Sunday, June 01, 2008

Before and After

I was looking back at ultrasound pictures yesterday and found a startling and amazing coincidence ( of course you know I don't believe in coincidence)...

Let me start by saying that while I was pregnant, "Baby A" was always the smaller baby that was low in my pelvis and always the more active than "Baby B." Nick and I joked that we had to name the mover Harper because if you say it with just enough southern drawl her name would be Hopper... so Baby A, who was delivered first was named Harper. "Baby B" was the bigger twin stretched out along my right side and always very calm in the ultrasounds. She didn't move around much and was easy to get a good photograph of... so Baby B, delivered second was named Lily. Some of you will remember a certain ultrasound picture of "Baby B" that clearly shows the face, eyes, mouth, etc. and and arm resting beside her face... Nick named this photograph "Skeletor." We now know that true to Lily's personality Baby B was her just being her calm self and posing for the camera. The other day we were taking quick pictures of the girls and I saw the one below of Lily... can you see the resemblance in her before and after photos?


7 comments:

Mary Tyler S. said...

coolness! Ya'll are the best parents.

Madame Rubies said...

Awwww...

Shea said...

So glad the babies are doing so well!! And, so proud of you for keeping up on the pumping!! That is hard stuff!

Eleanor said...

That is just amazing, Laura! Henry and I both got a kick out of that. I wish we'd had these clear ultrasounds back in the dark ages!

Jason said...

SO COOL ....and SWEET

John III said...

that is crazy! We all lay the same way each night why wouldn't babies do it but to catch them both on film is astounding. Congragtulations mom! I have missed you guys with this shift work but we will hang soon.

Stephanie said...

It will be fun to see if Harper is always the more active, while Lily is always the calmer of the two. I knew in utero that Asher would be an introverted kid. He would "hide" from Brian whenever Brian would try to feel him kick. He would wait for Brian to go away, and then start kicking again. And he still really is not crazy about the spotlight.

Silas, on the other hand, I predict to be a firecracker. When I'm holding Asher he'll kick him. It also seems like he moves a lot more than Asher did (either that, or my memory is bad. Either could be true).