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Cycle Day 100

So we made it to Cycle Day 100, corresponding to 14 weeks, 2 days. It sure doesn’t feel like 100 days have passed since we knew we were pregnant. Well, I guess that makes sense because Cycle Day 1 is counted as the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) – which was August 21, 2010 for us – so by the time you even find out about the pregnancy, you’ve already made it to Cycle Day 30 or so. Still, it’s been over three months since we found out about the pregnancy – and we’ve survived so far! As cliche as it sounds, in some ways it feels like it’s been longer than that, yet in other ways it seems like it was just yesterday we were looking at the two little pink lines on the pregnancy test.

I often find myself pulling up iPhoto and just staring at the little profiles of Baby A and Baby B from our last ultrasound. They look so…human. I can only imagine what they’re going to look like in the weeks so come! Molly is also really starting to show, so much that people we were just introduced to at a friend’s Thanksgiving dinner said they could totally tell. As with every milestone, all of these things make it all that much more real.

Sometimes I feel like all I have time to do is go to class, exercise, do the dishes, take out the trash/recycling, and clean up animal messes (litter boxes, cat vomit, etc.). Sometimes there’s room to do some homework in there. I’ve been having realizations, at increasing frequency, that this list of things that just must be done is only going to get substantially longer. And I’m totally ready, willing, and able to handle that. But just as I am still thankful for every day that goes by that Molly is still pregnant, I am also thankful for the one more day to prepare for the life-changing event that will be our babies’ birthday.

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