Baby boy and baby girl are getting big! They each weigh about 2 pounds and are about 14.5 inches long as of this week. They’re doing all kinds of cool things now like sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing their little eyes and even sucking their fingers (source)! It’s amazing to me how fast they are growing, and it makes me think about how fast they’re going to keep growing once they join us out here in the world. Makes me sad thinking about it already, lol.
This was a pretty epic week because we had two showers! They were both so perfect and definitely merit their own posts. Along with that we received such sweet gifts from family and friends like our double stroller, carseats, crib mattresses, baby swing, lots of clothes and so many other things. It has been the most exciting time! Not that it’s just about getting stuff, but having all these things pile up in our little house is making everything seem so real and soooo close.
Technically we still have 13 weeks left until go time, but my doctor thinks the babies will come in early July rather than early August. I’m not focusing on that too much though because I’m thinking it could make for a really long July if they decide to stay in there. And of course the longer they stay in there (within reason:), the better!
They are definitely making themselves known though. Moving around all the time and of course giving me lots of aches and heartburn. Oh heartburn. Sleeping has become quite interesting as well of course as it’s become somewhat of an olympic sport just to roll over in bed. Oh, and my ankles and feet have already decided to start swelling up. I look down and think “who’s legs are these??!” because they surely cannot be mine. It’s weird to feel like you’re wearing somebody else’s legs. I honestly cannot quite imagine what I’m going to feel/look like in about 6-8 weeks.
But how I love this bump. I love getting to be with our little babies all the time, taking them with me everywhere I go. Despite the discomfort of nighttime, I look forward to it every evening because I get to just spend time feeling the babies and thinking about every aspect of what they’re going to be like. I don’t think anything will ever quite compare to this time…having them inside me and getting to experience so much of them. I think the love surrounding them multiplied times 100 this week with all our friends and family celebrating them. It was the best ever.