So my wife is 34 weeks and 3 days pregnant, carrying twin girls as you already know. As I sit here in my Great Grandmothers rocking chair, I am too anxious to sleep. The twins can be born at any point now. Felt the same way in August 2014 right before Lily was born. Aside from anxiously awaiting the day I will meet my daughters, I am stress eating and gaining weight (Yes dads out there, there is such thing as sympathy pregnancy!).
18 years ago on this day I was a freshman at Allegheny College. August 23, 1999, I was out for the evening engaging in college culture (aka I was at a party with cheap beer in a damp basement). Never in a million years did I think I would have 3 daughters one day. I am getting teased about having to pay for three weddings one day, paying for prom dresses and you name it. As if my 300K in student debt wasn’t enough. I’ll be living in a house with 4 girls (wife included) very soon! #Outnumbered #Mydaughterswillneverdate
But in all seriousness, I cant wait to meet my daughters. My Lily will be 3 next week and she has my heart. I know how much I love her and its hard to imagine having to share my heart with the twins. There is nothing better than coming home from work at night and having Lily come out from her hiding place (under a table in the kitchen) and hearing her yell “Daddddddy!!!”. She comes out from that hiding place, runs to me, jumps on me and throws her arms around me before giving me a butterfly kiss. I melt. No matter how bad the day might have been, she makes it better. I hope the twins will do the same.
So I’m a doctor (You already know this) and it finally hit me that sharing my heart with my girls wont be that difficult. I finally felt enlightened this evening and had a revelation. You see, when God created us He designed our hearts with four chambers – two atria and two ventricles. I have my wife, Lily, and my twins. There is room for each of them to occupy one of my four heart chambers. (I love when I can bring my faith and medicine together!)
Now all thats left to do is await their birth so I can see the two girls who already have a place in my beating heart.
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