Monday, February 11, 2013

just keeps growing and growing and growing

I swore I would never post pregnancy pictures of me again but my thoughts and feelings have changed. I've been so nervous to bring two little girls in to the world. Maybe I'm wrong in my assumptions but I feel that they will, at some point, be compared not only to each other but other girls and I want them to always be kind to themselves and never feel insecure about who they are. I feel like I need to be a better example of that if I hope to instill in them a since of pride and self-esteem.

One of my favorite things is to read about how the girls are growing and what milestones they are reaching each week. I'm quite fascinated with the human body and how it works. The last few years I've been known to just "go off" on how amazing and forgiving our bodies are. It's mind boggling that our bodies just know how to operate and what it does/doesn't like that we do to it.

This pregnancy has been quite a miracle in my eyes. The fact that my 5'1" frame is carrying around TWO babies is just crazy. The toll my body has taken has been hard but at the same time I'm amazed that I can walk around and bend and reach (ok maybe not so much these past few weeks) and that my feet/back/ankles can support myself and two other people. Sure most days aren't so pretty and I get frustrated that I can't just go for a run or tie my shoes or carry the laundry upstairs....wait....scratch that. I know that it's worth it, and I'll be able to feel "normal" one of these days right? Right??? I do love that I'm able to be pregnant and that they are active and growing. 10 more days! I sure can't wait to meet these little babes!

17 weeks. I'm not sure how far Grant is....he's pregnant with puppies.....still. 
20 weeks (maybe 21-22 I can't remember)

35 weeks


Jeni said...

I love these pictures! You (and Grant!) are looking so great. I cannot wait to see your babies (and puppies)!
I am the exact same way about the human body. I'm a total creeper- my favorite is examining Olivia's bones and muscles and tendons. I obsessively check my baby's development every week; it's just so cool!
Ten more days! Hooray!

Kat and Steve said...

You are amazing! Thanks for posting these pics. Your girls will love looking back on them someday! I'm so happy they're getting nice and cooked and I can't wait to see what they look like. Hang in there!

Rachel B. said...

You are so cute! You look awesome. Can't wait to see pics of those new sweet babes when they arrive!

Patten Family said...

So excited to see a picture, Jodee. And you look amazing! By the way, I didn't think how hard it was to raise girls with comparison/self esteem (I have three) until this post! AHHHH!!! THanks. Just kidding. Good luck and be strong momma! Let us pray for healthy, happy, non-colicky babies!!

We are 3. said...

I don't believe that there are two babes in that tummy of yours! You look fantastic!