Shanny, congrats on bringing your little one home! I know it's hard work, but I'm sure you will do fine. Take it one day at a time and remember to breathe. It will all be worth it. I worry how I will handle 2 newborns and 3 dogs (my dogs are very needy and accustomed to being spoiled). But I look forward to it as a good challenge and a wonderful experience to come.
kbarry, sorry about your restricted activity. Looks like you are taking good care of yourself and things will go well for you. We're in the home stretch now. Hang in there.
Krose, sorry to hear you have to be on bedrest. What do you do to keep busy? I have a few ideas incase I end up on bedrest. I will continue to crochet baby blankets, maybe even try to make a couple hats and booties. I have a bunch of baby and parenting books I need to read on child development, breastfeeding, a book on twins, a vaccination guide, etc. of course there is always TV
and DVDs. DH bought a 32" flat panel TV for the bedroom. He says it's so I will have a nice TV to watch when/if I go on bedrest. I'm sure he wasn't thinking about himself at all when he bought it.
meg12, good to hear that your pregnancy is going well. Yes I am very tired by the end of the day and I don't know how much longer I'll be able to just get up and go. These kids are getting heavy! It's definately putting a strain on my pelvic area. By now they should be over 2.5 lbs each. A week ago at my US they we're measuring a little big for their age too. I can't go shopping for more than 20 minutes before I just want to sit down. I think I'm going to have to get as much baby supply shopping done as possible within the next week (unless I can do it online). Plus the heat is really unbearable for me. By the time I walk from the car to the store, I'm half way wiped out.
oooo you get 2 baby showers in a row, fun! I hope you get all the gear you need. Baby stuff is expensive, it's always nice when people help out with that.
Well, I'm definately feeling the 3 trimester woes now. It's really hard to get comfortable to sleep, even with my hundreds of pillows tuck in here and there. Walking seems to be getting more and more difficult too. If the Dr doesn't put me on bedrest, I might put myself on bedrest in couple of weeks. I'm 29 wks now but at my OB appt last friday they said I was measuring at 36 wks.
I do look like I'm ready to pop.
sure feels like it too. I had my blood glucose tollerance test 2 weeks ago and my levels were slightly elevated, so I have to do the 3 hr test on monday. For 3 days before my test I had to eat a special diet with added sugar and starch, go figure. My perinatologist says that if my levels are high again, he will need to see me more often. He will need to keep a closer eye on me and the twins because they are a little big and that could be caused by gestational diabetes. Although he did say that higher glucose levels are comon in twin pregnancies and my twins are only measuring a day or 2 big for their age, which is not bad.
Oh and for some fun news, we got our new nursery painted!
we totally changed our theme. It was going to be a safari theme at our old house. Now we have an under sea theme. It's going to be so cute! the ceiling and 2/3 way down the walls are a light aqua blue and then the 1/3 bottom of the wall is a tan/beige so it looks like sand. I have ordered some under the sea bedding, but it looks like it will arrive in Sept.
I just hope they come before the boys do. DH was at Ikea a couple of weeks ago when he went to LA and picked up a couple of seahorse night light sconces. which is what inspired us to change our theme.
well enough of this novel. I've got to go lie down for a minute. I hope everyone is feeling good.