i realized towards the end of my first trimester that i was for sure going to need to be in maternity clothing during this twin pregnancy. i always love all of the maternity clothing, but i’ve also loved the challenge with my three other pregnancies of trying to make my own regular wardrobe work for as long as i possibly could around the bump. i maybe have a distinct memory of being in line at trader joe’s with baby eleanor while pregnant with samson when my regular jeans button completely popped and flew across the aisle (embarrassing) but you know, nothing the old pony tail trick looped around a new button couldn’t fix for a few more months (do you guys know that one? a life saver!)
it’s been fun finding some maternity pieces to add to my wardrobe though! i found this white smock dress from ASOS and wore it a few weeks ago with this outfit to church. to be honest, i’m still trying to figure out if tent dresses make my bump look even bigger during pregnancy. i’m not entirely sure.
a few fun things worth noting:
already had my first “so, any day now, right?!” comment! that was fun when i got to reply with, “…actually not until the end of may!” 3 more months! to be fair to the commenter, i really do look 40 weeks sometimes, especially after i’ve eaten a huge dinner on top of being pregnant.
feeling two babies kick and move is such an incredible feeling! one is far more active than the other, but sometimes when they get crazy together i have the entire family to come over to feel and those moments when i have a million hands on my tummy feeling them move and saying “hi, babies!” at the same time are the moments that make the rough parts of pregnancy so incredible worthwhile. i feel like it’s during this chapter where they are constantly kicking and i’m feeling this special movement that i really bond with my babies.
even though i’m not due until may, my doctor doesn’t want me flying anymore, so we are home for the next few months! a few days ago on our flight home from utah, after maybe 3 hours in where our kids were being crazy good and they were hardly even needing us, josh and i looked at each other and before either one of us even said anything, we both just started laughing so hard. we were realizing at the same time that this is it! basically our last spa day on a plane as parents. we started joking with each other because the next time we’re on an airplane with our family, we’re both going to have a baby in our arms. josh said, “ready to rock the boat?!”but yes, we are ready! let’s rock this boat!