Part 2 of 5. First part here.
Deaths and (Re)births Part 2: The Fall
“Well, I have good news for the two of you. First, it’s a boy. Second—he has a sister.”
All it took was one perfectly timed and perfectly worded sentence from our ultrasound technician to cause my appetite to disappear completely for 48 hours. Twins. It was unimaginable. During that period I experienced varying waves of total euphoria and mind-numbing fear. Admittedly, it was mostly euphoria. The bragging rights were, after all, unparalleled. Not only naturally conceived twins on our first excursion into replenishing the earth, but opposite sex twins as well. Apollo and Artemis, just like that.
Surely, we were gods. [Read more...]