Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Conundrum

Have you ever noticed that when someone you know buys a new car, you start seeing that car everywhere? Of course it’s not that there are more of your friend’s type of car on the road, you’re just more in tune with that model. Your brain is sort of “tuned in” to that model, if you will.

The same is true, I think, for babies. People have babies all the time. But the minute you have one of your own – particularly your first one – you suddenly notice them popping up all over.

Since the birth of the twins, the following people have either had a baby or are pregnant - my sister, P.Pie’s sister and brother (not together, of course), my cousin, and at least three sets of our friends. And that’s not including a number of friends of friends or blogosphere friends who have recently added to their baby collection.

As you might imagine, recently our mailbox has been inundated with birth announcements.

And herein lies the conundrum.

You think that everyone knows what happened – particularly with the blog. But inevitably, someone you haven’t seen since before the twins were born asks, “How are the twins?” In fact, it happened less than a month ago and lead to some awkward silence after the explanation.

And I know it will happen again.

But I feel like both Doss & Jorja deserve to have their births commemorated; and what better place than here, where the whole world can see it.

I created the layout a few weeks before their birth, but never plugged in their stats and pictures.

Until today.