Thursday, June 07, 2007

Yes, boys and girls, those are my actual feet. I know you are jealous and wish that you too could have Miss Piggy feet. Actually, even my toes are swollen. They look a lot like vienna sausages.

The funny thing about it is that they don't hurt until I try to stand on them. Today I can't do much. I managed to watch two movies and balance my checkbook. Oh and eat. I can't stop eating... I can only hope it's going all to the babies.

I'm feeling kind of guilty about all my complaining. I sort of wish I was enjoying this more. I mean, I'm actually really excited about having the twins and meeting them and seeing if their personalities match up with how they are now. I can tell that one is way more active than the other and they like different books and songs. I really wish I could get a decent video of my belly jumping around, but it seems like whenever I call someone's attention to it, they stop. That also figures.

Thanks to everyone for the fear inducing comments that my feet will get larger and the itching isn't going away. Yeah, thanks a lot... I guess I'm just starting to get nervous about feeding and changing and cleaning up after two babies at once. Especially if my feet are enormous and if I have to have a c-section. And we all know how I deal with lack of sleep. It's not going to be pretty.

But how bad could it be? I mean, I took orgo, biochem and genetics with hideous fly-lab in the same semester. That was truly horrific. Yes, I know I had a nervous breakdown, but I'm not entirely sure that was from the workload. It may have been from the drinking. Which may have been caused by the workload. Or it may have been caused by my tragic love life... I'm going to go with blaming it on a certain boy and the cheapness of beer in Ithaca. right? that sounds right to me...

Now I am off to request some books from the library. I've gotten some suggestions about books for breastfeeding and just generally dealing with two babies at once. Hopefully I can check them out for free first, plus the library is only around the corner so I can walk there.

that is if I can find shoes to fit on my feet. I have retired my flip flops to petey. Why fight the inevitable?

5 comments:

Eva said...

Sorry if I (we) freaked you out. Sorry about your feet. And for your feet. No fun.

I think it's quite hard to enjoy a twin pregnancy. I know someone who had twins, then a singleton later, and then said, wow, pregnancy with one is easy and fun! So if you feel like other people you know enjoyed their pregnancy, they likely didn't have twins. I was often jealous of my friends grocery shopping or going for walks pregnant when I barely left the couch, and felt guilty complaining after working so hard to get pregnant, but in the end, you endure it, and there's a great reward.

If you have time to read those books before babes are born, that would be great. I wish I had but didn't until after birth. I liked NURSING MOTHER'S COMPANION which has a fair bit on twins; and HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK which is not twin specific, has great information on newborns in general. And read about babies and sleep. Even if you don't follow a particular sleep training strategy, it helps to read. I read NO CRY SLEEP SOLUTION, SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT, HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS, HAPPY CHILD. All useful for different reasons (though hard to adapt for twins).

A.P. said...

Don't sweat it, I was just joking about the foot freak out. I will check out some of those titles, though. And I'm giving up on guilt. it's lame. :)

Stacie said...

I'm just going to share the photo of my feet at the end of pregnancy. Please note that they got bigger after this...

http://twinkies.bastetweb.com/2006/06/15/36-weeks-4-days/

Shannon said...

I just found your blog through The Twinkies, and I so glad I did!

Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about your feet. Mine didn't get bad until after my twins' c-section. See here...

http://shannonpatrick.com/2007/02/17/this-is-sooo-gross/

Dara Lee said...

I wish I would have taken a picture after the birth of my first son. They were enormous! My pregnancy with the twins was much better, as I had a little more knowledge and a lot less bed rest. I was the complete opposite of most people.

I know it will be hard, but there are two things you need to do after the babies are born:

1) Put your feet up as often as possible. Up, like on a stool. Let other people bring you things.

2) Drink as much water as is humanly possible. I was up to a gallon a day with the twins, and my feet didn't get too big.

Remember, you cannot spoil a baby by picking it up and holding it. I ignored everyone who told me to let my babies cry and put them down sometimes. You have to hold them when they are little, they aren't so receptive when they get bigger.