Tidbits from Thursday
We are getting so close…I am a bit in denial about the challenges ahead because I’m so excited to meet these three!
After the contractions scare, I am being very, very careful with my activity level (not that it was so high before…). Being stationary and drinking more water has helped decrease the frequency of contractions, so that is a good sign. Our ultrasound this morning, also a good sign (Baby A was eating her hand in a way that suggested either a future thumb-sucker or nail-biter). 2.5 more weeks to the Goal!
It is so fun to imagine, seeing their profiles or parts of their faces on the ultrasound screen, what they will look like. Of course, I realize that they will look like themselves; they are unique beings. Still, it’s fun to predict: will they have Karen’s beautiful eyes? The Ruth head-shape (very round)? Alan’s smile? In my family I probably most resemble my aunt Mary, in both appearance and temperament. With these three, the combination possibilities are endless!
On a side note: I am not worried about my appearance at all, since all bodies change with age and certainly with pregnancy. Yesterday I was sitting cross-legged on my bed, and glanced at the full-length mirror which gives a side view–and from the side, dear readers, my body profile resembles Jabba the Hutt. I’m not kidding. I tried to take a picture to capture the ridiculousness of this, but my phone camera is too small to do it justice. Trust me: the triangular-blob shape is an image that will make me laugh for a long time. =)