Saturday, January 28, 2012

More pregnancy thoughts...


- When I was 26 weeks, I hit the 200 lbs. It was inevitable but still a big wow factor when I got on the scale, not digital, and had to move the big bottom bar from 150 to 200. All in the name of the babies...

- Beyonce delivered at my hospital. I was there the day she was admitted at my specialist appointment. She checked in that Fri night. Barely missed her crew. However, appartley security was so tough a daddy of NICU twins wasn't able to see his babies. Nightmare. A week later Andrew and I took the hospital maternity tour. I had to ask to see the "newly upgraded suites." Even then I just got to see the doors.  

-Swimming or rather using a kick board has been my favorite thing in pregnancy. It's rejuvenating, refreshing, and even restful in its own way. Along with the weigh of my belly, my mind floats free too...

-Although each appointment accomplished feels like I've received a prize, I grow a little weary sometimes of all the attention this pregnancy demands. As a result, I feel ungrateful. Then when I think of the 2 boys kicking and cuddling inside, I have no problem adjusting my attitude.

- As of a week ago, I had 10 lbs. total of baby in me. I look forward to this week's measurement...

- I'm trying so hard to keep my labor at bay, although my time is drawing near. yikes!

- I have bought into the concept of BabyPlus. I've enjoyed the in-utero bonding we're experiencing.

- I'm so overwlemed with the double gifting. I know I'm having twins, but they can share. Thank you!

- I love to picture our two boys curled inside. It's a glorious sight..

- The 1st most common question asked after finding out I'm having twins is if they are natural or not. 2nd most common question is what are their names. And the 3rd most common question I hear is if I will have a cesarean or vaginal delivery. Many times I have gotten all 3 questions, in this order, in one conversation. Hilarious.

- Since I've answered the 1st. on here before. The 2nd is TBD, for us too. And for the 3rd. Ideally I'd like to have a v-delivery. But some of the best advise given is to not be set in my ways of 'plans' so to speak. I'll take one for the team if it means my babies having a safe and easy welcome to this world. I'm more passionate about that aspect than how they get here on my behalf. And I trust my Dr. 100% who I really feel like has both mine and my babies best interest. 1,000 appointments later I'm really convinced of that.

- I'm terrified of needles. Like deathly I have an out of body experience when I have to do anything involving them afraid. But somehow I've arrived at the point that physically giving birth to two babies no longer seems fearsome. It seems downright do-able! Andrew gives a calming foundation that's for sure.

- I've done a lot of thinking, reading, and asking around about vaccinations. I will be spacing those bad boys out and will be choosing a pediatrician that allows me to do so. 


6 comments:

Rachel Ricchio said...

i would start an iv on you and you would never feel it :) love you and im getting so antsy just thinking about you delivering! wish i could help coach you through it. i know you'll do just fine!

Lorie said...

From another tall mama, I totally understand hitting the dreaded 200 lb mark. It comes off. It takes time, but it is so worth it. You are so strong and patient. These babies are so lucky to have you!!

Casey said...

you rock, and I cannot wait to see the boys. you're almost there sister!

Pierce + Stacy Thiot said...

I completely agree about the vaccines part :) I'm glad you know what you want! :) Love you!

Dayna said...

can't wait to see the boys!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHH! OK, so our pediatrician doesn't use mercury in her vaccines so I am sure you can find someone who does that and you can do them on the same day.
Also, I still have 11+ lbs to loose so we can do it together! You are amazing and do LOOK AMAZING! So fun! Can't wait to hold my nephews!

TAMMY CLARIDGE said...

So I saved your blog on my blog months back... and just now got on here. I didn't know you were pregnant OR expecting twins!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I went back and read all your posts. You are just so adorable! I have been a L&D nurse for 9 years now and there is nothing better than watching babies come into this world, especially two!!! I wish you the best!! You will be such an awesome mom!