Thursday, September 12, 2013
There is an end in sight!
My mom is still here, and has graciously changed her flight until a week after they are scheduled to arrive so she can be around to meet them and to help us adjust at home for a bit. We are all done with our nesting projects. She has made me want to hire a personal housecleaner/cook/nanny when she leaves because she has been spoiling me so much!
Pregnancy lately for me has been:
-leaving me sleep deprived, but perhaps better ready to cope with the lack of sleep I will get when the twins arrive?
-causing me to not want to go in public because of HOW MUCH PEOPLE STARE. I mean, on an individual basis, I understand, and it doesn't bother me so much. But I just get tired of it. I feel like I have had a taste of what it might feel like to have a physical deformity or something else that calls attention to itself in public. I guess people just get used to it?
-slightly sad in that just this past week i started seeing signs of stretch marks (boo hoo, I know--it really isn't a big deal, but I can whine, right?) If they had just come a little sooner. . .
-making me look like an elephant from the calf down. See picture below:
-giving me some extra time with my family before the babies get here. I am thankful to get to focus on them more right now.
-making me marvel at the contortions my abdomen is capable of as the babies stretch around in there. Really, there is no room for kicking anymore, so movement is more of a visible thing than something you can feel with your hand (of course, I can feel it though-especially in my ribs).
-teaching my to be patient and thankful. I am not a very patient person by nature, so it has been a challenge!
I can't wait to meet these two sweet girls! I love getting to see what they look like after wondering for so long. Neither of my first two looked like I had imagined, so I am not even trying to guess what these two will look like. It is so cool that there are TWO of them and that they will look just alike! Keep us in your prayers over the next week!