State of the Bump: 36 Weeks

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Frank and Jess Pregnancy

Just as I reach the 36 week mark of growing these babies, I think I’ve also reached the end of everything google’s got on twin pregnancy.  And after googling everything I could think of for some nonexistent indication that would tell me the exact day and time the twins would arrive, we finally arrived at the 36 week point that I prayed we would reach all along.  Which is also to say that I’ve now run the gamut from freaking myself out about obscure pregnancy complications to feeling calm and at peace and totally ready.

And we are.  Totally ready.

Which is great because the twins are coming this week!  At our doctor’s recommendation, we’re scheduled to deliver early this week.  Our rambunctious Baby B has been breech throughout the entirety of this pregnancy, so also at his recommendation, we’re opting for a c-section.  The good thing about a scheduled c-section is that it’s oddly comforting for an over-planner like myself to just have it on the calendar.

Of course, I’ve had our hospital bags packed and baby clothes washed since around week 30, so it’s not like we wouldn’t have been “ready” then too.  This just gives me the added benefit of being able to book a pedicure and haircut the day before I meet my daughters.  Since I’m certain that the first thing they’ll be concerned with is the color of their mother’s nails.

Everything is also ready in our thoroughly un-Pinteresty “nursery”.  (Also known as two pack-n-plays in our bedroom.)

Pack N Plays for Twins

But there’s no shortage of cute baby things throughout our little apartment.

Ready for Babies

So there it is!  Who knows when I’ll be back on the blog, but we’ve got a plan for updating friends and family via various social media (what a strange time we live in), so check in with us on Instagram for a semi-timely update.

For now we’re enjoying our last days as a family of two.

Here goes nothin’….

Frank and Jess

Other pregnancy posts:

31 Weeks

24 Weeks

17 Weeks: We Have News


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Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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  1. I just ran across your website, and I’m assuming by now you’ve delivered two beautiful babies. Congratulations and I’m sure your new family of 4 will be incredible.

    1. A very belated thank you for your note, Lucy. The girls are here, and we are having so much fun with the adventure of new parenthood.

  2. Amazing! Best of luck for a safe delivery and speedy healing so you can enjoy those girls of yours. I’m excited for some pictures and will be anxiously checking instagram for updates. Thinking of the four of you as you enter into this exciting journey together!

  3. So exciting Jess. Sending you lots of love and best wishes for the safe arrival of the girls. I can’t wait to see photos! Xx

  4. Jessie, you look beautiful and I am so happy for you and hubby. Everything will be fine and you’ll be home soon with 2 beautiful babies. What an exciting life ahead for you. Will be thinking of you.

  5. Wow, so cool! So excited for you guys. I hope all goes well in delivery and recovery! Hope we get to see some photos of the little ones once they arrive!