Week 18: Guess the Genders

Well, on Monday March 24th we found ourselves back at Doc Landry’s for another sonogram and “Gender Day”.  Boys?  Girls?  Boy/Girl?


Bell Peppers! Week 18
Head to rump, our babies are about 5 1/2 inches long, and weigh almost 7 ounces… think  bell pepper size. They are flexing arms and legs. Blood vessels are visible through their thin skin, and their ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from their heads . A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around their nerves, a process that will continue for a year after they are born.
“I’m now  18 weeks pregnant with twins, and starting to show to anyone who knows me.  To people who don’t know me, they have no idea yet.  I’m glad, because I know I have a long way to go and when this belly pops, it’s going to be out there.  That being said, it doesn’t matter how I don’t LOOK pregnant, some days internally I feel as big as a house.  Much like a lumbering and waddling, in spite of barely showing.  It’s an odd phenomenon to experience. I also have days I don’t notice a difference at all…that’s usually until I’m up for a little while and then I have a revelation that yes, yes I am indeed carrying 2 growing ‘aliens’ inside me, and I need a nap!  I’m not a napper by nature, but I will tell you I set an alarm at work and take a refreshing napping break some days.  It helps.  It’s easier to carry around a house when you’re rested.  :)  
 I’ll be checking in, to share more with everyone!”
 Queen V

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The challenges of two men having a biological baby are many however, what we didn’t expect was the deepening of our relationship amidst this often bumpy and fragile road.  Our first miscarriage was awful, just plain awful.  We wept, mourning for our little ones (twins as well) who didn’t make it.  Yet, one of the benchmarks for our relationship is tenacity. We simply never ever give up, holding each other up in order to move forward.  So, we moved forward and eventually found Veronica who is so much more to us then a paid surrogate.  She’s like family. I know you’re wondering if the eggs are hers.  The answer is no.  We chose eggs from an egg bank.  Yes, it’s as bizarre as it sounds.  Think Sears catalogue of human eggs! So, Veronica (or Queen “V” as we like to call her) is the magical incubator for our little fertilized eggs.

Happiness is a strange beast.  It waxes and wanes, often being elusive.  Since becoming preggers with twins new feelings have emerged beyond expectation. Our happiness  level has sky rocketed and maintained itself.  Okay okay I’ve have an occasional “beotch” moment or two!  It’s such new territory, this feeling of knowing we are the parents of two growing human beings. When we heard heart beats for the first time we were jettisoned into this crazy ass feeling of bliss.  Babies.  Heartbeats. Love.  Connection.  Dreams Fulfilled.  Magic. God.

We find out the genders of our children on March 24th!  WHAHOOZA!

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