The Story Behind the Name “Living in the Deep End”

Picture of our munchkins coming home from the hospital back in January of 2012.

Here is a little excerpt from my first post to explain the meaning of my blog name:

When we first found out we were having twins, my OB lovingly told my husband and me: “Oh boy, you two are jumping into the deep end of the pool for sure! This is some serious business!” 

Dustin and I politely laughed and then rolled our eyes on the way out of the exam room, thinking the OB was just a little off his rocker. We were just having twins, not triplets.  

After about three weeks at home with our babies, though, it suddenly clicked. 

We were both holding a screaming baby at about 11:30 at night, and all of the family who had come to help us had left. Neither of us had slept more than an hour and a half at once since the girls were born, and we had only left the house with them for absolutely necessary trips to the pediatrician and one epically disastrous trip to Babies-R-Us. 

I remember staring at Dustin and shaking my head as we both walked the floor for the hundredth time with our designated daughter, saying, “Dr. A was right. We are swimming in the deep end of the pool.  This is crazy!” Dustin nodded back, and we talked about all of the trips and adventures of our friends and family with one baby and how having two really does change everything. 

We wouldn’t trade it for the world, though! Our daughters are nothing less than miraculous. We went down a long journey of infertility and heartbreak before I found out I was pregnant in June of 2011, and they are truly blessings from God. My pregnancy was amazingly uneventful, and I carried the girls to 37 and a half weeks and delivered them perfectly healthy and strong at the end of January in 2012.

I love life in the deep end!


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