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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.

Aug 16, 2014 / 1 note

Watching The Other Woman

We watch movies on the couch on Saturday nights, we’re hip soon-to-be LA parents like that. at John & Gina’s “Crib” – 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 🐴🐴
Aug 16, 2014

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 πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘Ά#HarpsterTwinBoys - a #poolparty #babyshower (check your Facebook event invites!) (at John & Gina’s “Crib”)
Aug 16, 2014

So grateful for my awesome #friends visiting this morning to plan our baby shower // 9.20.14 we’ll be celebrating πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘Ά#HarpsterTwinBoys - a #poolparty #babyshower (check your Facebook event invites!) (at John & Gina’s “Crib”)

Aug 14, 2014

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)
β™« 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.
Aug 14, 2014 / 1 note

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.