Tuesday, April 15, 2014

23 weeks

I haven't posted any belly pictures yet, so here goes. Oddly enough, some days I can still suck it in. I suppose there's some room for them to hide in there still. Not for long. I actually thought
I looked smaller until I took this picture. Oh well. There's the rest of my life to worry about my figure.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My little comedian

Addison told me to open my mouth after I told her goodnight one night.
"Why?" I asked
"Because, I want to say goodnight to the babies."
Of course....I did it. :)

Beach 2014

Mention the word

I've noticed a curious occurrence lately. It happens in everyday meetings involving everyday people. The cashier, the waitress, the lady at the water department. It doesn't matter their color or social status, all you have to do is mention the word "twins." It is the biggest ice breaker I have ever experienced. It takes someone who is trudging through their mundane world or their obligatory job and suddenly turns them into a kind, thoughtful, interesting person who sees you as more than their next task. I started noticing this change early on, but the more I show, the more I experience it. It opens this window. I guess the twin anomaly is very foreign to some, yet a commonality with others. Either way, the morphing mid-conversation is really enlightening to watch. Because of this phenomenon, I have met so many really nice people that I would have never thought kindly of before. I am looking forward to my boys sparking more conversations and connections over the years so that the kindness of people can really shine through, where I never thought it existed.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Things you do not say to a pregnant woman carrying twins

1. Wow. You are really getting big.

2. You got so much sleep yesterday, how can you be tired?

3. I can barely fit my arms around you.

4. This house is really messy.

5. C'mon, this is an all you can eat buffet...you have to eat your money's worth.

6. Did you put on make up today?

7. Why can't you sleep?

8. Will you go upstairs and get me a shirt?

9. Why do you always want sub sandwiches?

10. It's not hot in here.

Boys: n.- noise with dirt on it

It's 20 weeks. The halfway point.
We are expecting boys...2 of them....together...at one time! Slightly even more overwhelming because they are a species I've not yet raised. I'm hoping they are easier.
I am actually tickled pink....or blue rather. The thought of two little buddies, a room with bunk beds, and the fact that I hear little boys really love their mommies; it just gets me nearly giddy.
The downside....I have so many girl things and everything is pink. I get to start over without a lick of clothing and two little bodies to prepare for. They are fraternal twins so I'm not trapped by the necessity of dressing them alike, but I would like to a little. Just for fun.
Now my imagination is running wild trying to think of what they'll look like.
We had our first sonogram since week 8. An actual eternity. I asked Michael, what if there weren't two anymore. I hadn't felt much movement and the worry of not knowing was eating at me. Of course his response was something to the effect of it not being so bad if there was just one.       Men.
According to the technician, they were just perfect. Weighing in at 12 and 13 oz., they are running neck in neck. They have separate placentas in totally different places and are situation opposite of each other...kinda like a yin and yang. My guesses are they will be that way personality-wise too. Although after 9 months of kicking each other in the head, they may be a little ticked at each other.
Here are our pics. Baby A is on the bottom because he's closest to the exit and baby B is on top. Unfortunately they were shy about showing their faces and both little guys were facing down leaving us with no profile pictures.

The only sad part of that whole day was watching Addison melt when she heard she wasn't getting a sister. It's all she's asked for, but God knows best. She will be the best big sister to brothers ever.

The Big Girl Room

The great American room swap. Aptly named because it was such a big deal. I had to claim my nursery back and thus Addison had to move. So, I have no more guest room in the big house. We are literally a full house. However, I tried to make it as fun a room as I could. Only the best for our one and only princess. Everything these days is a labor of love. It's the only motivation I have that keeps me going in spite of my pregnancy induced exhaustion.