Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Holy Cheek

Great scan this morning. Man, I love these kids! The boy weighs 1 pound, 10 ounces and the girl is already hating her skinny brother - she’s a portly 1 lb, 12 oz. They're All Stars!

So, the little man was apparently having a bad hair day or something because he wasn’t into having his picture taken. Or maybe he’s waiting for the big “reveal” in May. Here’s a picture of him from the back.

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The little lady was shy at first, too, but eventually she rolled over and gave us these two shots. Can ya stand it? She looks pretty peaceful for a Kung Fu master, no? But believe me, they both can kick and punch like nobody’s business.

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I swear I've spent 95% of my workday looking at the picture on the right. Her cheek! I need to pinch it.

And here’s a great one of the two of them practicing their secret language.

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Adorableness aside, the pregnancy continues to look really good! I’ve been so lucky. All the fluid levels are on track and my cervix measured at 4 cm so I don’t have to go back for another four weeks.

There is great debate at my work about whether or not I look big. According to people who’ve never had kids, like for instance the IT guy, I’m HUGE, but if you ask a mom they tend to say I’m not at all. I think I believe those with experience. Of course, I’d probably just believe whichever group thought I was smallest, right?

Quick question. Is this really happening to me? Do I really have two seemingly perfect babies? It is so insane. The invitation to the shower my SIL is having for me came last night and it made mention of my "son and daughter." Those are big words. "Baby" seems doable. Even "Babies" seems alright. Son and Daughter? Those throw me for a loop.

13 comments:

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

What cuties! They are too precious. And to answer your question, yes, this is you and this your life. They are your beautiful babies. Congratulations and best wishes! :)

Fertilize Me said...

Oh just wonderful news! Beautiful babies! Your Son and Daughter! Congrats!

Waiting Amy said...

Wow, they are amazing. I wanted to get my hands on those cheeks too!

"Quick question. Is this really happening to me?" -- I've been asking myself this question every hour lately.

But as RB&RC said, this is you and this is your life! Enjoy it! :)

Caro said...

Great pictures.

Ms. Planner said...

Adorable. I love the one of the twins talking to each other. You'll have to put that one in their baby book.

E - you struggled and worked so hard for this, all the time maintaining your awesome sense of humor. I am so happy for you that, yes, this is your life now.

Diana said...

Son and Daughter? You're right, they are a lot more powerful than babies!!

Tara said...

They the cutest!

Baby Step said...

Love the pix! And you are right, "son" and "daughter" carry a lot of weight. But guess what -- you are having one of each!!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

WOW. The profile of your little girl looks like a classic painting! I am sure that your little boy could strike a pose, too, if he only chose to cooperate. :-)

BIG congratulations.

XOXO

Geohde said...

Completely adorable babies you have,

xx

J

A.M.S. said...

I constantly asked Shannon if I really looked pregnant or just fat. The first few times, he gave me this insane look. Then he took my first profile belly shot. I couldn't believe it! You don't realize how you look to others until you see an actual photo. Not even the mirror works as well as a photo.

If you haven't already...take belly photos. You'll hardly believe it now and you'll want them later.

Congrats!

heather said...

wow, look at those babies! and look at that cheek. very exciting. congratulations :)
and thanks for the comment ! i'm super hopeful that my beta will keep going up
heather (saltandpickles)

Sticky Bun said...

I SO hear you on the "son or daughter" versus "babies." Babies still seems slightly more accessible.

I'm so glad your beautiful babies are doing well. And I can't wait until the time when you're holding those babies and you'll know that that son and daughter are yours. :-)