Bramell, Party of Five: Double Trouble

Monday, February 22, 2010

Double Trouble

I've been sitting on this news for a little over a week now. Some of you will already know by now, but I just haven't had time to blog yet. We've been in shock and also fighting a round of the stomach virus.

We had our 19-week ultrasound appointment on Friday 2/12 to determine the baby's gender. Well, hold onto your hats's a BOY AND A GIRL!! Yes, that's right. TWINS. Happy Valentine's Day to us, huh? I have pictures and a DVD as proof, but no way to upload them to share. Here's the story, as it is:

I laid on the table for all of 5 seconds--

Tech: "So, I have a question."

Me: "Yeah?"

Tech: "Did you already know there are two babies?"

Me: "Uhhh. What?"

Tech: "Yeah, one's definitely a boy, but it'll take me a minute to get to the other one."

Me: Hysterical laughing, crying, laughing, crying....repeat and repeat.

Lee: Silence.

We spent most of the weekend in shock, but now that we've had some time, it's all good. Well, mostly good. Funny how the course of your plans can change in one moment.

These are the most often asked questions, in no particular order:

NO, I had NO idea I was pregnant with twins. No mother's intuition or anything. Not to mention two doc visits to hear ONE heartbeat. Duh. Shocking.

YES, twins run in my family. Like a wildfire. Tag, I'm it.

NO, I'm not quitting my job. Just not logical. At least for now.

NO, I don't know how we can afford 3 kids in daycare! If YOU figure it out, let us know.

YES, we do need a bigger house. Plans are moving forward for us to move to Springdale into Francena's house, since it hasn't sold yet. Ours will be for rent soon if you know anyone looking.

NO, we haven't picked out names yet. We didn't even have one name picked out.

YES, Becca seems to understand what's going on. I hope this doesn't turn her into some crazy, jealous freak.

YES, we need a bigger vehicle. Trying to wrap my head around driving a minivan. Not quite there yet.

YES, we will be taking donations--you name, diapers, formula, babysitting. No offers refused here!!

So, that is all. Just take it in.


  1. Well, you know that we will help all that we can! I can't wait until you trust me to take Becca for a weekend or a few days! LOL I promise that I would bring her back in one piece! We would do fine! I enjoyed me weekend with you guys. I just hate it that you were sick and we didn't get to visit much. But, I am thankful that I was there to help you with Becca! Uncle T enjoyed himself too! He is crazy about Becca! See you in about a month! I love you all!

  2. have a way of making us all smile when you tell your stories. We are all pretty much a bit overwhelmed. You and Lee are wonderful parents and I have faith that you will rise to the task! I am only a phone call away and can come most any weekend that you need me. I, too, am willing (anytime) to bring Becca to my house for a few days when you need a break. All I can say is: Tracy just better watch out! Since the "twins" thing skipped 2 generations, it may be looking to catch up.....wouldn't that be fun?!

    I'll be coming to see you all soon.

    Love to all...

  3. SHUT YOUR MOUTH GRAMMY!!!!! Shame on you!

  4. As long as you dont stress it will be ok.we have already put diapers on our wal-mart list among other will be a great mini-van mom.hope to see yall pop

  5. :) it will be wonderful!! everything seems to fall into place--you guys will make it and Becca will adjust. it is so exciting---except for the minivan part...i know how you feel. boo!

  6. You say "double trouble", I say "DOUBLE THE FUN"! LOL!!! All I can say is what LUCKY babies! You and Lee will be great! I have diapers on my shopping list too! Love and miss you all!


  7. Many congratulations!!
    (and love the end part, how u welcome donations LOL)

  8. You'll enjoy this story of first time parents!
    Check it out at:

    Lots of very interesting comments from parents following the story. I'm amazed at how many dads wrote a comment.


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