Tuesday, April 14, 2009

24 Weeks

Thanks to those of you who said that I don't look huge in that picture. There's a reason I posted it, though....because I was covered up by Scott's sweater. I think you'll change your mind once you see this picture. It's okay, though. I'm big, but I get two babies out of it.

I went to the doctor's today and he told me that I am measuring at about 7 1/2 to 8 months of a normal pregnancy. That seems about right. I believe I was about this big when I was 8 months prego with Hannah. He also told me that they'll probably take the babies at 37 weeks rather than 38 weeks, so that's kind of exciting. If that's the case, the babies will be here no later than July 18th. My weight gain to date (I can't believe I'm telling this...) is 21 pounds.

Instead of doing fun pregnancy facts this time, I thought I would do a small segment called

"When The Belly Gets In The Way."

There comes a point in pregnancy when you start getting so big that certain things become difficult. It's kind of funny to me actually because I have reached that point in my pregnancy. I was going to post of few pictures of me doing some of these things, but some of them would be kind of inappropriate to take a picture of. Wink.

It gets difficult to:

1. paint my toes
2. shave my legs
3. wash the dishes (we don't have a dishwasher and my belly ends up getting in the way of the sink. I usually have to bend over to reach the water faucet.)
4. see what in the heck I'm washing "down there" in the shower
5. keep stains off of my maternity shirts where my belly is (when food falls it generally lands on my belly)
5. bend over to pick up anything (I usually try to grab things with my toes now if I can)
6. and eventually, it will get difficult for me to drive. At the 9 month mark with Hannah, my belly started to smash into the steering wheel.

So there you go! I'm really loving this stage, though. I still feel great, which I am so grateful for! Hannah and I are off to California this week, which we are SO excited for!!!! Poor Scott gets to stay here and study for finals. Good luck to my hubby. I love you and will miss you.


Jon, Teresa and Madison said...

I think you look awesome for carrying twins. You're all babies because you're thin everywhere else. I'm just as big and I only have 1 baby. I'm at that point where I can't do certain things and it's frustrating. But it's worth it in the end. See you and Hannah in a few days.

leslie jo said...

Oh I think you are soo cute! I remember these hard to do things when I was pregnant with Ryker.. and I feel you for the whole washing dishes thing.
I think you are blessed. I would love to have twins and look so cute pregnant like you.. Have fun in CA and bring back some SUNSHINE!

Cori said...

that list was hilarious. I'm laughing so hard right now. Especially about picking stuff up with your toes and dropping food on your belly. SO TRUE!
PS. LOVE the name Brynn.

tyler and emily said...

Haha. That's really funny. Oh the things to look forward to! You look really really cute though. Where do you get your maternity clothes?

Anonymous said...

You are all belly and so little still everywhere else! You really do look GREAT!!

kerrie said...

That list is hilarious! And how exciting that the babies are coming mid July now. Maybe it's my computer, but I'm not seeing a picture of you.

kerrie said...

I was on my laptop before and now I'm on my pc and I see the picture. You look great! Like others have said, you are tiny everywhere else.

The Kradolfers said...

I think its cool that you got to grow so fast and its obvious that the rest of you is still way tiny. You are all baby girl! cute cute cute! Have fun in CA. Jealous!

Brenner Family said...

You look adorable with your too big belly for your little body! Darn that belly always getting in the way! It makes me smile, i think because I have the worst BABY FEVER EVER!!!! Im so excited to see you on Saturday!! OH by the way.....is anyone bringing children....you....Stacy...? Just wondering if I should bring Taylor or not?

jen said...

It's funny how you forget how much the belly does get in the way. So, can you tell a difference in carrying two? (movements etc)

Like everyone said, you are very cute and all baby. I've never been all baby-- it seems to grow everywhere (that couldn't have anything to do with overeating, right?)
I'm sad that I'm going to miss your shower! I was going to mail my gifts, but we are coming up at the end of June, so I think I will just bring them.

Wendi said...

Maran, you are seriously the cutest pregnant girl! And I swear your tummy is at least twice the size since the last time I saw you! I'll give you a call when you get back from Cali so we can get together. It's been too long- as usual. Hope you're having fun in that sunny warm weather!