|Top: Old Navy Maternity | Necklace: GroopDealz | Pants: H&M Maternity | Sandals: Shoe Carnival|
I am officially beginning the third trimester next week! While I look pretty normal in this picture, Andrew actually snapped it right before I realized that my legs and feet were so swollen that I could barely get my jeans off. In fact, two women from our church stopped by a few minutes later to see how I was doing and were horrified at how bad my feet looked.
I have to admit that they had a right to be worried. My feet were purple and felt numb and achy when I tried to just walk around the kitchen, and my calves were humongous. They quickly instructed Andrew not to let me walk around, put some ice on my feet and keep my legs elevated.
After they left and Andrew helped me get my jeans off (you lose all sense of independence when you're expecting twins), I had a mini breakdown, worrying that I wouldn't be allowed to travel to Idaho next week for my birthday, my baby shower and my brother's mission farewell — which are all crammed into one weekend.
Fortunately, thanks to some prayers, loose skirts and coworkers who made sure I didn't walk around at all at work, the swelling has gone down considerably, and I'm still allowed to travel to Idaho as long as I'm careful and take breaks to stretch my legs. I have never felt so thankful.
In other news, the twins now weigh two pounds (the boy is 2 pounds, 3 ounces, and the girl is 2 pounds, 4 ounces) and are kicking up a storm. They still like to wake me up around 3 a.m. every night for their happy hour, and I can feel them rolling around and doing somersaults. They also really seem to like acoustic guitar music — which makes me very happy. They have great taste. :)