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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.
Sep 2, 2014

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”)
Sep 1, 2014

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”)
Aug 31, 2014

#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.
Aug 30, 2014

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.
Aug 29, 2014

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)
Aug 28, 2014

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.
Aug 28, 2014

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)
Aug 27, 2014

#TheBigChill & #EastBorough with my babies’ bump & the BFF @melleroo #funtimes #webematching #butmylactoseintolerantstomachhurtsnow #ouch (at Big Chill)

Home brunching with my babies… at John & Gina’s Crib – View on Path.
Aug 26, 2014

Home brunching with my babies… at John & Gina’s Crib – View on Path.

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… πŸ‘Œ (at John & Gina’s “Crib”)
Aug 24, 2014 / 2 notes

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… πŸ‘Œ (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 πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘Ά  (at The Pump Station)
Aug 21, 2014 / 1 note

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 πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘Ά (at The Pump Station)

Rewarding the twins with an ice pop - thanks for being good & patient while mommy gets her πŸ’‰ TDap vaccine (top bandaid) and her blood drawn todayπŸ₯  (green arm band), luckily both we’re on her left arm #ouch #shotssuck #27weeks #bigoldbump at John & Gina’s “Crib” – View on Path.
Aug 20, 2014

Rewarding the twins with an ice pop - thanks for being good & patient while mommy gets her πŸ’‰ TDap vaccine (top bandaid) and her blood drawn todayπŸ₯ (green arm band), luckily both we’re on her left arm #ouch #shotssuck #27weeks #bigoldbump at John & Gina’s “Crib” – View on Path.

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently act frankly; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In other words, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.
Bruce Lee ( To Linda during courtship, his eventual wife. )

Bruce Lee’s letter to his wife Linda, beautiful.

Aug 19, 2014 / 7 notes
Aug 18, 2014 / 2 notes

Babies Are Moving…

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.
Aug 17, 2014

Me, #BranMan & @webcammie in the pool yesterday. Thx Maureen for the pic! at Poolside - Westwood Oasis – View on Path.