Jamila - Thank you for the compliment on my picture. I've lucked out as a friend of mine from church is in the beginning stages of her photography interest and has offered to take my maternity pictures as part of a start to her profile. So the one I attached was a preliminary shoot we did, and we'll look to get some others in the next few weeks. Great for me again, because I can be very shy behind the camera, so it makes it a little better to have someone I know versus a stranger
. Thankfully, though the babies are kicking up a storm at night, if I can at least get to sleep they don't wake me completely up. They may switch around, forcing me to change sides, or attack my bladder causing that sudden urgent to go feeling, but it's not every night. So, I'm trying to enjoy these last few weeks of semi-sleep-comfort
Do you have a body pillow? That really helps me a lot.
Reenie - Welcome back! Yes, no more long trips... just hearing flights canceled stresses me out
And yes, the kicks can be so strong and sudden they make my whole stomach jerk. I told my husband yesterday that I believe if one kicks or moves, it disturbs the other and they both start going at it. Cause I noticed that it'll start out as a few little jabs in my upper right stomach, then in about 5 mins it's vigorous in 3 - 5 different places... crazy and amazing all at the same time. But maybe this is a good thing and will help them be on the same schedule when they get here, right? lol
I really tried not to stress about not having anything purchased, but man, it was weighing heavy on me. I cannot stand to wait till the last minute on huge events (birthing twins is a huge event in my definition of huge events, lol). I even have my wonderful girlfriends from church planning my shower and they're on top of it. I supplied the invite list and they said all I needed to do was show up. I saw them passing out invitations this past week and was like, wow, that's what I'm talking about, hehe. Date is scheduled for 1/29. But I'm not convinced that folks at baby showers purchase the high dollar items, which are usually the ones you really need. My mom has been trying to convince me that often people will partner up with a few other folks and make a large purchase, ie cribs, but I just didn't want to place all my hope in that to find out I don't get the main items I need and have to rush and get everything, and put it all together. Needless to say, I didn't get the cribs and left them on the registry, which I'm fine with since I got the twins bassinet play yard they'll sleep in for the first couple of months in our room, anyways. *Inhale...Exhale*
I have my 24 week (though I'm two days early) appt in a few hours (yay!). Will update you ladies on the kiddos later. Take care!