Twins-in-progress: week 8

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! I’ve been journaling through these past few weeks of pregnancy, and now I have to catch you up!  I will be posting the last few weeks’ updates pretty quickly, then it should be a steady update once a week till D-Day!
The following entry is from way back in December, right after we found out we were having twins. 

8 Weeks: December 15-21

8 weeks
I am pointing at the future daddy, who is taking the picture.

How far along? 8 weeks (2 months)

Babies are the size of: Raspberries

Total weight gain: oops! I actually lost 8lbs. in the last few months (hopefully my appetite will return soon! I was 175 pre-baby)

Maternity clothes? nope, just a lot of leggings

Stretch marks? loud and proud from my puberty days baby. I’m a tigress.

Sleep: eludes me

Best moment this week: Celebrating Shane’s 26th Birthday (December 17).

Miss Anything? Sleep. And a sense of control… God is good and knows that is not what I need.

Movement: Does bloating count? Sorry, TMI

Food cravings: not a thing. get food away from me.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Everything. Every smell especially. BUT I have championed mind-over-matter, praise be to God, and I haven’t thrown up yet.

Gender prediction: Boys. I had a feeling it was a boy before we knew they were twins. But I would take girls in a heart beat too. (I have been perusing Pinterest for the cutest twin pics ever.)

According to the “Extreme Upset stomach” test (more queasy=girl, etc.), I am probably having boys. I lost my appetite, but I haven’t been nauseous so much.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Symptoms: No throwing up, but I really have to force-feed myself. I am also really tired and SUPREMELY emotional. Still, every time I start crying over something silly, I start cracking up and then can’t stop laughing.

Mood: Giddy. I don’t think Shane and I have stopped chuckling since we found out.

Lullaby of the week: Perfect Peace by John Waller. The lyrics resound from Isaiah 26:3, which is the verse my mother memorized while she was in labor with me. Right now, it is a lullaby to my own soul, but I look forward to singing it to my babies when we face overwhelming circumstances:

“Thou will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed on you.”

Truth I’m dwelling on: God is WAY bigger than I understood Him to be. His plan exceeds my imagination, and His guidance through what seems impossible is constant and intimate. I am in awe of God.

Looking forward to: Raising our kids “to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame… Titus 2:6-8

I am so grateful for this blog, which inspired me to document each week this way. It is easy to keep up with, and fun to see the progress! I am truly grateful for bloggers who remain positive and Christ-centered during each stage of their pregnancies. I hope I do the same and shed further light on the beauty of God’s plan and encouragement for women to chase hard after Jesus each week.
In great faith,
Becky Rosty