Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Not Looking Good

Do you remember the craziness that is my family?

-Triplets-
-Twins-
-Another set of twins-
-And then Baby Sister

Growing up, whenever anyone asked my mom, "Will your kids have multiples too?" my mom always answered with, "It's not likely.  Multiple births usually skip a generation."

And then when I got older and people asked me the same question I said, "No, it skips a generation."

And I believed it.  Until recently.  The evidence strongly suggests that the trend has changed...it does not in fact skip a generation.

Here's the evidence:

My cousin who is a twin just had twins. (Technically, his wife had the twins...)
His brother and sister-in-law just had twins as well.
Another cousin on the same side of the family just had twins.
My sister, who is a twin, has a best friend who is also a twin.
The best friend just announced that she is having triplets.

Now, to be fair, my siblings who have 10 kids between them, haven't had multiples.

But it's like a ticking time bomb...just waiting...

AND THEN yesterday Jason said something about how he isn't going to change more than 5 diapers a day.  I hung my head and shed a tear...or two...

Because it was words nearly the same that got my parents into trouble.  Dad swore he would never change a diaper...and then a few months later the doctor told them, "Surprise!  It's triplets."

Pray for me won't you???

And NO this isn't an announcement.  Geesh.

22 comments:

Dazee Dreamer said...

Geez Noelle. You always tempt us with the "she's pregnant" I just know she is, and then you say that.

TJ said...

and none of them were fertility drug babies??

Noelle said...

TJ:

My mom's triplets - yes
My mom's twins - no

The rest - no (as far as I know)

CRAZYMOM said...

Geez! I thought it was an announcement! Well, enjoy your pre-diaper changing days. And just so you know, my hubby changed a ton with the first, a few with the second, VERY few with the third (he claimed to be girl-squeamish) and a handful with the 4th. So if he had changed only 2 a day, I'd still be ahead. KWIM? :)

Amy said...

Yeah, but by acknowledging and thinking it is possible for you, you just negated all of those other signs. It's only people who think they're safe who wind up with multiples right? :D You can hope.

Dominguez Family said...

Now you're just asking for it.

Baby Sister said...

Let the games begin!! ;)

Venassa said...

I remember you mentioning triplets, but I did not know that you had all kinds of twins in the family is well. That really is crazy. My Mom had one set of twins and that made it crazy enough at home.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Oh man, I totally thought this was going to be an announcement! I will be praying!

Sam said...

Whoa, I've followed your blog for a LONG time... Are you a twin or triplet? I feel like I should have known this by now... *hangs head in shame*

Also, when the time comes for me to have kids, can I please borrow some DNA? I always thought it would be cool to have twins. :p

Praying for singles for ya! :p hehee

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Noelle said...

Dear Anonymous:

WOW!!! That's all...just wow!

Oh, and do you happen to know David G. Woolley?

Lani said...

You NEVER know Noelle... I have no multiples in my family, and I had trips:) I have a feeling you would make a great multiple mom:)

adrienzgirl said...

Hey, you know The Lord won't give you anything you can't handle! LOL!

cathyjoy said...

sheesh...

are you a little afraid?

i would be terrified.

Cheeseboy said...

Wow, anonymous totally read your post. That made me laugh.

can multiples skip 5 generations? If not, we are safe.

Joann Mannix said...

OK, so I immediately thought, I know I'm not here as much as I used to be, but WHAT"S HAPPENING?

Here's our deal, we have no multiples in our family and 2 of my siblings have twins with no fertility involved and no multiple history on their spouse's side. How weird is that? With your odds, you better pray you don't get a Gosselin sized crew!

And I've got news for spy man--when you have one little tiny newborn, try doubling those diaper numbers. And that's just one. Not to scare you or anything...

Bossy Betty said...

OK, OK, but it would be an awful lot of fun for your blogging buddies.... Think of us, would you?

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Noelle, you know what? I really really really want you to have twins, if not triplets. Really. You'll be awesome! Maybe Baby Sister will have to do two blogs for a while, but your niceness will multiply two fold (or three.. or... like rabbits :D) JUST IMAGINE!!!!!

In case you didn't know, I LOVE twins! I was sad as a child that I wasn't a twin myself... I think I told you that, for sure! :D

Praying for... you. :D :D

Yayyyyy!

Sandra said...

I would come help you, Noelle. When my neighbor had triplets about 10 years ago I would go over every Tuesday evening and help her bathe and put the babies in bed for the night. I really enjoyed doing that for her.

You know that you would have so much help that the only thing you would have to do is rest and Jason would probably never even have to touch a diaper ;)

Mary said...

Good for Jason being willing to change 5 diapers a day. That leaves only one or two for you,and as they get older you won't have to change any. yay!

Having twins skipped my generation too. My twin sister just had number 8 and not one set of twins. As for me, I was lucky enough to get 1.

jayayceeblog said...

Well, he just tempted fate by throwing that out in the universe. Be sure to get his "willing to change 5 diapers a day" in writing! =)