My blog header takes on new meaning.

When I designed my blog, and chose for my banner picture a nest with two eggs, I had several things in mind:

  • A bird’s nest is a safe home for precious things – my virtual bird’s nest would be a safe home for my thoughts and opinions.
  • A bird’s nest is an eclectic place, built with diverse materials – I always meant this to be an eclectic space, in which I could range from the political to the personal and back.
  • A bird’s nest is a gathering place – and here you all are, gathered around.

Now I think it is time to add a new dimension to the symbolism of the picture above.

babies 8 wks

That’s an 8 week ultrasound picture of the twins currently chillin’ in my uterus.


43 Responses so far »

  1. 2

    Catherine said,

    I second Annika’s YAY!!!!! and follow it up with a Huzzah!!!

  2. 3

    knittyk8 said,


  3. 4

    Frank said,

    WOW! How exciting for you! Congrats!

  4. 5

    John Dias said,

    Congratulations! Times two.

  5. 6

    Sachi said,

    Wow. *blink, blink* Just, wow. You are beautiful.

  6. 7

    Faith said,

    Woo hoo!!!!



  7. 8

    Johnnie said,


  8. 9

    dp said,

    congrats, times two! so excited to one day meet two little baby uccies!

  9. 10

    knittingnoob said,

    wow congratulations! twins! I wish you the healthiest and easiest pregnancy in the world.

  10. 11

    elsewhere said,

    Golly gosh! (I’m sure they’re not cold in there.)

  11. 12

    Laurie Ann said,

    OMG–They’re so cute. I think the one on the left looks like you.


  12. 13

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! (1 for each of you)

    Congratulations on your new nest eggs – wishing you every joy on your new grand adventure!

    Virtual hugs sent to you while happy jigs being done on your behalf.

  13. 14

    AWWWW!!!! Congrats!

    And twins!! Sheesh, that WEHO SnB group better get cracking on the baby knits, eh?

  14. 16

    A said,

    Thrilled for the four of you! (More when you count Mom et al.!)

  15. 17

    Pam said,

    Squeeeee! First picture!!

  16. 18

    Mom said,

    Mom and Writer2 are beyond thrilled.

  17. 19

    Red Diabla said,

    WOW!!!!!! So much good news amongst my friends lately! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. 20

    Sara said,

    Congratulations! It’s going to be a wild ride!

  19. 21

    Nora said,

    HOLY>>>>>>>>>>> Wow! That’s so SO SO SO SO SO SO very awesome. Yay you!

  20. 22

    Nora said,

    It’s up to you of course, but I hope you come up with better names than Sac1 and Sac2.

  21. 23

    Husband said,

    What’s wrong with Sagamore and Sacajawea?

  22. 24

    Celeste said,

    CONGRATULATIONS! How incredibly exciting for you. I needed some happy news and this fits the bill. Rock on, little mama!!!

  23. 25

    Mom said,

    Personally, I was really hoping you’d name them Sagamore and Sacajawea, Husband. Just think of the wonderful nicknames they’d get in school…But for true twin symmetry, I ‘d like to suggest Sagamore and Sagaless.

  24. 26

    writer2 said,

    Diaper boxes are already accumulating. Now if only I can figure out those pins and folds, maybe I can be of help. Yikes!

  25. 27

    ecclescake said,

    You could make some serious money from Doublemint Gum in a few months. Or heck, why wait — start that SAG paperwork now! Yay for you both!!

  26. 28

    liz said,

    Doing the happy dance! Squeeee!

  27. 29

    Peggydoula said,

    YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! I love love love them and their parents (of course). I’m so happy for the two of you and I can’t wait to meet the little ones! I’m already reading up on what a doula does during a twin birth!

  28. 30

    sweetxsardonic said,

    Looking at pictures of your insides is weird.

    Oh, and congrats. 😉

  29. 31

    Andree said,


  30. 32

    laurie said,

    Congratulations! Go eat some cake!

  31. 33

    Nan said,

    Fantastic! (from Annika’s mom)

  32. 34

    desiknitter said,

    Wow, congratulations, Uccellina, you must be really excited! Please knit nice baby stuff for the twins. Take care and I hope you have a safe and hassle-free pregnancy.

  33. 35

    bronnie said,

    OMG! What amazingly happy news! I wondered why you hadn’t blogged in so long! 2 tiny buns in the oven! WOW!! Hearty congrats!

  34. 37

    SilliGirl said,

    Yay!!! Yay!!! Congrats!!! Congrats!!! (I have to say everything twice now, right?) (I have to say everything twice now, right?)

  35. 38

    pamela wynne said,

    Ooh, I just discovered your blog through Desiknitter’s post, and I stumble upon such big news! (I feel a bit like an intruder.) I’ll have to keep reading as you craft all sorts of twin goodies over the next several months. Congrats, and take care!

  36. 39

    MonkeyGurrl said,

    I’m sad I missed the Big Announcement! Stupid work making me work and stuff!


  37. 40

    bixdog said,

    I’d call the one on the left ‘Lou” and the one on the right “Bud”. I like me an in utero comedy team, I do.

    Also: Sqeeeeeeal!!!! Congrats to both of you! (Mom & Pop, I mean, but the two excellent new humans as well.) Word of advice, U.- invest in some comfortable shoes with some toe room now. Your dogs’ll lurve ya for it in month 7!

  38. 41

    Casey said,

    Delurking to say yay! Yay!

  39. 42

    esperanza said,

    Another woo-hoo and hearty congratulations from me. May the next 7 or so months be worry-free and trouble-free. Woo-hoo! I’m so excited for you.

  40. 43

    Bella Hakkinen said,

    Cool content. When will I get the more information?

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