Hey peeps! Thanks for checking in on Budget Blonde on this fine Monday.
I’m 33 weeks now with my twins, and I’m hanging in there! Things are starting to get pretty real. I’m just trying to keep my spirits up and take it really easy. I’m kind of amazed that my body has carried these two kiddos this far. I’m measuring past 40 weeks now in terms of size, and it’s kind of interesting to see what the body does when it’s stretched past what’s normal. I know I don’t look super huge to others from the outside, but I’m carrying around a lot more weight than the average preggo (extra baby, extra placenta, extra fluid, etc.), and it’s affecting me in other ways. Basically, as long as I’m sitting down and writing, I’m okay, but moving from room to room is starting to get very challenging.
My doctor doesn’t think I’ll make it all the way to 38 weeks, so we could be parents in about 4 weeks or less! The only thing I’m really hoping is to get to the 35/36 weeks point, regardless of how much the pain intensifies. Knowing me, we’ll fight through it day by day until the little beans are ready to see the world somehow or another, and hopefully it all goes well!
I’ve mentioned the hubs has been studying for his first medical licensing exam pretty much the whole time I’ve been back in the States.
He takes it on Thursday, and all of us are very ready for the test to be over with. It’s an 8 hour exam, and he won’t have his phone with him, so the goal is to not have kids while he’s in the test.
He’s being pretty sweet despite the immense amount of stress he’s under, and after I broke down because none of the pictures were up in the nursery, he hung up almost all of them for me (because you know, it’s not like he had anything important to do.)
I’m looking forward to having him around more starting on Friday and hope the babies give us at least a few days to clean and finish up our last minute preparations for them!
My Writing Elsewhere
As I’ve admitted previously, I have been a bit feisty during the last few weeks of this pregnancy, and I’ve used writing as my primary means of therapy. While I haven’t shared a lot of that writing with anyone, I did submit one piece that was recently accepted at the Huffington Post.
I wrote it after a particularly bad encounter with rude strangers at a restaurant, and while I’d usually keep a post like that to myself, I just decided to go for it in case it helped someone else. I’m sure people were calling me crazy after reading it. My mom made me laugh when she wrote me and said, “Wow. Angry pregnant lady.” Haha. But, seeing as it was liked over 350 times, I think it at least resonated with someone. Plus the ladies in my twin group were very sweet and thanked me for putting into words what they haven’t been able to articulate this whole time.
Other Interesting Things
- I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but one thing I use sometimes when I’m creating the titles to blog posts like the one above is Jon Morrow’s headline hacks.
- Grayson had a really interesting post about how money talks. It’s kind of a sad truth about our nation that some of the best ideas don’t get heard unless someone with the money decides to make it so.
- I didn’t know Holly was a talented DIY-er as well. For under $3,500 she fixed up her kitchen and it looks like a million bucks.
- Laurie’s post on how to save more money on groceries was definitely welcome after I spent $220 on my last grocery trip!
Thanks to the following bloggers who featured my posts in their carnivals!
Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Messy Money
Carn of MoneyPros at Money Pros
Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger
Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Save and Conquer
Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Finance with Reason
Yakezie Carnival at 2 Copper Coins
Lifestyle Carnival at Master the Art of Saving
Carnival of Retirement at Brick By Brick Investing
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