if there’s one thing i stand in complete awe of, it’s this powerful human body each of us has been gifted. and seeing and feeling mine go through such an extreme transformation during the past 8 months, carrying life times two, has been an incredibly humbling experience for me. it’s brought me to tears on multiple occasions, out of pure discomfort and pain, but also tears of complete joy and excitement and gratitude. even having done this all before, when they move or kick inside of me, the magic is not gone. and i still find myself vocally exclaiming to the nearest member of my little family, “they are moving! come feel! come see!”
i am a sappy hormonal woman right now, and this is probably gonna sound like such cheese. but if there’s one thing i hope someone reading this blog takes away from it, i hope it’s a message that motherhood and family are beautiful things worth celebrating, worth prioritizing, worth all the exhaustion and heart ache and stress that often comes with the territory. the good outweighs the bad here by bounteous measures. and i just don’t think that’s said enough around the internet, so i want to make sure i say it here.
i keep thinking there is no way this bump can get any bigger, but here i am once again proving myself wrong! i look like i’m smuggling a huge watermelon home under my dress in these photos but i really love that you can really see the size here. i’m hoping to make it 4 or 5 more weeks to the end of may for the sake of the baby girls so they keep growing and developing safely in there, but we’ll see how far i get.