What happened to June? It was gone in a flash. I feel like it was just the beginning of June and now it’s over. It’s been a busy month. School came to a close for the year. We hosted our Grand Opening Event at CrossFit Hingham-a lot of work, but a success, I think. My mom and I ran our only week of Art Camp for the summer. I turned 35 on the 30th. Yikes! And now I’m looking forward to a very lazy July.
Actually, who am I kidding? I will fill up my July with all sorts of commitments and projects. That’s just how I operate. But in the grand scheme of things, it will be a lot lazier than the rest of my year.
Things with baby Hannah are going well. So far, so good. I go for another ultrasound this week. They’ll be taking growth measurements so we can know exactly how big she is. It’s so crazy to think about having this mini human inside me.
I remember being shocked at how big the twins were when they were born. Not because they were exactly big (just over a pound a piece). But more so because I just couldn’t imagine how all of that was inside me. I never really got very big with the twins so I was shocked that those two little guys were taking up that much space inside my belly. I imagined giving birth to preemies that were the size of my hand. But they were much bigger than I imagined. Just over 12 inches long. Still very tiny, but bigger than I’d pictured. Which made it so much harder to accept that we couldn’t save them but….we couldn’t.
Even with Hannah, I still am in awe when I think about a little two pound body being inside me. Where is she? I mean, I can feel her, and I know my belly is growing and I’m getting bigger, but still….it’s crazy to think how much bigger she must already be than the twins were when they were born. And yet, I struggle to really picture her in there somewhere!
I guess what I’m getting at is that we picture these little tiny things inside us. But they are really not as teeny as we think. You picture a pound and think it’s nothing. But yet, when that pound comes out, and it’s an actual baby…it’s amazing. And that little pound becomes larger than life. My pregnancy apps tell me that at 26 weeks my baby is now the size of a large zucchini. But I’ll tell you what. My twins at 22 weeks were bigger than a zucchini. So unless they are talking about a blue ribbon, prize winning zucchini at the state fair….I know my two pound little Hannah is bigger than what many of us would imagine.
I can’t wait to meet her. I’m so curious! I wish I could take her out and look at her right now and compare her to the twins and what they looked like, but then put her back safely inside me to finish the job. As eager as I am to meet her, I’m hoping to keep cooking this little bun in the oven right up to the 40 week mark!