Tuesday, July 6, 2010

24 weeks A.K.A 6 months A.K.A. holy crap my babies can survive outside!

I don't know where the time went!
It feels like only yesterday I came out of the pregnancy closet and today my babies can actually survive outside the womb. Not that I want them to come out yet, God please don't do that, but its amazing that I've reached this far. Even more amazing is trying to figure out how I'll make the next three months... I am HUGE. People actually think I'm ready to give birth any second now.... ummmm no...

I totally smack the refrigerator door into my belly once or twice a week. Not hard, don't judge, but the door does close itself back. And no I don't remember that it happened before when I go to open it so I'm not as careful as I should be. Even if I was who can judge properly when you look like this:

Ok, maybe not.. its kind of a bad angle, right? Right??
 Jeff was having too much fun with my belly pics...
which is why I do them myself.. you can't trust that guy.
and since you can't really see it, I want to clear up
that I do have 2 boobs... don't be fooled by the pic!

Here are my (kinda) better pictures:
21 weeks

22 weeks

23 weeks

See the boxes behind my butt on the tread mill?
That's another reason why my time is flying by. We are doing some
construction in the basement since it was fully unfinished.
By "we" I mean Jeff and my brother Danny.
And by that I mostly mean my brother Danny.
Jeff, I dunno what he does, he is not quite the construction guy
but he helps and tries to do what he can. Me?
I just supervise while holding my belly. Very hard work I tell ya.
By the way, that my friends is the nursery where I take my pics.
Doesn't look much like one, I know.
Since we needed a storage type area we were using that room,
but as of this weekend I had them take out the crap from there
and now its nicely sitting in my dining room
along with baby furniture, my glider with its ottoman, 
 a bunch of boxes of wood floor for the basement
AND with 3 months worth of mail that I haven't sort through.
What? sorting mail is tiring for a pregnant woman, I swear.
Not to mention dangerous....
My babies need all my blood so paper cuts are being avoided.

I do hope time goes a little slower though,
I need to be able to breathe in all my pregnancy experiences
and hurry up to get the nursery and play area basement ready.
And apparently I also need to get my thoughts together better,
this post is all over the place.
But to pretty it up a bit I'll add some new baby pics at
23 weeks 4 days:



Oh, and as of the last appointment on June 30th,
they were each weighing 1lb 6oz,
and growing perfectly =)


  1. You look AMAZING! Aww, it's getting so close! So excited for you :)

  2. Awwwe, you look way too cute Shanny!! I can't believe you're 24 weeks! I still remembering checking your blog on beta day, time flies!!

  3. I can't believe you are 24 weeks already?!?! Holy smokes! Now if time will just go a little faster for me so I can find out what I'm having. :) Are you gonna share the baby names? I think you should. :)

  4. you look great! oh my gosh your twins are so precious:)

  5. Good Lord, you are HUGE!!! I mean that in the greatest possible way too. You are absolutely beautiful and I'm so excited for you to be this far along.

  6. Your bump looks great! Your babies look precious too!

  7. Shanny, you look absolutely perfect! I can't believe how much they change the shape of your belly from week to week. Good growing little ones!!

  8. Lady, you look SPECTACULAR!! Seriously, you look so great. And I love love love the 3D pictures of the bubs... so adorble :) I can't wait to "meet" them in real life!!

  9. Oh my gosh you look fantastic and your babies look adorable!! I just got teary eyed! (ok, maybe the hormones.) I'm so excited for you!

  10. You look fantastic!! And you are not alone in your size issue. By 28 wks I was no longer able to drive my car b/c I didn't fit (although I was put on bedrest at this point so it didn't matter) and by the end of the pregnancy, I couldn't touch my hands together around the front of the belly. I would have people eye me up and down and say, "Twins right?" When I'd say yes, they would tell me I was just way to HUGE to have one. Thanks!
    It's ok to get big b/c your babies are growing and you want them to be big and healthy when you meet them :)

  11. WOOOHOOOO! Good job Shanny! You're looking fantastic! :) Question....How would a girl like me ask a girl like you a few non-public questions about Clomid, IVF and such??? Can you email me by chance?

  12. You look fabulous!!! It is amazing how quickly it flies by!!!

  13. omg u do look like you are full term, but just in the belly - I'm totally jealous that you are all belly! So cute. Can't wait to see how your nursery comes together!!

  14. Wow. This post brought tears to my eyes. I'm just catching up and to see you all big-bellied is heartwarming. Thanks for bring us all through this wonderful time with you!

    Winks & Smiles,

  15. Yay! So excited to see you are having a boy and a girl (goes to show how long it's been since I've been to your blog, sorry...) We've been dealing with miscarriage number two so I've sort of been staying away from the fertility scene. Glad to see they are doing so great, and viability=awesome! Congrats, Mama!!!


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