What a morning. We found out that we're adding both a baby boy and a baby girl to our family, which is just perfect for so many reasons. If I was "only" having one more baby as I'd assumed, I definitely would have felt some kind of deflation at the ultrasound reveal. As happy as I would have been to have a baby girl/sister for Bridget or another little boy to love, I would have mourned the loss of the other possibility. The same would be true of two boys or two girls. I feel so lucky that I'm able to enjoy my last pregnancy knowing that I get to experience the birth of each one more time--it feels like a miracle and like winning the lottery and a thousand other unbelievable, knock-your-socks-off moments I never thought I'd experience.
Here they are (they're actually nestled side-by-side, but this picture at 18w2d makes them look like they're in very snuggly bunk beds):
Baby A is the boy on the bottom; Baby B is the girl on the top bunk. They were very interactive (with each other!) for the hour-long ultrasound, and active to boot. It was Dave's first "live show" in four years, since Finn's anatomy scan in 2009, and he kept asking if there was this much detail last time. (There was.)
They both look healthy as can be, and I've been feeling so good for the last few weeks that this whole thing feels impossibly joyful.
And shortly after the appointment ended, Dave texted me that the Supreme Court had struck down DOMA and I started to cry while waiting for my egg and cheese bagel while a bunch of college kids crowded the counter, and I was too happy to be embarrassed. There's no such thing as too much good news in a day, right?
Also, we told the boys and Finn seems particularly glad that he gets to have a little brother as well as be a little brother. Will likes that he's going to have two little brothers and two little sisters, "just like Nan!" And Bridget...she just keeps saying "Beh-by. Beh-by." I think she's referring to herself, as well she should be! In fact, she gets to be the boys' baby and the twins' leader, the oldest girl in the family but the beloved princess of her older brothers. I'm rambling now, but I can't help it--everyone in our family is lucky to have these babies, these specific two babies, on their way.