I am currently 19 weeks pregnant and feel fantastic! I am comfortable, energetic, and EXCITED! I am over halfway through! With twins, the gestation period is 38 weeks maximum!
It is crazy that a few short months ago, my life revolved around meds, shots, doctor appointments and that was my life. I was so used to it. That was my norm. And now I am going to OB appointments, designing a nursery 24/7 in mind, creating baby registries, etc. At one time I avoided the baby section of department stores and now I HAVE to walk through them every time!! Even if it is just to pick up a gallon of milk. Our closet is slowly starting to fill with outfits. Nursery decor lines the room until we start getting furniture. I feel like I am living somebody else's life... sometimes I just have to take a step back and think wow...this is my life...our life. We are becoming a family; Pat and I have our own little family. I am living my dream. This feeling is even better than I imagined it to feel. Being pregnant is just so amazing. The whole experience is better than I dreamed it to be. Now I feel flutters from my girls. I know when they like to eat, what they want to eat, and what gets them moving like crazy! Also, I have read that this week the girls are starting to recognize my voice. I am constantly singing in my car in hopes they hear me. I feel it is always a great way to start our morning. I talk to them throughout the day. I told Pat to start talking to them too so they can start getting to know him too. Of course he is talking their ears off when we are home together. His hand is always on my tummy when we lie in bed. He is going to be wrapped around their fingers. Daddy's little girls...I love my little family.
I find that my hands are glued to my belly all day, every day. It is amazing to think that under a layer of skin and through some tissue are my baby girls! I can't wait to hold them in my arms. As much as I love them being with me 24/7, I can't wait to see their faces and kiss their little noses. At this stage, my goal is to bond with them as much as possible. I think that is why my hands don't move from my belly. I never want to let them go. I want them to know I am always here and just waiting for their next movement. I love my little girls so much. :)