Just before my 20 week appointment I was giggling & chatting with some friends about the beautiful pregnant brain that accompanies us women (sometimes for more than 9 months right!?), keeping us absolutely clueless!!! While admitting the other day that I can’t remember a thing, and that I swear my pregnant brain is twice as bad this time, a friend confirmed that that is true with twins. Whether or not this is a scientific finding…I sure feel like a doubly crazy person! 😉
Fortunately for our wonderful neighbors (we truly are blessed), I’ve not taken out an mailboxes this time around. (Yes, that did indeed happen while prego with the explorer. The same afternoon I even slammed my pinky finger in the car door). Though, the day of my 20 week appointment, while running errands in Orem, I lost all sense of time & space. Subsequently, I was over 30 minutes late for my treatment with the incredible Victoria at Forever Results & then somehow 50 minutes late for my check up with my midwife Richelle, really leaving only enough time to pee in the cup! Thank goodness this was not a first for the sweet midwives. Not to mention the beautiful prego mom whose appointment followed mine. Wise woman had brought a book, & found the whole appointment (trying to find 2 heartbeats, me being so late, gaining another 7 pounds, measuring 4 weeks ahead of time, etc.) terribly amusing…bless her ♥!
The beautiful painting is by the loveliest Deb Tolbert…isn’t she just amazing! I’m so lucky to have her friendship she’s one of my favorite people in the whole wide world!
A couple weeks earlier & after getting pretty far into a Saturday trip to Provo & Salt Lake for house-finishing supplies, I felt the coziness of my feet. I looked down in horror to find I was wearing my house slippers. The designer & I laughed so hard I cried! I spent the rest of the day shopping all over town in my slippers!
For this crazy lady, the theme for this pregnancy has been total humility…I just feel ever so humble. Humble to be their mom, gratitude for my family who help me each day with everything from my shoes & socks to anything else below my waist. Ever so thankful for good neighbors & friends who’ve seen ways to make this wild time just a little easier!
I’m sure I’ll have plenty more prego brain stories to share in the 17 weeks to come. I’d love to hear yours if you’d like to leave them below…makes us all feel a bit better right!? xo – katrina
I felt guilty when I experienced a miscarriage as I felt that I could have done something to prevent losing my baby. However, I later managed to move on as I discovered that mostly miscarriages happen due to fetal abnormalities or else internal problems which can not be prevented. I also found out that miscarriages are normal occurrences in women only that most of them experience them even before knowing they were pregnant. The implantation process is not always perfect and at times it takes the woman body a number of tries to get it accurate.
I felt guilty when I experienced a miscarriage as I felt that I could have carried out something to stop losing my infant. However, I later managed to move on as I discovered that mainly miscarriages occur due to fetal abnormalities or else internal issues which can not be prevented. I also discovered out that miscarriages are normal occurrences in women only that the majority of them encounter them even prior to knowing they had been pregnant. The implantation procedure is not always ideal and at times it takes the lady body a number of tries to get it correct.