Sunday, December 31

Deepest sympathies

Either I am still totally in denial, or I’ve accepted two kids a lot more easily than I thought I would have. We video taped our families as we told them the big news. Tyson was at the back of everyone’s heads, so you can’t see everyone’s faces turn from a puzzled look when Zach said “Baby A is a girl,” to giddy shock when I said “and Baby B is also a girl.” Everyone should have news like that to give at least once in their lives, it is just too much fun.

It’s kind of sad that a lot of people give more condolences than congratulations. My dad was all sympathy- the one person in the room who had actually helped raise twin babies. We told a bunch of people in the ward today- and word spread quickly. At least I know how to react to this news next time I hear it. Don’t offer condolences- offer encouragement. A couple of people have said that it takes special people for Heavenly Father to give them two kids at once, and that I must be a good mom. Ha- if that's how it worked, I'm sure there would be plenty of "barren" women out there who were able to have children, and evil people would all be sterile. But, still, that's much better than “Gee- you’re in for it.”
I wonder if growing up, all the times I’ve picked out names for twin girls and thought about what I would do if I ever had twins were little preparations, or if everyone thinks that much about the possibility. Zach and I stayed up looking at names on different web sites. We want the names to correlate- even remotely, but not be dated or cutsie. When these babies are thirty I don’t want them to have names that sound ridiculous on an adult.
Zach has been going crazy cleaning the house. I can’t believe what an incredible husband he is.

Wednesday, December 27

There are Two?!!???!!

We had a long wait at the fetal medicine office. Mia’s naptime is at 2 and they didn’t even get us in the room til quarter to 3. She was a little pill by the time we started the ultrasound. The tech asked us three times if this was our first ultrasound as she swept the thingy around my jellied belly. Yes, yes, yes. “Well, here’s the head of the first baby…” We both heard her, but didn’t say anything. “and here’s the other one.” Zach said “You mean there’re two?” Yep. We both put our hands over our mouths and said “OOOhhh my goooosh!!!” I started laughing and crying at the same time. Well, more crying, really. Mia started crying and babbling like she does whenever I cry. I had to fake a happy voice and tell her I was happy, so she'd quit freaking out. Right now I'm giddy. Zach is worried, but he’s cracking jokes about naming them Unis and Iris, so we can call our girls Me, You, and I for short.
twins ultrasound
So I'm blogging now. 'Cause I have a feeling this is going to be a year to remember. The year I had three kids under two.