I knew I was expecting November 6. I discovered I was expecting twins December 5. And I learned that I was expecting a boy and a girl January 17. Each of those days (and the days following them) has brought new emotions, but I have felt such overwhelming love for you since I saw you moving in my tummy.
I cried during the last ultrasound, looking at your perfect, tiny fingers and toes and your developing organs and immediately bought boy and girl baby shoes to finally announce our big secret to the rest of our family and friends. Your dad and I have already begun to call you by the names we've chosen for you, and we think about you all the time and wonder what you'll look like and what you'll grow up to be.
We've started putting together the loveliest nursery for you to sleep in, and I'm dreaming of days spent snuggling you and kissing you and wrapping you in towels after your baths. I feel you moving at 3 a.m. each day and wonder what it will be like to watch you sleep, your eyelashes fluttering as you lay in your cribs swaddled in blankets. I can hardly wait to meet you and welcome you into our family.
Until you come this summer, dear babies, know that your dad and I love you very much and are praying every night that we can be good parents and that you will be healthy and happy. You've already brought us so much joy.