Is doozy a real word? Did I even spell it correctly?
It was little A's first full week of nursery school, a full week of work for me, and C was away for 2 nights. Thankfully my parents are always willing to help me out while I'm home alone, especially given that I haven't been feeling so wonderful the last few days.
Just wanted to give a little update on my pregnancy... a "bumpdate" if you will ;)
If you need to catch up, you can read here about our big, big news.... and here about our gender reveal.
Today I'm 19 weeks with our twin boys, and to say I feel huge would be an understatement. My last bump picture is from 17.5 weeks, and I had great intentions of taking one tonight, but crashing on the couch seemed like a much better idea.
And I apologize for the awesome quality of my bathroom belly shots. Real life here, folks.
|8 weeks (twins)|
|11 weeks (twins)|
|14 weeks (twins)|
|17.5 weeks (twins)|
And just as a comparison, here's my bump at 30 weeks with A.
Yes, THIRTY weeks.
|30 weeks with A|
Overall I'm feeling OK. Everything feels much more amplified this time around - its harder walking around, picking things up (including my 30 pound toddler), shaving my legs... you know, everyday stuff. I think the biggest challenge is how I'm feeling mentally... I remember feeling this way with A (physically), but in my head, I knew I only had 10 weeks left. But now I know I'm just halfway through, and then I kind of feel sorry for myself, because I cannot imagine how I'm going to feel in another 2 weeks, let alone another 19.
Please please please don't think that last sentence means that I am in ANY way, shape or form ungrateful for this immense blessing that we've been given. That is not the case, at all. But if I'm being honest, this pregnancy is hard. I'm a very active person: extremely independent and self sufficient. And so... sometimes its hard for me to keeping asking other people to help. And knowing that this is just the beginning of how hard this is going to get ... well, that mental challenge is just that - a challenge.
There are many many positives about this pregnancy. Too many to name here.
I cannot put into words how enormously blessed I feel to be carrying these two little angels. C and I joked for many many years about how many kids we would have. He was always set on two, and I, was set on three. He used to tell me I'd have to find another husband to have baby #3!
....and now we say that God decided for us - he chose us to be parents of twins, and of three boys, and we feel so honored to have been given this gift. I don't want to wish time away, especially with A growing up before my eyes, but I cannot wait to meet these two little boys in January.
Linking up with Kelly's Korner for SUYL Moms of Multiples