Friday, July 31, 2009

There's a Rave Going on in My Womb

Oh look, I put up a ticker. That must mean I'm starting to feel like this is real.

We had our big midwife/OBGYN appt today (10 weeks, 4 days) and Chicken was there for it all. The good thing about twins is that our midwife doesn't even like to bother with the doppler/heartbeat because she says it's too hard to detect with two, so guess who got her first "pants on" view of the kids?!

It was crazy how much they've grown just since Saturday morning. One--I'm not sure who because I still haven't figured out who I'm seeing on the screen and how that relates to the photos--was dancing all around like, "Holy shit! I've got arms and legs now!" This kid never stopped, it was like an audition for "So You Think You Can Dance--Fetus Edition".
The other baby was all chilled out while raver sibling punched, jabbed and flipped away.
Sorry, no photos today.
It will be interesting to see how their personalities end up out in the real world!
Heartbeats were great, everything looks great. Awesome.

We talked about weight gain because I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for gaining one pound every week since week 6 and she said she'd like to see me gain 40 lbs. max--that for my size, it was plenty. It's nice to have a goal in mind and to know what I'm aiming for. It also keeps me under 150 lbs. overall which I'm very happy about.
Mentally, for me, that is a lot of weight to gain and every time I get on the scale I have to remind myself "This is GOOD. It's all for the babies."

But I have been the same size, same weight for TWENTY YEARS, people. This is the only body I really know. I'm very happy with my body and I work really hard to take care of it.
Having my body change so quickly is a bit of a mindfuck for me right now.
Thank God my tits are blowing up and getting so many compliments because otherwise I'd be focusing on how my pooch is making me look fat. I know this may all sound vain and shallow but it's my body and these are my issues.
Only 36 more pounds to go!

Anyone ready for belly shots? Or maybe just my cleavage?


N said...

Belly shots! Belly shots! Rah rah rah!

Twenty years? Wow, that's amazing. But this will be amazing, too.

(and it's great how the boobs grow to keep your belly proportionate... at least for a little while.)

Isn't the arm and leg show amazing? Figment looked like it was kung fu fighting last saturday, it was so awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that everything is going well for you and the baby chicks!

I second that about belly shots. I'm not quite ready to take them because my belly looks distinctly un-pregnant, unless the "new pregnant" means a flabby B shape.

However, you've got me thinking. In the meantime, I may put up a PWP boob gallery. My laydeez have never looked so awesome.

Sarah said...

I'll take both. I never turn down semi-nude pics of hot chicks. While you're at it, you might as well post some of Chicken, too. :) And, I'll totally admit I'm right there with you on the weight gain thing. As much as I want to be pregnant, the thought of the scale creeping up to 150 freaks me the fuck out. Even these hormone-induced body changes upset me.

Anonymous said...

Hi there-
Delurking to point out that perhaps someone has already reminded you of that psychic you went to see who predicted 2 boys in your future!
Congratulations and good luck w/ the rest of the way.

Mina said...

I'm glad you got to see the twins again, and they're happy and moving about!
As far as the weight goes, because you've taken care of yourself for so long, I'm sure the weight is going to melt off afterward.

And yes to pics! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay I'm so glad that everything is going well and you got to see them both again. That's so cool that you're seeing a bit of personality already - exciting!

Hanen said...

Love that you have raver twin and chilled out twin!

And I felt a bit the same about my body changing. I was such a relief to get to 18 and have my body settle down into a known (and no longer pubescent) shape, and to feel like I knew it pretty well. But now we're back in unpredictable-land!

thebao said...

Yay for a great appointment! And I too vote for belly shots.
My oldest sister is like you--skinny as a rail and has always been that way. She's given birth to FOUR children, and has been in a bikini two weeks later after each one. I'll bet the same happens for you!