Monday, January 27, 2014

To my son and daughter


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.

Love,

Your mom

13 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. I have a new blog. Click on this "Susie."

      Delete
  2. This is just happy. Love y'all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Melissa! Love you, too! I hope you're surviving in Rexburg. :)

      Delete
  3. Congrats! You guys will be the best parents. We're so happy for you :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Still can't believe we are due so close together! So excited to have another twins blog to read too!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So happy for you, Lindsay. You will be awesome mum xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I almost started crying as soon as I started reading this post, I'm so happy for you guys!!! I know it's been a rough journey and to find out twins... yay!! congratulations and I know you will love everything that is store for you guys:)

    emmett

    also, you look radiant!

    ReplyDelete
  7. gahhhh! i'm so excited for you!! loved reading this.

    ReplyDelete
  8. OMG Lindsay - no wonder you've been so busy. Congratulations and this is so exciting! I'm so happy for you and your new family doubling in size. :) How perfect to be having a boy and girl. I'm looking forward to following your journey on your blog during your pregnancy. :)

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Holy cow holy cow! Look what amazing things I miss when I procrastinate blogging! CONGRATULATIONS LINDSEY!

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is so awesome you're having one of each!!!! That is exactly what I'd want if I had twins!!! -♥- Rachel (For the Birds)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts! I love reading them.