Ultrasounds Past

American Thanksgiving is in a few days. A few days before Thanksgiving two years ago was when we first heard two heartbeats at an ultrasound. It feels like a lifetime ago—and also like it was yesterday. How that’s possible, I’m not sure.

That was a magical day. One I will never forget. Nor will I forget showing those ultrasound photos to our closest family over pumpkin pie and watching their faces as their eyes realized what they were seeing. “Twins!” my aunt exclaimed. We all smiled as I sipped my room temperature ginger ale.

Fast forward two years and we are chasing after a solitary toddler… And she makes our world go ‘round. She is the sun and the moon and the stars all shining bright within 25 pounds of pure energy.

Sometimes it feels like her spirit is big enough for two. Sometimes, I am grateful that we only have one.

Mostly, I’m just grateful that I get to be her mother.

What a journey it’s been.

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2 thoughts on “Ultrasounds Past

  1. I often think of how unfair it is that you started with twins and now have only Charlotte. I don’t want to take away from Charlotte’s amazingness, but I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s unfair in so many ways. Anyways, sending my love my friend.

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