Yup! Its true! If you didn’t know already, SURPRISE! We’re expecting two beautiful twin boys in January! AHHH! What am I feeling? Incredibly excited, incredibly scared, unprepared, probably everything that first time parents experience when the clock is ticking down to their arrival. To answer your immediate question, no there are no twins in our family, it was a complete surprise, in fact it had never even crossed my radar as a possibility. We went in for our first ultrasound and the tech got this surprised look on her face and said, “Well….here we are, there’s one baby right here, and another one right over here!.” I yelled “Holy Shit” as Tom sat there in silence with tears running down his face 🙂 It was pretty incredible to simultaneously see you baby(s) for the first time and learn that there are in fact two of them on the way. Your brain begins to spin with a thousand thoughts, how expensive is this going to be? What complications is this going to add? Oh crap, that small little room is not going to be the nursery anymore… After all those fears run through your head you begin to start thinking about all of the wonderful things that come along with it as well. Two for the price of one, only one pregnancy, an instant family, not to mention that these two little dudes will have a best friend and soul mate for the rest of their lives.
I found out I was pregnant on Memorial Day weekend when I started crying watching a Kayem Hot Dog commercial, you know that one where they’re all in the back yard running around and enjoying summer with the music playing in the background? I was thinking “They’re just all SO HAPPY!” I realized that weeping at a hot dog commercial was most definitely not normal so I decided it was time to take a pregnancy test. We had been trying so it wasn’t a complete surprise but I even had a hard time believing it once the test came back positive. There was a small part of me that thought we would go to the doctors and they would say “No, sorry, I think you were mistaken, you’re not pregnant.” Its just hard to wrap your head around, to realize that there are life forms actually growing inside of you. I guess seeing those two little babies on the ultrasound were enough to confirm it in my head. I’ve been incredibly lucky so far, no morning sickness, no food aversions, no weird cravings (other than super greasy pizza, yummmmm). I’m hoping the ease will continue into my third trimester and I’m able to keep these guys baking for as long as possible.
Its been hard to switch my lifestyle, being ok with the numbers on the scale going up and my clothes no longer fitting. I know its for the good of the babies but its still hard to switch off that feeling of dread as I gain more weight. You guys are going to have to bear with me as I probably post some not-so-healthy recipes for a little while. I’m still working on putting good things into my body but I’m not quite a conscious about the caloric content at this point, I’m just focusing on getting protein and nutrient rich foods to help these babies grow.
We are so lucky to have such great friends in our lives, helping us to get excited about the arrival of our little guys. On Friday, they held a gender reveal party for us which is when we got to find out the sexes.
We had the doctor put the results in an envelope for us after the ultrasound and our friends Alicia & Matt put together this whole surprise for us where they put confetti in black balloons with the results. She had sent Tom & I questions a few weeks ago and as she read them, if we answered them the same, we got to pop a balloon. It was such a fun way to do it, you can imagine the suspense!
I was completely blown away and surprised by the results, my first guess was a boy and a girl, second guess was two girls, LAST guess was two boys. I was almost speechless when I saw that second balloon pop with the “It’s a Boy” confetti. Its funny how you have these visions of your future and its hard to imagine when they don’t turn out exactly how you had imagined, life has a way of throwing some awesome curve balls your way.
I really can’t wait to meet these two, to see them develop their own unique personalities and passions in life. They already seem to have different personalities from what we can see in the ultrasound. Twin A is an active little buggar, he is always popping around every which way, kicking his brother in the head and showing off. Twin B is a little more shy and likes to curl himself up in a ball and hide. I’m curious to see if these characteristics will follow through at all in how they act when they’re growing up.
Here are a few more pics from Oto’s photo shoot with the shoes. He has no idea what he’s in for! HA! I wish he didn’t look so sad in some of them, he’s going to have a blast with these two. Two more faces to love!
I hope you guys bear with me as I spend time planning for the arrival of these two, I might not have as much time to cook elaborate meals but I’ll definitely share what I can and check in to say hi.
Woohoo for babies!!! 🙂