Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Chapter

We are almost there. In less than 12 hours - Darren and I will be welcoming our babies and we will go from a family of 2 to a family of 4! It is so exciting, I am actually not sure how to process everything.

The last few days have been incredible. Physically uncomfortable, but very fun. Darren and I have gone on a few last dates - the last times we can go out without having to pay a babysitter. I have mostly laid down all day to make sure that we will be delivering these babies on the 19th when surgery is scheduled and not to press myself physically. Darren has waited on me hand and foot - I have been a very very lucky girl.

So this post would not be complete without some truly embarrassing pics. If you were ever curious about what a person who is 38.5 weeks pregnant with twins looks like - I am here to satisfy your curiosity.

In this picture I am holding my arm kind of awkwardly because I am trying to show the full belly girth. Wow. It looks like I stuffed a beach ball in my shirt. I am going to say this - I wish it were another type of ball - a basketball perhaps, maybe even a volleyball but I don't think I'll ever be the girl that has the pregnant volleyball stomach. I am more of the beach ball type shape. Sad and true.

My little brother asked me if I was pregnant with twins or if I had been eating small children on the street. I think he's right. It does look like I have been eating small children. I have had quite the appetite.

The 2nd image is me mustering up my last bit of energy to be kind of sassy. Hmmm. Just more sad looking than sassy, but I will say this - the belly looks a lot smaller when it is not a sideways silhouette.

Tomorrow we will have our newest family members' birthday. It will be a sweet day not just because we will become parents but it is also our niece Camille's birthday. It makes our day more special because we have an opportunity to share such a special day with such a special girl.

Wish us luck!!!


Tiffany said...

Good luck to you both! I hope you have a wonderful experience. I can't wait to see some pictures!

Whitny said...

Ahhhh what is happening. I want to know how it is going. I am calling misha

R and R said...

Good luck! Can't wait to meet the bundle of joys!!!

EMILY said...

Don't worry Nikki...I was about that big with ONE baby! you look great! all in the belly:)

can't wait to see the little ones! get some pics on here asap! get feeling better too. don't try to do too much.

Katie said...

Congrats NIkki on being able to carry them for so long! I can't wait to see pics of those adorable babies! What are their names? I got the text that you had them yesterday :)

Ryan and Bethany said...

I can't wait to meet the new ones! You have a wonderful sense of humor and your children will be lucky.