These babies are 30 weeks today! They are each the size of a cantaloupe - and as of our last ultrasound, they were both measuring the average size of singleton babies - Baby A was even a few ounces above average! I'm so so happy these girls are doing so great, we've really had such a smooth pregnancy so far, especially for twins. Not long now until we're holding them in our arms!
I'm definitely feeling how large these kiddos are, my rib cage has been having a really hard time expanding to fit these little kicking feet. It sometimes literally feels like the bones are starting to break, so that's been a little bit hard to handle. Other than that, sleep has been a little bit hard to accomplish, and I have to put my feet up after the smallest little chores. I'm a little anxious to see how the next few weeks are going to go, as these babes just get bigger and bigger. But I definitely know the bigger the better! So grow babies, grow! Momma can handle it :)
I've been only wanting to eat carbs... I get my morning green smoothie down, but for the rest of the day I could live off of bagels, cereal, pizza, perogies... you name it, if it's a carb, I'm all for it! I think it's because it's quick easy energy and these babies have been stealing all of my energy.
Kyle has been the most incredible help over these past few uncomfortable weeks. He has been working long hours, then coming home to start doing housework that we want to be done before the babies come. Our living room is finally done, we painted and rearranged and I'm absolutely in love with how it turned out! Now he's been working on ripping up the carpet in our basement, organizing our disaster of a storage room, and taking care of daily chores like the cat's litter boxes, laundry, even cooking dinner. I am SO thankful for him and all of his hard work.
We have absolutely everything we could possibly need to bring these sweet babies home. We have cribs, car seats, a baby monitor, a top of the line pump (lucked out on that one!), diapers, clothes... Their nursery is complete and I absolutely love just sitting in my glider imagining snuggling them both. I can't believe there's only a few weeks left until they're here for real. Even though I've been incredibly uncomfortable lately, and unable to do most of my regular life things, every day I get more and more excited for their arrival, and less and less terrified. I think with every passing day I get more confident in my ability to handle these sweet girls, and more importantly, more confident in the fact that they are going to change our lives forever, in the most beautiful way.
This pregnancy has been the hardest thing I've ever done, and the most beautiful thing, all at the same time. I feel like the luckiest woman in the world. I feel like my life is a fairytale. I used to dream about being married, making our first house a home, and then filling it with pets and babies. I truly have it all.
Though it has been hard, it has been the most wonderful adventure of my life. I can't wait to meet you, my sweet baby girls.