3+1=5

Posted by on Feb 4, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I have 3 kids. They are bright, energetic, imaginative, and totally crazy. After some time of thought and consideration, my wife and I (mostly my wife) decided we would try for a 4th, and final child. So in early December she found out that she was indeed pregnant. I was happy, but a little timid. Our three kids, I felt, were “just fine”.

Upon returning home from Camp Lynda, my wife greeted me with what she called “an interesting development”. That is, we are having twins.

Twins.

Twins!?

Even now, I am still in shock. Twins. Two babies. At once.

Twins.

I feel a bit like someone smacked me in the face. Not that I feel angry, just surprised. A little stunned. Once the news sunk in a little bit the questions started flowing. Is our van big enough, do we have enough space in the house, what stuff will we need to buy, and on and on.

We do not know the genders of the two new arrivals yet. Be sure that when we do know, I will update all of you. I think my wife is rooting for one of each. But I’d be fine with 2 more boys. That would mean that years down the road, I’d have 4 sons to pull me up the Alpine Loop or filter water for me on the Kokopelli Trail.

But whatever comes, I will be excited and happy. Even though right now I feel unprepared and nervous.

Twins.

Twins.

Who would have ever thought….

Today’s weight: N/A. I gave myself a free evening of Super Bowl snacking.

17 Comments

  1. Dave Harris
    February 4, 2008

    wow, I mean WOW Adam. All I can say is those are 5 lucky kids.

  2. Meredith
    February 4, 2008

    Wait – why can’t daughters filter water for you on the Kokopelli???

    Details. Congratulations!!!

    Oh – and I think this means you have to be Twice as indulgent of your wife as you were during the other pregnancies.

  3. LyndaW
    February 4, 2008

    Cognrats! Very cool!

    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing…

  4. UtRider
    February 4, 2008

    I’m looking forward to the Epic Parenting blog!

  5. devin
    February 5, 2008

    Wow!! Good luck,,,,parenting is like ride a bike. Have fun and go fast.

  6. the original big ring
    February 5, 2008

    Congrats Adam! Man, twins! That’s nuts. My wife and I are working on just one.
    cheers,
    big ring

  7. KC
    February 5, 2008

    ummm…you do realize if you have daughters they too can pull you up the alpine loop and/or filter water for you on the KT. Girls CAN ride a bike and be quick about it, right?
    Congrads duo ankle biters!

  8. Marni
    February 5, 2008

    Wow that’s awesome. Congrats from Chris and I 😀

  9. Dave
    February 5, 2008

    How do you do it (not THAT)?!

    I’m very impressed you seem to juggle things so well. I already don’t have enough hours in the day.

  10. Adam Lisonbee
    February 5, 2008

    Meredeth and KC,

    How right you are! I would be thrilled if my daughter(s) wanted to come biking with me. And of course, the ability question has long been answered, thanks to you and ladies like yourselves.

    Dave,

    I have no idea how I am going to juggle this act. Life is going to go up about 10 notches on teh hectic scale. But as I have written about a lot on this blog, life is about adventures. This is going to be a grand one.

    Thanks everyone!

  11. Jason
    February 7, 2008

    A new adventure indeed! Congrats to you and your wife.

  12. Utah Bicycling
    February 8, 2008

    yea its gonna be a lot more work than normal but youll be glad you had them in a few years… or maybe more, when they are grown up 😀

  13. Cellarrat
    February 8, 2008

    way cool

  14. KATHY SHERWIN
    February 9, 2008

    Twins? Holy Smoly!!! Congrats to you both!

  15. Ed
    February 11, 2008

    Congratulations Adam! Friend’s of mine had triplets and they’ve survived…so far 🙂

    Ed

  16. Matt
    February 12, 2008

    Way to go Captain Fertility!!!!!

    Congrats on the news and good luck to you guys.

  17. Dave Byers
    February 19, 2008

    I have a been a bit distracted so I am just catching up on my Blog reading when WAMMO, I read this. Very exciting stuff. Congratulations to you and your wife. You are going to need a lot of bike storage space in a few years. 🙂