Tuesday, August 14, 2012

in utero

This photo was taken about two months ago (!) but now I'm a bit bigger (27 weeks!). For the most part things have gone well, but carrying twins has been quite different from carrying a singleton. Of course, the same concerns and hopes and preparations arise: will they be healthy? What will they look like? What will they be like? As I lay in bed (more and more often these days) I feel them wiggling and squirming around, which never fails to fill me with wonder and comfort. The few newborn clothes we have all been washed and folded and stored in the bureau, awaiting their chance to cover those darling newborn limbs. Possible names are added to our respective lists (PapaQ, Mayumi and I all have separate ones because we can't agree on any).
Not everything has been sweet and easy, though. There have been a few emergency room visits due to bleeding and a diagnosis of placenta previa... which isn't an especially big deal but puts my hopes for a natural vaginal delivery on the Unlikely-to-Happen checklist. Periods of modified bedrest have been prescribed, as well as pelvic rest. The list of things that can go wrong with a multiples pregnancy insidiously finds its way into my thoughts now and then.
But I can't really complain because the fact that I am pregnant at all is a bit of a miracle. New life always is, I suppose. And like their big sister, Maya, these two boys are going to teach me so many things and rock my world in more ways than one. It may feel like there is a party going on in there now, but I know I haven't seen anything yet!


Natalie said...

Congratulations from another mother of twin boys. They turned 21 in June. I wish you all the best. Stay in bed as long as you can, it'll be years before you'll enjoy that luxury again. ;-) Plus it'll help you stay pregnant longer which will only help them. Brian and Sean were born 8 weeks early. I hope you do better. Much love!!!

Kendra said...

Love this photo!

Kim said...

Glad to hear that everything is going well...keep resting mama!

Pomegranategrl said...

You look so beautiful. I am so glad to hear everything is going well. Gosh, I can't wait to see those two little ones (but not too soon!) xoxo-SB

Ye Stewart Clan said...

I have to second what Natalie said, stay in bed! Please take care of yourself and stay off of your feet! I wish I were there so that I could help somehow.