Brian and I both got ten calls from friends and family saying, 'Oh my gosh, Jennie is going into labor?!?! It's time!' Everyone was hilarious. I didn't realize that I hadn't mentioned that I've been having contractions for weeks. So I changed my facebook status. No more crisis mode.
At this point, I have contractions everyday. I am, what the medical people consider, 'full term' in 3 days. So, yes. I do have Braxton Hicks contractions. These irregular contractions are perfectly normal and are common during the third trimester of pregnancy. (at least that's what WebMD says) It's my body's way of getting ready for the "real thing." Since this is the 4th time that I have done this, I think my body is in rehearsal mode.
When I am galloping after babies, running up and down the stairs, or teaching aerobics, I have them.
Vivian does gymnastics in my belly. Carlisle is amazed by it all. I grab her hand and tell her that Vivian is going to kick her. She sits very still and waits. 100% of the time, she feels something. This baby is MOVIN! Carlisle was the same way. Evelyn was the opposite. Sooo chill in utero.
The amazing Victoria threw me the most wonderful shower. AND, it was a surprise!
All of the gym girls (and one or two guys) were there.
It felt like I walked straight into a huge, juicy, love-geyser... there was love squirting all over the house, by all the guests, for this baby and for me!!!
And, Victoria is so great, not wanting it to be 'stuffy'. So she did crazy nutso games.
1) Sniff the warm, melted browness in the diaper, and name that chocolate
2) A seriously intense Krispy Kreme donut challenge. Who can eat 5 donuts in the shortest time.
3) I got a pedicure courtesy of 4 of the sweetest and best little girls!
4) And a choppy-chop massage by Kelsey!
But the real BEAUTY of the shower was decided on by those that know me best.
It was decided that ALL gifts, diapers, baby items were not given to me. The guests donated the baby items to Florence's Crisis Pregnancy Center! Of course, I opened all of the sweet gifts and loved seeing all the generous donations. The coolest? Opening gifts that contained little boy clothes. I seriously was amazed. And kept staring at them. I've never owned or purchased anything that had the two colors yellow and green on it. So fun!
cardiovascularly amazing, aerobics Mamas!
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I love y'alls GUTS.
You have blessed me so much.
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Perhaps this is one of the drawbacks of being the daughters of an identical twin.
Or maybe this is normal....doubt it.
But this is what I found Saturday evening, before bedtime. And, um, yes, they both T-T'ed!
At the same time.