malia is still in fiji without an internet connection of their own which means that we have not been able to talk on skype, yet, since she left at the beginning of the month. however, thanks to facebook, we have chatted a few times while she was either at a friends using their internet or at an internet cafe. i am trying to be patient!
she’s been wanting to see a picture of me and my twin belly. i have been waiting for mitch to take a picture of me, but whenever he is home i forget to ask him. so, i took it upon myself to do a self-portrait, mirror shot before i get too far along. i am hoping to take photos every week or at least every two weeks because i am just fascinated to see how quickly and hugely i grow! this whole twin thing has me a little weirded out, but excited at the same time.
here i am sunday afternoon right before my nap (a luxury i enjoy EVERY sunday after church). i am 17 weeks + 4 days in this photo:
it’s funny because i was telling my sister how huge i am, yet when i look at myself in this photo i am not nearly as huge as i feel! however, those of you who have experienced any of my previous pregnancies knows that i can go until after my 20 week ultrasound without showing. with this pregnancy i was obviously showing by, at the very latest 14 weeks. it’s like i am 6-7 weeks ahead growth wise! like i said before, it’s kind of a weird thing! so, by those standards, i am huge, but by twins standards i don’t think i’m all that big??
i googled twin pregnancy bellies and i got scared for my poor belly! these ladies were mostly 36-39 weeks and they were ginormous! i hurt just looking at them! i showed the girls and they were like, “whoa!” and “ohhh!” it was pretty funny!
i went to my first ob appointment today and the doctor (another weird thing because we’ve always had midwives!) was listening to the heartbeats. baby a was head down and baby b was laying across the top of my belly kicking baby a, and i thought, “is this a sign of things to come??” i sure hope not! haha!
so, there you go malia! not quite as big as i was telling you. i am not yet as big as i was at your wedding (6 months with kawena) like i said i was, but just give me a few weeks and i’m sure i will be!