Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Girls

Two little girls. Sharing the same womb. All squished together. Yet, already so different.

One of you, head down ready to come say hi...busy, busy...always kicking, always moving, so much energy like her brother. Kicks are full of spunk and with plenty of power from those tiny legs.

The other laying across her mama's belly, so quiet, so sweet. Even when she does kick it is so much gentler and calmer. Almost like she's just making herself a little more comfy in there, no need to make a fuss.

*****

Both girls are healthy and happy. My pregnancy is about as textbook as it could be so far. My weight gain is right on (for twins), my blood pressure is nice and low, no swelling, I'm still wearing all my rings, no protein in the urine, cervix is measuring well beyond normal. My doctor said "Good job Mom! Whatever you are doing, keep it up!"

Last time, my face was looking "puffy" at 23 weeks and my blood pressure, while still in the normal range was beginning to creep up...and my rings were stored in the jewelry box long ago by now...

My tummy measured 27 cm and I am 22 weeks. Everything is progressing about as perfectly as possible. It's a bit surreal. Lindsey commented to me the other day: "Could you imagine if you carry these babies longer and easier than you did with just ONE?!"

Irony.

The story of my life.

In case you are wondering, I chopped my head off in the photo above. My vanity got the best of me. It's just *so* awkward to pose for a belly picture...

6 comments:

Brianna Heldt said...

awwwwww i love that you are having twins!!!!

loving the belly shot, you look awesome!

Joanie said...

Sweet post! I can't wait to meet your sweet babies.

Has anyone mentioned that Henry will be right along with his dad in keeping the boyfriends away?

Older brothers are super-protective and so wonderful.

summer... said...

well you look amazing! i love that you can totally tell the differences in the two of them. it must be kind of strange. usually it is differences from pregnancy to pregnancy, but to experience it at the same time seems so amazing to me!
you look great!

joy said...

i, too love that you can tell differences already. i can't wait to see if these in-utero differences are true once they're here. and praise God your pregnancy is textbook and complication free. woohoo!

Mommy Laity said...

I love these posts. =) I'm starting to feel so attached to these sweet girls already. =)

Hey Andy, if you read this, I responded to your question on my privacy post.

Danielle said...

I use to chop my head off all the time too in pregnancy photos. it just wasn't the same.

your looking gorgeous.