It’s been a little bit since I’ve made a post, figured it was time. I saw the babies on Friday and got their weight. They weight a whopping 2lbs 7oz each and I’m currently going on week 27. Recently I’ve been able to get out & do more since I’ve realized that if I sleep more on my stomach and less on my hip, I don’t seem to have as much pain in my hip when I wake up. It’s really nice to be able to do more stuff & be more active without being in so much pain. I’m sure it won’t last long but I’ll take what I can get. I still feel like I’m a giant hippo but people keep saying other wise.
As the twins have gotten bigger, it’s made it easier to tell which baby is kicking. Baby A is always lower and she is pretty active through out the entire day & night, where as Baby B is my sleeping beauty and is mainly active at night. It’s gotten to a point where I can see my stomach move when they kick or move and it’s just out of this world. Sometimes they like to push on vital organs and well that just isn’t a pleasant feeling.
I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the questions in my daunting package of questions and it’s the one asking if I or the adoptive parents are going to name the babies. Since the beginning of the pregnancy or at least since I found out they were twins, I started thinking of names. There was a point where I tried to convince myself I wanted these babies because fuck face was around and it wouldn’t be too bad…. hah. So I sat down at work one day and came up with a small list of girls and boys names since we didn’t know any gender yet. My family has a small tradition that I wanted to keep to when naming them, so all my names either had to start with an A or a J. My boys names: Atticus and Asher. My girls names: Journey, Aria, and Aurora. My favorites were Atticus and Aurora if they were 1 each and Aria and Aurora if they were both girls.
Now 27 weeks out and being able to tell my girls apart I feel like their names are pretty fitting for each of them, but do I get to name them? Do I collaborate with the parents to come up with a name together? Give them free reign and let them name the girls? How do I even bring up the topic of this to them? These are the questions that are swirling through my head currently and I should really talk to them about it. I keep telling myself maybe this should be an in person conversation versus an email communication but then I start to think how much easier it is for me to write down how I feel versus vocalizing it.
Until next time,
Here’s a cute little profile of each baby. They were being cooperative for once at this ultrasound.