5 Perks of Expecting Twins

Hello, third trimester! Aside from the hip/back pain, the 7 million trips to the bathroom during the day and night (Baby A is always snuggled right up against my bladder), and the dull ache in my ribs that comes and goes through the day (Baby B occasionally likes to use my ribs as monkey-bars… no big deal), I still think that being pregnant with twins is actually pretty cool. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Three cookies in one sitting – That’s right, folks. I now have the perfect excuse for indulging in three cookies at a time: one for Baby A, one for Baby B, and one for myself, of course.
  2. Frequent ultrasounds – being considered “high risk” is certainly scary, but it also means that I get to see my babies quite often. I now have an ultrasound every two weeks, which will soon become once a week up until delivery.
  3. Double the cute – What is cuter than one adorable baby outfit? TWO adorable baby outfits! I have also used this as an excuse to allow myself to splurge on headbands. Oh… the headbands. I’m on my phone scrolling through Etsy pretty much every evening. My husband always asks, “headbands again?”
  4. The sibling bond – Even before I’ve even officially met them, their bond already warms my heart. When I see them snuggled together during an ultrasound (and occasionally kicking each other) it absolutely melts me.
  5. Life’s greatest surprise – I NEVER thought I would have twins on the way. It still totally blows my mind when I think about it. When I see TWO babies on the ultrasound screen… twenty little toes and twenty little fingers… my breath is taken away every time. I’m sure my life will be full of surprises, but this one is the greatest by far.

 

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28 weeks with my sweet, darling girls.

xo

Waiting…

For some reason, this time of the year always brings some sort of nostalgia for me. Maybe it has something to do with the cooler air reminding me of going back to school and all of the excitement in the upcoming months between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I have always adored holidays.
This year is a little different, though. It still holds that special nostalgia, but it also holds this unfamiliar period of waiting. It truly is a strange – and totally amazing – season of life to be in, waiting for my two little girls to arrive. I already have so much love for these two tiny people that I’ve never even met, and that is such a strange and wonderful feeling. I spend so much of each day just dreaming about what they’ll look like and who they’ll become. It feels like so much of my life revolves around them, and yet, they are not even here… it’s very odd. Nesting has also already hit in FULL FORCE, and I’ve been finding myself shifting into a much more organized person… not that I’m usually unorganized (although, my husband might tell you differently. 😉 ).

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This photo was taken at 20 weeks. I am now approaching 27.

xo

The Harrison Homestead

I sure have fallen in love with photographing on this new property of ours that we have lovingly named “The Harrison Homestead”.:)It provides me with access to the river, wildflower fields, wooded areas, and of course, beautiful barn backdrops! In fact, next spring, we will begin renovating one of the beautiful barns, transforming it into my forever studio. The possibilities are endless, and there is no doubt in my mind that God plopped this property in our laps for this very reason. Lots of wonderful, exciting, and beautiful things in store…

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xo

July 27, 2017 - 8:35 pm

Julie Roberts - Love to see all your pics, especially of little Stella Louie and Rider.