This week was a big week as I turned 41 years old a week ago. I know many of you would have lost a bet not sure if I was going to make it this far. As I look back at all of the blessings that I have had in my life I am amazed that one person can have it go so right for them. Erin and I talk about this all the time the number of things that had to fall just right for us to have met in the first place and now we are expecting twins in the spring. Sometimes I have to say it aloud so I remind myself that it is real and we are so excited. Something this wonderful isn’t supposed to happen to a guy like me, from coming home after my third semester of college with a whopping 1.1 GPA and my father uttering the best thing he has probably ever said to me: “I am not spending one more dime on your education!” I will never forget when they made me call Coach Corradini that night and tell him I was not coming back to MSJ. It did lead me to one of the best decisions I have ever made, joining the United States Army. I grew up and grew up fast spending almost 13 months in Iraq in a war zone will do that to you. When I got out I graduated from Kent State University and started teaching, got my Masters degree from Ohio University and love every day that I get to go to work for the Willoughby-Eastlake school district and coach football at Avon High School. I married my best friend and without a doubt the best person that I know three years ago this December and now we are awaiting the arrival of our identical twins this spring. If you would have told me seven years ago this would be my life, I would have told you that you were nuts! Now I wouldn’t trade this life for anything!
Enough about me, because I know that you guys are here for the updates on the babies. We had an ultrasound today. It has been two weeks since the last one and it has felt like it was two months. During that time we went to Cincinnati for a weekend and this Saturday we had our families over for my birthday dinner. We had a lot going on but today was always at the front of our minds, the twins are always at the front of our minds. The ultrasound nurse, I think that is what she is called, took all kinds of pictures we got to hear the heartbeats again, she measured them and they measured about the same. This is good because it means that one is not taking all of the nutrients and they are sharing, I’m sure they get that from me. They had good spine lengths and good skin thickness on their necks, as Dr. Kory said as he walked in the room, “Everything is looking great!” We are so pumped, we get to go back to get another ultrasound where they look at their anatomy development and we can find out the gender if we want, but so far Erin is holding out at first I thought it was to spite her mother and her sister but also she has a good bet with her father if we don’t find out. Keep holding out honey!