I deliberated on whether or not to post an update this week because friends? The cranky has set in on me.
Last week was such a fun update, and THANK YOU for all of your kind words on expecting two little BOYS. Boys! I still can't believe it. BOYS! Two of them! Your well-wishes and advice were so, so thoughtful.
This past week has been a tough one - on two levels.
First, I am still (still!) occasionally throwing up and more often than not, the afternoon and evening are just full of nausea. But I'm kind of used to that now. More troubling is the fact that some pretty bothersome aches and pains have set in. It is so, so, so hard to breathe (already!) and I am having some magnificent pelvic pain. I'm finding it hurts when I sit too long and it hurts when I stand too long, and so the most comfortable place to be is propped up in bed. And that just feels terribly unproductive.
And so secondly, I guess that mentally and emotionally, I'm despairing a little bit that I'm feeling this worn out already and I'm only (hopefully) halfway there.
Blah, blah, boring, boring, all the complaints common to pregnancy. But I'm blogging this pregnancy not only to invite you to be part of it, but also as a record for myself, and so I want to be truthful about it. I hope that a year from now when I look back and read this, I'll be like Gah, what a whiner! but also Yeah, that was hard.
This past week was International Babywearing Week and all the pictures of bebes in slings and carriers of every kind did send me off on some happy shopping trails. On the SortaCrunchy Facebook page, I asked about a good starter carrier for a friend, and all of the WONDERFUL advice y'all shared got my wheels turning to start thinking about carriers for our new munchkins!
The last week was also filled with many, many notes and messages from friends about how incredible it is to be a mama to boys. I'm so excited for this, I can hardly stand it. I thought I would miss browsing the baby girls' department, but honestly, I've spent so much time navigating glitter and bows and shimmer and shine for the past eight years that it has been a DELIGHT to look at all the Little Man stuff. And just knowing what I know vicariously from friends about how little boys love their mamas has helped me to get over myself and my aches and pains and decreased lung capacity so I can focus on the good ahead.
And I have to say, too, that sweet little gifts that show up in the mail sure do make my heart sing:
So, here we are and that's that and the girls have the next two weeks (TWO WEEKS) off for Fall Break, so I'm planning to take them to do some fun Mom and Girls stuff around the city while we have this special time just to ourselves, even if I have to limp my way through it!