Monday, June 3, 2013

Substance (Part Two)

For those of you who haven't read Part One, you can find it here. For those of you ready to continue on, let's do this.

The other reason I haven't been writing as much lately is because I've just plain been tired. Part of it has been because of Thing One:
If that face is not diabolical, I don't want to know what is.
And another part of it is because of Thing Two:

This is what he did when I told him to smile.
But the most significant chunk is because of Thing Three and Thing Four, who, along with wearing me out, have lovingly helped me spend a good portion of my time with my face in the toilet. Here is a picture of Thing One holding a picture of Things Three and Four. Their little legs are already kicking up a storm.
Littles is voting for two boys.
The Man and I wanted to wait to share our news until we'd seen a doctor. We thought we'd be telling you this really funny story about how we were done having kids and then God cheerily bestowed upon us one more who was going to share the same birthday week with the boys. We thought I was going to be writing about giving birth yet again while the Man is deployed. We thought we'd be sharing about God's sovereignty and trusting that He is always in control, yes, even of two-legged surprises. Now we're just doubling all of that.

Because, really, why have one baby when you can have two?

Right? Right???

At any rate, now I am really sad that I can't remember any of the fantastic twin jokes I've been coming up with in the middle of the night for the last four weeks. But at some point, the shock will wear off and I will remember them and you will be so sad that I did. You will also grieve the fact that I can now air all of my pregnancy cravings loudly and exuberantly from all corners of the internet. It's hard to be you. But then again, you get to enjoy watching me swell up to the size of a two bedroom house with these kids, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Anyone for a Part Three? Anyone?


  1. *grinning* I'm so freaking happy I can't stand myself. That's a good reason you shouldn't be around me right now either: nearly giddy to tears!

  2. OH MY GOSH, MARIAN!! Congratulations!! What a huge and wonderful surprise!! I will be praying for you guys as you go through some huge transitions and trials... but what an incredible gift God has given you!! I know He'll be showing up in some big ways between now and the middle of January (and beyond).

  3. Good gracious!!!!! Twins! Twins! Twins! :-O
    And all the Lord's gifts are beautiful and most purposely given. Babies and crazies in abundance!!!

  4. I guess God KNEW what he was doing when he sent you to my room and gave you so much experience taking care of LOTS of children at one time!! You will be GREAT at this...and I'm hoping for 2 girls so you can experience the joys of mothering both sexes!!

  5. Hey excited for you and will be praying for you as you and Josh begin this big adventure of a family with twins. I had read Part One blog but then hurried to find Part Two after seeing Amanda's post in FB ... Wowsers!!! :) Laura

    1. sorry forgot the n in Marian!! ;)

  6. Just so you know, I've read this four times just to make sure the ending didn't change and to make sure I didn't Imagine it. But it is happily true. And my conclusion is this: you need a bigger dining room table. Because clearly, there were still empty spaces. :-)