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A New Roller Coaster

For those who have been faithful readers of this site and the 12 years I’ve written on it as a blog, anytime there is a huge life announcement, I announce it here. Here we go again.

La Casa de Kraft is again expanding! Vanessa is pregnant!

This is now our fourth time to the rodeo and couldn’t be more excited. As mentioned the last time we announced a kiddo, we weren’t trying, but we had both said we thought we were ready for another.

Vanessa went to the to the OB to get the kiddo’s first picture and called me on the way home. She told me what the doctor told her. I laughed because I wasn’t sure what else to do. I waited for her to tell me she was kidding.

The first picture of the new addition:
Baby A

Notice, the little A in the bottom corner.

Special thanks to Jeremy Herve for this GIF reaction from when I told him.
Special thanks to Jeremy Herve for this GIF reaction from when I told him.

Here’s the second picture, with a little B in the corner:
Baby B

When Vanessa told me we were having twins, to say I was shocked is beyond an understatement.

My on-going joke about in response to “How many kids do y’all want?” has always been “I’ll take as many as God gives me, just give them to me one at a time.”

We since visited a specialist who confirmed that we should be having identical twins (mono/di). The response from my family has been “Does it run in her family? There aren’t twins in our family!” Identical twins, apparently, are completely random with an occurrence in 3 in every 1,000 births, which is constant throughout time and across the global. No hereditary trait. Pure luck.

While I’m confident in having a baby, now, after three, with two newborns at once, it feels like a whole new rodeo. A couple of my coworkers who have had multiples have already been more than helpful (Zandy and Pam) and we’re starting the journey with When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy by Barbara Luke. If you have other suggestions, drop them in the comments! 🙂

She’s due in the first week of January, but we’re going to assume December will be as late as it happens. Looks like La Casa de Kraft will have seven stockings on the fireplace for Christmas!


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65 responses to “A New Roller Coaster

  1. Chris Wiegman Avatar

    Congrats to all of you! That’s pretty awesome.

  2. Colin Gormley Avatar

    Congrats guys. I guess God figured y’all were like “We got this.” and He’s like “Oh really?”

    1. Brandon Kraft Avatar

      That’s exactly it. We were getting too cocky 🙂

  3. Dorian Speed Avatar

    Oh, my goodness! What wonderful news! Congratulations!

  4. Rafael Ehlers Avatar

    Wow!! You’ll have a full Basketball team 🙂

    Congratulations on hitting the 3/1000 ratio hehe

  5. Cindy Avatar
    Cindy

    You and your family are truly blessed Brandon! The Medina family will be praying for you in this new journey. Congrats!

  6. Patti Avatar

    The Goertz clan is SO happy for you all! Keep us updated on your awesome family :-)

  7. Astrid Tuttle Winegar Avatar

    The crazy adventure continues! Congratulations to both of you 🙂

  8. Dianna Kennedy Avatar

    I’m SO glad you’re reading the Dr Luke book. It was my Bible. That, and the mothering multiples forum on mothering.com. If V wants to talk natural childbirth, I had my guys without medication. They were born at 37w 5d, both weighing over 6 lbs. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

    It is SOOOO amazing, isn’t it? Even after 6 years, I still look at my boys and say, ‘whoa’.

    1. Brandon Kraft Avatar

      Wow—naturally-born twins! I’m not sure I’ve even heard of someone doing that! I’ll pass on the tips/offer to V.

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  11. Tessie Alvarado Avatar
    Tessie Alvarado

    Wow, in my whole life I have only known two sets of twins. One set a brother and sister and the second set two identical sisters. Those two girls were out of this world!!! Different as can be in personalities but the same to look at!! Even now at over 50 they still make you look twice. They can trick even me who has known them for over 40 years!! Congratulations and what a blessing from God. He chose you and Vanessa for these two angels from heaven!!

  12. Monica Rios Howeth Avatar

    Congratulations!!!!

  13. Lance Operhall Avatar

    Congratulations!!!

  14. Michaela Raymond Avatar

    Congratulations!!

  15. Aida G. Regalado Avatar

    Congrats to Casa Kraft! Those babies will be very loved and will have 3 wonderful big sisters!!!

  16. Cristina Almanza Avatar

    That’s awesome, congrats!

  17. Lauren Donohue Gulde Avatar

    WOW!!! Double congratulations to you both!!! You’ll all be in my prayers!

  18. Meghan Beatty Klassen Avatar

    Can’t think of a better family for these lucky babies to be born into! Congrats, friends!

  19. Eddie Mazurek Avatar

    Congratulations to ALL of y’all..

  20. Jackie Dana Avatar

    It’s a party at the Kraft house! (In 18 years and change)

  21. DrNatalie Johnson Avatar

    Wow, that’s wonderful! Congrats!

  22. Bernie Gutierrez Avatar

    Awesome! Congratulations

  23. Gabe Hernandez Avatar

    Congrats! And also, solid clickbait writing too!

  24. Roger Ibarra Avatar

    Congratulations, what a Blessing!

  25. Katie Fujarski Avatar

    Wow! You guys are so amazing, how exciting! Since you’re a little outnumbered already, Kraft, maybe you’ll get 2 boys and even it up a bit. Will be praying for the whole family!

  26. Kari Schouveller Avatar

    Great news! Congrats to you both!

  27. Heather O'Brien Kalamarides Avatar

    Can not think of a better family to get a double blessing 😉

  28. Lindsay Wilcox Avatar

    Congratulations! I actually pointed out the random possibility of twins to another expectant mother who attempted to reassure her husband by saying they only come one at a time. What joy! Praying for you!

  29. Christopher J. Brown Avatar

    Congratulations, Kraft!

  30. Bobbie Wilson Avatar

    I giggled in glee! Congratulations!!

  31. Pat Martin Avatar

    Wow! Congrats x 2! Sounds like has a large family in mind for you!

  32. Michele Jones Avatar

    Congratulations!!!!!!

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