Monday, March 12, 2012

20 weeks

I feel like there have been lots of changes in the past month. Its so hard for me to believe that a month ago we were on vacation. You couldn't pay me to sit on a plane for that long now! As I've continued to grow its become a lot more difficult to get comfortable anywhere. Standing up actually feels best... Oh, the irony.

This past weekend we checked a few other big to-dos off our list. We ordered the gliders for the nursery and hired night nannies! I am so excited about the two ladies who are going to help us through the first few months that the babies are home. There have already been so many times through this journey that we've seen the Lord's provision play out perfectly. Finding these night nannies was just one more very tangible example of that provision. I'd be lying if I didn't tell you hiring a nanny was one of the weirdest and most surreal things I've done in a long time. It was bizarre to sit down and talk with someone about taking care of our little girls. All four of them! ;)

I'm gearing up for hospital bed rest. I know my days at home are numbered, and that much of the next three months will most likely be spent on strict bed rest. Hospital bed rest was one of my greatest fears very early on and I feel like now that its closer to happening I'm ready. I know its going to be hard to be away from home for so long, but its necessary in order to get our girls here safely. That makes all the "hard" stuff worth it.

I've been meaning to record some of my favorite foods and aversions for my memory. I crave ice cream 24/7. Strawberry is by far my favorite and I decided its best if its not kept at our house. Boundaries are good, right? I love cereal, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, grilled cheese and turkey, cheese and crackers, and lots of fruit. From the beginning I've preferred carbs over meat. However, the thought of pasta, or anything to do with pasta, makes me want to gag. I'd prefer not to eat than eat pasta and that's saying a lot!

Here is a belly pic from this week and one from almost a month ago so you can see the difference. I got an email today saying that the babies are measuring about 10 inches in length. Here's what 40 inches of baby looks like!

 19 weeks 6 days
16 weeks 1 day


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