(My Baby bump: A few photos taken in the last week.)
I have earlier ones but my bare belly is showing...I think they will be kept for private viewing only. I guess genetically, I do start showing very early, but in this case with twins, thats double the size I would've normally expected. There is no doubt that I now look pregnant to all the other folks around. Nicely enough I don't feel pregnant which is absolutely lovely, and I am relishing that feeling, as I am expecting to feel not so good towards the end. I guess the 2nd Trimester has that effect, which just makes me feel full of energy. I should really start designing the nursery while I feel motivated! Speaking of the nursery, I have ruffled a few feathers by not putting all our children in the same room (Grandmother's??? Way too old school for my liking) and now not having a guest room. The fact that I care shows that I am still very hormonal and therefore pregnant, that and the belly are sure giveaways! One great thing is that despite when family let on that having twins is going to be terribly hard and I may not cope without their help, I feel more determined to rise to the challenge and I know that with God's help I will be a better problem solver, better time manager, my relationship with my husband will grow and deepen through the struggles and joys and I will learn that there are times in my life that what I want isn't as important as what my children need at the time, which seems kind of contrary to what parenting magazines display these days. Sometimes a half and hour a day with a cup of tea is all I'll get...if I am lucky. And thats ok. Because it won't be forever, Isabelle already lets me do more now on my own (like sitting at my computer now while she plays) and she is only 14 months old...
I am making sure I am using this time with one baby to enjoy going out to playgroups, for walks that only take a few minutes to get out the house with a stroller, sewing beautiful things, blogging and rearranging. Because I now realise that these things are so precious to me and I really enjoy these parts of my life, and I am not sure what to expect in the future.
To see a link on how a 15 week old baby is going click here and times two. For the record, I have gained 5 kilos since finding out I was pregnant 9 weeks ago. Most of it is babies, some of it is ice-cream :)