Some good news that I needed translated to me as good news before I fully understood its good news-iness:
Friday I am 25 weeks. In Thursday's ultrasound the twins measured 26 weeks size. My first reaction was "whoa nelly"* because in a crazy way I am still confident that the twins will show up at some reasonable date and thus be huge at birth. BUT. Ellen reminded me that it is likely that the twins will show up early, and noted that any extra meat on their bones will be a blessing. Right! Way to prioritize the unlikely over the likely, Nora. And thank goodness I have a midwife as such a close friend, to remind me of the reality.
And for those of you interested in such things, here is a picture of me as of today.
Several people asked me yesterday when I am due. They used that excited "it must be soon" voice that indicated that they had no idea that I was carrying twins. In other news, you can see the glasses I chose. I went with the black and green frames, which (although not as exciting as red) seemed liked the best shape option. My pal Stephanie** called while I was setting up the tripod, so I decided to take the picture while on the phone. Classy, right? This is seconds after Stephanie promised me that the twins would not have colic.
I am wearing one of the few shirts I have actually bought for this pregnancy. I was so lucky to get so many hand-me-downs, but as I get bigger I am running out of room in many of the shirts. This is exacerbated by my height, which itself is not a problem, but is causing lots of people to get a good look at my naked belly. I finally broke down and got a few shirts, including this wonderfully long one, which has the added bonus of not being too baggy but still having room for added belly-growth.
*No, "Nelly" is not among our name choices. Or rather, not among mine. I haven't looked at Chris' list yet. We need to swap name lists soon, since naming the twins (along with paint the babies' room, sell the Prius and buy a minivan, and settle the whole parental leave thing with my office) is right at the top of the prenatal to-do list.
**Linking to her will probably make Stephanie uncomfortable, because she'll be reminded how long it has been since she posted anything. To that I say: YOU HAD A BABY. You have other things to worry about, like what to wear to the math meetings.