Remember that cold I mentioned last week? It seems to have graduated into a sinus infection. Congratulations on this major milestone, cold, and thank you for continuing to make me miserable!
All that to say, I was not feeling up to the task of coming up with a blog post for today, so I was very relieved when Brian agreed to do a guest post and give you a little bit of his perspective on the pregnancy thus far. Enjoy!
1. I would like to claim that I was first to think we were going to have twins and eventually see that we were having twins. What I mean by that is on our first ultrasound appointment after the transfer, I saw a dark spot that I thought was a second baby, but that thought was dismissed by the nurse. On our second appointment when I saw the screen, I remember it sort of like this:
Brian: "Wait... are there two?"
Nurse: "Looks like it!"
Brian: "Holy crap."
Amanda "Are you serious?!"
What followed that exchange was a blur of emotions and thoughts ranging from "holy crap" to "this is awesome," to "what am I going to do," and finally - "this will be great!"
2. I am continuing to pressure Amanda into "requesting" food. A couple of victories include chicken strips from Whataburger, and some tortilla chips from the grocery store that resulted in a Sonic drink for me. I will continue to be ready at a moment's notice for anything she needs to consume.
3. When I share the news that we are having twins with people, their first reaction is usually something along the lines of, "That's great! You better start sleeping now because once they come you won't get to for a long time. Good luck!" Honestly, when I hear those things all I can do is laugh nervously because part of me knows they are speaking some truth, and a different part of me thinks that I can do this, and with the help of my wonderful wife it won't be nearly as hard as they are making it out to be.
4. Lastly, I know that most of this is all very new, but the one emotion that I can honestly say that I can't get over is how blessed I feel. I know that 3 years isn't the longest period of time to be trying for a child, but it sure did feel like it sometimes. I can't remember the first time the "what if..." about having twins came up between me and Amanda, but I remember thinking about that possibility of twins and knowing that if that were to happen it would be a huge blessing. And I still feel that way.
I'm sure I will get convinced to post again on here in the future, but maybe next time we can do one of those posts where you all ask the questions. I liked that last time because I didn't really have to figure out what to write since you all told me what you wanted to hear.
Anyway, thanks for reading and since I am writing this while Arnold Schwarzenegger is being interviewed, there is no better way to end this other than saying "I'll be back."