Posted Lunes 15 febrero 2010on:
Here is THE mighty belly at 23 weeks (last week), still a little less than four months to go… Yes, I’m going to be huge. Many mums like to tell me that they weren’t as big with their first child, at which I need to remind them that there are two babies in there… I like to believe that these comments are well meaning, but sometimes I wonder: are they telling me that being “big” is a good or a bad thing? Are they proud of having been smaller, or jealous? They might as well be babbling about, maybe they don’t mean anything by it and I’m over-thinking.
We’ve learned at our latest ultrasound that the babies are… two boys! 😀
We had a short moment of disappointment because our most favorite name so far was a girl’s name. Funny, we had so many ideas of boys names, but the favorite was the ONE girl’s name! That said, we are above all grateful to the Lord that they are both healthy, this is truly the most important thing. They are both about the same size and already in a head-down position which is awesome since I wish to give birth with as little human intervention as possible (no medication, no c-section). Hopefully the personnel at the hospital will respect my wishes when the time comes!
The great thing about knowing the gender of the babies is that we have been able to think more realistically about names. No more joking around with the most ridiculous ideas. Good thing too because we’ve finally decided that we were going to give them a middle name after all. It was such a headache to find names that we both like, haven’t a bad meaning (or pagan origin), go well together in the first/middle/last name pattern, can be said in as many languages as we speak AND don’t look too funny in English or French (because they will be spelled the Portuguese way).
Sigh. I think we found them, but the names will be announced at birth. We want to reserve ourselves the right to change our minds at the last minute without looking crazy. 😉