Wowza, I’ve made it to 32 weeks. Our chances of having two healthy girls increases every day!
I seriously can’t believe how large my stomach is — but I still weigh 20 lbs less than I did when I delivered Bo (add the two girls together and they weigh about as much as Bo did when he was born). I’ve carried this pregnancy totally differently than I carried Bo — much less weight is distributed. With Bo, I was large all over — fat, puffy face, Fred Flintstone feet, and just generally large all over. With this pregnancy, all of the weight seems to be in my stomach. The rest of my body looks pretty normal. If you just cut my stomach off, I’d still look pretty much like me – only very pale and old looking. Very strange. Hopefully that means that the weight will fall right off (ha!) and I’ll be back in my old clothes in no time.
I am going to try to breastfeed, so I know that will help some — but my poor stomach. With Bo I just had a few stretch marks around my belly button. I have not been so lucky this time. There may be a tummy-tuck in my future. I have always been opposed to plastic surgery — but we’ll see what this stomach looks like when all is said and done. I may have to change my tune.
Nanny Katie started yesterday and it is going well. I feel kind of silly paying her when both Mom and I are here — but I know that Bo needs to get use to her and they need to bond before the girls arrive. He is going to have enough transitions at that point without throwing everything at him at once. I’m working in our bedroom while she is here. Even though I have finals to grade and plenty of work to do it’s difficult to stay in here and do it when I hear my little munchkin running around. I don’t want to leave the bedroom even to fetch a drink or a snack because he is pretty clingy — so I feel slightly like a hostage. Definitely something I’m going to have to get use to! A transition for all of us.
I head back to the doctor on Thursday morning. Keep your fingers crossed for no change!