Monday, December 14, 2009

Belly Fascination

Yesterday marked 29 weeks of pregnancy. I'm definitely getting close to 40 pounds of weight gain!  Some pregnant women are quite frightened by the numbers on the scale, but I'm more fascinated by them!  They are crazy and awesome! And my rings totally stopped fitting my chub fingers probably 3 weeks ago. About 7 weeks remain until my goal date of Feb 1, when I'll be 36 weeks pregnant. What are the chances I can not pass the 50-lb mark? If so, I'd say that's pretty good for carrying twins!  Anyway, I have been on bed rest for 7 weeks, so I'm kind of half way there!

Yes, I have some serious cabin fever. I want to get out so bad and go for a walk or something.  I CANNOT wait to get out for my appointment this Wednesday. Hopefully it is all good news then. I'll keep you posted!

So yesterday, I was just sitting there, like I do, and my belly turned totally lopsided! I have noticed this a few times before but I actually had a camera nearby this time.  Here is my belly from my perspective. Is the right side quite large or is it just me? What are you doing in there, Nolan?  It may also be a Braxton-Hicks Contraction, where the abdomen just tightens for a few seconds with no pain. Of course, I'll be mentioning this to the doctor on Wednesday. But the books say Braxton-Hicks can start as early as 25 weeks.

I'm also having to do a double take every time I walk by a mirror. You don't see me everyday so you may not be able to tell as much but my cheeks are constantly rosy and flushed!  Okay, yes I have make-up on (I have to in order to stay sane!) but just a dab. My face always feels hot!

Our brother-in-law, Eric, visited this weekend. He ran the White Rock Marathon with our other brother-in-law, James.  They are crazy and I'm totally impressed!  I would love to be able to do it, but for now, I'll set my after baby goal to a 10K and even that would be quite an accomplishment for someone who is proud after running only 2 miles!

I've uploaded all my belly pictures to our picture website. Here is a sneak peak at the first one and the last one. I KNOW! CRAZY!!!! And still 7 more weeks! The first one was taken July 31 in a normal tank top and the second one, December 13, in a maternity tank top.  Click here to view all of them!

I'll leave you with one last photo, because we got a new camera and taking pictures helps get me through the day. I get dressed in normal clothes every day, in order to feel human. Sometimes it isn't until 2pm, but as long as it happens at some point in the day, I'm good!


  1. Ting,Larry & LanceDecember 14, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Rach, still looking beautiful, I would say more(!)...we're proud of how you & Brad are handling this... our hats off to you,guys!
    Happy Holidays & can't wait to see you & the new family!

  2. I love your photos.... what a great keepsake! I can't wait to see you in person!.... and the babies! I love you. Merry Christmas to you and Brad.... watch for the mail!