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Friday, November 7, 2008

Another week bites the dust...

Hi everybody! Whew... things are crazy right now, as usual, I hope you're all doing well! Things are going great with the pregnancy, I'm still feeling pretty good, just slowing down a bit... :) Stats for now (still 20 week stats, I go for my 24 week check up and ultrasound on Tuesday, I'll be back with those stats, promise): Baby A, my little chica, is 14oz and Baby B, my little dude, is 13 oz. Their heart rates were 136 and 141 bpm, both quick and healthy. They're getting so big, and they're beautiful, don't you think? Anyhow, I definitely don't have the stamina I used to and my body decides how much I can do at a time - mostly my feet and back are what bothers me by the end of the day, and my wedding ring is dangerously close to not fitting for a time. I have resorted to a few "accessories" to help me through all this nonsense - a couple of life saving products include Dr. Scholl shoe inserts (for my dress shoes), and Assets "support hosiery" leggings in black. Okay so Assets are the Target brand version of Spanx - boys if you're not familiar with Spanx it's what makes your ladies butts and legs look so gorgeous and flawless underneath their dresses. They're thin like pantyhose and are made of some magical material that fits super tight and smooths out any imperfections - or in my case they hold in tight a 20 lb. belly carrying in twins. They are heaven to wear, yet hell to take on and off - which I have to do, as you can imagine, every 15-30 minutes to pee. Sorry TMI. I just felt I have to share - ladies who have been through it you know that the belly gets to be heavy and and any help carrying that beast around is a god send. Check out the photo below, I think it is hilarious. You can see my baby boy's head on the left from the back with his right hand up around his face as if to say, "get your butt off me sissy!!" Her tiny little butt is totally all up on his shoulder.
This is such an amazing time and I am really trying to sit down when I can and just focus on thinking about them and rubbing my belly and day dreaming about what they're going to look like, what the birth experience is going to be like, etc... They're kicking a lot more now and that is so amazing, I can't even explain it. It's just so fascinating when you sit and think "wow, there are two tiny human beings inside of me" - it really is mind blowing and such a gift and a blessing... We started our Multiples Childbirth class, I'm so glad we joined, there is a couple in the class who is having triplets, which is a relief because they're in it deeper than we are! Ha! I wish them the best. :) The class really is great because it will just help acquaint us with what to expect, logistics of the hospital, variations we'll encounter because we're having more than one baby, and of course they're going over everything that will help get my head even further in the game - nutrition, relaxation, emotional and physical well-being, etc. Kristian was forced to massage my back with a tennis ball in the very first class, again, I'm glad we joined. :) I just feel like it's all happening so fast, which I knew it would, but I feel good with where we are and there are just a few more things that need to happen in the house before we're "ready." I use that term loosely. :) Anyhoo - hope everyone has a fantastic weekend - FINALLY it's cooler, I've been so over the 75 degrees in November stuff. Sure that sounds ridiculous, but I get hot easy people!! xoxxoxoxox, Joanna

2 comments:

April and Jeff said...

They are BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad everything is going well with you and your still feeling pretty good! That is awesome! My twins were butt to face too for most of the pregancy. It is quite amazing what the power GOD can do to create life! Thanks for the update and pics, I was starting to wonder about you!

Mrs. Baker said...

Hi Lady, I totally added you to my reader....twins how amazing! Living on the street I grew up on...crazy. Life is strange. I have a little blog of my own...

www.journey2babybaker.blogspot.com

We have been trying to get togther forever...lets make that happen asap! Congrats! I will be following!