Quite a lot.
Awake here lying on my back with my hands on my belly feeling the twins rumble their body parts under the blanket of my tummy.
It’s a strangely beautiful feeling to know that there’s not one but 2 lives in me, both keeping each other company, keeping me company, awake & peeing almost every 30 minutes for the last 2 hours. Seriously, the urination is that frequent. If I kept a diary of how often I pee, I would have to keep filling the pages up in the back just as often as I refill the roll of toilet paper incessantly.
And that excruciating rib pain I’ve been feeling for quite some time? I get it now. My uterus is expanding all the way north, and the twins are taking advantage of their upgraded room size & expanded play area too because I can feel them moving there now, the newfound created space that hurts like hell at all hours of the day.
Who knows when this expansion process will tap out? Or if the pain will go away… Then again, even though it’s hurting me like hell, I’d much rather it be due to them growing, me growing, than not at all. I guess this is what motherhood is about… Putting up with the pain & the weight gain just to know that your babies are gaining too. We all win in pounds & inches.
I can’t wait to see them tomorrow on screen at our 27 weeks check-up. I hope they are both close to 2 lbs each now. They sure move their limbs like strong, muscular fighters in there.
Me, #BranMan & @webcammie in the pool yesterday. Thx Maureen for the pic! at Poolside - Westwood Oasis – View on Path.
I’ve been having the worst pain in my ribs all week, but laughing it off with these ladies can really help. Thank you auntie @xoxocynth for the boys’ first cute #French onesies & auntie @leimonique for planning the boys’ horse themed baby shower #love you both so much! #yearofthewoodenhorse 🐴🐴
So grateful for my awesome #friends visiting this morning to plan our baby shower // 9.20.14 we’ll be celebrating 👶👶#HarpsterTwinBoys - a #poolparty #babyshower (check your Facebook event invites!) (at John & Gina’s “Crib”)
Throwing back this week in honor of the BFF @melleroo’s sister getting married in one of my favorite #travel destination spots in all the world! Congrats to Judy & good luck to Mel in tryna be the #hostesswiththemostess (don’t mess up, bitch) #nopressure #TBT #loveyou #sunmoonlake #taiwan #chinesemusic (thought your mom would appreciate that lol)
♫ Lin Hai - #Happiness
Everything’s been aching lately… So today did some #poolside #pregnancyexercises just so my back, my arms, my hands, my wrist, & my legs can get some stretches in, ugh. It hurts to text / type 😢 and my ribs still in major pain 😩😩😩 #3rdTrimesterWeightPains at Poolside - Westwood Oasis – View on Path.
Bump day is gonna be my new hump day… Rocking my #POOTD (pregnant outfit of the day) with @eventfulana - just finished getting our nails done! Even though black & prints is supposed to be slimming, Mrs. V was shocked at the #twins #26weeks growth spurt 👶👶 #girltime #manipedi #picfx (at Brentwood, Los Angeles)
Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami
Because you’re so fancy, flying from LA to Tokyo (for a connecting flight to Taipei that is) - http://flipagram.com/f/GYDlwqNEqe
My Babies Are Us Pinterest board has grown tremendously quick in the last 2 months. I mean, it’s almost surpassing my shoe board so if you really think about it, I could possibly be loving babies more than shoes…
My old self is shaking her skinny non-pregnant head & saying, shit, man, this is absurd.
Even though the twins birth certificates will be the city of Santa Monica, they’ll be raised here in this small district of LA known as Westwood, Mommy’s town of forever years ago since college. at Westwood Village – View on Path.