Saturday, January 12

Double WHAT??! a Freebie & Reveal!

Alright all you faithful blog readers of mine (all 3 of you! LOL) I have been a bit MIA the last few weeks... But I have some juicy gossip to make up for it - ok, it's not really gossip since (1) it's about me and I'm the one telling you (2) it's true and (3) I'm excited to tell you all!.... So... My dh and I decided to take the plunge and find out the sex of the baby I'm carrying (mind you, we haven't done ultrasounds with the last 2 babies but since this is our last baby... my dh was dying to find out if he'd finally get a little girl!)... Alright, so on with the juice... the Saturday before Christmas we went in to get the ultrasound (hold on a minute.. my dh actually wrote up the blog entry at our family blog about it... and am thinking you might like a different "voice" to read for a change - LOL) so I've cut and pasted the blog entry that he wrote....

For some news of monumental proportions, hang on to your knickers and read on.
So Shandy and I went to the doctor on Saturday to get our first ultrasound of our new arrival. We wanted to see what the sex of the baby would be. We had decided that this would be our last child and so I was really anxious to see if we were finally going to add a little girl to the family.
Now these ultrasounds are never 100% positive however all indications point to the fact that they are girls.
That's right, girls. Plural. As in more than one. As in twins.
The nurse starts ultrasounding (is that a verb?) and after
less than a minute he says, "Well, the first thing that I see is that there are two." I keep waiting for him to say that he's joking. Shandy and I look at each other. My left eyebrow raises like The Rock. I look at the Nurse in disbelief.
"Dude, serious?"
"Yup"
I believe that my first words after that were, "Holy Crap..." followed shortly by, "I guess we'll need to trade your van in on a bigger one."
So the dude starts going through all of the areas of the exam on the ultrasound. There's quite the laundry list of things he's got to look at. We determine that each baby is in it's own amniotic sack which is indicative of fraternal twins. It's 40 minutes before we find out the gender on Baby A. I'm thinking, So what's it going to be in our family? Six boys? Five boys, one girl? Four boys, two girls?
We end up discovering that both babies are girls. Both are about identical in size and are completely healthy and at the right stage of development.
Needless to say, Shandy and I are completely ecstatic. What a wonderful blessing. We look forward to the girls joining us with both great anticipation and a small measure of fear. Twins on top of four boys will be a tough job but we are up to it. I think we are still in a little bit of shock as we try to digest everything that will have to happen in the next few months. One thing is for sure: I need to get neutered here pretty soon.


So there you have it! I'm still in shock and I've known for almost 3 weeks! so with that fresh in our minds.. I came up with a Double Page LO in honor of the little babies that will be soon joining us! (Mid to end April for all of you inquiring minds!) You can Download it here

oh, I almost forgot!... I was going to reveal my grab bag from last month (yes, I know.. I'm a tad bit late... LOL) but for all of you who snatched this up for the bargain of $2.00 I sure hope you were pleased when yo unzipped everything! For the rest of you... all of the below products can be found at My Store with a 25% savings for the next few days :) ENJOY!

116 comments:

Lindsay Jane said...

Congrats on the baby news Shandy! You are going to be one busy woman!!!:)

Two Bloggin Moms said...

How exciting! Congratulations!
Twins and Girls! Woohoo! Hope you have lots of fun buying lots of PINK!
-RachelV.

Joy said...

woohoo how exciting is that... Congratulations! you definitely will have your hands full... but it sounds like you guys have it together.

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.

lukasmummy said...

OMG so pleased for you sweetie. I think I would have died if that had been me lol. Congratulations sweetie. So excited for you all. Hugs Crystal xxx

Flergs said...

Oh WOW! How exciting!!! Your news blows mine out of the water! I feel some future girly kits coming then??? That is some fantastic news!!

nina said...

congrats! fantastic news here!
love your blogheader shandy!!!

nina

Angie said...

There is obviously more than 3 of us. ;)

Just wanted to say congrats! I always wanted twins! :)

fl_connie said...

Congratulations! and thanks for the wonderful giftie!

Tammtamm said...

Congratulations on the news of twin girls!

I love your designs and just wanted to say THANK YOU. I've snagged quite a few templates today. They're all wonderful.

Tamm

Mary Ellen said...

Wowzers! What wonderful news. Congratulations. You will be one busy mama. Wish you all the best.

LouAnn said...

WOW WOW! Congratulations Shandy!

Thanks for the template too - love all your stuff!

Monique said...

Oh WOW Shandy! Congrats! I bet you'll be busy getting ready for not 1 but now 2 little ones! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Wishing you and family much happiness with the new little ones.

digi-gee said...

Congrats on your very exciting news! Thanks so much for the template.

Sarah said...

Holy moly girl!!!! That is SOOOOOO exciting! I almost started crying reading that! What an awesome surprise! And how fun to end with 2 girls! Now they'll have a friend to play with. Oh my goodness, I'm so happy for you! Do twins run in the family?? WOW!!!!

PS I am a faithful blog ready, I just don't comment much. :)

michellewaite1 said...

Wow, that is so exciting. How fun to have two of each.

Brooke - in Oregon said...

YEE HAW and WOOTIE WOO! That is so exciting, and scary :) What a shockaroo, would have loved to have seen the looks on both of your faces.....Shock.....disbelief...fear....excitment! I can only imagine, congratulations! Hey Gymboree has some really cute girls clothes, I shop there for my DGD. Sending you lots of energy, sleep and hugs!

Brooke - in Oregon said...

I was so excited about your news I forgot to say thank you for the template! :)

Jody said...

I am so happy for you and you DH. Sounds like you will have your hands full, but with all those boys around to help spoil the girls it will be wonderful for you all. Blessings to you and your family always.

evitangel said...

thank you so much! what an awesome temp!

HarleyGirl said...

a great big CONGRATUALTIONS....you guys didn't just get one little girl, you got TWO. I am really happy for the both of you

Brandi said...

Congratulations on your news! I only just found your blog today and I wanted to say thanks for the templates, as well. They're wonderful! I'll be kaboodling some of them in your store. ;)

Susan S said...

Congratulations Shandy. What exciting news! Thanks for the great template.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Shandy! That is so fantastic!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats..how exciting for you. What a blessing. Thanks for the double template. It is great
mmikes

Ms. Kari said...

Oh how exciting! Congratulations!!!

IkeaGoddess said...

Holy cow, not one girl but two - congratulations. I bet the boys will adore their sisters. I'm very happy for you. I bet you are having fun buying all the little pink outfits ;-)

shawnyrvr said...

Wow!!! I'm so happy for you two!!!
I guess you received a double portion blessing on trying one last time for a girl, lol

Blessings,
Shawna

PS Thanks for the double pager!!!

Anonymous said...

this is the first time I have come across your work. I love the double template, but am really happy the "double blessings" are yours. Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you and your family.

SAHM said...

Shandy - CONGRATS on the baby news! Twins - and girls! Oh, such great news to read today!

clg0513 said...

oh my goodness...twins. Congrats!

Heather said...

CONGRATS and CONGRATS on your baby girls!! How very exciting. And thanks for the great template too!!!

Tink said...

Congratulations. You certainly are going to have your hands full. :) Will be looking forward to seeing pictures of the little princesses in the near future.

Thank you for the delightful template.

Shannon said...

What wonderful news!! Congratulations! Thank you for the templates!

MiKiko said...

Congratulations on your great news, what a wonderful way to begin the year!
And thank you for the wonderful double template:)

pbrooks said...

Shandy, what exciting news. I am so happy for you. Thank you so much for the template freebie! My computer has been down so I am one of those that missed out on your grab bag, but I am looking at it as a present for the girls. I am off to buy the templates.

Lynn said...

Congratulations x2!! You wanted pink - looks like you're getting a double dose!!

Thanks for the great template!

joyinhim said...

Congrats and how exciting! Thanks for sharing the great template.

Brittney said...

Thanks Shandy! I love the double template. Congrats again on the twins! :)

Mandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Twins!! Thanks for the great template!

artgeek said...

Congrats on the news of twins!! May your pregnancy be smooth sailing. As the mom of 3 y/o twins, just remember this...they WILL eventually sleep AT THE SAME TIME!! Best O'Luck.

Rikki said...

Thanks for the awesome template!

Megan B said...

Ha ha ha! Congratulations! That is wonderful, and so funny!

Nancy K said...

Congratulations on your twin girls, Shandy! Wow, wow, wow! What a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations!! That is definitely big news!

Sue

Felicia McB said...

congrats on having twins, nice to see hubby is getting the girl he wished for times two :)
thanks for the lovely two page template as well, it's awesome

embosje (Netherlands) said...

Congratulations on the GIRLS twins. I bet you have a bunch of very happy guys out there. Hope and pray all goes well.
Thank you for the wonderful double template. :-D

Terebene said...

Wow congrats! Girls are such a blessing!

Danielle said...

Congrats again Shandy! Amazing news! And thanks for the cute double template!

Miss j aka mixedclawzz said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you! How exciting. Cant wait to see the little princesses when they get here!

Miss j aka mixedclawzz said...

Sorry I was so excited I forgot-Thanks bunches for the template.

Mandy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow, twins! i'm sooooo happy for you!!!!

Side by Side said...

What a blessing.
I have 5 year old twin girls and they are just a joy to our lives.

I wish you all the best in the next few months. Enjoy your time before you get a "bit" busy after they are born.

psy said...

Congratulations on the new additions! Sounds like you will have your hands full.

wvsandy said...

What wonderful news for you! I'm so excited for you. Thanks so much for the template. It will be fun but not as much as you are going to have. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes! That is so exciting. Congratulations to your whole family. Janet

Kutnkudlys' Kreations said...

CONGRATS!!!!!

Twin girls! How fun!

They'll keep ya busy! :)

Anonymous said...

Wahoo! congrat's on the babies!!!!!
~Marie

beckag said...

Congrats on your baby news!

Deanna said...

congratulations!! I'm happy for you guys that you will get to experience girls - they're SO different! (I'm sure you'll fully appreciate that after having 4 boys!). Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and hope all goes well.

Anna M said...

Congratualtions!Hope everything goes great! Thanks for the template!

ChrissyWdigital said...

ooooh congrats!!! can't wait to see your girly pages!!

Ramie :-) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Such happy baby news! And wow....shocking too, but it sounds like it'll be fun!
Thanks so much for the template! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!!!! (squeal) (((hugs)))
That is sooooooo awesome!!!!!
Thanks for today's fabulous template! I'd wondered where you had been and obviously from all the comments you have far more than 3 loyal readers!!!! :D

Muka said...

WOW, shandy, that is AWESOME news and definitely qualifying as gossip ;) big huge DOUBLE congrats on the two little girls coming your way, good luck with handling all that girl-ness! LOL!

Debra said...

WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Super dooper congrats!! As a mom of 4 boys, I can only imagine the excitement here...and two of them, but I don't think my dh would've been nearly as happy as yours!! He would dearly have loved a daughter, but we'll just hold out now for a granddaughter (but of course we'll love grandsons too!!)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the template, and congrats on the babies! Talk about a shock, but I'm so glad it's a happy one!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations on the fantastic news! Thank you so much for the great template too :)

Sandy

norton94 said...

Wow are you going to have to be organized! LOL! Super exciting news but sounds like it will just fit in for you and John!

Paige said...

Thanks so much. my sister got me a gift certificate to elemental scraps for Christmas andI was just looking at all your templates. I have bought a lot and the ones I used very first were the double sided ones. I only do double pages so it's always a real treat to get a good one. You are so talented and WOWZA. Twinners. That's super excited. Congrats and thank you!

Deb said...

Congratulations Shandy, and to hubby too! I guess this means there will be a few pink kits in your future. LOL

Deb (tiggersmom)

Melinda said...

congrats! I've been in your shoes- expecting one and ending up with two. Twins are fun- my girls are 9.5 now and most definitely fraternal as they don't look or act the same. People are always surprised when I say that they are twins. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly! My girls came a month early, so be prepared a bit earlier than usual ;)

Vicki (Chickivaney) said...

Congrats on the twin girls! And thanks for the temps!

thescrappytimes said...

Oh my heavens! Congratulations on your twin girls. What a surprise! The doctor had no clue before u/s? He hadn't heard two heartbeats? Wow! It's a good think you had that ultrasound.

Camelia said...

Congratulations on your baby news !
It will be exciting to have girls.
Thanks so much for the wonderful templates.
Your talent is greatly appreciated.

Kathy said...

Congratulations! Twin girls, very exciting. Thank you for the double templates.

HelenClyde said...

Congratulations!!!
Twins are so cool, I´m mother of twin boys who will turn one next week myself, and I LOVE it.

I´m sure you feel worried and proud and everything at the same time, but twins are really great and I think the extra work is often overestimated. Ít´s great seeing them grow together and play together, and actually you don´t have to be the one-man -entertainer for them all the time, because they love to play together.

When I was pregnant, I loved the twinstuff message board, because I was eager to get all the information I could find, and to read everything I could get into my fingers. There are lovely ladies in that board.

So, well, I´m looking forward to reading your blog to see some coute ultrasoud pics and then more :-)))

Enjoy your pregnancy!

Kaje said...

congrats on the babies ;) thank you for the template!

Sharon Kay said...

Congrats on the babies! Wow what a surprise! I love the double page spread with lots of places for pictures...those are my favorite kind of templates! Thank you!

HeatherB said...

Congrats again Shandy, it was really fun to read the news from John's point of view. Soon your family with be a total of 8...what kind of van do you need, a small bus?! We're only 4 + dog and can't even fit into a Subaru Forrester half the time, LOL! You are so lucky to be so blessed!

And thanks for the wonderful double template...going to have to make a few more of those to fit the whole family into your scrap pages (which is great for me, I love doing doubles).

And as you can see, you have waaaay more than 3 blog readers!

(((Hugs)))

Monique said...

Hi! Come by my blog for a little surprise! Have a great day!

Lonny said...

Congradulations. I feel super busy with just 2 kids! ;) How exciting. Thanks for the template too!

Chris said...

Congratulations! And Thank You so much for your template gift.

... that LadyD! said...

Congratulations Shandy!!! Blessing for a wondeful pregnancy and two healthy Little Missies!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratualtions on your exciting news! How wonderful for you...

Thanks for the freebie!

LourdesM said...

Wow what awesome news. I can believe your anticipation of the girls. God Bless you all.

Sarah G. said...

Congratulations! They are going to be so much fun.

I have a 7-year-old girl, we thought she would be our only child. So when I started digiscrapping, I passed on all the cute boy kits out there. Then I got pregnant, and we had a boy back in December. Now I'm scrambling to try to find all the boy kits I should have bought!

I can't wait to see what you design for girls.

Sarah

Rachel said...

Oh Holy Cannoli, Shandy!! Congrats girl! Have fun with that....any names picked out? Oh I would just be THRILLED...I was secretly hoping my 4th was twins-I wasn't that lucky-ut did get the little girl I wanted...so wow! Can't think of anything else to say! :)

Tammy Dunlap said...

Awesome 2 pager! TY so much!

JillSF said...

Wonderful news for you Shandy!! Two little girls will be so gorgeous for you - just think of all the kits you can make and use now you can do lots of 'pretties'. Thanks so much for all the freebies you share. I guess you will not have the time once your bubs arrive.

LynnD said...

Congratulations! I have twin boys and although it was hard at first, they are wonderful now and I'm glad I had twins. And it looks like you'll have plenty of help since you have a couple of older children. Believe me, you'll need it. lol Congatulations again!

Jacinda said...

Oh Shandy, how exciting!! TWO little girls....now that is just wonderful. I have 2 girls, and I have to say they are just such amazing blessings. All the best to you and your family.

Maureen said...

fantastic news, many thanks for freebie

Aimeemomof2 said...

Aww....congratulations! How lovely :)

KEP said...

What exciting news. Congratulations. My sister and I are twins. My mom always said that we were no trouble at all. You are going to have a great time with your new family members. Thanks for the fun template, too.

haylo1573 said...

Yay! Congratulations.

Rarole said...

Shandy! I am not pregnant - and beyond "family" years - but I was reading your dh's entry and almost in tears. How amazing is this! God is good. My Mom has 3 of us when she discovered she was having twins (girls at that). They are amazing, fun and delightful. Okay , yes, a lot of work too LOL! But that will come - right ow is the delight. Congratulations!! And hang on to your hats!!Life will never, ever be the same again!

Ellie said...

CONGRATS!!! That first u/s when you find out it's twins is a jaw-dropper, isn't it?? LOL We have twin boys and they are a HUGE handful, but such a joy. Best of luck with the remainder of your pregnancy!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh -- I'm so glad I stopped by! First off, thank you for the super template! Secondly, as I gaze at my 1 month old grandbaby girl who stays with me during the day, I a) sit in awe of your enthusiasm for two baby girls on top of four boys; b) envy you the months ahead. What a blessing any baby is and two -- well ... double blessings.

Shawna Blankenship said...

Oh that is WONDERFUL news Shandy!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!

amyu said...

Congrats on the double pink news! Your DH is a hoot -- love how he wrote the story :)

Kathy said...

That is really exciting news. So happy for you to be blessed with twin girls. And big thanks on 2 pager template.

M u s s said...

Soooo exciting!!
Congratulations!!
{{{hugs}}}

Carol said...

Shandy, The SAME thing happened to us! We had 6 singletons and then, TWIN GIRLS! Ours are fraternal as well. Twins are great! (and everything else you've heard about them! LOL) Go to www.twinstuff.com for support and information!

Jules said...

Wow, CONGRATS Girl!!! That's wonderful news!!!

emilymomto3boys said...

oh my goodness~! congratulations!

sara :) said...

Congratulations, Shandy!! (I think???) Wow. 2 girls. Those boys of yours had better watch out! :)

ila said...

Wonderful news! And a double bonus, too. Congratulations, and wishing you well.

Kelly said...

Congrats Shandy! What big news! Where've I been, I had no idea you were expecting! DH really wants a lil girl - don't know if I could handle twins though!

Big hugs to you & your boys! Congrats again to your wonderful family!

dale ann cubbage said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That's exactly one of the reasons I'm afraid to get pregnant again!!! CONGRATS Shandy and the Vogt gang!!! What wonderful news! I'm so happy and a wee bit jealous!!

da

Rachel said...

Congrats on the twins, I am the mother to 10yr old twin boys, it is a blast! I am soo excited for you, and O don't even know you LOL.
Good luck for the remaing months!

Sharon-shutterbug said...

Just wanted to add my congratulations to the list. You are doubly blessed indeed! I also want to encourage your husband to do some research before being "neutered" - here's a link to give him a head start.
http://dontfixit.org/

WendyW said...

Wow! Twins with 4 boys! I hope they are all ready to help! My twin girls just turned one...and we STILL can't believe we have two little girls! Get rested now....and if you need any twin mommy advice...feel free to contact me! It's a lot of work...but oh so much fun too!

Jolie said...

Having twin boys(4 years old this march)myself, I say congratulations! You are going to love it! Thanks for all the wonderful freebies!

liz said...

Thank you so much! Of course, your twins have already been born as I write this, but I had been wondering how you found out, so I really enjoyed reading this post!