36 Weeks Pregnant!

How stunning are these flowers from my lovely friend Sara?! They smell amazing too! 

How stunning are these flowers from my lovely friend Sara?! They smell amazing too! 

After Jack and I go for our walks, he tends to pass out... and take over half of our bed. 

After Jack and I go for our walks, he tends to pass out... and take over half of our bed. 

He also thinks this cool new room is just for him! Stay tuned for our nursery tour coming in the next post! 

He also thinks this cool new room is just for him! Stay tuned for our nursery tour coming in the next post! 

A really blurry picture, but this is Kyle showing off our ultrasound pictures to our family and friends. Every time we have an ultrasound he loves to show our family the pictures and I could cry just watching how proud of a dad he already is showing off pictures of his daughters. I love him so much!

A really blurry picture, but this is Kyle showing off our ultrasound pictures to our family and friends. Every time we have an ultrasound he loves to show our family the pictures and I could cry just watching how proud of a dad he already is showing off pictures of his daughters. I love him so much!

Well, we're 36 weeks pregnant with these twin girlies of mine! I truly cannot believe how fast time is flying with this pregnancy. This week we've pretty much been napping, walking in this gorgeous fall weather with little Jackie boy, and being spoiled by my sweet friends and family. My mom and I have been walking together almost every day with our pooches, and we've had lots of visitors that bring us coffee, flowers, and just wonderful visits which really have boosted my spirits. 

The girls both reached 5lbs this week! We are so so blessed that they have been growing so well thus far, however Baby A has slowed a little too much in her growth so we have another ultrasound this week to decipher if they need to induce a little bit early. Likely her placenta is starting to degrade due to the lack of space in there (I feel ya lady), so the girls might be better off on the outside at this point. But 5 pounds!! Hallelujah! 

The end of this pregnancy has been incredibly uncomfortable, so those visits and little outings have been super helpful to boost my mood when I start wallowing in self-pity. I've been struggling with a torn ab muscle for the past few weeks, and the pain has just been getting worse and worse as these babes pack on the pounds and run out of space. I've been experiencing a little bit of sciatic pain, sleeping troubles, and crazy heartburn, but the worst of it all is PUPPP (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) on my poor belly. I got some crazy stretch marks on my belly and these past 2 weeks, they've been so so so incredibly itchy... I finally did some research and figured out it isn't just itchy skin, it's actually a rash that commonly happens in a multiples pregnancy. Definitely looking forward to seeing the end of that! I've also been having some pretty crazy, but irregular contractions over the past few weeks which keep making me think labor is coming, and then they just stop. At my appointment I was 100% effaced and 2cm dilated so it really could happen at any time, but so far these contractions have just been a big old tease! 

But enough of the woahs! I'm so so excited that the time is so near to meet these sweet little girls... my doctor has told us that we will be induced for sure by September 23rd, but after this week's appointment it could be sooner! 9 days or less until these babies are in my arms and I just can hardly wrap my brain around that fact! Our bags are packed, car seats installed, all that we need now are the girls! 

I hope you're having the most wonderful day! Take care, lovelies! 

Life Lately 10.08.16

Goodness me, third trimester with twins is no joke! As per the last photo, you can find me in bed for the remainder of this pregnancy... Thank goodness we got away last weekend for probably the last time! We went to our really good friends' cabin for the weekend and it was sooo nice to spend the day at the beach and just spend time with really good people. 

Of course, however, I came home and got hit with a nice little flu bug. Some kind of head cold + regular pregnancy discomfort = a really really miserable me this week. We have our 32 week ultrasound tomorrow and my doctor will tell me what that means for work - I'm going to be done working by the end of August for sure, but she was concerned at our last appointment it might be a little bit earlier. I'm starting to think that she's right... The discomfort is so real. The only thing that I find really gives me relief is a trip to the chiropractor, but unfortunately, the discomfort comes back within a day of my adjustment. My trips to the chiro will be becoming much more frequent until these babies arrive, I'm thinking. Sleep at night isn't really a thing anymore, so napping during the day is the only way this girl is getting any sleep. The most comfy place to nap so far is the glider we have in the nursery! It makes me so happy to snooze in the girls' room. I just sit and dream about all of the moments we'll be sharing with our twins so soon. 

This is just a silly rambly post, but I just want to remember all of the moments that are making up this beautiful life of mine. This blog of mine hasn't been too interesting lately, I know. But It's a documentation of these sweet moments. It's all I've ever wanted it to be. 

I hope you are doing well, lovelies. Take good care!

Day Date!

Note the nice set of scrapes and road rash on my leg... turns out pregnancy makes my clumsy self  1000 times more clumsy!!! 

Note the nice set of scrapes and road rash on my leg... turns out pregnancy makes my clumsy self  1000 times more clumsy!!! 

I had the loveliest day today catching up with one of my most favourite ladies! We went for breakfast at Stella's, strolled through the farmer's market for some fresh produce, and played with my sister's foster pup! It was such a beautiful day outside, and there's just something about exploring the farmer's market with an old friend. I loved every minute! And oh my, did I ever eat my heart out at Stella's... We're talkin a waffle, side of hashbrowns AND a side of toast... that I polished clean. I am super impressed with myself. Now I've got a pot of homemade stew brewing with the fresh veggies I got from the market! Everybody there was so sweet and it just makes me feel so happy to be eating locally grown food that helps support the livelihood of families that could very well be my neighbours. Not to mention, it's much more delicious than grocery store produce! 

This outfit has been my go-to for the past week or so! The tank top I'm wearing I mentioned in my last post has been worn an obnoxious amount because my priority is comfort now, and this tank is all comfort! I got these shorts probably about 8 years ago for 4$ at Urban Behaviour! It was such a steal of a deal probably because they were definitely not in style 8 years ago, but I've been wearing them none stop these past few years! I was so happy when I pulled them out for the summer and they still fit my super pregnant self! They're incredibly comfortable, not to mention airy and breezy for the super hot days! My kimono has been worn a whole bunch lately too, I just love the layered look, but it's still super breezy and light! 

I've been just loving these warm summer days spent with my girlfriends lately. I am taking full advantage of all of this me time before the girls get here, and it just is making me remember that me time is just as important as work, housework, having homemade meals ready every night, and all those everyday chores. I'm making such an effort to remember this when guilt takes over that all those things have been taking a backseat lately. Remembering what makes me the most happy in life and making those things my priority has made this time so wonderfully blissful. 

I hope you remember to do something nice for yourself, wonderful people. You deserve to make yourself a priority, it makes life so much more wonderous! 

Take good care, lovelies!