Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Seeing Pink AND Blue!

We have some very exciting news to share! On December 27, I had my first ultrasound and learned... we are expecting TWINS! At 19 weeks pregnant, we got our first glimpse of the newest members of our family. It has been a difficult pregnancy for me compared to Tyson's, so the news that I am carrying twins explains a lot. Right away the ultrasound tech determined that twin "A" is a girl and several minutes later (which felt like an eternity) we learned that twin "B" is a boy. Both babies appear healthy thus far and my May 19th due date has not changed although its very likely I'll deliver earlier than that.

We had the great joy of telling both of our parents over dinner, along with Kevin and Lindsay (our other siblings were out of town for the holidays). We had everyone jot down their guess of the baby's gender. We went down the line and every single person guessed that the baby was a girl until the final person, Adam's dad, who guessed we were having twins and went so far as to draw a picture of a girl and a boy! We were laughing that John not only guessed the news correctly but he stole Adam's punchline that everyone was "half right". You can see John's artistic abilities below.

Tyson seems to be doing well with the news, but we're still not sure if he understands fully that he's going to be a brother to two babies, not just one. Adam and I are waiting in anticipation for the twins' arrival and we greatly appreciate your prayers for a healthy remainder of the pregnancy.


  1. OH MY GOSH!!!!! I am SO excited for you guys! I wish I could have seen your family's reaction! Congrats Ilalia and Adam (and Tyson too).

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! How exciting and what a surprise!!!! Congratulations! And since we live so close I can help you!!! Thank you so much for the update! I was just about to call you to ask if you knew what you are having!

  3. HURRAY!!! You are such an amazing mom, of course God would bless you with two to love :)
    - Ashleigh and Josh

  4. Yipee! That is so awesome, Coburns! Il, I can't wait to see you up here in the Bay soon and hear more!

  5. WHEW! I'm so glad the secret is out!! :) Love, love, LOVE you guys (all 5 of you!), and I cannot wait to further develop my resume as the World's Best Aunt! :) CONGRATULATIONS again!!

  6. Woohoo! We are so excited for you!!! Keep the updates coming.