Only a few more weeks before we see 2 of everything — for the rest of our lives.
Today marks my 35th week of pregnancy, and I can truly say I’m so ready to meet these little guys. While I’m SUPER excited to be a mom of twin boys, I’m also intimidated at the thought of how my life will change taking care of two babies in addition to a toddler, and how I’ll ever love them as much as I love Dhara. How can that much of me go around, and go around thoroughly? I hear this is a question most moms wonder when pregnant with their second child. But it’s truly a valid question, and one I am anxious to find the answer to.
As of now, I’m having to go into the city for monitoring and ultrasounds twice a week! This weeks’ monitoring proved that one twin sleeps while the other takes the night watch — they aren’t usually awake together. Position-wise, Baby A is breech, and Baby B is transverse — if they decide to stay in these positions I am quite certainly a candidate for a c-section between 37-38 weeks. I’m coming to terms with this if it’s what needs to happen, but I’m still praying for a miracle!
In other baby news… We get the question quite often, “So have you picked out names???” Sadly we have to tell those folks that the boys’ names are a secret until their birth — it’s more fun that way. Though one thing you can be sure of is — our names don’t rhyme — no matter how much my grandma would like them to. : )
My sweetie-pie grandma also tends to think twins should always dress identically. I was initially super against this notion of dressing twins identically because I’m a real proponent of having one’s own identity and being your own person. BUT, as I’ve shopped around for boys clothes these past few months I’ve found that I can’t just buy one really cute outfit because the other twin would need to look equally as cute. : ) SOOO, on occasion you will find my twins wearing identical outfits or outfits that are identical but in different colors. Speaking of boys clothes, I’ve finally discovered I love little boys in cardigans and I love stripes! The options for cute boys clothes are so limited because most come adorned with little funny characters or cars, trucks, and dinosaurs. Good thing there are still stripes! And leather suspenders are definitely a plus. ; )
Also, we are officially owners of a mini van! Never wanted to be the mom driving a mini van — we wanted something more like a Suburban — but after driving the van for a few weeks now, I can vouch that it’s a very, very comfortable ride. Plus, I can’t imagine toting 2 carseats back and forth from a Suburban — can you?
As these last couple weeks come to a close, I still have to wash baby clothes and cloth diapers, hang the swinging bassinet cradle, possibly find a king bed on craigslist, steam clean our bedroom carpet, and pack my bags. Crazy that two will be joining us in no time at all…but oh so exciting!