We had our 34 week appointment today with an ultrasound and the boys are doing great! Baby A is 4.3 lbs and Baby B is 4.9 lbs...that's almost 10 lbs of baby in there! The doctor told me to be sure to have my hospital bag packed and everything in order because it is common for twins to come as early as 35 weeks (his wife had her twins at 35 weeks). Whoa...this is really happening!!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Even though I'm super sore and can't sit in one position for very long, I'm trying to keep up with my scrapbooking and craft projects. God only knows when I'll get back to them after the babies arrive! I decorated their inital letters for the nursery and love how they turned out. They were plain MDF (from ebay). I painted them white and added rub-ons from Hambly and Basic Grey.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wow...I'll be 34 weeks on Tuesday! If I was just having one baby, I wouldn't already be so anxious, but with twins I know that there is a possibility they could come in just a few weeks. I was dealing with a heavy dose of depression last week, but the last few days I've been feeling a lot better, more optimistic, and I'm getting really excited to meet my boys. I'm also excited, on a selfish note, to have a wider wardrobe selection again. I'm so sick of living in the same three tops and pj pants.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Over the past year I've been blessed to be a part of an online community with a group of ladies that I definitely call my best friends. I think a lot of people would find it weird, since I've never met any of them in person, but we chat every day, and we've been there for each other through a lot of great time and a lot of bad times. I will be the 4th one of us to become a mom during this time, so having their support and advice has been invaluable to me. They have been both my cheerleaders and my shoulders to cry on. I really don't know what I would do without their friendships. A few days ago I got a special delivery from them...the baby swing from our registry! They also sent us a gift card to get more items that we need. I was so surprised and thankful for their generosity. If any of you are reading this, thank you from the bottom of my heart...I love you whores! (inside joke...they really aren't whores LOL :)
Friday, April 18, 2008
OMG I never thought I would say this, living in Indiana, but we just had an earthquake! It was a 5.4 and was centered in south eastern Illinois. It only lasted about 5-10 seconds here, but it was enough to wake me up and scare me to death. I was sleeping downstairs on the couch...my first thought was that the house was going to explode from a gas leak or something. Yikes!! We live on the eastern edge of Indiana so this was a strong one! Hope everyone in Illinois is safe!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
But when I feel those babies move inside of me I can't help but smile from ear to ear...it is the most amazing feeling. I know once I have them in my arms I'll be saying what every mother says...it was all worth it.
One of the most frustrating things right now is that I'm off of work, sitting at home all day, but most of the time I just have to lay on the couch because I don't have the energy to do anything else. I want to scrapbook and I want to work on the nursery but even doing a scrapbook page right now is tough. My goal is to at least get all my pregnancy pages done before they arrive because from day one I'll be amassing quite a pile of baby photos that I'll want to scrapbook, and I won't want to work on my pg photos.
There are so many things we still need to do before we are officially parents. We need to buy a new car...that's a big one. Luckily we were able to pay off our current car with our tax refund, but it is too small to handle twins and all of their gear, so we need something bigger. We also still need to buy a dresser for the nursery. The one we really want is at IKEA, but even with the new one in Ohio, it is still 1 1/2 hours away and I can't go, so hubby would have to go alone or find a friend to go along with him. Their price just can't be beat for the quality, and we need a really big dresser since the nursery doesn't have a closet. Hopefully we can work something out. This is the one I have my eye on...
Sunday, April 06, 2008
So none of my maternity tops cover my belly anymore. I have a couple tunics I ordered from Forever 21 that still do the trick, and my sweatshirts still cover the boys, but the weather is getting warmer and I'm getting very frustrated with my lack of wardrobe. So, I just ordered two dresses from Target to wear as shirts...never thought I would have to do that. I was going to order a few dresses from Forever 21, but after measuring myself they were going to be too short! *shaking my head in disbelief*. Hopefully these dresses from Target will last me through the rest of the pregnancy.