In the spring of 2014 I found out I was pregnant with twins and started documenting my journey in a weekly post. I will be periodically posting these past writings, starting from the beginning. This was written Sept 30, 2014.
We are officially in the waiting game now. All this time, I worried so much about holding these babies in, now that it’s time to let them out, they don’t seem to want to come!
While I spent several weeks laying low and resting, now that we’ve hit the safe zone, I’ve gotten a lot more aggressive in staying active and moving around to wiggle these little ones out, at least to the extent that I’m physically able.
My wardrobe is collecting dust. Even my maternity clothes don’t fit anymore. I’ve been wearing a giant purple dress that looks like a muumuu and I have one shirt left that doesn’t look like a crop top. I feel stretched to the max in ways I didn’t know were possible and the pressure and weight of it all makes me feel like the babies could slide right out. But I’m finding that’s not going to happen. They seem to be tucked in there, snug as two bugs in a rug. It’s amazing really that I have two, pretty much full grown babies, wriggling around inside of me.
While my blood pressure has risen since the beginning of my pregnancy, making my doctor a little nervous, he has been respectful of my hopes to have a spontaneous labor rather than being induced. While all the additional appointments and testing has gotten old, it’s nice to know I’m being watched and cared for. We’ll be getting to a point soon where I’ll be far enough along it will be safer for everyone if I’m induced, but until then, I’m hoping the babies decide it’s time to meet the world on their own.
We’ve been preparing for their imminent arrival so long now, I’ve never felt more ready for anything in my life. My hospital bag is not only packed, it’s waiting in the getaway car. Still I’m trying to use these days to enjoy the quiet and practice my patience.
We’re so thankful for everyone’s support and well wishes for us. We’ve been so lucky to have such a safe and relatively uneventful twin pregnancy. And despite having a ginormous belly, I feel good and have truly enjoyed this time.
But now, this time is up. So come on babies! I can’t wait to hear your first cries, hold your little bodies in my arms and give you each a million kisses. Hurry up! Your mom and dad and a whole lot of other people are not so patiently waiting for your arrival!