2/12/2012 UPDATE: So here's the thing. Hubby & I are getting a divorce. I'm not advised to blog during this time so... Still on hold here. Will blog again when I can, I miss it so dearly. :)
I can still be reached via email: theunexpectedworldofmommyhood@gmail.com Thanks everyone for your prayers and support at this time. The going is tough, but I am tougher and know a better future is waiting. ~ Meg :)

9/26/2011 UPDATE: My blog is "on hold" for a little bit... there is A LOT going on around here {so there are no worries, everyone is healthy!} and I'm really just not ready to blog about it. I will be back. Thanks for understanding!! :)

Me & the Hubs

Briefly, and I'm sure there are missing details....

{us ~ back in the day}

We met in college at a party of a mutual friend. I'd like the say the rest was history, but it wasn't. We ignored our mutual attraction to each other for the next three/four years while we
 dated other people, went on "not-dates" with each other as "just friends", and basically hung out all the time. After graduation, I moved back to the Big City and we kept in touch. 

A few years later, he visited me up in the Big City during a bachelor party weekend for a different friend ~ and now I can say the rest was history! It was totally worth taking the chance on making the first move. Hahaha! He even came home early from the party to hang out with me. Yes, I felt special. 
It was a wise idea to start dating at this time because I now lived 300 miles away instead of across campus. {<---that was supposed to be sarcastic} Long-distance relationships are really hard. We spent the next nine months driving back and forth a couple times a month, talking & texting on the phone for hours every day. Frustrated with the situation, we both prayed to God (unbeknownst to the other) for a sign that this relationship was worth the pain of not being able to be together in the same city. 

A month and a half later, I found out I was pregnant. 
How... unexpected!
And suddenly, things seemed a little more certain and right.

Commence wedding planning.
Commence ridiculousness.

At the 17 week ultrasound, we got another unexpected surprise! 
A Second Baby. 
Yep, Twins! 

We like to say that God gave us both a sign that this relationship was IT. :) 
On June 2, 2007, we got hitched at our really fabulous wedding!

We didn't take a Honeymoon (something we both regret).

September 13, 2007 {the day after my 25th birthday} at 35 weeks 5 days, our daughters were born via c-section. Unexpected c-section. Both of them weighed over 5lbs and were able to come home after staying only one day later than myself. We were so happy to have them home. 

Life with twins has not been easy and certainly it has not been easy adjusting to all that, in addition to our adjustment to life as a married couple. And my adjustment to living far from friends & family. We're learning to balance everything ~ and we love each other very much. I think this is key to why we've survived. Well, that and the fact that we are able to laugh in the face of our trials.

When our twins were 1 1/2 we found out I was pregnant again. Another surprise!! But this time, it was just one baby. PHEW!! We welcomed our third daughter at the very end of 2009 on December 30th. This time, a c-section was not in my cards and I got to have my VBAC. And it was such an incredible experience.

We have no plans for any more children ~ we're leaving that up to God as we think he's done a pretty mah-velous job so far! :) We like our babies to be unexpected. 

I love my husband very much. I'm so glad we're married now. I would not be able to do this with anyone else. No way, no how.

Right now, in fact, Hubby is doing dishes while I blog this. I can't complain! :)