Jul 5, 2012

An Important Announcement

I'm sure everyone who regularly reads this blog is aware that, last year, my wife Jen and I had a baby boy. Unfortunately, we lost him after only three days. It remains the single hardest thing either of us have ever gone through. I like to think we're stronger for it.

We knew pretty much right away we would be trying again once Jen had recovered physically and we were both emotionally ready.

Today Jen had her 12-week scan. She's pregnant!

Not only that guys, but there is another Skywalker.

We're having twins.

We were a little unsure at first, because the second one was so much smaller than the first, coming in at half the size. However Jen was brought in for another scan two weeks later, and to our surprise, the smaller twin had caught up to the larger one in size. At the scan today it was confirmed that everything looks good. Both twins are actually 7cm, which is 2cm longer than you'd expect for this stage.

The due date is around January 15th, but we've been told that they'll likely take her in early for an elective c-section. There's even a chance we could have them in time for Christmas!

So please forgive me if I've been a bit quiet lately. It's been so hard to keep this quiet. We're absolutely thrilled and I'll be keeping everyone up to date on the progress of our two little dots.

PS: Oh my god, we're having twins!! How the hell did this happen? Argh!! :-p

20 comments:

  1. That's so amazing and fantastic :) I am so so thrilled!!!!

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  2. Great news Paul, delighted for you both!

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  3. Congratulations! All my best to you, Jen and the Duo Shortt.

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  4. Congratulations!

    I'm elated for you and here's hoping you get the most wonderful xmas pressie ever delivered safe and sound.

    Twins will certainly be a challenge but the people I know who have them say the hard work is more than worth it :)

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  5. So excited for you! Congratulations! Big cyber hug to you both!

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  6. Paul, I've been absent from blogosphere for awhile, so this is wonderful news. I am so happy for you and Jen.
    Karen

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  7. I'm so happy for both of you. You're both awesome people and deserve awesome stuff happening in your lives.

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  8. YIPPEEEEE!!!!!! Extra joy! So, so pleased for you two.

    Wishing Jen a happy, healthy pregnancy.

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  9. This is wonderful news, Paul! Twins!! Looking forward to more updates as things progress.

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  10. Great news, congrats to you both.

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  11. This is really wonderful, congratulations! :)

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  12. This is really wonderful, congratulations! :)

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  13. Wow, congratulations!

    And I'm so sorry for your previous loss. A good friend of mine had a similar situation. She had several unexplained miscarriages, and then out of the blue she was pregnant with TWINS! No fertility treatments. For whatever reason, those twins survived and the others didn't. To this day they are both strong, healthy, mischievous boys. I wish you and your wife the same!

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  14. Oh, that's wonderful! Congratulations to you both. :)

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  15. Thanks again, everyone! I've been told that, at the last scan, one twin kicked the other.

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  16. that is wonderful news! I wish you both well.

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  17. Congratulations! I'm late finding this out...way behind on my Google Reader. :) So, so happy for you both!

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