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photo 1-4How are we feeling??!?!?!
Tired. I feel as if I’m back in the first trimester with how tired & hungry I am. I mean, I slept ten hours Friday to Saturday. TEN. HOURS. Who does that? Now, I can sleep… I can definitely sleep. But, ten hours is a bit extreme even for me. LOL. Other than that……. I feel really good; I’m thankful that this pregnancy has been so easy and that even the typical pregnancy issues have been pretty tolerable. It’s not all pretty, but it’s definitely nothing to truly complain about.

What’s going on with the bump?!?!
This thing……. I can’t even call it a real BUMP anymore because it’s so much bigger than that now! These people are movers and shakers that literally make me jump, wince, or “OMG!”. I mean, seriously, I don’t know what they’re playing, if they’re working out, or what they’re doing but it’s quite the action packed adventure! lol. AND, I’m FINALLY recognizing a sleep/wake pattern. They love to play at night which is super cute until I’m ready to go to sleep. And, it’s over the moon adorable when they wake up with me. I’m sure a day will come (quite soon) when I’d like to wake up solo and have a few quiet moments to myself, but for now….. I totally don’t mind the little movements as I get ready in the morning!

So, how are you feeling?!
All kinda ways….. (Hasn’t it been that way the entire way? lol)… But, knowing that we have no more than TEN weeks before our girls make their sweet little appearance just pulls you in so many directions. Aside from the emotional highs/lows of pregnancy and hormones (which I believe I have handled exceptionally well…), I’ve just had an interesting seven months. I feel that I”m in a transitional period, that something is coming (aside from the babies), that something has to give, that something has to change soon. It’s a weird place to be especially not knowing what these things are. I’m doing my best to remain open to any and everything, to really work out and work on all of the ideas and issues that are swirling around my mind and heart.

Other than that emotional roller coaster, I’m trying to gain weight….. Which is stressing me out a little bit. I’ve lost a pound over the past month which doesn’t sound like a great big deal but recognizing that I haven’t gained weight in the three weeks leading up to the one pound loss, is not so fun. So, I’m trying. The babes are “big” per both my doc’s so that’s fantastic to hear but I don’t feel so great about not gaining weight – especially when I should be gaining a pound to a pound and a half a week. So, hopefully all the eating and sleeping will help me pack on the pounds, ya dig?

photo 2.PNG-5(looking worn out in my (pre pregnancy) outfit after a birthday dinner…… shout out to all the tunics I have. But, now I’m wondering why I wore these big tops before I was pregnant… hmmmmm …. and, a huge shout out to the ponytail holder that holds my pants up!)

Anything else?
Not that this is abnormal for me or anything, but I just want to make a ton of stuff. lol. I would love to find an antique-y dresser and spray paint it. Just for the artsy/craftsy adventure of it. and, then, I’d like to go to Home Depot and find some super adorable clear knobs and replace whatever knobs are on the dresser. I just want to do a little baby nursery improvement project. I also want to make a burlap wreath and tutus for the girls. When I’m going to feel like doing all of the shopping and searching required for all of this…. idk. but, I mean…. it’s bugging me so I need to get on it.

From mommy….
I can’t wait til y’all make your appearance. I can’t wait to snuggle you. And, sing to you in my horrible singing voice. and, watch you play together and party all night. I can’t wait to experience life with you. It’s going to be oh so fun!

– mommy

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27 weeks!!!

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My coworker friend made me take pictures to show me how insane this pregnancy body is… She says she you can’t tell I’m pregnant from the back! 

How are we feeling??!?!?!
Snap! Snap! Pop! is what I hear when I get out of bed or move positions, but we’re doing good. I’m making more of an effort to be still and rest. Doc said to slow down at about 25 weeks and I’ve been more conscientious of resting after long days at work and on weekends. It’s tough, but I definitely appreciate it later!

What’s going on with the bump?!?!
Ha! This bump look like a huge basketball! And, it makes me laugh because I totally can’t tell until there’s a picture taken from the front. But, the most exciting part of a big bump??? The bigger it gets – mainly because I’m carrying high – the easier it is for me to wear my pre-maternity pants and jeans! YES! I can wear my regular jeans again which is so exciting. I just have to use a hair tie to attach the button. I wore a pair of slacks earlier this week and just folded the top down and wore a long shirt. Which by the way is difficult because my shirts seem to be shrinking. lol. I didn’t want to buy anymore maternity clothes because we’re nearing the end, I was hoping to ride the rest of this pregnancy on out with the clothes I’ve already purchased. Why I thought I could do that, I’m not really sure but tops and sweaters are definitely on the to buy list. I feel like I’m back in the same confusing place as I was in earlier in my pregnancy when my sizes were up in the air….. what size top will I need to fit this increasingly large belly? Will the top I buy this week be too small in a couple of week? YES. but, I mean… what do ya do? I tell ya, maternity clothes, especially for MoM’s (Mom’s of Multiples) is definitely the biz to get into!

The only sucky part about wearing my slacks/pants is that I’m not in heels anymore during the week so my pants are super duper long. But, I’m taking it because I’m just excited about being able to fit my regular pants still! Maternity pants, schmaternity pants! lol

So, how are you feeling?!
Excited. Anxious. Not ready. Trying to casually plan and talk through how we’ll raise the girls…. how we’ll shape them…. Raising kids well requires so much intention. Nothing is by chance. But, I’m grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to hold my girls! I’m getting anxious and excited about all of the photos that’ll be taken, the sweet moments to be captured, and experienced!

Anything else?
Ehhhh… these little ladies make my belly jump constantly and I love it!! They’re so quick and random, it’s difficult to catch on video and even for me to see a lot. But, it’s pretty fun. I’m enjoying how active they are. When they seem to settle down I intentionally eat candy or hydrate to get them moving. LOL. It’s fun. I mean….. I just want to make sure they’re okay, right?? They’ll do the same thing to me in a few short months! lol.

OHHHHHH!!!! I’m getting sooooo hungry again! I’m not an eater; food is not my friend…. But, I’ve been really getting into food! Maybe craving are on their way?! Yipee!!!!

From mommy….
Ya’ll are truly my joy. I look forward to feeling you move daily….. I’m looking forward to bonding with you and building a relationship with you. Looking forward to sharing all of my loves with you and learning what your loves are, excited about watching you guys learn, acquire, and develop. Can’t wait til you get here so that we can experience life together! Looking forward to all that we learn from each other!

– mommy

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annnnd, twenty!

20wYes. We are that huge… measuring at 7 months (!!!),but thankfully we are  all belly!!!

How are we feeling??!?!?!
Good!!! Getting out of bed is interesting and sleep is getting difficult to fall peacefully into but we’re doing pretty good!!

What’s going on with the bump?!?!
This bump is growing and growing and growing…. And, I’m thankful I’m not too concerned about my size because this side view is pretty much panoramic. LOL.. We had our anatomy scan this week and it was so very fun to watch the babies for about two hours! We got a 3D scan of our babies and they were positioned so sweetly!!! Completely snuggled up and moving about! lol. They’re both head down with their feet in my riiiiiiiiiibbbbbbs…….. The optimum position (AT THE END!!!!), but I’m pretty sure they’ll turn quite a few times before it’s time to deliver! I can feel them moving now and so I do feel kicks daily (eeek!!!). For now, they’re soft little thuds…. and, we can handle that!

So, how are you feeling?!
So good…. So thankful. I loved, loved, loved seeing their little faces and that combined with finding out their genders made this whole experience so much more real. They have the cutest features and they actually look like babies now!!!!

Aside from baby feelings, I’m happy with the weight I’ve gained. But, it’s weird…. I get so anxious to get on the scale because I want to know how much I’ve gained…… but, then for a split second I cringe at the number! I’ve never weighed what I do now and don’t care because, hello… I’m pregnant. But, at the same time, it’s still a bit shocking!

Anything else?
ehhhhh……. I’m really digging canned fruit still and Strawberry Limeades from Sonic. I mean, it’s like heaven.

From mommy….
you guys….. mama is thrilled to reveal your genders this weekend! I’ve been working hard to create a “simple” little brunch for you guys and so far I’m quite proud of myself. lol….

Everyone, and I mean so. many. people. are so grateful for you, they are praying for y’all, and are eager to find out what you are! LOL.. It’s so exciting to hear everyone’s guesses of your genders and talking about your personalities. It warms my heart that you are so loved!

– mommy

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