Hi Baby Girls,
Well, it’s the middle of July and it’s approximately 102 degrees outside today. It has been an interesting couple of weeks around here. Last week, we went to youth camp with the FBCFW youth. It was a fun week, but hard on your Momma! The Texas heat (as well as the sodium packed cafeteria food) made my feet and ankles swell up. I mean, seriously swell up. One day you will watch the movie Shrek and you will be introduced to Ogre Princess Fiona. Then you might have a slight understanding of what my feet/ankles looked like. The things I do for you girls, and you are not even here yet! Your Daddy made sure I had a golf cart for transportation across the camp grounds. That was probably a site to see – an uber pregnant lady riding around Riverbend on a golf cart. People thought I was
brave crazy for being out in the heat. But, anyway – enough about camp.
The day after we returned, we had another doctor’s visit. I was really hoping to get some great shots of your faces. I mean, you are pretty big now and you actually look like babies. (or so I hear..) But yet again, we could not see anything! Baby A, you were actually facing the camera, so I blame the sonographer for that one. But you, Baby B, were yet again, facing my back – so we could see nothing. I have had a frame picked out to put you girls picture in – but to this point (32 weeks to be exact) I have yet to get a decent enough picture of the both of you! We’ll keep our fingers crossed for next time.
The good news is that you are both facing down, preparing to make your entrance into the world and weighing in at 3.5-4 pounds each. Please cooperate and stay that way (head down) until delivery! It would make life so much easier. The doctor thinks I will make it anywhere from 36-38 weeks. She considers that “full-term” for twinsies. We are at 32. Holy smokes! That means you could be here in 4 weeks! Yikes!
Your room is totally chaotic right now. I mean, gifts and bags and clothes and blankets everywhere. It is hard to “nest” when your belly is the size of a watermelon. Your grandmas (Ama and Mimi) have been very nice and offered to help out with preparing the nursery. Your Ama is painting both of your cribs, as well as the glider you will soon be rocked in and your Mimi is making your adorable bedding and painting your changing table. I can’t wait to get the nursery set up and kiss both of your tiny little faces!
When you are pregnant, there are several things people do not prepare you for. Or maybe they did and I just didn’t listen. Or maybe this happens to every pregnant lady and it is totally normal, but I was just totally unprepared. For example:
- Rolling over in bed/getting out of bed is seriously difficult. Sometimes I have to start rocking myself back and forth and get some momentum going before I can make it out of bed in the morning.
- I am exhausted ALL THE TIME, but totally and completely restless at night. I mean, I lay awake for hours while your Daddy peacefully sleeps. So, I grab my iPad and read blogs for hours on end. Then of course, I am exhausted during the day and have to take one or two naps to make it through.
- Vacuuming the house (or doing laundry) in mid-July is apparently the pregnant lady’s equivalent of doing P90X. (If you don’t know what P90X is, ask your Dad.) I mean, I never realized I could sweat so much. I used to run – quite a bit! And I think somehow this is more strenuous on my body than my 5 mile/day runs. At least that’s what my sweat glands are telling me.
- Speaking of strenuous activity, nap-taking has become a challenge as well. Yes, you heard me right – nap taking. It probably has something to do with the whole, being pregnant with twins in mid-July thing, but I wake up from a nap and I need a shower. (Is this too much detail? Sorry, someday you might understand and appreciate what I am saying.)
- Right along with all of this “sweat talk” – I have learned that when people refer to the lovely “pregnant lady glow”, they are not complimenting you! Don’t get me wrong, they think they are, but they are not. Pregnant lady glow is nothing but an over abundance of sweat causing you to get all nasty and shiny. It’s the truth. I don’t take this one personally – but when people tell me I am glowing I immediately think, “Man, I better touch up my makeup. Should I take another shower? Where is Jared’s deodorant?”
Well girls, we will end on that note today. We are heading over to Ama and Papa’s to celebrate Papa’s birthday tonight. Your Mommy and Daddy love you so and we are counting down the days until we can meet you!