34 Weeks: Still Alive Still Pregnant

15 November 2014


I know it's been a while since I updated you all with the happenings of life. Please forgive me for this hiatus as it was unplanned. I am currently experiencing what the books like to call nesting, the urge came over me like a hurricane and I am scrambling to get so many things done. We are now into the single digit weeks of expecting the twins and it's slightly overwhelming.



In all honesty the news we received in the second trimester really pumped the breaks on my excitement in preparing for the babies. Yes I'm faith lead, yes I believe in the power of Christ but I am also human. I struggled to find my footing and to enjoy preparing for my babies, that coupled with my husbands work schedule left us at a screeching halt on the nursery planning. I felt like I couldn't allow myself to dream or get excited because I didn't know what that news really meant for our family. As the weeks/months went on I was finally able to push past those feelings. I saw so much tragedy and it opened my eyes to the fact that I should savor these moments. So today as I type this I am switching between pages on etsy and doodling out a nursery design to complete their little space. 

I don't know how much longer I will be pregnant and the element of surprise that comes with delivery throws me a little. I like to have solid plans and just like with planning a baby I'm sure delivery will come in God's timing. So we wait for the wonderful surprise that will be their birth. We will learn their sexes and see their faces in just a few weeks. At 34 weeks my babies are strong reaffirming with every kick, roll and swish that they are not who the doctor says they are but who our creator says they are. They fearfully and wonderfully made created in HIS image.

About the Pregnancy:

How I'm Feeling? Huge. My bones are creaking and my body aches. I thank my Heavenly Father for the experience of pregnancy. These are the aches and pains of creating life. 

How far along? 34 weeks.

Babies are the size of:  A cabbage. Weighing in at 5lbs and 5lb 1oz. That's 10lbs of baby in me already plus all the extras!

Total weight gain: I've requested not to know. I'm eating healthy and believing my body will gain what it needs to feed our babies. New doctor made no comments about my weight. Love him even more!

Maternity clothes?  Yes.

Stretch marks?  None, but skin feels like its riping. Maybe soon?!

Sleep: I hope I can sleep when the babies come.

Exercise: Swimming, soothes my achy body.

Miss Anything: Sleep and being able to sit up unassisted.

Movement: Yes, constant baby judo and tidal waves...hiccups.

Food cravings: Butternut Squash Soup, Materva, and Grapes

Anything making you queasy or sick: Eating too much too fast.

Belly Button In or Out: In but definitely flattening.

Rings On or Off: On.

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks....still.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but weepy sometimes.

Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery.


13 comments:

  1. You're getting so close! From one twin mom to another, you can do this!!!

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  2. Aww! Look at the bump! Praying for your comfort, sweet friend! lots of hugs!

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  3. Twins how exciting! I've been binge reading your blog all morning and can I just say.. you're obviously gorgeous but you are just the funniest, i love your humor and your faith in Christ is ridiculously inspiring, looking forward to reading more :)

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  4. You are almost there and it will be worth it! Your answer to how you are feeling is soooo true! HUGE is how we all feel at that point and I can't imagine twins! Hang in there momma!

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  5. Aah! I can't wait. I admire you so much for knowing you're human and allowing yourself to be human, but also choosing faith! What an incredible mom you are!

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  6. I love you dont get your weight updated. Too many other things to care about.

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  7. keep it up! in my prayers so glad things are going better than you could ever imagine!

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  8. Fearfully and wonderfully made! Amen! They will be here before we know it! :)

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  9. I'm dancing for you *bed rest style* :) You are almost there! Woot-Woot!!

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  10. That beautiful belly though! I pray these last few weeks bring you peace, my friend. xoxo

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  11. Okay, I grew up in Miami drinking Materva. Since I've moved to California, I rarely find anyone who knows what it is. I think it's hilarious that you're craving it! I can completely understand why! I call it "Sunshine in a Can." You're almost there!

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  12. So happy you are so far along already. Those babies are going to be so strong and healthy staying in so long. Woo hoo! Cannot WAIT to hear all about their birth and you becoming a mom!

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  13. So happy for you. Get as much done as you can manage, since your hands will literally be full in a few weeks. :-)

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