Thursday, September 9, 2010
As my due date rapidly approaches, I can't help but be more and more intrigued by what these girls are going to look like. Will they look alike? Completely different? Like Kyle? Like me? Neither of us? I am DYING to know! It's hard to believe they won't be adorable by looking at the above pics. And can I just say how fashion forward my mom was by putting me in leg warmers? Let's just hope they get their hair gene from my side seeing as how Kyle was bald until he was 4. But he sure was a wittle cutie pie.
Many of you continue to ask how I'm feeling/how things are going with the pregnancy, so I thought I'd give a quick update. I am 29 weeks, and starting to feel very much pregnant with twins. I really have been pretty active throughout the day, walking several miles most days, running errands, etc. The heat of summer has worn me out somedays, forcing me to sit in the air conditioning towards the end of the day. However, this past week (mostly when I would go walking) I started to notice more contractions (not the painful kind-the stomach-tightening type) which is very normal for this stage of my pregnancy. I brought this up to my doctor the other day, and he suggested that I cut back the walking a bit since I don't need to be doing anything to risk going into pre-term labor. I also start going to see him every 2 weeks for the next 4 weeks, and then it will jump up to every week. Yikes! These girls continue to get more and more active every day. It seems like I feel them constantly kicking and moving around, which is by far the best part of being pregnant. The stretch marks have made their way onto the bottom of the belly, and I'm sure will only multiply from here on out. :) Sleeping becomes more and more difficult, and I'm pretty lucky to get 4-5 hours in a row, which isn't a huge deal since I have all day to nap whenever I want. I suppose this is another way God prepares us for the soon-to-be crazy sleeping schedule.
We are rapidly accumulating everything we will need for the girls-especially clothes! Sometimes I think I will just want to play dress-up with them all day to ensure they get to wear all of them.
I still cannot fathom what it will be like looking into their faces, and feeling the love and responsibility of caring for 2 little baby girls. I'm thrilled and petrified beyond belief.
Kyle and I continue to be so thankful for all of your prayers as we finish the last leg of this pregnancy and beyond. We know so many of you are equally as excited to meet them. :)