Friday, February 12, 2010

Returning to level

Alright. I have some explaining to do. I've been absent from blogland for a long time. AWOL. In absentia. Adrift. Away. Otherwise engaged. Nothing serious. Just pregnant. And up until the New Year hideous with it. Nauseus and tired and all weepy like. You know the drill. But it seems there was a reason for its added intensity. An intensity that saw me draw the shutters. Roll back the drawbridge. Put up the 'do not disturb' sign. Hide my light under a bushel. Take it reaaaaal slow and quiet.
It's a pair. A duo. Partners in crime. A coupla. Twice in one go ... you know? Twins.


... and it seems they're boys.

The initial hysteria, panic and wave of disbelief has passed. As has the uncontrollable laughter. We're in for the crazy ride. Dunc responded as any self respecting father-of-twins-to-be should and ripped out our kitchen... before, for and after Christmas. I have developed a penchant for storage solutions: chests of drawers, low boys, shelving, boxes, cupboards, urns, vats, silos...

It also appears I am in the painting phase of the pregnancy.

Thanks for all your concerned emails and comments. I'm 23 weeks - I feel human again. Just very round human.

31 comments:

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Congratulations Gemma! Hope you get lots of rest (as much as you can around a kitchen reno ... and growing two bubs!).

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow, congratulations on the amazing news Gemma.... I won't tell you any horror stories about what my 20 month old twin nephews get up to each day!

Jodie said...

Congratualtions ! Its one of the nicest reasons to be absent for sure !

Fran said...

Welcome back my dear! And congratulations times two. I can imagine it is quite something to get your head around! So pleased that this is what caused your absence xo

Sonia Skegg said...

Congratulations Gemma. I think we all understand the blogging absence. Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.

ange_moore said...

Wow Gemma, congratulations. I was only wondering about you yesterday and hoping that all was well. Life is about to change at your house, big time!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Oh Gemma. What WONDERFUL WONDERFUL news. And it's great to hear you are feeling well now.

I will admit to laughing both WITH and AT your reactions. You bought back many memories!

Yes, you guys do have a crazy ride ahead. But it worth ALL the craziness. Twins are amazingly wonderful.

dillpickle said...

Oh, wow! How exciting! And a little bit scary! But mostly exciting! Congratulations :-)

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

Congratulations!
That's awesome - totally understand the toll this takes physically and emotionally. I've been there - yep, my twin boys are about to start kinder.

Good luck with everything x

mrs smith said...

I am still weeping with laughter at the plums joke. You are a cracker! Lovely to see you blogside. And I can't wait to meet your guys.

You Burnses are so good there should be two of each of you.

Jo said...

Wonderful news!! Congratulations. I have been wondering/worrying where you had got to, and I did have a sneaking suspicion....

sophiehillartist said...

hahaha ohhhh Gemma! You dag! BOYS! Wooot wooot! Get ready for that hey... Twin-Carier! xx

Bianca said...

Yaaaaaaay. And let me know if you still need me to pass the bucket. You already now I'm happy to see you back. xo

2paw said...

It was so nice to see you at Brown Owls in all your Pairy Glory!! Congratulations!!!

Kylie said...

Big congratulations to you Mrs! Twin boys? Wow... like you really needed something to do !! ;)
Glad to see you back and hope the renos go smoothly. Kx

p.s. Those plums are just classic!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

When people say admiringly "You don't do things by halves , do you ", they don't actually mean that you're supposed to rush out and do everything twice as fast.
But it's lovely news ... Congratulations to you all . And especially to you in all your roundness for having survived the mega morning sickness .

trasha said...

hahaha, men ALWAYS pick the crackerest time to do anything major. Congratulations on the double bubble baby news.

Isis said...

nice to see you are back :D

Bek said...

Congratulations! Wowee!

Morning sickness with my singletons was the pits, so I can't imagine what it feels like brewing 2 bubbas!

Glad you are feeling better, and welcome back!

Recycled Relix said...

Thank goodness you are back in the land of the living Gemma! I have been worried about you! Please pop in to the shop when you can - would love to catch up. XX Cathy

Civic Homespun Market said...

have been thinking of you.

glad to hear you're through that horrible sicky time.

2 boys! aaaahhh just because as a mum of pink ones i'd be a bit lost on what to do with blue ones!! i'm sure you'll learn real quick...

good luck over the next weeks. xxoo

D said...

GEMMA!When I saw the pic of the pear I thought "That's what my (30 week pregnant)uterus used to look like. Then I scrolled down and saw the plums and thought "And those gonad-styling plums are what got me into this mess in the first place". THEN, I read the post. You are witty and clever in your pregnancy and I am clearly crass and one-track minded; as I know you also are. I'm looking forward to some crass tea and cake soon.

x
d

Fer said...

A beautifully round human! And boys too, that's fantastic!!! What does Edie think?

Rach said...

Oh how lovely! I missed you and was a tad worried. I am also busy growing a baby - only one though. Would have loved 2 in there... I am 29 weeks now. And I am also mad about storage and sorting and getting crap organised. Would love to rip out the bathroom but about $12,000 short on that project. So just getting some holes knocked in walls and painting and sanding etc etc Oh and lots of trips to ikea...

Glad to have you back
xxx

Raewyn said...

Hello lovely!

red bamboo said...

Nice plums.....

Tania said...

Can't say nuthin'. Too busy with a great stupid smile on my dial.

astrogirl529 said...

Congratulations! Wow two! I'm also pregnant and went for my scan the other day, I was a little worried there might be two, but nope just the one!

Kelly said...

Congrats Gemma..that is wonderful news! I too can recall the all day sickness with twins..blergh..it was horrible. Best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy. Twins are life changing but in the best of ways!

Gina said...

I am terrified and thrilled for you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Firtile Myrtle! now you HAVE to do a boys line! Jenelle F