The first thing Andrew did (well after he hugged me of course) after we found out that our IVF round worked was create a multiple tab spread sheet in excel with baby names.... did I mention that he's an engineer?
I, on the other hand, was way too anxious about finding out what the sex of the baby was. I didn't want to discuss names until we knew what we were having for fear of falling in love with a name, imagining the baby and then being disappointed when we couldn't have that baby with that name. Of course when we found out we were having twins my anxiousness increased. So for a few months Andrew would suggest new names and I would throw out a non-committed comment and wait for the discussion to end.
Once we found out that we're having girls I wanted to name them.... right away. Out came the spreadsheet. There was one name that I've loved for a long time and Andrew was warming up to it (I think deep down he loves it too, or at least that is what I am telling myself... I mean it did make it onto the spreadsheet). I had fueled Andrew's naming habit by giving him a baby name book in his stocking at Christmas. I was flipping through it that day and found another option that I immediately loved. Luckily, Andrew loved it too.
At this point I was ready to commit to these names for life..... Andrew..... not so much. He wanted to make sure we didn't fall in love with other names first. I am, and always have been, more of the love at first sight type so I knew that for me... these were it.... but if he wanted more time, then he could have more time... I mean I wouldn't even discuss the issue until recently.
Well on Saturday I started ordering art for the nursery. We decided to order a custom print with both of the girls names on it. We drew up the order and submitted it.
We named them.... without really realizing it.
I think that easy decisions are more meant to be.
Of course, you will have to wait a few months to find out who they are. This is one secret that I am now convinced we should keep.
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