Friday, February 17, 2012

On the eve of the twin's birth...

I went to the hospital for one last specialist appointment. Had an OB appointment down the road too. Nurses added up how many doctor visits I had in all. Can't remember the exact number but between the two practices it was over 40 appointments. This is a subway stop I know so well...


Dinner with our our parents and celebrated their b-day knowing the boys would be coming in about 12 hours time (scheduled). This was the same restaurant we went to with the parentals months earlier in the pregnancy celebrating the good news. Overlooks Columbus Square. My NYC favorite largely for sentiment value


Where can we turn for peace?


Our final night was 34 weeks 6 days. I might speak more to this later. but I loved my baby bump so much. The feeling of babies in utero is perhaps one of the greatest feelings ever. I know many don't like it because of the aches and pains that might accompany it. But my thoughts were very different. I wish I could have carried longer. 

 

At about 1 am on the day of delivery, Andrew painted Mariah Carey's twin butterfly. I remember when she tweeted her boy/girl twin butterfly.  I had been wanting to do this for a while. Although I left it to the  last minute, it was fun. The "dem babies" is silly but wanted to completely mimic hers. 
I'm really sorry if you're grossed out by the bare belly. I'm always a little grossed out by others. But obviously comfortable with mine own. Sorry if it makes you gag. 



10 comments:

Casey said...

What a sweet post. I love that Andrew painted the butterfly. He's quite the talented artist! I also agree 100% with you on loving your belly bump. I still find myself rubbing my belly out of habit, and miss the kicks and jabs.

Sean and Summer said...

love.love.love.love.love.

Lorie said...

I get the baby bump love! Being pregnant is one of the sweetest experiences despite the aches. Love that you got out and about before you had the boys and that you now get to snuggle them.

Lizzie said...

What a crazy night that must have been knowing the twins were coming so soon. You look so calm, happy, & beautiful in each of these pictures.

CHO said...

So cute! I love that you loved your baby bump. I absolutely loved mine, too. For some time after delivering I still kind of longed for the bump again. It was kind of fun being fat and jolly ;) , and being so close to my child. You are such a cute prego momma!

CHRIS and JENNY. said...

Hey Mary Martha....this is Jenny, Angela olsons sister in law. Congrats on the twins!!! So excited that you joined the twin mommy club!!! It's a fun ride :) tricky but oh so wonderful. If you ever need anything don't hesitate to contact us :) enjoy enjoy those new little ones....ours just turned one. It goes by WAY too fast!!!

Dayna said...

I love the painted belly! Way to go Andrew! In fact, your belly is fabulous. I have to say, seeing your pregnant belly makes me pregnant hungry (weird phrase?). I think despite the challenges pregnancy can bring, it really is magical... you'll find that to be true every go around.

mimi said...

Being pregnant was also one of my greatest pleasures. The feeling knowing you are bringing life into the world, a combination and sign of love between a man and a woman and the Lord was powerful! I always said I love that time. I also loved being in my bed a few hours after birthing, and having this post-partum excitement flowing through your veins, "wow we did it!" Then holding that (those) wee one(s) in your arms, and sharing that joy with hubby.

Janvier said...

You look so beautiful! I loooove that hair color on you (I think before it was lighter, right?)

Pierce + Stacy Thiot said...

I love that you painted it... SO cute! And Andrew did a great job, wow! Cutest belly in the world!