Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A New Year at Last!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I am so happy to say goodbye to 2006 and welcome 2007. I think we probably all are. Not that I rang in the new year in any kind of special way. H and I stayed in, played a board game, and watched a few movies. It was simple but great.

After recovering from my cold before Christmas, I then had to take care of H, who caught the same thing I had. We were quite a sniffling mess most of our break. We still managed to see family and a few friends, even though we stayed in much more than we would have normally. It was exciting telling everyone about the babies being boys. And this time we got to do what we wanted—make announcements to our parents in person, in a special way. They were very surprised and excited to hear the news, especially since they thought we wouldn’t know until after the holidays. H’s parents’ visit was much less painful than their other recent visits have been, so all in all we had a good week.

Once I got over my cold, I began noticing all my new pregnancy aches and pains—ligaments stretching and ankles swelling and such. I am getting very large, and it’s all focused in my belly! My belly button is completely out now and I’m really carrying everything in a big ball in front of me. I look more like 6 months pregnant than 19 weeks. I’ve gained almost 20 pounds. For twins, I appear to be right on track. My sister, who is now 16 weeks, has only gained 1 pound. She is continuing to vomit occasionally which accounts for the low weight gain (she lost 3 pounds in the first trimester which she did gain back.) She doesn’t look pregnant at all. The funny thing is, I’m still squeezing into some non-maternity clothes (long sweaters and loose sweats and such), while she has converted entirely to maternity clothes already. We’re very different.

I am eating constantly, and I find that I am very uncoordinated and messy in my current state. I’ve managed to spill something on myself almost every night at dinner. It’s almost like I’m preparing myself for the mess the babies will bring. Last night, I had a bit of a scare as I lost my footing on the stairs at home and slid down a few steps on my well-padded butt. I screamed, more out of shock than pain, and was touched to see that not only H came running to check on me, but so did my two cats, who I had been sound asleep on my bed down the hall just moments before. My cats are so awesome. They actually ran right to me, eyes huge, tails puffed, looking all concerned. Maybe I can teach them to paw 911 when H isn’t home?

8 comments:

luolin said...

I'm so glad to hear that the personal (if not the sniffly) aspects of the holiday were good for you in the end.

Jena said...

Oh my goodness! It's so scary to fall isn't it? I haven't had a chance to post about it yet, but I had a bit of a scare myself over Christmas - I put my foot through a rotten porch board at my mom's house and fell on my butt (which is also well-padded!). Scraped up my leg a bit, but really terrified me. Everything seems ok though.

Anonymous said...

Emmie, I found your blog a few days ago, and have really enjoyed reading it. Congrats on your pregnancy. I look forward to following your journey!!

Anonymous said...

I'm three days behind you, also with twins, and I remarked that I look like I looked at 6 months the last time I was pregnant (5 years ago, singleton), so that estimate is probably right on. Strangely, though I feel gigantic, some people have remarked that they couldn't tell. Depends on what I'm wearing, I guess. Happy New Year!

Bella

GLouise said...

Glad that you kicked that nasty cold!

And glad you are OK after slipping down the stairs. Your kitties sound so cute!

UtRus said...

LOL! funny thinking of your cats pawing 911 :) as you know I am about 4 weeks behind you, and I can't believe how big I am getting already, either! not sure how much i weigh (last weigh-in was 16 days ago) but I know for sure my ass is gonna account for some gain. I had gained 10 in the first trimester. keep posting!

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind me asking, when did you start to notice that you were gaining weight? I just seem to be hovering around the same weight lately and I'm at 12 weeks now.

That is so cute about your kitties. Mine do the same thing, and it is such a wonderful feeling! Did you hear about the kitty in Australia who woke up his humans due to a fire in the house and saved the family? Perhaps they can be trained to call 911!

Anonymous said...

I have spilled so much on myself, too! I've also noticed that I often have crumbs on my boobs, since they're taking up more space than usual. :)

The contrast between you and your sister is very illuminating....