I haven’t posted in a while. This twin pregnancy is kicking my butt, and I am not being gracious about it. I am glad that I am not married to me (don’t laugh, it is actually a thing. I don’t think I would be a good spouse for me.) But I do have so much more empathy and respect for people who suffer from chronic pain or disease, especially since they don’t have an end date, and I do.
I can also commiserate with Rebecca: I feel like a have 2 nations warring in my womb. When one starts rolling and kicking, inevitably the other starts. This doesn’t bode well for when they are ex-utereo .
Also, I have no brain cells left, so if the words I write make no sense, I am sorry.
Buuuuut Beatrix and Louisa are coming tomorrow! And we couldn’t be more excited! Every morning, Atticus and Vivien climb into my bed to say good morning to the babies (through my belly button, its the cutest ever!) and we count the days until they come on our fingers. They both agree that 1 day is not very many!
We did a lot of renovating in the last few months: we redid our upstairs bathroom, re-floored the whole upstairs, re-painted the upstairs and redid some of the trim upstairs. I was really hoping it would all be done by the time the twins arrived, but last Thursday I told Will all renos were stopping because I couldn’t keep up with the house any more, mostly due to exhaustion and a very sore back (you would have a sore back too if you had 500 lbs hanging off your front!!) Since then, we slaughtered and butchered 2 chickens, repainted the doors upstairs and changed their handles and hinges, and finished hanging trim. But other than that, we are done with renoing. For at least the next week or so 😛 (The only room we didn’t do upstairs is the future nursery. So Will isn’t going to get too much time off. Sucker. )
The girls will be sleeping in our room for the first 4-5 months, depending on how it goes. They will be sharing a crib (I figure they have shared like 1 square foot for 9 months, a crib will seem positively huge!) It was so fun to be able to set up the area for them.
I went shopping with Vicki to buy some newborn clothes. It was really hard to do because I have big babies who don’t fit in newborn sizes. Atticus almost had to go home in a onsie piled high with blankets because the outfit I bought didn’t fit at all. But they say my twins should be in the 6 lb range. And the newborn clothes say they fit 6 lbs, so hopefully it will be fine. These is the coming home sleepers I have for them:
My mom went shopping with me to get receiving blankets and she bought me a beautiful blanket to cuddle them in. Atticus picked out the receiving blankets, informing me that polka dots are the way to go. Trendsetter or follower, I don’t know.
I bought cute little bonnets from Jess Lodder at Two Lil Otters. They were a steal of a deal at only $8 each! I bought newborn sizes so I hope the girls don’t come out with gigantic heads (like a certain son of mine…) I can’t wait to put them on Beatrix and Louisa! Jess makes a lot of different things for kids. The quality is great and I got them really quickly. If you are in the market for cute baby things, I totally recommend her 🙂
I am not totally ready yet. But I think I am ready enough for the twins. They won’t know what is missing, right?