Yesterday, I posted this photo on the facebook page...
because I am feeling exactly like a torpedo has been strapped to my torso. Oh my goodness, the comment thread that followed was SO FUN. Good times.
But the big question is: am I or am I not having twins?
Answer: probably not.
-Insert sigh of relief-
But why I am all large and in charge??????
Well, I'm measuring right on target for 16 weeks, but my upper abdominal muscles are separated which is causing everything to spread out more. My lovely midwife told me that once the baby is born, she has a whole set of exercises and things we can do to get them back together the way they're supposed to be. Have any of my previous doctors ever told me about this or offered that? No way. I love having a midwife!
And we heard the tiny little heartbeat! 140 bpm and just sweet as can be. Just like his/her brother and sisters, this baby is quite a wiggle worm, so she did have to chase him/her around with the doppler wand, which had us all cracking up.
Oh, and another reason that I love having a midwife? I freaked out that I've gained FOURTEEN pounds already and she was all "What are you worried about? Everything looks great. You're growing a person. It's just 14 pounds." Have I mentioned that I love her? Love.
And for my partner in redecorating crime Cari Donaldson (read her blog. She is the kind of friend everyone wants. And funny funny fun fun.), who has been hounding me for an update, photos of the current disastrous state of our bedroom redo.
That's all primer, folks. Not even a lick of paint up yet. I did try to take a picture toward the closet, too, so you could see just what a mess we're dealing with, but the camera's battery died at that exact second, so we're out of luck. But I'd bet you'd like to sleep in there, right? Like an oasis!
Oh, but the paint did arrive today. So sunshiny and happy. I can't wait!