it all figured out. ☺xxx..

  90. deb rowley

    So happy for you! I am a grandmother to twin boys who will be 4 years old next week. Take care of yourself, don’t work too hard and try to rest as much as you can. Can’t wait to see those baby pictures!

  91. Janet Welte

    Wow, you are so awesome, handling all of this like you are!! I truly wish you only the best outcome and that it will be everything you hoped for!

  92. Ronel van Niekerk (South Africa)

    Hi Lindsay, I am SUPER excited for you and your husband on the twins. God’s greatest gift! Be sure to check with your doctor about your eating habits though, what to eat and what not. I had a friend who simply craved peanuts and her child was born with an extreme allergy towards nuts. Just saying. Look after yourself. If the journey feels uphill at times, just think about the wonderful reward once the twins are delivered. God bless!

  93. Audra Murphy

    Congrats Lindsay! So excited for you and your husband! Wishing you the best of luck with your pregnancy. 

  94. Erica

    Congratulations!!! Best wishes on your journey into parenthood. It’s the hardest, best, scariest, most rewarding, most exhausting thing you’ll ever do!! Fantastic news xx 

  95. Sarah

    Congrats!  I have ID twins and it’s such an amazing ride. I just wanted to mention that at 12 weeks the odds are good that they will find a membrane between your babies making them Mo/Di instead of Mo/Mo.  it becomes more visible as he pregnancy progresses. They thought mine were Mo/Mo as well until around week 15, which is much less common than Mo/di.  You’d still be high risk just a little less so.  Either way I wish you happy and healthy babies and an uneventful pregnancy.  Good luck!!

    1. Lindsay

      I’ve definitely heard stories of finding dividing membranes up to around 20 weeks. I know it’s possible, but for some reason my doctor and the ultrasound tech really seem to think there won’t be one. I don’t know, but either way we are are preparing ourselves. 🙂 Glad to hear yours were Mo/Di and I assume they are happy and healthy! Thanks Sarah!

      1. Marcia Snyder #cakemaker

        Hi Lindsey, I’m sooo happy for you and the hubbs! I don’t have any children but I’m glad God has blessed you two with two! He’s awesome like that. Praying that all goes well with their health as well as yours!
        Don’t worry about the new recipes we can rough it for a while????.

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

Scripture I’m Loving

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29