Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"You've got to play it up, lady"

My sister is concerned that this picture fails to showcase my belly's true girth. We had some discussion about the best way to take the pictures as she lounged on the couch art directing.

Week 35 - take 2
belly: week 35

Photo-realism aside, I'm big. Can't turn over in bed big. Karen keeps bumping into my belly big. Too big to think of another example big. At today's ultrasound, both twins measured at 36 weeks. Though the tech did note that as the the twins get bigger the measurements are less precise, even carrying around two fetuses that are just measuring "on time" is a lot to lug around all day. Not that I am doing a lot of lugging these days. The 3 block walk to the coffee shop was pretty much today's athletic highlight. I keep reminding myself that this is temporary and will change soon.

Week 35 - take 4
Can't see the hat, but how's this for impressive belly? Shiny and veiny, no?

Karen helped me organize the 15 tons of baby clothes that friends have given us. It may just be where we are on the hand-me-down train these days, but we now have about 4 times more pairs of infant socks for these two than we had for Ada. That is, twice as many per kid. The newborn clothes are now in three overstuffed drawers, while everything else is in labeled boxes by size. The room is now accessible again, which makes me incredibly happy. (Thanks, Karen!)

brown j crew hat
Soft brown hat of no special provenance

This hat is new, or was when I bought it. It is a soft brown J. Crew hat that I got ages ago. I used to wear it when I had really short hair, but have not put it on for years.


  1. I had the same problem trying to show off my huge belly. I found standing at a slight angle to the camera helped but in any event, you are a strong strong women to be carrying so much baby! Keep the little ones growing!

    And hey, it's probably better to have extra clothes so you can do laundry a lot less often!

  2. That is one spectacular belly!

  3. It's got to be any day now, no? Scary! Exciting! Scary! Exciting!

    And thank gob for generous sisters.

  4. I can't believe how long I've been following your blog. You have come so far since the good old days of infertility! I'm gonna miss those belly shots. You are probably the only women I know not complaining during a twin pregnancy.
    You are a true goddess of life!

  5. Laura - having a ton of clothes is great. Plus, I know I can pass them on when the babies get too big for them.

    Gwen - I just keep prefacing all plans with "assuming I am not in labor..."

    Natika - I thought I was complaining a fair bit. Ah well, there is always tomorrow!

  6. You look terrific. Are you still going to your office?

  7. No surprise that you look lovely. Though, really, where are your stretch marks??? (That was my least favorite part of pregnancy. So itchy!) Nice work cookin' dem babies.

  8. You look so cute! I looked like death by... wait no, I never made it to 35 weeks.

    Good work!

  9. Wow nice shirt. You look wonderful.

  10. Crikey, that's big. But you do look singularly unfazed. I seem to remember supermum looking a similar size at 35 weeks with one, mind you.