Currently… (July 2018)

///Currently… (July 2018)

Currently… (July 2018)

Happy Friday!

4th of July falling on a Wednesday this year has made for one strange holiday week.  On the actual 4th of July, The Hubs and I ended up doing the very American thing of shopping for carpet.  Our basement carpet is disgusting and I don’t want babies crawling on it, so we are trying to replace it before they come.  I think we finally figured out what we want and are now in the process of ordering it.  After shopping, we met some of my high school friends who were in town visiting for a quick drink at Bold Rock and came home to watch fireworks on TV.  I get tired so easily these days, so I was so happy to be home.

This weekend I’m going to an Asheville Tourist (our minor league baseball team) game, shopping for some pregnancy clothing essentials and hopefully figuring out an invite list for showers and where we want to register.  It all feels so surreal and most of the time I can’t believe it’s actually happening to me.

On an equally exciting note, I also wanted to let you know we did our gender reveal for the family this week and I’m putting the post together to let you guys know Monday.  Sorry to make you wait, but I guess I’m going for dramatic effect- lol!  I also wanted a few days for us to digest the very exciting news but I’m over the moon excited to share with you guys Monday.

MY LATEST VIDEOS

Currently I’m…

Reading…

ALL THE TWINS BOOKS.

What to Do When You’re Having Two, When You’re Expecting Twin, Triplets or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy, Dad’s Guide to Twins & Babywise.


The Hubs and I decided it was probably time to stop reading and start doing some of the things to books suggest.

Listening…

I’m so glad Carrie Underwood is back.

The Hubs found the show, The Horn.  It’s about the helicopter rescue team that saves people who are hurt near the Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland.  The show is pretty interesting and reminds us of our trip to Switzerland and Zermatt last year.

On a side note, I really need to frame this picture I took of the Matterhorn last year.  It doesn’t even seem real!

Wearing…

I’m at the point where a lot of my regular clothes don’t fit but maternity clothes just look kind of big on me.  I’ve got a handful of dresses, including several Lilly ones that still feel good that I’ve just been rotating.  I’ve had no luck finding maternity shorts that fit either.  It’s kind of awkward!

Eating…

I feel like all I do it prepare food for myself these days!  I’m supposed to be eating three full meals and at least three substantial snacks a day.  They say that if I put on more weight early on, the twins have a less likelihood of being born early so I’ve been trying to make good high protein choices at each meal and it’s a lot to keep up with.  I’m hoping it helps the babies though.

Drinking…

Water. Water. More Water.  I kind of miss wine.

Indulging…

Apparently full-fat ice cream is a decent choice for an evening snack when you’re pregnant with twins… so why not!

South Carolina Hammock Coast SC

Anticipating…

The Hubs family is doing a big family reunion at Deep Creek later this month.  I can’t wait!

Outer Banks Family 2016

 

Praying…

Every day I’m praying for a healthy pregnancy and that these babies are born healthy and as close to full term for twins as possible.  A secondary prayer is that they don’t have colic and I don’t get put on bedrest for an extended amount of time. 🙂

 

I’ve been doing a monthly Currently… post since August 2015.  Catch up HERE!  Thank you so much for reading today and for your comments.

 

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Answer one of the Currently… prompts above

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14 Comments

  1. Susie @ Suzlyfe July 10, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    The photo you took of the Matterhorn really is stunning. You’ve piqued my interest about that show! Republic of Tea made wine inspried tea a few years ago (I admit I still have some of it because I just never make full pots/pitchers of tea). It uses wine grape skins and actually does taste like the wine a little bit! Could be worth looking into. I bought it when we were first going to start trying and then, well, things took a bit longer. You definitely understand that!

  2. Susana Parker July 8, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    That picture of Matterhorn is incredible!! Congratulations on your pregnancy. You have an adorable family! Can’t wait to see pics of the twins. It’s good that you drink lots of water and stay hydrated

  3. Blane Sherer July 7, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Glad all is going well for you with your pregnancy.
    My twins will be 29 in September ( daughters ).
    Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  4. Lisa Ballantyne July 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I know “exactly” what you’re having, without need for a gender reveal, LOL! You’re having twin babies! 😛 (Sorry, couldn’t resist!) I’m so thrilled to follow your journey to Motherhood for these next few months! You look wonderful–you’ve always been incredibly beautiful, but your pregnancy glow is just the icing on the cake! Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

  5. Wendy July 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait for the gender reveal. You look so great. I’m sure you guys are excited and nervous!!!

  6. Paula Fox July 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Congratulations with loads of Prayers & love coming your way, we have a set of twins in the family that just got their driving permits!! Boy & Girl! They so love each other & support each other in all they do!!
    Good luck & Blessings to you all ! Mackena too

  7. [email protected] July 6, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Such an exciting time for you ! Enjoy it

  8. Tammy Bates July 6, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Babywise is kind of harsh. My pediatrician did not recommend the philosophy they propose to “make” babies sleep. Maybe talk to your future pediatrician about it. Love, hold and feed your babies whenever they need it. You will all be fine and (eventually) sleep through the night again 🙂 Congratulations!

  9. Diane Royer July 6, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Congratulations. Being an identical twin myself, I’m so happy for you and the fun you’ll have with them. I wish you all the best!

  10. Jess July 6, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    You are so cute!!!! Love following your twins journey. Also, love that you have a praying part too. Joining you in prayer for healthy babies and no colic!! When I was pregnant I ate a LOT of ice cream. 😀

  11. [email protected] July 6, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    That is a cute pic of you on the sand.The pic of the mountain is so cool. It almost looks like a post card.

  12. Heather Brown July 6, 2018 at 6:58 am - Reply

    When are you heading to Deep Creek?? We are going next week! I love it there and hope you enjoy the relaxing time. I definitely suggest doing the big projects early on. With A, we had her room done 3 months before she arrived and I was glad I wasn’t doing that when I was super pregnant, ha! You are in a very awkward stage for clothes. I swear it gets better- check Old Navy for maternity clothes, and Kohl’s. I got a lot of the full panel things but ended up hating that when I was super pregnant with them on my belly. I hated anything touching it, lol. Stick to dresses as much as you can 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 6, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

      Oh man! We are going the 21st! Wouldn’t that be cool if we were there at the same time! I thought of you when my MIL booked it. Let me know if there is anything we have to do or eat!
      I haven’t looked at Kohls yet– I’ll try that! And yes– I have very little intention on wearing pants until I have too – lol!

  13. Shawn Beam July 6, 2018 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Ah…the maternity clothing issue. I remember it well. I bought a lot of stuff at Motherhood. Shorts sucked though. I was pregnant with my twins over the summer. I got some cute stuff at Target. I had a couple pairs of shorts and think I got them at Motherhood. Try LuLaRoe. I wish it had been around while I was pregnant. They have things to wear that will still look ok after the babies are born. I’ve heard lots of pregnant women swear by that brand. Be ready…at the end of the pregnancy nothing for anymore. Nothing! I was wearing my husband’s shirts and sweatpants. BTW…I carried my twins until 38 weeks. I think I mentioned that on Facebook. I was able to work (school teacher) until about 32 weeks. No bedrest required. I also ate very carefully. The dr gave me guidelines for eating. I weighed my food and was so careful. It really helped. They didn’t want me to gain as much as I could early on. Maybe things have changed. This was 15 years ago. If you have any twin pregnancy questions, feel free to ask. You can even email me or text me. 230-7074

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