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The Brothers May

Let’s Talk Babies

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Aaron and I announced on the interwebz over the weekend that we’re expecting twin boys! Crazy, right? I’m already six months along and in these past few months I’ve realized that people have lots of questions. LOTS! So for today, how about a little Q&A? (And for those of you totally not interested in my babies… that’s OK…we’ll be back to regular programming soon.)

When are you due?!

Early May. I’m 6 months today… it has all gone by so quick (minus the first trimester…. the first trimester dragggggged along).

How are you feeling?

I am doing really, really well. Uneventful really, which I am beyond thankful for every day. No nausea, no weird ailments. My biggest complaints are nerve pain at the top of my ribs (feels like I have a bad sunburn) and being uncomfortable trying to sleep on my side. I’m still painting walls and DIYing and all of the stuff I used to do… I’m just a little more slow and I take more breaks. Ask me again in a few more weeks and I’m sure my answer will be totally different.

When did you find out they were twins?

We found out at our first ultrasound appointment… around 10 weeks I think? We literally walked off the red-eye from our Seattle trip and to the doctor’s office. And yes, of course we were surprised! We sat there with terrified looks of disbelief on our faces. There was no celebrating… I don’t think Aaron and I even hugged. We just grabbed each other’s hands and looked at the doc, like WUT????

What fruit are they?

Cantaloupes!

Do twins run in your family?

On my mom’s side, but it never happened enough to be really significant, at least to us. It never even crossed our minds that twins could be possible. It’s 100% crazy to think about.

Do you know if they are fraternal or identical?

They are fraternal! Separate sacks, separate placentas, separate everythings. We could see that on the ultrasounds pretty early. It’s like having two siblings (that just share 50% of each other’s DNA) at the same time… if we are anything I’d say we are efficient.

Were you trying?

Yes! For about 5 months. It’s funny… I look back and remember us approaching it all with hesitation. It’s scary! We were so comfortable in our childless newlywed life in our little house but we knew we could be ready for the next step. I’m still waiting for “could be ready” to change into actually ready.

Was the new house because of the babies?

A new house was always in the back of our minds, well before the babies. I was bored and out of projects with the old house. It sort of felt like we were done with that space, even as much as I miss it now. The babies certainly accelerated the timing… obviously! Two babies in that house, along with us and two dogs would have been really hard. I was convinced it would work too… and it probably could have… but it’s so nice now to have a place we can really settle into and grow up in. Plus, PROJECTS!

So, when are you going to show us the nursery?

I have already been working on it for a few weeks, so very soon. I can’t wait to show you guys the progress. It’s such a different aesthetic than what I am used to. Lots of wood tones, textures, greys, army greens, oranges and blues. It has been so fun.

Why did you wait so long to announce on the blog?

I get this one a lot! And the total, honest truth is I have been mourning the fate of this blog a little bit. I didn’t want things to change just yet… I was holding on to my comfort zone of normalcy for as long as I could! It’s important to me to keep this blog going and focused on decor, but I know it’s going to be hard with two babies in the house. I can barely keep up with blogging projects now but it’s so rewarding and I get so much life and energy from doing it. I really want to try and keep it going, babies and all. And no, this will not become a mommy blog! Famous last words I am sure…

Do you have names picked out?

NO! Names are impossible!

 

So, that’s the story. Two babies—two boys!—ready to rock our lives in just a few months. Welcome aboard the crazy train. And THANK YOU to those of you who already congratulated us via Facebook and Instagram. It made for a very fun day and made it all very easy to talk about here.

xo,

emily