Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bouncing Baby Boys!

Dana: Oh boy! Or should I say boys. Going into the ultrasound, over a week ago, I had no idea of how I would feel about the news of our babies' sex. It had been a month since our last detailed ultrasound and I was more concerned about making sure they were still doing OK.

If we haven't explained it already... once a month we have a "just checking in to see if they are still kicking" ultrasound and then two weeks later it is much more detailed, measuring every little last ounce of them (the size of their hearts, feet, brains...everything!). Well, last Friday, while taking measurements of everything, it quickly became clear (as Walker puts it, VERY clear) that we were looking at two little boys.

What an incredible observation! One that admittedly hit me like a ton of bricks. My first thought, was "Oh my God, I love them so much! Our little boys! How adorable they are going to be, and how much fun we are all going to have together!” The second was a bit of heartache for the loss of the idea of my little girls. It didn't last long, but I have to admit, it was there. We had such perfect girl names picked out! The next feeling was slightly familiar. I had felt it the day we found out we were having twins. It was a feeling of slight panic, and the thought of "I have no idea how to raise boys!" I only know about my own childhood, and how I was raised as a girl. Luckily, Walker has happily stepped up as our Resident Boy Expert, and has assured me there's nothin to it.

Once the news has sunken in, I am finding new things to look forward to, everyday. First, little boys LOVE their moms. It’s a given. Second, I will finally have a real reason to learn to love sports. Third, although the first years will be crazy, loud, rowdy, and rambunctious, the teenage years will be much easier on us than with two teenage daughters. And finally, the thing I am looking forward to the most is defining my Queen of the House status, within our family. Not sure what that will look like yet, but I'll keep you posted.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 2:45 PM

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BOYS!! How exciting. As an auntie to wonderful twin boys, all I have to say is they rock...but don't smell as nice as girls, especially as the are hitting their tween years....what's up with that?

hope you are doing well!

Posted by Blogger Peacock @ Monday, September 18, 2006 3:35:00 PM #
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