On Monday, just hours before leaving for a work trip to St. Louis, a package arrived at our house.
“It’s from Mumbai,” Matt said. Immediately we were both excited.
“Do you think it’s the ultrasound?” I asked.
We knew we were supposed to get a DVD of an ultrasound eventually, but we didn’t think it’d be for another couple months.
“Only one way to find out.”
We sat on the sofa and put the DVD into Matt’s laptop. It loaded, and seconds later images of our twins filled the screen. It’s hard to explain how exciting, moving, and almost surreal it was to see our children.
The video showed the twins from many different angles. We saw heads, faces, arms, legs, hands, feet, and various on-screen confirmations from the ultrasound tech that the twins’ internal organs and developmental processes were right on track.
After we watched it I recorded about a minute of the 12-minute ultrasound on my iPhone. I wanted to watch it again on the plane.
There’s one sequence I kept watching, where you see a leg kicking around, and then the ultrasound tech pauses it on a perfectly formed foot, measuring in at just barely over an inch heel-to-toe. I kept thinking, “Oh my god, this is my son or daughter’s foot.” I played it again. And again.
So amazing. Enjoy.