Dear future sons of mine, I love your kicks & your growing bodies but it’s getting harder & harder to sleep, breathe, sit, lie down, stand up, move around, not pee all the time, fit in tight doorways, etc… I am so happy though that you boys made it to #29weeks & I’m going to continue taking these growing pains with a smile & an expanding dress on because that’s how much I want to keep you inside me. Love & Xo, your #pregnantwithtwins Mommy at John & Gina’s “Crib” – View on Path.
Summer days, drifting away… Thanks to all our good #friends who spent the “last day” of #summer with us, luckily we live in an eternal sunshine state so none of this has to end… #LaborDayWeekend #xoxo #endlesssummer #byemel #hbags #johnandginaspool (at John & Gina’s “Crib”)
#28weeks bump status: the future #HarpsterTwins #identicaltwinboys #comingsoon #november2014 #twinning #gettingheavy #pregnantwithtwins #pregnancybump #ginamomx2 (at John & Gina’s “Crib”)
In the telephone booth, or the while-we-wait-for-a-table for brunch seat #DiningWithTwins at Cafe 50s – View on Path.
The twins only do reclining seats in dine-in movies now, that’s how they roll #SinCity2 #alldressedupforthemovies at AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 – View on Path.
The weekend of wallowing in self pity because of my doc forbidding me & my twin belly to travel far — has now officially begun. Congrats @jake_the_snake_tmz @socialisa on what I know will be a beautiful celebration of #Jakisa in Santa Barbara! I wish me, John & the 2 babies inside me are sitting down at the rehearsal dinner with you guys right now 😫😢😭 …but instead we’re staying strong at home & growing healthy for you guys. OK, #lumpinmythroat #signingoff #boohoohoo #pregohormones #saddestbridesmaidever #weloveyou ❤️ (at #JAKISA)
Grabbing dessert before dinner with the biffle @hobaggy #chocolatesouffle #freshsqueezedjuice #beverlyhills at Porta Via – View on Path.
#TheBigChill & #EastBorough with my babies’ bump & the BFF @melleroo #funtimes #webematching #butmylactoseintolerantstomachhurtsnow #ouch (at Big Chill)
Another great weekend with my #girlfriends #poolside & #pregnant (almost at #28weeks with the #harpstertwins!) We baked Reese’s Peanut Butter cupcakes which we’re real yummy… 👌 (at John & Gina’s “Crib”)
August is #breastfeedingawareness month & even though I’m super scared of all the challenges of being a first-timer, I couldn’t be more #grateful for all the supportive friends of #breastfeeding in my early journey to #motherhood! Thanks @niecee for being my class partner @pumpstation tonight, @a_yangyang for the #everytinything hands-free bra pump aka first registry item to make me laugh out loud & @melleroo for being not only my best friend but gifting me #mybrestfriend twin nursing pillow! Can’t wait to put all my prep work & props to use soon… #excitedtofeed the #HarpsterTwins 👶👶 (at The Pump Station)
Rewarding the twins with an ice pop - thanks for being good & patient while mommy gets her 💉 TDap vaccine (top bandaid) and her blood drawn today🏥 (green arm band), luckily both we’re on her left arm #ouch #shotssuck #27weeks #bigoldbump at John & Gina’s “Crib” – View on Path.
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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.