Multiply Life by the Power of Two

18 Jan

“Adding up the total of a love that’s true, multiply life by the power of two.” ~ Indigo Girls

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Sometimes life is so mysterious and changes so quickly, you can’t make these things up if you tried. We found out, to our pleasant surprise that we were expecting baby #3. In early January, at our first ultrasound, the technician asked whether I could accurately read the screen and interpret what I was seeing. Since I was no expert (and since it kind of looked like feet), I answered no, I couldn’t figure it out. “Well, here’s Baby A and here’s Baby B”.

And just like that, life changed in a heartbeat. Heartbeats.

Our family of four will surge and swell to become a family of six. Toddler girl is excited to be a bigger, bigger sister. At only 14-months old, little toddler boy has no clue what’s coming. It will be a time of adjustment and growth, giving and taking, patience and understanding. There are increased medical risks for myself and the babies, but I hope and have faith in the close and attentive care of my new care providers. In amongst the swirl of emotions and feelings of dreadful inadequacy, I can’t help but marvel at life’s creative forces.

In honour of the New Year and in celebration of all good things, please celebrate with us. Until Valentine’s Day, please enjoy 10% preserves sold online at our Etsy Shop.

Happy New Year.

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5 Responses to “Multiply Life by the Power of Two”

  1. cookcanread January 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM #

    Congratulations to you! I have three friends and a cousin with twins if you have questions. :)

    • uncannypreserves January 19, 2013 at 8:24 AM #

      One of the wonderful thing about expecting multiples is your connecting to all these wonderful families you might not have otherwise met. I’m bolstered by hearing their stories that are similar to mine and seeing just how well they make it work, finding beauty in the chaos. Thanks for offering to connect me; I’ll keep you posted. :)

  2. Julia February 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM #

    Congratulations, Lindsay!! What an exciting time for you all. I’m sure you will embrace it with your usual aplomb and grace.

    • uncannypreserves February 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM #

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, Julia! I have no idea how to actually manage and function with four under 4, but I’m sure we’ll find a groove before long. Thanks for the kind words. :)

  3. omnimom May 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM #

    I had the same scenario, except my kids were slightly older when we found out baby #3 was actually babies #3 and #4. Wishing you the best of luck! (And I love that song by the Indigo Girls).

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