I have to give credit where credit is due. The creative inspiration came from Ashley and her blog Make It and Love It and I just knew I had to have one! While I did find this awesome iron-on from BabytalkDesigns, I didn't get a chance to order in time for my big Halloween event at work, and mom whipped out her paintbrush! So wild to think that right now (30 weeks along) they're just about the right size - and in the right position in my belly. Check out the bow in Baby Girl's hair!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Our family will very soon be doubling in size as we look forward to the arrival of our "first children." But first, it was only us. We could still be considered newlyweds, married in April 2010. Dan is a Project Manager, transplanted to Pittsburgh from New York for work. For the past five years, I've worked for a national youth serving non-profit, and am counting down the days until my "maternity leave." Only 13 days to go...
Our babies are officially due January 5, 2012 but as twins commonly go, we're expecting their arrival to be somewhere near the second week in December (optimistically.) The ultrasounds show one beautiful little girl, and one handsome little boy. We couldn't be more excited!
I was thinking today, how as much as I'd hoped and prayed and looked forward to being pregnant at some point, I never ever thought to ask for twins. It'd never dawned on me that I'd be the one to experience joys and challenges of twin motherhood. I must say, at this point in the game I feel pretty clueless but am so thankful for the opportunity to learn.
My support system is amazing... I have a husband who is truly the best man I've ever met, my best friend and partner, who I know will be an incredible Dad. My mother is my total rock, and will be here every step of the way - even moving in with us for the first few weeks until I figure out a process to this new adventure. My Dad loves me more than I could ever ask, and will do anything he can to make my experiences better. I can't wait to see them become grandparents and are so proud to be able to bring them this joy.