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Jul. 23rd, 2008 @ 11:22 pm To our daughters
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Dear Claire and Grace,

We have no doubt that tomorrow will be the happiest day of our lives. We cannot equate the excitement that we feel to anything else. Cohabitation, our wedding, our house... They all pale in comparison to the thought of bringing you two into the world and seeing your faces for the first time. So many times we have tried to imagine what it will be like when we first see you, hear you, and hold you. But we're sure that nothing can prepare us for the emotion that your arrival will bring.

You two are our greatest accomplishments and you've already added so much to our lives. There has been so much planning that has gone into this one day. We have worked so hard to make things perfect here for you girls, and we will try our best to be the kind of parents you deserve. Please forgive us in advance for the mistakes we will surely make along the way. Know that everything we do is with the best of intentions.

This has not been the easiest nine months. Yet we are so proud of you both for hanging in there so long and really helping us to have a model twin pregnancy. As hard as it has been at times, we will miss the days of watching you grow in Mommy's belly. We will miss watching in amazement as you moved inside her like you're trying to escape. We will miss talking to you from the other side. All of these things will become our treasured memories. But we know it is time for you girls to join us here. There is a big, amazing world just waiting for you to discover it. We cannot wait to see this world through your eyes.

So we now close the door on this part of our lives as you girls prepare to leave the only home you've ever known. Tomorrow we will become parents... something we know will be our greatest responsibility, but we also suspect our greatest joy. We are grateful to God for the two darling angels he has given us. We are grateful to friends and family who have been so supportive and generous. There are a lot of people who love you girls already and soon you will meet them all.

We love you with all our hearts and we wanted to be the first to wish you two a happy birthday.

All our love,
Mom and Dad
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From:jamietr
Date:July 24th, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
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I'm so excited for you guys. I know today will be a hectic day, but if you have a chance, give a call with the good news. I'll be sitting by my phone all day (well, actually, my phone will be sitting by me all day).

July 24th is s good day for pioneering girls, by the way. Amelia Earhart was born on this day in 1897; Linda Carter ("Wonder Woman") this day in 1951; and Anna Paquin this day in 1982. Claire and Grace are in good company.
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From:rmstraus
Date:July 24th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
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You made me cry! I'm so excited for you. Can't wait for the phone call and first pictures!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 24th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)

tears to my eyes!

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How exciting for you and what lucky little girls to have you so in love with them already.
All the best
Kim
editor @ http://www.raising-twins.com - stop by and post !
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From:strausmouse
Date:July 24th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
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"...as you girls prepare to leave the only home you've ever known."

But don't worry, girls - your new home is only slightly larger than your old one! Hehehehhe. Hey, had to get one last "Vicky is large" joke in there while I still can, before she shrinks back down to her original size...luckily the boobs don't shrink for a while, right Norm? Yeah buddy...wooo-hoooo.

As I said before, GOOD LUCK!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE GOOD NEWS!!!
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From:strausmouse
Date:July 24th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and you also forgot "We are grateful for friends who point out spelling errors in our blog post titles."
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 24th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Mandy, Hannah, and I are so happy for you guys.
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From:kruppenheimer
Date:July 24th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
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AWW. You made me cry too. What an exciting and joyful day. I'm so thrilled for you guys. Auntie Lisa can't wait til October! :) post pictures asap.