Since we are having identical twins, we know that we’ll either have two boys or two girls. While I will be happy and grateful to have either boys or girls, my heart is just slightly skewed to pink. Ariel is likewise happy with either gender, but he says he is team blue. Ariel’s family are all team pink since all grandkids are boys so far. My parents would be happy with even just one grandchild of any gender. LOL!




I had my congenital scan at 22 weeks. Ariel was with me but I was led into the ultrasound room first to get prepped. The doctor knew we are having twins but didn’t know they are identical. I told the doctor that we want to know the gender but to please NOT TELL ME until he has seen both babies. Well, he didn’t listen to me. He immediately checked the gender – even before Ariel got into the room – and told me that the first baby is a girl. I was upset that he didn’t listen to my instructions, but was ecstatic to have a girl! Then he checked the second baby and told me it’s also a girl! But of course!!! Then I asked them to please call my husband because I don’t want him to miss the whole thing. Anyway, he came in and I had to tell him that it’s team pink, for the win!!! I cried happy tears. Haha!


The doctor proceeded with all the measurements, and I had to ask him halfway if he is really sure of the genders. So he took time to show us again – this time Ariel was there to see, and confirmed that both are girls.


So there, my Pinterest boards are filled with greys and pinks (our nursery’s theme is grey, white and pink), and I have started dreaming of beautiful bows, tutus, ruffled dresses, mani and pedi with my girls.Laran-52Laran-16

Update: We had another ultrasound at week 26. This time, it was done by my OB, Dra. Regina Manahan. I asked her to check gender again, and she confirmed we are having girls. Woohoo!

Written by Alby Laran


  1. AnnaPB March 17, 2016 at 12:03 am Reply

    Woot woot! So really very happy for you and Ariel. And now I learned you’re having twins pa. God is good talaga!

    • Alby Laran March 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm Reply

      Thanks Anna! God is indeed good, all the time!

  2. Arden March 16, 2016 at 8:43 pm Reply

    Congrats Alby & Ariel! 😄

  3. Marce Quintos Ferranco March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Congrats Alby and Ariel! So happy for the both of you

  4. GaryRose March 15, 2016 at 9:05 pm Reply

    Happy for you Ariel and Alby! Keep posting please

    • Alby Laran March 16, 2016 at 10:23 pm Reply

      Thank you Kuya Gary and Ate Rose!

  5. donnaespiritu25 March 15, 2016 at 8:53 pm Reply

    I am smiling from start to finish!!! hahaha Team Pink here for our girls!! Yey! Kaya pala super blooming ka kse two girlalus ang nagpapa-beauty sa mommy! So excited!!!

  6. Lina Diaz March 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Congratulations to soon Mommy & daddy to be! Wow! you’re so blessed, twins -precious girls coming very soon. It’s worth the wait. Take care & relax relax! God bless you more!

  7. Loth March 15, 2016 at 11:16 am Reply

    Hi Mam Alby, congratulation:) ang ganda ganda mong tingnan na buntis, congrats po sa inyo ni sir ariel:)

  8. Peggy March 15, 2016 at 12:31 am Reply

    Congrats! matagal man ang hinintay natin but God is really good, he gave you precious little girls and not just one but twoooo… Ang saya saya…..

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