Sunday, May 17, 2009

bump watch

Contrary to popular belief, I am beginning to show a little.

This is a picture from 4/30.

This is from 5/16.

I never thought so many people would be interested in my abdomen.

Keep a look out, more will be added!

Workin' the cuteness

Women go through many stages of beauty. From birth until about age 12, you are considered "cute." Once adolescence hits, cute just doesn't do it anymore. At this point, you enter "gawky," until you make it through middle school and maybe even freshman year of high school. There are a few fortunate souls who skip gawky at this point, but never fear, they usually get a dose of gawky after they go to college and gain the freshman 15- gawky must be faced at some point in life. But, I digress, at this point females develop into their life roles, they are pretty, sexy, sophisticated and handsome. Now, what I have discovered is that during pregnancy you must leave this life role and go back to cute. I'm sorry, but it is just not possible to be "sexy" during pregnancy. It is unnatural. You say, "well what about Demi Moore? Angelina Jolie?" Well, I contend that they too are not sexy- as long as they have maternity clothes on. I'm sorry, but anyone wearing a fashion imitating a circus tent (small at the top, flares at the bottom) cannot contend for "sexiest woman alive." Any woman working through the alphabet with her bra sizes, is not sophisticated. So, cute it is.
I have surrendered to this. I must admit, it is kind of fun. I have begun wearing "Laura Ingalls'" braids, Keds sneakers, denim shorts, less make up. I am working the cute factor, because otherwise people just wonder if you are getting tubby.
I have a theory that after the kids are born, females enter a new beauty stage, it is called oblivion. It doesn't matter what you look like nor do you care, everyone is just looking at the babies.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Mother's Day! twin update number two

Well, all is well.
I had my second OB appointment today. Although I still have a habit of throwing up, I have gained 2 pounds. My blood pressure was excellent (107/68).
We got to hear 2 wonderful heartbeats, 137 and 147 respectively. I don't remember my fundal height, but nothing to be concerned about there either.
I am really hoping over the next 2-4 weeks the nausea and vomiting will finally subside. This is a normal time span for a twin pregnancy. The vomiting has been very forceful and very irritating to my esophageal lining, so I got a new prescription for that. Hopefully it will help the esophagus heal and give it a protective coating.
I had a wonderful first Mother's Day. Did I ever tell you what a wonderful husband I had? He got us a prenatal massage (much needed for the increasing sore shoulder and hip I am having) and took us all to Nashville to shop at the Whole Foods there. We even got Pei Wei (probably one of the few restaurants that I miss from Phoenix). I am probably one of the few moms that would enjoy going to a grocery for Mother's Day. Hope yours was memorable too!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My "first" baby shower

Well, I can't believe it is the end of the school year!!! Yeah! The only people who look forward to the end of the school year more than students... is instructors. Now this year, I have looked forward to the end of the school year with even more anticipation because it marks the end of our first trimester! So that means that the nausea and vomiting will be ending any day.... right?Anyways, I wanted to share some photos of my clinical group giving me a baby shower.

They were a great group! This was my last semester teaching this course and they really sent me out on a high note. I don't know how it could have got any better. (Well, maybe I could have skipped feeling so terrible during my first weeks of pregnancy).

My first tubes of "butt cream"

A beautiful bag, big enough for my lunch (which has gotten considerably larger) or plenty of breastmilk!

Calvin Klein Onesies? Those babies will be living in style.

There was LOTS more but the blog is only so long....

Thanks ladies again! and the best of luck to you all.