Monday, October 26, 2009

They're Here

Today is the day my life changed forever, but in a way that is too exciting to put into words! It started out as an ordinary Monday morning. Got up, stopped for breakfast and went to another appointment for fetal stress testing. The only thing missing was my hubby. He worked until 3am and for the first time skipped going to the appointment since it was at 7am. Today I found out I would be meeting my precious little angels in just a matter of hours, a month before their actual due date. I was elated.

I was taken back into the OR around 4:30pm and at 5:00 and 5:01 the twins made their first breaths into this world. They were very healthy, 6lbs, 5oz and 6lbs, 3oz. When I woke up and was taken back to my room, I finally got to meet them. I could tell immediately how different their personalities were. I began to realize that I was truly blessed to become a mother of twins.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Baby Showers

I was asked to co-host a baby shower recently. Yikes! I love baby showers. I think they are a blast, but they are also a little bittersweet for me. After having 5 children, I can honestly say I have only had 1 baby shower that I threw for myself. This was when I was pregnant with the twins. Not one person in my family, my husband's family, or any of the friends I have hosted showers for in the past could throw a shower for me. I find it a little sad. To me, a baby shower is all about celebrating a new life coming into the world. After throwing my own shower, it reaffirmed for me that my husband and I were the only ones who were excited about welcoming not one, but two new lives into our family. The people who attended refused to play any games and made comment after comment when I was opening my gifts because an aunt and two cousins of mine decided to go baby shopping happy. It made me feel that everyone was only there for the free food. As soon as we ate, most of my guests left, but asked if I could save them some cake and they could pick it up from my house later that evening.

I guess what I am trying to say today is: Ladies, please remember this when you attend future baby showers. Every expectant mom, no matter how many children she has, really just wants one day to feel that others are excited for her as well.