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Hard to believe these two have been around for two years, now. Well, actually, it was two years on Sunday, but as anyone with multiple small children knows, reliable computer time can be…scarce.
What’s really interesting is to see just how much they’ve grown and changed in just a year. Their personalities are definitely coming out…and are they different (as their pictures illustrate).
Onward into their third year…
There’s a thing, we started it with the eldest, and it seems only fair and fitting that the tradition continues.
I mentioned quite some time ago that we were… I believe the phrase I used was “expanding the stable.” Then the issue was dropped. It was dropped not because something happened during the pregnancy, but simply because schedules went wonky (between the push to finish the MFA, then a small circus surrounding the actual delivery, then the mayhem of having not only twins, but don’t forget big brother).
Arrive, they did, and they were healthy – neither had to spend any time in the NICU, and they were only ounces apart in weight (and each, individually, weighed more than big brother when he was born). Here we are, a year later, and they are on the verge of walking, have been eating real food for close to a month, and already recognize their names when called. The next year is going to be… very interesting.
For now, though, here they are, ringing in their second year.
So there has been news swirling around the household for the past few months, and there’s a bittersweet edge to it. My step-father died in early October from complications after surgery. Two weeks before, right after his surgery, he at least knew the news.
We are expecting.
Hence the subtlety of the title… We made a big deal a few years ago about having a baby dragon. This time around, the delivery will be during the Year of the Horse… Stable… Get it? When MC first made the announcement on her Facebook account, they read it as an actual equine addition.
Only, it’s not just an addition. It’s a pair.
That’s right, twins. But we didn’t find that out until late-October.
For the first pregnancy, we didn’t find out the gender until he emerged. At the time, we said that IF we were to have another one, we would find out. With twins, the decision was guaranteed. Which was today. Would there be a filly and a stallion? A pair of stallions? A pair of fillies? Inquiring family members wanted to know.
We found out this morning.
Officially: A pair of stallions are due for arrival at the stable sometime in the spring.