Sunday, February 28, 2010

Multiples and More QOTW: Dear Pregnant Self...

The Multiples and More blog occasionally throws out questions to muse on ... here's the latest:

If you could go back in time (think: Marty McFly) and have a chat with your pregnant self, what would you say? 
For this week's question of the week, write a letter to yourself- your newly expecting, have-no-clue-what-you-were-in-for self. 

Dear self,

The "holy crap-ness" of having twins doesn't ware off.  That's a great thing.  Don't hate the pregnancy - it flies by faster than you know.  All the people who comment on belly size, and worse yet, the people who won't let you overexert don't get it.  And that's OK.  Twinhood brings you into somewhat of a "secret society" which is exhausting, overwhelming, awesome, and amazing. 
You will go from this:

To this:
But then you'll go right back again, so don't worry!  Well ... right back almost.

The boys will go from this:

To this:
And Matty will go from this:
To never ending smiles.  P.s. you lucked out with the best husband and father EVER!

Mega reminder - don't stress!  A good rule of thumb for life but pregnancy especially.  

Looking back, remember to do the following as much as possible:
  • Go to the movies alone or with Matt
  • Go to the gym at 5pm
  • Stay up past 10pm
  • Sleep in!!!
  • Walk stairs
  • Love the beautiful belly
Love every moment the first days, weeks, months.  The days spent on the couch barely moving are some of the best.  Don't cut the maternity leave short - time with the boys is unrivaled.  

Dear self, enjoy!  It's a one time shot so love every minute.


1 comment:

varunner said...

Nice letter. I'd tell myself to start going to multiples club meetings earlier than 37 weeks (which was my first meeting).