So meanwhile, here’s what was happening back at 16 weeks…
We didn’t find out the gender of our daughter until she was born. A whole pile of folks thought we were crazy for doing it that way, but we had our reasons. A first baby is a first baby; there are no particular reasons I NEEDED to know what kind of baby it may be. And I didn’t even know what kind of stuff I would need until Ellis lived in our house for 24 hours, and I realized that the purse size packet of wipes that someone had given me at a baby shower were not going to last.
There are plenty of fun reasons FOR finding out, and I totally get that, but for us, it just seemed fitting to wait.
This time feels different. Maybe I’m feeling a little more nervous about how much stuff we’re actually going to need for two babies. Maybe I think I’ve had enough surprises for one pregnancy and knowing the gender would be one less thing to throw me for a loop at the end. Maybe I’m turning into a control freak. Whatever the case may be, we’ve decided to find out the genders.
And now I’m going crazy waiting.
I scheduled our 16 week ultrasound on my birthday. Self-gratifying? All the way. And I didn’t care. Jason and I left work early, hopped in the car, and made the trip to Wyoming. (Okay, every time I talk about our hospital being in Wyoming, which is, for the record, a physical town in Minnesota where my hospital happens to be located at, please don’t think I’m talking about some crazy cross-state excursion. I’m not. Wyoming is 15 minutes away.)
Hospital. Wyoming. Ultrasound. This is starting to sound familiar…. Except that this time, we know there are two babies, and now we just want to make sure they look healthy and happy. And, possibly, take a look at their gendered bits.
Which we did. 16 weeks is pretty early, so I’m not going to start getting serious about cruising sales racks for baby clothes until after the 20 week level two 3-D megatron ultrasound two hour marathon in downtown Minneapolis that we apparently need to have. But for now, we are operating under the learned knowledge that we are having identical…twin…
We’re going to have to start saving for another bathroom. Stat.