Monday, January 25, 2010

Skinny


..my girls in the twilight.


.. we tried to take some photos of them tonight on our stroll, but they are running everywhere and all the pictures come out like this in such low evening light.



..the moon was out and both Margot and Ada were mesmerized by it and kept point it out to us and one another. Good night moon..

Ok. So ya'll want the details, huh? Well there really isn't too much to say other than it is really early and we, and the rest of the family and apparently some of our friends out there, are wondering if it will be one sea monkey this time ... or more ( I keep having dreams of twins and triplets.. yes triplets). I haven't been to the doctor yet but 4 pregnancy tests do not lie. According to the interweb, I am due sometime in September.

Yes, we are going to have 3 under 3. Insanity. I keep picturing myself going to the store with all of them. I am coming up with strategies for effective management even now and we have already started training the girls to be better at walking next to us and holding our hands (instead of us carrying them everywhere when we are out and about). They are naturals of course and march along next to us holding tight to our fingers, huge smiles on their faces. You can just tell how grown up they feel. That coupled with them eating their dinner with forks and we are well on our way to big girl territory. They could not be more thrilled with their autonomy. This has been my favorite part of being a parent, teaching my girls the skills they need to advance and then seeing the sheer pleasure it gives them to be able to do for themselves.

Funny thing is that we were pretty sure we wanted more children and had been starting to have serious discussions about when we wanted to start trying for that. This is the sort of thing we hate having to decide. We would rather just have it happen on it's own with no decision from us.. and then it did. We were surprised, but relieved and excited... SO excited!!!

I know conventional wisdom states that I shouldn't be talking about this yet.. particularly to the world at large. However, this is how I process what is going on in my life.. the bad.. and the good. So, now you all are along for the ride.

We told our parents and brothers and they were all thrilled. I can not tell you how excited we are about baby #3 (assuming there is only one in there). By the way, the chances of my having identical twins twice is 1/70,000 ... Stephen says these odds are not high enough. Can't wait to find out how many are in there.. I really do feel like it is only one - despite the multiple multiples dreams. Still, if there were more than one we would of course be overjoyed. A little freaked out and a touch panicky but .. overjoyed all the same.

Hard to believe we are on our way to being a party of five. Thank you, everyone for your sweet and supportive comments :) We love you guys so much and are so excited to get to share this with all of you!

7 comments:

Wendy's World said...

So thrilled for you! How wonderful. Praying for a non-nauseated first trimester, being that you have a couple of toddlers to raise at the same time :-)
Looking forward to updates....

Summer said...

Congratulations Sarah (and Stephen and Margot and Ada and Oliver)! What wonderful news! Five Shinglers! Hooray!

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Erykah said...

Congratulations!! Three under three wasn't as bad as I imagined... twins are automatically a bit more independent and when the baby comes, they'll entertain each other very well.

Erykah said...

Your post was my wake up call LOL. My only advise is to invest in a good wrap or sling and life will be peachy. Having hands free for the twins was crucial, especially in the beginning.

kate said...

Sarah!!! i am so excited for you 4!! So perfect you and Stephen have enjoyed the girls so much they are going to love having a baby in the house:)...they will grow up a bit before Sept. so hopefully they will be great little helpers:)

Michelle D said...

I Am SOOOOOO Excited for you guys!!!! :) Yay:) HUGS!