Thursday, July 5, 2007

Gotta love the "Words of Encouragement"

I am about 22.5 weeks right now, and yes I am showing quite a lot. But thats ok, because there are two growing girls in there! What I am starting to hear more and more of however are the lovely words from stangers as they offer their comments regarding my growing belly.

It started at 18 weeks when a man at the elevator at work asked me how many months i was. Shocked that he could even tell in my baggy scrubs, let alone be daring enough to comment,I told him - and I got that look of disbelief. He did not stop there though, he went on to say "Wow! You look big for 18 weeks!" I find myself wanting to defend my little belly and so I then must tell the inquisitive stranger that there are in fact two babies in there.

Then there were the ladies at walmart and at a recent party we went to. The question starts: How far along are you? and I tell them ___ weeks. I get the look of shock and I again must tell that I am having twins. Most of the time I hear "Oh my gosh! Poor you! I wasnt that big until I was ready to deliver!" Thank you... I get it! :)

I think the funniest comment lately came from the lady at Food World. She looked at me and said "It wont be long now!" I laughed and had to tell her, actually , I am 5 and a half months... Shock and disbelief follows where I feel like I must defend myself and state that I am having twins. "Girl, you look ready to deliver!" Actually I dont... but thank you for the words of encouragement.

Really I find all of this very amusing. What I dont like is the image that follows in my head ... Ok, if I am like this now (which i am not HUGE at the moment, but growing rapidly) what will I be like in a couple months!? Luckily I have a wonderful neighbor who showed me her pregnancy picture and I have to say she was quite huge with just one. But she is small and she looks great now, so if she can do it, so can I.

On a different note, we had our 22 week appointment on Monday and everything seems good so far. I met another doctor in the practice who is quite a cutie but does not seem old enough to have 4 kids of his own! He has 8 year old twins, and he told me to hope for a 36 week delivery, but prepare for 32. Thats the second week in September!!! Had a little freak out moment but I am good now. The heartbeats were 156 and 159. And I officially hit the 15 pound mark per the doctors scale... I know that is normal, but it is a strange milestone to reach! :)

We also got our baby furniture in this week, all but the glider. The room is definitely small for 2 cribs but it works and it feels good to be one step closer in getting prepared when there is so much to do! Matt is cute because he will just walk in there and admire his work. The room is the most feminine room out there. I love it.

Its all coming together! I cannot believe in a few months we will be a family of 6! (of course I am including my dogs in this count). Time is definitely flying!

6 comments:

Melissa P. McClain said...

Just wait till total strangers start touching your belly without asking. Talking about my belly was one thing, but touching it was another.

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Anonymous said...

Family of 8.. please dont forget millie and myself who will be staying comfortably in the house.

Nicole Fargo said...

Don't feel bad. I was a few days past my due date, and a perfect stranger followed me around Food World swearing that I MUST be having twins. She couldn't stop staring and following me commenting. It was like I was on display or something. All I was trying to do was get groceries.

Anonymous said...

For me, the most annoying thing was the advice giving. While I was a first time mother and desperately seeking parenting advice I got more than what I bargained for.. Lots of "well, when I had my baby..." "Back when I had ____" I wanted to scream "IT was over 20 years ago! things change!" Good luck with it all.

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