What it Took For Two (AKA: I Have News)

I have a feeling you’ve started to catch on.

I’m not posting regularly.

I’m whiney-er than normal.

I’ve grown a rando cowlick on the back of my head and my dreams consist of plaid lizards rescuing me from a 75-foot chocolate waterfall whilst wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle princess dress.

Yeeeeeeep. I’m totally knocked up.

But hold on!


Okay, now we can seriously freak our faces off.

Week 4  Week 5

To be completely transparent, the road we’ve been down over the last six years has been paved with poo-poo and smudgy mascara. Until now! But . . . let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. (name that movie)

Back in the day, Aaron and I played in a little indie band together. I played a bass bigger than my body (with off-white heels to match!), and Aaron played guitar. We wrote and sang songs together, recorded albums, played bars constantly, did a few mini tours here and there, blah blah. Then we turned 30, bought a house, adopted a pup, planted some herbs, and my uterus all but reached up and flicked my nose, “YOU JUST PLANTED BASIL. OMG, GURL IT’S TIME.”

Sweet! Let’s make a dang baby!

Week 6  week 7

At first we went about it the old-fashioned way. Bottle of wine, hop in the sack, bam. Except, there was no bam. For like, a year, there was no bam. WHERE’S THE MUTHER LOVIN’ BAM.

Then I got really obsessed with all the hoopla online and in magazines. Fertile-aid pills, a wrist watch you wear to determine when you’re ovulating, ovulation pee sticks, saliva samples under a tiny lipstick microscope, walking around a turquoise beetle seven times, cutting a lock of my hair and burning it at twilight under the moon. Just kidding I never did that. Except I probably did.

None of it worked. Blah. What the h, man?

So then it was doctor time. Oooo ish is getting serious now. The first round of blood work showed nothing crazy. Normal levels of everything. So we jumped straight into rounds of IUI (artificial insemination. where they just take his men and insert it right into my cervix. no bigs). I was absolutely poooooositive this was going to work. How could it not?! Mind you, I wasn’t on drugs or anything. This was straight up IUI. Clean and simple.

Well, a fat six rounds of clean and simple later and I was still NOT PREGNAAAANTTTAAAAAA.

week 8  week 9

Whatever, time to take a break. Or else I was going to murder everyone who breathed and/or spoke and/or moved around me.

A few months later I went the complete opposite direction. Acupuncture. It had been a swimming success for some close friends, so why not! Ummmm okay, I’m talking tiny needles all stuck in my head, face, belly, arms, legs and feet for an hour at a time, multiple times a week. EW, you guys. And get this, my acupuncturist even ELECTROCUTED my ovaries during one visit. She straight up hooked some car battery cables to the needles in my belly, and I lied there, vibrating like a freak for a full hour, just sure I was going to gain super hero shocking powers for the rest of my life. Didn’t happen. I also didn’t get pregnant. Shocking! (get it?)

After a few more months of wallowing in the “pit of despaaaaaair,” I quit my full-time job in March of 2011. I decided that alleviating stress from my life and staying home to tend to my house, garden, health and brand new blog would help ease my anxiety and murder tendencies. And while it definitely proved to be successful on many levels, it didn’t get me a dang baby. And I was still about to chop everyone in half.

week 10  week11

Sooo, last summer we decided to start over with a new doctor. And right off the bat, she found a polyp. A polyp the size of Montana, right smack at the base of one of my &#*%$ ovaries. So, last August, I cozied up on the operating table, and out she came. Once I recovered I immediately tackled my insane fear of needles and began the hormone injections. Three exhausting and intense rounds of IUI later, still nothing. ARRRRREEEEE you frickin’ kidding me?

. . . IVF.

Seriously? Are we really here? We were.

More insano rounds of blood work. 13 trillion more ridiculous belly injections. Pills that shouldn’t go where they went. Strange sticky belly patches. Oh, and fifty progesterone shots in the butt wasn’t exactly a parade either.

I got cranky. I got emotional. I wrote really weird things on this blog that can’t be explained. My mom and sister drove up for my egg retrieval in early April. I went back on the operating table. Out came 14 eggs! Nine fertilized. Five embryos advanced to the blastocyst stage and were biopsied for any chromosomal abnormalities. None were found! Out of the five embryos, we had three boys and two girls. I wept for hours when I got that call.

On May 10th, they put a little boy and a little girl back in me. And they both took.



And here we are! I’m 12 weeks this Sunday, officially beginning my second trimester. Although I’m slowly on the up, I’ve felt like ABSOLUTE CRAP for the past few months. Everything has looked, smelled and tasted like roadkill. I’ve pretty much been surviving on Zofran, chocolate fudge ice cream, milk, string cheese, crackers and peanut butter. I sleep for hours and hours a day, look like a homeless orphan, but am really excited to finally make all my pregnancy Pinterest boards public.


I just want to say, if you’re going through this, I GET IT. Infertility sucks. It’s toxic. It cripples you. It hurts when your friends lap you. It’s devastating to hear about babies and pregnancy and family. It makes you doubt your body, your faith, your everything. If you ever need to talk, I’m here. I’ll walk you through every single step. We can even listen to some uplifting Wilson Phillips tunes together if it helps. Oh it doesn’t? Okay.

I think what it all came down to for me was A) the polyp, and B) my cervix is so tilted it’s basically a replica of the Shockwave at Six Flags over Texas. Thank God for doctors and medicine. And I really, truly mean that.

I’m also so incredibly thankful for the army of friends and family that stood behind us during this long, excruciating journey. We totally did it. Come on, bring it in.

OMG, TWINS!!!???

We’re so screwed.


211 Responses to What it Took For Two (AKA: I Have News)

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks July 11, 2013 at 6:23 am #
    BEV CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! I was 99% sure you were, but didn't want to ask b/c I knew that the road was not a quick and easy one for you guys - and now, you're having twins! I am crying big happy tears for you guys because I know you're going to be the best momma ever and wish you and your hubby nothing but the best! And twins no less. And a boy and a girl. Wow just amazing Bev!!!!!! xoxoxox
  2. Cherie July 11, 2013 at 6:26 am #
    I know how excruciating it can be - and I am so incredibly happy to read your good news. Prayers for an easy pregnancy [well as easy as twins can be LOL] because you've been through enough 'hard' - and a safe delivery of healthy babies. How very exciting for you both!
  3. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids July 11, 2013 at 6:27 am #
    I am jumping for joy for you...except that I am reading this in bed at 6:15 AM. But, my heart is totally jumping for joy. I have been thinking of you often, and I had hoped that you had good news to share!! You are going to be such an incredible momma!
  4. Scarlett July 11, 2013 at 6:32 am #
    Congratulations! That is so exciting! I turn 34 Sunday and my husband and I have our first visit with a fertility specialist Monday. I have a feeling our first steps will be IUI. Thanks for sharing your story. It was exactly what I need to hear! Good luck and congrats again!
  5. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl July 11, 2013 at 6:34 am #
    I absolutely love the way that you put all of this into words!! Double congrats!!
  6. Christina K. July 11, 2013 at 6:35 am #
    Congratulations! Your post had me crying, laughing and doing a happy dance!
  7. Julie @ Table for Two July 11, 2013 at 6:36 am #
    HOLY DOUBLE MOLY!!! i am seriously SO FREAKING thrilled for you and aaron..i know how hard this has been for y'all and i'm so ecstatic that i'm reading you're having twins..gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh i'm about to text you
  8. Kathryn July 11, 2013 at 6:40 am #
    Oh Bev, I'm so, so, so happy for both of you! You guys are going to make the most incredible parents.
  9. Brian @ A Thought For Food July 11, 2013 at 6:42 am #
    This long and emotional road has lead to such a wonderful ending. I'm thrilled for you and your husband. My sister had a similar situation (a polyp) and was told that it would be very hard to get pregnant. Round 1 was a struggle. But amazingly round 2 was easy... So easy that they were totally shocked to learn that they were preggers. Just amazing how this stuff happens. And now you... You're going to have, what I assume will be, the most adorable boy and girl. Congrats!
  10. Annie July 11, 2013 at 6:46 am #
    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! You're life and your blog is never going to be the same. Do some anti natal yoga and enjoy every minute of your pregnancy. It's over far too soon and the shock of new motherhood is mind boggling. I love the way you've put all this into words and I'm sniffling between laughing out loud! Well done and big hugs XXX
  11. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox July 11, 2013 at 6:47 am #
    Thank you for sharing your story. I've been there and know how it can turn you into an obsessive freak. We gave up after an IVF cycle gave us two follicles. Two! I bought a case of wine and decided to retire early. That month was our month and now I have a very energetic 2 year old! Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you and I don't even know you. :-)
  12. Aggie July 11, 2013 at 6:50 am #
    You know I'm crying lady!!! I can't even begin to express my happiness for you!!!!! xoxo
  13. Sheila July 11, 2013 at 6:59 am #
    Oh my goodness you are so beautifully screwed! I love it! This is going to be the best...you are going to be the funniest best momma! Congratulations. So. Gol. Dern. Happy for you!!!
  14. Angie July 11, 2013 at 7:04 am #
    I'm so happy for you! Congrats! I'm all teary eyed, and it's so early! It took a while for our first, and the pressure from friends and family, well you know. And now after a while and nada trying for a second, and so much more pressure to have our little one a sibling or two, I'm actually starting fertility meds today. I'm so beyond happy for you! XOXO
  15. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats July 11, 2013 at 7:05 am #
    omg! I probably am going to sound like a creep since I never comment here, but I promise I read your blog all the time! I have two little babes of my own, and have an incredibly hard time keeping up! BUt HOLY CRAP I am so flippin' excited for you!!! So many of my friends have gone through this and its so heart breaking, but I am SO SO happy that you have a happy ending/beginning!! My eyes were watering reading your story! I am so absolutely thrilled for you both! Welcome to the club Momma :)
  16. Rachel July 11, 2013 at 7:07 am #
    Sometimes I wish I wasn't just a blogstalker so that I could know you in real life because, oh, I just want to hug you and dance around and stuff. This is such a happy ending (or, beginning, rather) to such heartache and pain. Thanks for giving your readers a peek into the journey and allowing us to celebrate in this joy. The biggest of all congratulations. TWINS! Eek! It'll be awesome.
  17. Cindy July 11, 2013 at 7:08 am #
    Wow!!! What nice news on a Thursday morning. Love your website and know with your sense of humor you will enjoy every minute of the pregnancy and keep us laughing. Take it easy and enjoy the quiet time now as when those little dolls arrive all h?ll will break out. Congrats!!
  18. Aimee @ Simple Bites July 11, 2013 at 7:09 am #
    Oh my gosh, this is the BEST news to start off my day. I'm so happy for you!!! You look absolutely adorable. Big congratulations, and I can tell you that it gets better after 12 weeks. :) xoxox
  19. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl July 11, 2013 at 7:11 am #
    YAY!!!!!!!! So freaking excited for you!!!!! You are the most stunning pregnant mama ever - twins or not!!!! Can't wait to keep following your journey to motherhood. So happy and thrilled for your and your hubby!!!!
  20. Sarah G July 11, 2013 at 7:12 am #
    Congratulations, Bev! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is a breeze!
  21. Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 11, 2013 at 7:13 am #
    What an incredible road this has been for you! So happy to hear that you finally got good... no great news! Congrats:-)
  22. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 11, 2013 at 7:15 am #
    OMG! Congrats!!! So excited for you. Loving all of the photos. :)
  23. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough July 11, 2013 at 7:26 am #
    Aaaaaand cue the tears. Seriously, Bev, this is THE BEST news. I'm so happy for you and Aaron. Twinsies! That's the best!!
  24. Amy July 11, 2013 at 7:26 am #
    Wow! That's fantastical! So excited for y'all and the grand new adventure ahead of you — double the fun! xoxoxo
  25. Cookbook Queen July 11, 2013 at 7:27 am #
    BEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dying!!! And a total crying mess. I am beyond over the moon thrilled for you. Beyond beyond beyond. What a lucky boy and girl -- they get to have the funnest mom ever. EVER!!!! EVERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it weird that I'm already trying to name the twins? I'm sure you've got that covered, but, well..if you don't... I have ideas. Just saying. Also I am really good at buying baby stuff. If you need someone to do that for you. And praying. I'm basically a professional pray-er!! I'll cover that too!! Consider your babes prayed for. What else? I've picked names, went shopping for all your bebe gear, and prayed. So....that covers it? CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  26. DessertForTwo July 11, 2013 at 7:33 am #
    Bevvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv! I'm literally jumping up and down right now! Thank you for sharing your story and your struggles. I am forwarding this right now to a friend of mine going through the same thing. Btw, we should all talk about infertility more openly. It is such a comfort to know other people go through it, too. Ok, I have tears in my eyes. I am so so so happy for you, Bev. You and Aaron are going to make WONDERFUL parents, and I hope you enjoy every minute of this blissful life. Much love! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox Christina
  27. Wenderly July 11, 2013 at 7:37 am #
    OHMYGOODNESS! What a story! And only told in the fabulous *Bev Style*. So happy for you! Congratulations love! You are going to be an amazing mama!
  28. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots July 11, 2013 at 7:44 am #
    How exciting! I struggled with a few years of infertility as well. Luckily after a few rounds of IUI, it did the trick. What an amazing conception story you have. I'm so happy for you!!!! :D Welcome to the well deserved motherhood!
  29. Audra | The Baker Chick July 11, 2013 at 7:44 am #
    Bev this is such a sweet story and I am SO happy for you. These babies will always know how incredibly much they were wanted and that is really special. I know you'll be able to handle twins- you have your boy and girl what more do you need?? xoxo
  30. Nutmeg Nanny July 11, 2013 at 7:45 am #
    This is amazing news! I'm so happy for you and Aaron! Twins only means double the love in the house PLUS constant playmate. That means mama still has time for Twitter ;) If you need a nanny I will totally move. I'm a huge fan of Indie rock, basil and all things Sound of Music ;)
  31. Rachel Cooks July 11, 2013 at 7:49 am #
    BEVVV! Crying happy tears. So happy to hear this news! So, so, so happy! Wish I could give you a big giant hug! xoxoxo
  32. thyme (sarah) July 11, 2013 at 7:50 am #
    That is such heart-warmingly incredible news. I laughed and cried right along with your wonderful ability to put words to screen. I'm reaching for my mop now! Congratulations!
  33. cassie July 11, 2013 at 7:51 am #
    I'm in a puddle of tears after reading this for the second time this morning. You have been on my heart, in my thoughts and prayers for so long now and I don't even have words to describe my happiness for you guys right now. AND TWO!! Holy cow. Best news ever right here. I have prayed for these babies already today...they are so lucky to have you! PS - I love you for sharing such hard stuff. I just love you, really. xoxo
  34. Annalise @ Completely Delicious July 11, 2013 at 7:56 am #
    Reading this was the best start to my day. As someone who also struggled to get pregnant, I am so ecstatically happy for you! And omg, twins?! You're so screwed. ;)
  35. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 11, 2013 at 8:01 am #
    Congrats! I'm a twin so LOVE it!!! Your week by week pictures are amazing!!! By the way the movie is Sound of Music!
  36. Leah | So, How's It Taste? July 11, 2013 at 8:05 am #
    Congratulations! Such exciting news after your long journey. So happy for you!
  37. Noble Pig - Cathy July 11, 2013 at 8:06 am #
    What an amazing story you have shared, I bet you have given so many people hope. Congrats on your babies! Just a thrilling happy story.
  38. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite July 11, 2013 at 8:08 am #
    So incredibly happy for you guys! Twins OMG - just get ready! My husband is one and he shares such an incredible bond with his brother.
  39. kelley July 11, 2013 at 8:10 am #
    Girl!!! Best post ever. What a road you've been down and you've never shared! I'm so glad you did. It's going to be so helpful to a lot of woman. I am so over the moon thrilled for you and your man. Big hugs and best wishes for a healthy pregnancy and twins. OMG... TWINS!!!
  40. bridget {bake at 350} July 11, 2013 at 8:11 am #
    Bev! So, so happy for you! TWINS!!!!! Oh my gosh! I can only imagine the fun you all will have! Congratulations....take it easy, little mama!
  41. merry jennifer July 11, 2013 at 8:13 am #
    I am SO happy for you, Bev! I hate that you had to go through all of that, those years of struggling with infertility. I can only imagine how awful that is. But TWINS! Holy cow. Congrats times two!
  42. Jen July 11, 2013 at 8:13 am #
    Congratulations! What wonderful news. Infertility is awful awful awful, but babies are awesome! And you get TWO! Best wishes for a continued healthy and happy pregnancy.
  43. Sarah July 11, 2013 at 8:14 am #
    Congratulations, Bev!!! So happy for you!! I just KNEW something was up; I went thru almost the exact same thing, and now my boy-girl twins are 18 years old!! Be very careful; if they put you on bed rest, heed the advice. I didn't and was in the hospital the last 3 months of my pregnancy. You are doing to be a fun and fabuolous mom!!
  44. Katie July 11, 2013 at 8:14 am #
    Ooooh BEV!!! (I almost want to call you Bevvy because I'm just an emotional crazy lady about this news). I FEEL YOUR STINKING PAIN. We've been there. It is the worst, worst, worst. Heart wrenching. BUT, wow. I just want to scream and back flip and freak out for you. I am beside myself with excitement.
  45. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray July 11, 2013 at 8:20 am #
    Forget a mop...I needed like a shopvac. CONGRATULATIONS!! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. So, so, so happy for the two of you. Pin those baby pins, lady.
  46. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 11, 2013 at 8:20 am #
    OMG!!! This brought tears to my eyes and I am so excited that all that craziness is over and you get to begin new happy-craziness with twins! Congrats!!! P.S. I love that you played bass in heels. I tried to teach myself bass years ago but I don't think I am a stringed instrument person (I rocked the flute in HS tho) because I am still not very good. Granted I didn't practice for years.
  47. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen July 11, 2013 at 8:21 am #
    BABIES!!! So happy for you!! Can't wait to see a bazillion photos of your little cutie pies.
  48. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 11, 2013 at 8:22 am #
    So, so happy for you, Bev! And loved how open and straight up you were in this post :)
  49. Erin July 11, 2013 at 8:23 am #
    OMG, YAY!!! I am so happy for you (and a teeny bit jealous because I just planted basil, too). Please keep us posted on the pregnancy and the kidlets to follow. Congratulations!
  50. Erika July 11, 2013 at 8:24 am #
    WOW major congrats girl!! Twins mean double the love.
  51. Rachel @ Following In My Shoes July 11, 2013 at 8:25 am #
    YES! I was totally in tears by the time I reached that beautiful ultrasound picture. I have been on that sucky journey too -- it had a happy ending (after years and years) but there were times I wasn't sure and just wanted to each chocolate ice cream, Dr. Pepper and french bread. SO EXCITED FOR YOU and you have the cutest twin belly already. And HOORAY for already knowing the genders ... I can't wait to stalk your pinterest PREGNANCY boards! :)
  52. Krysten July 11, 2013 at 8:27 am #
    I am a hot sobbing mess right now. So incredibly happy for you!!!! We have had our ups and downs as well and it is so nice to hear your honesty (and humor) in this post!!! I cannot wait to hear more. I have twin nieces and they are a lot but the best thing that has happened to our family! Such a blessing. Love times a million to you.
  53. Jen @ Savory Simple July 11, 2013 at 8:27 am #
    Congratulations, Bev!!!
  54. Kristen July 11, 2013 at 8:27 am #
    I knew from the day I met you and you had lunch with my two girls that you were destined to be a mom - it just fits you so perfectly. This is the BEST news... I am so happy for you! And I love how you shared this so honestly and openly and rawly. You rock. (is rawly even a word)?
  55. muneera n July 11, 2013 at 8:28 am #
    I've been a lurker for a few months and I love your blog. I'm so so happy for you!! Congratulations! And, by the way, you look amazing pregnant! And twins! Double the happiness! Congrats again
  56. Melissa // The Fauxmartha July 11, 2013 at 8:29 am #
    So, so incredibly happy for you guys! Sending huge hugs your way.
  57. Angela Hong July 11, 2013 at 8:30 am #
    Hey Bev, I'm so so happy for you both! We met a long time ago. Our husbands work together and you had told me you where trying to get prego and might quit your job. It was at some art opening at your old job. Anyway, I love your blog (especially your photography) and am was so happy to read this today! WTF man.... twins! sleep now....
  58. Megan {Country Cleaver} July 11, 2013 at 8:30 am #
    DOUBLE OMGGGGGGG, Double jumps, double snaps, double hugs, double E'erythang!!! So beyond words thrilled for you guys. And dammit woman, you're freakin' adorable. Wanna make it triplets, cause I'd come be your third kid?
  59. Denise von Minden July 11, 2013 at 8:32 am #
    Congrats!!! And welcome to the club! I have B/G twins that are 3 and a half and what an adventure they are!!
  60. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective July 11, 2013 at 8:32 am #
    Congratulations, Bev!! So happy for you both! :)
  61. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 11, 2013 at 8:33 am #
    So happy and excited for you!! It has been a long and difficult road, but in the end you will get the best reward EVER!!! So excited for twins - you will be such an awesome and fun mom!
  62. Tieghan July 11, 2013 at 8:34 am #
    Bev! Oh ny freaking gosh! I knew something was up, but TWINS! I am so excited for you Congrats!!! Twins will be so much fun!! Take it easy, girl!! You deserve it!
  63. Karly July 11, 2013 at 8:35 am #
    I'm so happy for you, Bev! You are going to be such an amazing mama and your kids, man. They are going to rock. TWINS!! Eek! So exciting!
  64. brandi July 11, 2013 at 8:35 am #
    love you, bev :) so SO excited to see all these belly pics!
  65. Lauren July 11, 2013 at 8:37 am #
  66. marla July 11, 2013 at 8:38 am #
    Woo Hoo!!! Congrats girl...this is great news :) XO
  67. Laura July 11, 2013 at 8:38 am #
    What a blessing, Bev! Big congratulations, hugs, and much love!
  68. Maria July 11, 2013 at 8:42 am #
    We are SO excited for you! You are going to be a wonderful mama to two beautiful babies! This is the best news ever! And you look darling!!! I lived on zofran for 21 weeks. Hang in there! It will get better! Love you! xoxo
  69. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme July 11, 2013 at 8:42 am #
    OMGosh Bev, Congrats to you! Twins are the best! I'm an IVF momma too. What a great story about the journey you went through. Totally brought tears to my eyes. You are truly blessed!
  70. Cindy Martin July 11, 2013 at 8:44 am #
    Bev, You're proof that patience is a virtue! What great, fantabulous news!! Looking forward to photos and updates! Big cyber hugs!
  71. Marly July 11, 2013 at 8:44 am #
    I babysat for a friend who had twins. Only once. Schwew! It was crazy. But that was before I had my own diaper holder so I was pretty inexperienced at the whole thing. But they were adorable and cuddly and sweet...and yours are going to be too. You're going to love it. I remember being pregnant and feeling like it was the slowest 9 months of my entire life. It also felt wonderful too - knowing I had this lovely life growing inside of me. It's then that I realized how friggin' awesome it is to be a woman! Congratulations!!!! I'm SO excited for you and wishing you the very best!
  72. Lori @ RecipeGirl July 11, 2013 at 8:45 am #
    SOOOO happy for you! Congrats. We had a tough time too, but not nearly as tough as you. And after one, we had so many problems and losses that we just decided we were perfectly happy with our perfect one kiddo. Family of three. Excited for your instant family of FOUR! And feeling crappy just means that everything is going great in your pregnancy :)
  73. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence July 11, 2013 at 8:49 am #
    Wow, what a story! Congratulations on the twins!!
  74. Debbie Bour July 11, 2013 at 8:51 am #
    Congratulations! Motherhood is absolutely the best thing that ever happened to me. My two grown children made me who I am and my five grandchildren keep me who I am. There is nothing more important than family. Praying for a heathy pregnancy and birth.
  75. Eloise Weidner July 11, 2013 at 9:01 am #
    Bev, when I made that pregnancy comment a few posts back, I didn't realize you had gone through this infertility journey. I've been there. It took us 4 1/2 years to get our first child with infertility treatments, we adopted our second one 4 years after that, thinking we were blessed with 2 and giving away all of our baby stuff, our third one came along on her own without us even trying. I am so extremely and joyfully happy for you!!! I pray everything will go well for you and your babies and I look forward with anticipation to your pregnancy stories!
  76. nicole b. July 11, 2013 at 9:04 am #
    BEV!!! Congrats! You + Aaron = beautiful babies. PLURAL. So happy for y'all! xoxoxo
  77. Heidi @foodiecrush July 11, 2013 at 9:07 am #
    What a ride you've been on and what a fantastic journey you're about to embark on. I couldn't be happier for you! When people would tell us we were missing out on so much by not having a child we would shrug and say, um maybe, but since we don't know what we're missing out on, we're just as happy as everyone that does have a kid. Not totally the truth. It was A1 defense reply since old Mother Nature wasn't cooperating with our plans either. But now, you won't have to put the brave face on when people ask if you have kids, you'll just show off those 9 million baby pics with pride. Soooo happy for you and can't wait to see what you come up with for baby food ideas *wink*.
  78. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel July 11, 2013 at 9:10 am #
    Ermahgerd, Bev -- congratulations! Twins? Yep, screwed--but in the best way possible :) your twins are gonna be so badass! I can already see them following in their mom and dad's footsteps, starting a band like the White Stripes (or were they married? I can't remember, but if they were married in no way am I suggesting incest, swearsies). SO happy for you! Take that, tilt o'whirl, cervix!!
  79. Kathy - Panini Happy July 11, 2013 at 9:12 am #
    DOUBLE blessings!! Many congrats to you, Bev!! :-)
  80. Robyn | Add a Pinch July 11, 2013 at 9:13 am #
    Bevvvvvvvv! Now I need a mop, too! Crying big, wonderful, happy tears for you and Aaron! Rest and take it easy during this pregnancy, girl! Praying for a happy, healthy pregnancy for you and the babies! xo
  81. Cara July 11, 2013 at 9:15 am #
    OMG, Bev. Congrats congrats congrats. I'm so happy for you! And thanks for sharing the whole story! xo
  82. Darcy July 11, 2013 at 9:15 am #
    WOOT WOOT! That's great news - congratulations!
  83. Amy www.funfoodiefamily.com July 11, 2013 at 9:18 am #
    Woohoo!!! Congrats!!!
  84. Ann July 11, 2013 at 9:20 am #
    That's awesome! Congratulations! I love your blog - hope you keep putting out your great recipes :)
  85. Jo Ann July 11, 2013 at 9:21 am #
    Well, dangit, I just put on my makeup for the day, and now it's all over my neck and boobs...tears of joy and thankfulness puddling all over! And it is TOTALLY worth it for this fantastic bit 'o news, Bev! I am over the moon excited for you and Aaron. I treasure the 2 months I spent bonding with my boy/girl twin grandbabies in Albuquerque right after their birth, and the 10 years of fun they've granted all of us - and I know this little boy and girl are going to bring blessings abundant to you and an army of people who love them and you. Your blog is a gift to others, Bev...great that you shared this and that you put forth the offer to others going through this process. HUGE congrats and BIG hugs, and MANY prayers going forward!
  86. Stephanie Hanson July 11, 2013 at 9:21 am #
    OMG - this is amazing news! My husband's cousin and his wife recently went through IVF - it failed three times and on the fourth try - BAM! Their beautiful baby girl was born at the end of June and she is an absolute blessing in our family. Twins might be a little scary (I would probably pee my pants), but I am sure you all will do just great as parents. Congratulations! We will keep you in our prayers!!
  87. shelly (cookies and cups) July 11, 2013 at 9:25 am #
    SO crazy happy for you! 2 little Bevs? What is gonna happen to this world?! xoxo
  88. Susan July 11, 2013 at 9:25 am #
    BEEEEEEEEV! You're totally gonna hafta rename this site to "Bev Cooks for an Army." As the mom of boy/girl twins, lemme tellya that you are in for a ride that will be more exciting, more scary and much much MUCH more fun than the Shockwave at Six Flags Over Texas! And at the end of that ride, you're going to wipe the blood, sweat and tears from your face and say, "Whoa! That was AWWWESOME! I wanna do it AGAIN!" :) Many hugs to you on your news and exciting venture!
  89. Nikki @Seeded at the Table July 11, 2013 at 9:26 am #
    What wonderful news, Bev! Congratulations! God is so good. And, DOUBLY good this time! ;)
  90. Heather @ Barefoot Crafts July 11, 2013 at 9:29 am #
    So happy for you two!! You're going to be amazing parents. CONGRATS AND GOD BLESS!!
  91. angie July 11, 2013 at 9:30 am #
    Beverly you are so screwed in the most excruciatingly beautiful way you could ever imagine! Congratulations!
  92. Sally Darling July 11, 2013 at 9:33 am #
    Hello Bev! I had to send you a happy wonderful congratulations note post haste. I can only imagine how you've been dying to spill the beans to your adoring fans! I'm your big time stalker, slash, Overland Park'er, and every time I read your posts and ESPECIALLY watch your Vines, all I can think of is.... " Ok I need to be her friend! She's hysterical.....(certainly I will run into her at Prydes or Have a Great Day Cafe)...I just MUST be her friend! Anyway, I think you're simply darling, and uber funny, and I'm so blasted happy for you and hubby! Maybe I'll run into you at the OP Market one day pushing a double stroller. Don't be alarmed if I walk up to you and loudly say (I've been told I'm loud)........."BEV! It's me Sally......your best friend!" Then you will hug me and say "Sally! Hi, will you help me pick out some Heirloom tomatoes"? And we'll live happily ever after. Congrats to the sky and back again Bev. What wondrous news!
  93. Krystal July 11, 2013 at 9:36 am #
    Double congrats and what an amazing story! These two wonderful kiddos will be so blessed to have you as their momma!!
  94. Nicole July 11, 2013 at 9:41 am #
    Congratulations!!! I'm like a mad woman reading blogs and don't always have time to comment, but I'm a religious reader of yours and I'm just overwhelmed with happiness for you and your husband. And yes, there were big alligator tears coming down my cheeks about halfway through this post. Congrats!!!!
  95. Deborah July 11, 2013 at 9:44 am #
    Bev, I am so incredibly happy and excited for you. I have tears streaming down my face. I can't even imagine the heartbreak and frustrations that infertility bring, but I'm so happy that you've been blessed with 2 little ones. I have 2 sisters that each have twins - you are in for a crazy, incredible, fun ride!!
  96. Julie July 11, 2013 at 9:48 am #
    Congrats!! What a journey you've been on! I'm so happy for you!
  97. Jen July 11, 2013 at 9:51 am #
    I too went through a long and arduous process full of several surgeries, 4 rounds of IVF, 3 miscarriages and lost almost all hope. I prayed for a miracle and Praise God, 6 months later we were blessed with our 2nd miracle and now have our boy through Ivf and our little girl! God is good, congrats on your twins and prayers for a happy & healthy pregnancy/delivery!!!
  98. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche July 11, 2013 at 9:52 am #
    Ahhh congratulations!! It sounds like it's been a really tough road but you've made it through! Now comes the parenting part... easy peasy ;) so pleased for you!!
  99. Alison July 11, 2013 at 9:53 am #
    Gahh! Congratulations! TWINS!! Best wishes for the journey ahead :D
  100. Olivia @ Liv Lives Life July 11, 2013 at 9:56 am #
    What an incredible story. I'm so glad you never lost hope...congratulations!! A boy and a girl! How sweet. :-)
  101. Stephanie July 11, 2013 at 9:58 am #
    Gahhhhh! Congratulations Bev! What a journey! And hey, two birds, one stone, right?! And you get one of each?!! So perfect.
  102. Lauren July 11, 2013 at 10:00 am #
    Congratulations!! I'm in the beginning phase of the same journey. However, I'm only seven months in. I was sure I would get pregnant the first month we started trying and was thrown for a loop that it didn't happen. It's good to see a wonderful outcome from all your waiting and trying!
  103. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen July 11, 2013 at 10:02 am #
    This is so amazing -- thanks for sharing your story with us, Bev. AND a HUGE congrats! I'm so excited for you!!
  104. Erin L July 11, 2013 at 10:02 am #
    Oh, my goodness!! That is such amazing news!! Congratulations to you & your husband, your dog, & your new tiny family members. I am in my first trimester with our first child & all I eat right now is baked potatoes, yogurt, bean & cheese burritos, & fruit. I get your revulsion to cooking right now & your newfound relationship with the 4 hour nap, for sure! So thrilled for you, Miss. ...Oh, and, "The Sound Of Music."
  105. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee July 11, 2013 at 10:07 am #
    congrats!!! I'm due 12/1 with just one tho! I hope that you start to feel better soon. I'm still soooo tired all the time but no big, just more sleeping in on the weekend and naps :-)
  106. Kara July 11, 2013 at 10:07 am #
    Congratulations Bev!! I am so happy for you! As a new mom myself, I can tell you, it's pretty awesome!
  107. Heather Christo July 11, 2013 at 10:08 am #
    i just love you Bev. I can't wait for those two little munchkins to realize how cool their parents are and how much love they were born into. My warmest, deepest congratulations XOXOXO
  108. Karla @ Foodologie July 11, 2013 at 10:13 am #
    Congratulations, Mama!
  109. Kristen July 11, 2013 at 10:22 am #
    Thank you for sharing your story. It brought me to happy tears. What a long journey you were on. How super exciting! TWINS...WHOA! Congratulations!!!
  110. Kelsey July 11, 2013 at 10:30 am #
    Congrats Bev and Aaron!!! That's so exciting! You will make great parents!
  111. Megan July 11, 2013 at 10:35 am #
    Such an AMAZING, inspiring, funny, truthful, open, and honest post. Congrats to you and your husband, and good luck with TWINS! :)
  112. Natalie July 11, 2013 at 10:35 am #
    Bev I had no idea you went through all that!! Your post made me want to cry. TWINS!! Good grief I can't even imagine. I can wait for you to be a mom. It'll completely change you inside and out (for good and stretchy-mark bad). And basically kill off your blog. (JK. Ok not really. Mine's on life support right now.) Your news has made my whole day. Good luck lady and I can wait to read updates!!
  113. Jackie {Domestic Fits} July 11, 2013 at 10:44 am #
    I am SO thrilled for you! Sounds like we had similar lives on our twenties. My husband worked in the music industry in LA, and we ran around the US with band and such. Then I turned thirty, bought a house and NEEDED to procreated. My sister is going through this now, her third round of IUI. And although I am so excited to hear the success stories like yours, she is still in the "Screw her and her functioning uterus!" phase, so I probably won't share this with her. If you have any tips on what we can do to support gals in this process, I would to hear them.
  114. sharon garofalow July 11, 2013 at 10:58 am #
    SO excited for you!! You have so much talent to share with your TWO! littles! I can only imagine what amazing humans they will turn in to. And you have the cutest, most adorable little belly I have ever seen.
  115. Jenny P July 11, 2013 at 11:00 am #
    Tears.......of....JOY!!! BEST NEWS of 2013! Our daily chats through the beginning of our friendship, to our semi weekly chats now I have relished in our friendship and I cannot say LOUD ENOUGH how HAPPY I am for both of you. I know I kept telling you to have faith, patience, and we exchanged advice on positive vibes and thoughts. You two are going to make the best parents and I can't wait to hear about your journey farther into Motherhood and Parenthood. Tell Aaron, he's pretty much won the best Husband award in my book for standing by you on this incredibly personal journey!!! xoxo Jenny
  116. Jenny Flake July 11, 2013 at 11:02 am #
    Oh Bev, I am in tears over here just over the moon for you. Cannot wait to follow this journey of yours. Twins!!! Woohoo! xoxo
  117. Nora July 11, 2013 at 11:06 am #
    Hi! Going through the same thing right now! Great story! It's such a long journey. I can't wait for the happy ending party!
  118. Rebecca {foodie with family} July 11, 2013 at 11:15 am #
    OHMYGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH! Congratulations, Bev! This is pretty much the best. news. ever. I am so happy for you all.
  119. Shelly (Pastry Shells) July 11, 2013 at 11:27 am #
    Bev! I'm so happy for you and your hubby! I follow your blog religiously and this was a great post! Can't wait for more!
  120. Julie July 11, 2013 at 11:27 am #
    Yay! Congrats Bev. Keep the pics coming, you're absolutely adorable!!
  121. Jackie @ savoring our twenties July 11, 2013 at 11:36 am #
    I am nearly crying, and I very rarely cry! A close family member had the exact same struggle, but unfortunately never got lucky. Enjoy every minute of it. Can't wait to hear more and follow you along the way! :)
  122. Kari July 11, 2013 at 11:40 am #
    So awesome! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your story.
  123. Nancy@acommunaltable July 11, 2013 at 11:43 am #
    I wish every day could start off with such wonderful news as yours! As others have said, it truly is the best "ride of your life" - full of challenges - which you have faced and triumphed over!!! And unbelievable joy! Heartfelt congratulations ... so truly happy for you and your husband!!!!
  124. Katie @ Blonde Ambition July 11, 2013 at 11:55 am #
    Congratulations!! If you don't teach your children how to sing and dance and form a family band that tours the country side, I will be extremely disappointed. So glad your long journey has found a happy ending <3
  125. Sini July 11, 2013 at 11:58 am #
    Oh Bev. I'm so so so happy for you. Twins!! Amazing.
  126. Shefy Lindsey July 11, 2013 at 11:59 am #
    SOOO FREAKING EXCITEDHAPPYEXCITEDEVENMOREHAPPY for you guys!!! Get ready to walk on a crazy, ridiculously AWESOME journey!!! Being a mama rocks! xoxo Shefy
  127. Carly @ Snack Therapy July 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm #
    Oh my goodness! I am so, so happy for you. A boy and a girl? You hit the jackpot! Congratulations :).
  128. Paula - bell'alimento July 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm #
    That's SOOOOOOO awesome yahoo girl! (and boy! ) : D
  129. Gina @ So Lets Hang Out July 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm #
    1) I recently just found your blog (yes. yes, i have been living somewhere under a rock. correct.) and I am so dang happy I found you. Would it be too much too soon to profess my love? Probably. Should we high five instead? More appropriate. Ok, I'm just going to go in for a hug. I'm doing it. 2) This post made me tear up. CONGRAT-U-FRICKIN-LATIONS! Holy heck! So. Happy. For. You!!! :)
  130. Amy @Very Culinary July 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm #
    WHEEEEEEEEEEE! How freaking awesome! My friends pretty much have the same infertility story, except they're gay women, so they didn't even have fun trying! It was rough for a looooong time. But they ended up with twins - a boy and a girl too. Now 7 years old. Yay! I love happy endings. and p.s. the movie is The Sound of Music. DUH. ;-)
  131. Liz July 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm #
    I am over the moon happy for you guys!!!!!
  132. Courtney @ Neighborfood July 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm #
    Huuuuuuuuuzzzaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! I am so happy for you all and so thankful you shared the whole process. Usually all you get to see on Facebook is the insane happy of the expecting couple, not all the insane crap it sometimes takes to get there. Here's to the second trimester! (And finally getting to enjoy food again...hopefully!)
  133. Laura July 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm #
    So . . . .my story is much like yours except without the band, the husband or fun trying. I decided that I needed to be a mom whether I was a wife or not. I started with the IUIs and went on the IVF. I ended up with boy/girl twins on my 5th round. Don't be scared! It's awesome. Im really lucky that my mom lives with me and helps me out but it's easier than anyone said it would be. Get in touch with local multiples groups. They're fabulous. Great, great resource. It's going to be awesome! My twins are 7 months old now and each day is better and more fun than the last. Check out the Twin Z pillows for nursing or bottle feeding. It's gotten a ton of use at our hose. Congratulations! It's all going to be fabulous (except cutting their finger/toe nails. That's horrible and endless). :) Laura
  134. Liz B. July 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm #
    Congrats! Motherhood is wonderful. I also had a polyp (Polly was her name). I had tried for a few years myself and nothing! Two months after the D&C, we got pregnant. You are embarking on a miraculous and amazing journey. I found your blog a few weeks ago and you are hilarious. I was on my constant quest for baby/toddler recipes. I have a 14 month old now and I am on a constant search for recipes for her. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your little ones!
  135. Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm #
    Bev!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! I am so sorry you had such a tough road, but I am so happy for the wonderful ending!!! Twins!!! And a boy and a girl! What more could you ask for!!!! Also-- what a wonderful mother you will be!! Yay!!!!!!!
  136. Jaclyn July 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm #
    Awww congratulations! So excited and happy for you! Twins-WOW, life is about to get crazy!
  137. Rouge July 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm #
    Congrats! Hope you start feeling better soon!
  138. Elena July 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm #
    The best! I didn't have enough reception to load the photos on my phone so I had my sister take screen shots and email me work :)
  139. kelly @ livelovepasta July 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm #
    Congratulations!!! Your blogs are my absolute favorite to read out of the dozens I follow and this post made me cry! I'm so happy for you and wish you the best! PS Sound of Music :)
  140. Donell July 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm #
    I've been reading your blog for a few months now and I just wanted to say congratulations! I completely understand battling infertility and all the feelings that go along with it. Our struggle ended with an embryo adoption that resulted in the births of a healthy girl and boy in 2011! Being the mother of twins rocks! Hang in there - you'll feel better soon!
  141. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts July 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm #
    Wow, twins!! Yay!! Congratulations :)
  142. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen July 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm #
    Deng woman, what a story. So inspirational. You deserve x a million! Congrats!
  143. Dani July 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm #
    I don't even want to have children but I'm touched by your story and am sad for your struggle and very excited for your (finally!) success. You're hilarious and you'll make an awesome mom.
  144. lisa July 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm #
    Oh gives me chills for you - so happy! One of my best friends is having triplets and shes 40. Already has a 10 & 13 yr. old. This is her second marriage and her husband wanted children; so finally after 3 miscarriages and implantations etc. shes 5 months pregnant!! We've laughed about be careful what you wish for!!
  145. Adriana July 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm #
    Congrats! Welcome to the parents of multiples club :)
  146. Kelsey July 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm #
    Congrats! All I have to say is take it easy, really easy! Twins are so hard to carry and there is little knowledge on those pregnancies. I had twins a very rare form of twins (Mono-Mono) and they were born at 21 weeks and couldn't survive for more than half hour! So please take it easy!
  147. Julie July 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm #
    Your kids are going to have one wonderful, hilarious, creative, and strong mama. Congrats to you and Aaron!
  148. Jennie @themessybakerblog July 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm #
    Congrats, Bev! Infertility is the cavernous pits of everything black and depressing. We've been struggling for 6 years. Not a day goes by that I don't think about the "B" word. I'm so happy for you. I wish you nothing but baby wipes and pink and blue dreams. Good luck on your journey.
  149. Christi @ Love From The Oven July 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm #
    Congratulations!!! As someone who's been down the fertility challenged journey (and ended up adopting), it's such a hard, long, dark and often lonely road that you sure as hell never thought you'd be on (certainly didn't find that in the fairy tale books they read us as kids!). Congrats, wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy. And all the luck in the world on that two for one thing. :) It will be awesome.
  150. Tracey @ Cooking with Love July 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm #
    Awwww congrats Bev! Twins..... so happy for you! You will make a fantastic Mom!! :)
  151. Eddie July 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm #
    I am so excited and happy for you and Aaron. Congratulations! You are going to be one awesome mama!
  152. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm #
    Two babies!! Oh my gosh I couldn't be more thrilled for you both, especially knowing now what a long road it was to get here. And there's no doubt that you are going to be the coolest mom!
  153. Lisa Russo July 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm #
    So happy for you! Our story is the same, almost to a T. Even had the electrocution. Good times. I counted once - over 300 shots during my years of treatments. For our IVF I ended up with 3 to put back. One took, and she's now 7 and snuggled up next to me in bed since Dad is out of town for work. I'd go through it all again 10 times over for her. :) Can't wait to "meet" your babies!
  154. Kathleen July 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm #
    Yeah twins!!! Congratulations!!!!
  155. Mary Clay Kline @ Cooking with the King July 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm #
    How incredible! i'm so happy for you! I can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey. I hope you start to feel better super soon!
  156. Caroline July 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm #
    Congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life! As crazy as it all feels…enjoy every bit of it! Years go by so quickly! Take lots of time for yourself…and keep us all posted! :D
  157. Maegan @ The BakerMama July 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm #
    Congrats! I'm so happy for you! I have 6 month old twin boys and it's truly amazing! It's definitely non-stop, but you will survive and thrive! Once you start feeling better, enjoy eating for three!
  158. Amanda Cooper July 12, 2013 at 5:33 am #
    Congrats!!!! My husband and iare actually going through this right now. we tried for 4 years and have done iui once and it didnt work the second time his sperm count was way to low so we decided with how emotional it all is well move to ivf. Were really nervous but staying positive that it works!!! we want a family more than anything. congrats again twins will be a blast.
  159. Kari@Loaves n Dishes July 12, 2013 at 7:16 am #
    Congrats Bev & Aaron! So exciting for you! My husband & I have had the same struggle. If I didn't have a personal promise from God that we would have a family I'm sure I would be an absolute wreck. I am able to be genuinely excited & happy for you, especially knowing your struggle. Your babies are so blessed to have you for a mom!
  160. Colleen July 12, 2013 at 7:42 am #
    Congratulations! I haven't read your blog for very long, but it's now one of my favorites. I know fertility issues can be so devastating, especially when it seems like everyone else gets pregnant by just looking at each other! So excited for you! Good luck!
  161. Ames July 12, 2013 at 9:50 am #
    Congrats! I cried reading your story. I wish the best for you and your family! How exciting!!!!
  162. Sarah July 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm #
    Bevieeee!!!!!! I am weeping. I am thrilled. You are brave for going through it and brave for sharing and...twins!?!? You are brave. Period. I have two "kidscicles" waiting their turn in a freezer...I've been there, done that and I feel for ya. It DOES suck. The big one. But a success story is the best story. Now, take care of those little parasites that will soon be people and go with a "cravings" theme around here for a while. We'll love it, I'm sure. xoxoxoxoxoxo
  163. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe July 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm #
    Congratulations Bev! What a rollercoaster for you and your hubby. So happy for you!
  164. Ali | Gimme Some Oven July 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm #
    Ahhhhhhhh, BEV!!! Your news just completely made my day. What an incredible, wonderful, doubly-delightful gift. So thrilled for you both, and can't wait to follow along as you bake (bake!!!) these sweet babes. They have one brave, talented, beautiful, strong, hilarious, INCREDIBLE mama. Kick your feet up and soak it all in, friend. I'm so proud of you! :)
  165. cindy July 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm #
    Yay, twinsies! Amazing! Congratulations, Bev...my heart is so happy for you!
  166. Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife July 13, 2013 at 5:57 am #
    Love. Congratulations to you both!
  167. Paula July 13, 2013 at 9:00 am #
    Congratulations! That is some fantastic news!
  168. Sara July 13, 2013 at 9:28 am #
    Wow - thousands of children in this country are desperate to be adopted, you choose to spend money/time/effort on this routine, and then you complain about how "difficult" it all is? Please. Stop. You're making a total fool of yourself.
    • Nora July 15, 2013 at 9:19 am #
      This is really rude. It is ok for you to have your opinion but you do not need to judge others.
  169. Barbara | Creative Culinary July 13, 2013 at 10:32 am #
    I can sometimes feel guilty that I got pregnant so easily when I read or hear of a journey like yours but I know I shouldn't so I won't...I'll just feel joy for you Bev, that this insane road has led, finally, to this incredible success. Congratulations hardly speaks of the way I feel for you now; maybe CONGRATULATIONS is closer. Now the real journey begins!
  170. kimberlyloc July 13, 2013 at 11:16 am #
    Bev, I am so thrilled for you and Aaron! This story had me laughing, crying and all sorts of giddy emotions. Yes, you are screwed with the twins, ha! I love it. You're going to be such a good mama, and those little munchkins are going to be the most popular kids at school thanks to all the yummy treats you send for class parties! Congratulations, so so so so so happy for you and Aaron. Sending my love.
  171. teresa July 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm #
    BEV!!!! YOU SWEET! Adorable! Totally precious! Hip! Cool! So beautiful Girly you! My mind is so blown by the beauty & pure JOY of this story. I'm sooooo happppppppppy for you & your family! A girl! A boy! WHAT! Too good to be true. But it is. And I'm just so delighted for you. Please feel my love & hugs and everything else sweet & good in this life! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo What a sweet sweet sweet wonderful story. xo
  172. Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper July 14, 2013 at 10:13 am #
    Congratulations!!!!!! I'm not ready for a babe yet, gotta wait until I'm out of grad school (and find someone to have a baby with...), but I already know it might be a problem for me. It is so nice to hear successful stories like that. And twins!!! Boy and girl! You are getting the best of both worlds!
  173. Laurie {SimplyScratch} July 15, 2013 at 8:42 am #
    Bev... omg BEV... I'm balling my eyeballs out! I'm so extremely thrilled for you guys! TWINS!! They are going to be the best dressed, with amazing hair and uber talented AND I just know you will be the prettiest pregnant mama, the funnest {is that a word??} mom and I wish I could squeeze you right now!! XXO
  174. Shaina July 15, 2013 at 11:36 am #
    Weeee! I'm so glad that polyp came out and those two sweet babies took their place. You look gorgeous, and I can only imagine those lovely babes will be just as gorgeous as you their parents. You've got this. xo
  175. katriel July 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm #
    I love baby stories! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations!
  176. Erin July 16, 2013 at 8:05 am #
    Bev! Congratulations! I have twins too! You look too beautiful. I was about to get jealous when I remembered how much you make me laugh and how happy you make my mouth. Oh gosh. That sounds so weird. So weird that I thought you might appreciate it.
  177. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen July 16, 2013 at 9:10 am #
    What a beautiful story! And congratulations! We didn't have any difficulty getting pregnant, but my sister does, so I can kind of relate to what you went through. And extra exciting to get two in one shot...!
  178. kb July 16, 2013 at 11:38 am #
    I am so freaking excited for your two. I know it's been a journey (well I didn't know, but i read!) and I have friends who have been there so I can imagine how emotional this is for you. One of my besties has 8 month old twinners - a boy and a girl. I'll connect you two ... you can ask her 47,000 questions and I would imagine she could have a hand-me-down or 67 that you could take off her hands! Actually, 68 ... she has 2 of everything. Congratulations to you and your hubs ... I'm so excited for you guys! kb
  179. Sarah July 17, 2013 at 11:05 am #
    Congratulations! That's so exciting!
  180. Patrice July 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm #
    I found our huevos ranchero recipe on Pinterest which led me to your blog and now this story. I don't know you but I am so happy for you, congratulations to you and your husband. And yes I was crying!!!!
  181. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes July 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm #
    Wow, wow, WOW. I'm blaring some seriously uplifting Wilson Phillips tunes at the top of my stereo for you right now. Fertility, pregnancy, tilted cervixes are all such personal things, and I really admire you for going through all of this behind the scenes. And look what you have to show for it now - two bebes! Congrats, Bev! What a wonderful, wonderful development - times two!!!
  182. Cookie and Kate July 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm #
    I'm really, truly thrilled for you and your husband, Bev! Twins! You're rocking that baby bump. Can't wait to celebrate with you and I'm looking forward to twin baby instagrams already.
  183. Tracy July 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm #
    Congratulations, I am so very happy for you...twins!!!
  184. Heidi @ Food Doodles July 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm #
    Oh my goodness, I can't believe I'm just reading this now(can you tell I'm alwaaaaaays behind, haha). Congratulations!!!! I am so crazy excited for you!
  185. Sarah July 22, 2013 at 11:14 am #
    Congratulations Bev! I can't imagine how hard the past couple of years must have been for you and your husband but it will all be worth it once you meet those two angels. Best wishes for your new family!! :)
  186. Mary @ The Kitchen Paper July 23, 2013 at 9:36 am #
    Bev, I've just discovered your blog (what took me so long? Jeesh!) and am LOVING it. Congratulations on the babies! SO EXCITING! Thanks for sharing your story with us, and of course making it hilarious. I look forward to following your blog!
  187. Nam (The Culinary Chronicles) July 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm #
    CONGRATULATIONS to you and the hubs! What a journey you've been through and I wish you nothing but HAPPINESS, laughter and love!
  188. jenny July 25, 2013 at 8:55 am #
    JUST seeing this!!! oh my gosh...you know i LOVE LOVE LOOOOVVVEEEE this announcement so very much!! sooooo happy for you! love your story, sounds so much like my own. just crazy happy for you guys!!! :)
  189. Brian Grayless July 25, 2013 at 9:05 am #
    I don't need any pregnancy advice, but I am totally down for some Wilson Phillips! ;) Congrats Bev!
  190. Alissa @ Big Eats Tiny Kitchen July 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm #
    Congratulations!!!! I'm so thrilled for you guys. This gives me hope too as I have been on this long ass road too. Tried IUI with injectibles multiple times with no result several years ago, but had to take a break from the insanity that it creates. I live in KC and would be interested in who you have been going to if you don't mind sharing?
    • Bev Weidner July 27, 2013 at 10:28 am #
      I'd be happy to share! I went to Dr. Celeste Brabec at Reproductive Resource Center in Overland Park. www.rrc.com She's AMAZING. Fun, hyper, sensitive, kind, incredible. Try her! And good luck. I knooooooow how you're feeling. xo!
  191. Stacey I July 26, 2013 at 2:47 pm #
    I am so, so, so very happy for you Bev!! You look beautiful preggers!!
  192. Ashley July 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm #
    Whoa. This is some story, girl. Love your humor through the memories but I cannot imagine what a long + painful journey it was. Happy times now!! Big, huge, GIANT congrats to you + Aaron.
  193. Beverly August 1, 2013 at 6:09 pm #
    Wow, what an amazing story full of heartache, tears and rolling on the floor laughter. You girl...ARE HYSTERICAL and poignant at the same time. As a twin myself ( and yup...my name is Bev and my brother is Brian) I can tell you from the bottom of my soul how much I love, adore and respect my twin brother. We rarely fought as children (except over a toy or TV show...mom always let us work it out unless she saw blood). When the surprise of twins was revealed to my dad 50 years ago, he insisted on hiring a nurse to help out in the first few weeks. The nurse taught my mom to do everything at the same time. Feed from the same bowl with same spoon, change diapers and bathe at the same time, etc. My mom said this nurse had us on such a schedule that we functioned like a well-oiled machine. It got to the point that we even pooped within minutes of each other. After a few weeks Mom sent the nurse packing because she said it became easier then she ever imagined. When she needed to take a shower she would put us both in one crib and often found us cuddled together when she returned...(aww, sooo sweeet!). As we grew up I was the more dominant, verbal one. My brother was quite shy, while I was the big mouth. I used to drag him with me and my friends as a bodyguard during the disco days of the 80's. My curfew would be extended if Brian was with me..soooo I would dress him up nicely, slap some cologne on him and force him to come along for the ride. He was so shy to ask a girl to dance that I would practice with him for hours and hours in the den to Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince till the rug got a worn out spot. When we graduated high school and he announced that he was going to a different college than me I flipped out... WHAT???? DIFFERENT COLLEGE? HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO ME...TO US???? My mom had to sit me down and basically say I need to cut the apron strings to my own twin brother. So I let him go, but not before I spent every other weekend at his dorm to keep an eye on him. Looking back, I definitely smothered the daylights out of him, but it was with the best of intentions and sisterly love. When he finally started dating I would threaten to kick the $hit out of any girlfriend if she broke my brothers heart. In fact, his wife of 22 years reminded me of that very statement not too long ago. Our daughters got quite a kick out of hearing stories of how much I protected him and mothered him. To this day he is my dearest, closet friend. Our spouses had to co,e to terms with how much we care and love each other. When he and his wife bought a house in the next state I secretly wept for a week. When we took a two family road trip, I sat up front with him for whole 10 hours there and back just talking and laughing (and reading the map). So enjoy all the beautiful twin moments ahead. Hopefully your children will have a relationship like we do. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! Feel well Bev and keep us up-to-date! Beverly
  194. Stella (Ex Libris) August 4, 2013 at 8:36 am #
    Hi Bev, I'm a brand new follower of your blog (stumbled here following your new Thai Coconut Mushroom Soup recipe and after seeing your cute and fun video decided to stay and subscribe ;-) and just wanted to say congrats and so happy it worked this time, wishing you lots of joy and hopefully nausea-less days in your pregnancs :-)
  195. Sara August 6, 2013 at 9:07 am #
    We messaged in Facebook not to long ago and you have me some advice. I thought is let you know that yesterday we did our Day 5 Embryo Transfer with 2 beautiful Blastocyst. I find out need Wednesday(8/14) I it worked. I hope my husband and I are as blessed as y'all are. I hope and pray that your pregnancy continues to go well and obviously a smooth birth of your 2 beautiful bundles if joy!! Sara Fairchild
    • Bev Weidner August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am #
      OHHHHHH that's great news!! I'm praying and vibing and dancing and thinking of you over the next week or so. PLEASE keep me posted. And rest, rest, rest!
  196. Laurel October 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm #
    whoa. I had NO idea that when I clicked over from your shrimpy corn chowder on Pinterest that I could heart you even more!?!! My husband & I are working on year 3 of infertility, and it seriously breaks you at times. You are soo right- friends lapping you, and everything else that comes along with infertility really makes you question EVERYTHING. We just had our retrieval this past Friday, and I am praying we can follow your lead! Positive vibes to you & your tiny tots.... You locked me into your blog with this post! Well, this post and the corny shrimps.
  197. Rose Siders December 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm #
    Grab the mop. I'm sitting here a sobbing mess. Happy and sad tears. Mixing all over my keyboard. I don't know you, I found your post via a post on another blog about a kale and pomegranate salad (which I think looks totally delish, but I digress)...but I just wanted you to know, this post gave me hope. We've only been trying to conceive a few months, but there are other signs popping up that make me realize I am going to likely need medical help to get pregnant. It's such a lonely, defeating feeling, but reading your post brought me so much joy and instead of being jealous and angry as I tend to get when I see other people with babies, I am truly, genuinely HAPPY for you! Thank you so much for sharing your heartache, and joy. This is exactly what I needed to read right now. Thanks for sharing your story!
  198. Tessa December 30, 2013 at 9:00 am #
    i was sent over here after I "came out" about our IF on my blog. Thank you for sharing your story! So glad it was a success for you. It seems like after trying so long, it will NEVER happen. Gotta keep believing.
  199. alyssa @ life a la wife January 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm #
    Hi Bev -- Congrats on your two beautiful babies!! I have a quick question... How did they figure out your cervix was tilted? My first 3 iui's have not worked and they had to change catheters all 3 times in the middle of the insemination (ew) because of the cervix.. But they've never said the cervix was actually tilted. Is this making sense? We are starting the IVF process soon and I hope to be as blessed as you!
  200. Jenn September 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm #
    WHERE ARE MY EFFING TISSUES!!?!? I confess I didn't start reading your bloggy until after I found you on IG through a friend and was in a similar stage of OMG BABIES [aka up to my eyeballs in baby barf and other such substances] Anywho! This is my first time seeing this post and I just want to give you the biggest, creepiest internet hug ever. I also battled some crazy infertility issues [my ovaries are emo and hate the world. they don't like to work. EVER!] and I'm so freaking glad we have our crazy kiddos at the end of this ridiculous journey. Now the real fun starts! muahaha! <3
  201. Nikki Lynn December 17, 2015 at 10:24 am #
    Just found out I am pregnant and love reading back on these posts :) They are the best


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