Saturday, May 14, 2011

29 Weeks

Not to be too graphic, but those of you pregnant with twins might be able to relate and those of you who have been pregnant...might also have experienced this. My food won't stay down when I go to sleep. I have to time dinner early enough so that when I lay down my food stays where it's supposed to. Fun! The last few days, though, I have been SO exhausted - working full-time, walking around a lot, planning, going to after-school things, and then watching Connor by myself two nights a week (while Mr. Howard is in school) - that I've actually been sleeping pretty well. I average 4 wake-ups to go to the bathroom, but there are nights when it's closer to 7-8 and then last night I only woke up twice. So I really can't complain too much.

My Size/Development
Large. Very Large. Like, almost can't fit through a doorway large. Alright I'm being dramatic. But wow! Remember that whole post about how I didn't have any stretch marks? Yeah! I wish I was there. I'm still blessed in that department as they are very light...but I have 8 more weeks to go. Perhaps in a few years they'll have some magic cure for stretch marks (none of this cream for 12 weeks...I won't have time for that with three babies under the age of two). I need something that can cure them in an hour - preferably 1/2 an hour, but I'd settle for an hour. =)

The Babies' Size/Development
I received a phone call back from my OB (who had spoken to our perinatologist). She said that the new finding of the cyst in Isabella's kidneys means that she will need to do a deeper examination at my appoinment in June. She said it will also mean that instead of just Aiden needing to be examined after he is born, they will now need to do an examination on Isabella. I so pray that they'll be able to do those examinations several hours after they're born, instead of right away. I know I will survive if they are taken right away to the NICU, but I would so love to get my Mommy Bonding Time in beforehand. With Connor I was able to nurse within the first two hours and I would soo love to have that experience with both my babies.

I have 15 more days left of work and then I'm home!! We literally have done VERY LITTLE by way of planning the nursery or figuring out what items we still need to buy. Because we only get Sundays together, it's difficult to muster the energy to decorate an entire nursery... and figure out how to keep a 2 year old distracted and entertained...and do our grocery shopping for the week (we plan our menu and grocery shop together on Sundays)...and do laundry...and mow the lawn...and weed...and straighten the house...and spend some time together. I could go on and on. So I'm looking forward to being able to send Connor into daycare, while I get things done around the house (I mean...just as an example, I can't tell you the last time I mopped my floors - eeek - maybe Christmas???). But I have a datenight coming up here soon and I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM! I just want to eat a delicious dinner, and cuddle my handsome hubby in a movie theatre! We can be those annoying teenagery folks who makes other couples sick with our PDA. =) And the nursery will just have to wait another day. **Secretly I'm thinking if I wait until I go into labor, maybe the nursery fairy will come and do it for us while we're at the hospital. HA!!*

Random Twin Fact
Scientists believe that the number of twin conceptions greatly outnumbers the number of twin births, some say that as many as one in eight births began with twins, while in only one in 70 births produce twins. One author claims that "80% of twin pregnancies result in the loss of one or both babies," though other sources cite this number at about 30%. Of the 133 million people born worldwide in 2000, an estimated seven million should have been twins.

And because I hate those side photos and think I look wayyy more normal from the front...


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Oh my dear friend! Gimme *my* key fairy wings leave little dust! Just leave the checkbook. ;)

So starting in 15 days should I send my girls over with buckets and mops? Megan can make you mac-n-cheese.

You look awesome! I can't imagine how you FEEL, but you look perfect!

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