Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Last Week's Events

Softball may be over, but last week was still a pretty busy week with lots of fun things happening. 

Monday: As you already know, last Monday was my follow up MFM appointment.  I met with the same Dr. as before, that had left me feeling confused previously.  We talked about the whole weight gain thing again and I felt much better about it.  She said that while I am not obese, I am starting out a little overweight.  Because of my risk factors for preeclampsia, it is important that we don't let my weight get too high so that my blood pressure stays down.  Almost every time I go into the doctor my BP tends to be either high, or borderline high.  Rarely normal.

We talked about a birth plan.  As long as Baby A is head down come time for birth, we should be able to plan on a vaginal delivery because I'm in pretty good shape.  They can be head/head or head/butt, but Baby A cannot be butt down.  I will need to plan on an epidural though, because of the higher risk of bleeding because of twins.

Tuesday: I actually can't remember what I did on Tuesday!  Which means I probably went grocery shopping after work and then came home and took a nap.

Wednesday: I FINALLY got my hair done, which means I no longer have gray hair.  Or at least visible gray hair!  ha!

After my hair appointment, I had about 20 minutes when I got home before we would be leaving to go watch my niece drive her race car.  During that short time, I caught a really quick cat nap.

This was only E's third time driving the car, so she is just learning.  She was very excited that her Auntie and Uncle T were coming to watch her.

Getting all strapped in and ready to go!


Isn't she so cute?
Thursday: Much like Tuesday, I really can't remember what I did.  So.... if I didn't go grocery shopping on Tuesday, that is what I did Thursday for sure.  And I probably took a nap, because that is what I do.

Friday: This was the start of a very busy weekend.  I met a former softball player for lunch.  Then I went and picked up my niece for her belated birthday date with us.  I was in California and missed her actual birthday.  She got to go to my doctor's appointment with me that afternoon.  Lucky her!  She did get to hear the heartbeats though, which she thought was "so cool!"

I didn't actually see my OB, just the nurse practitioner, which was fine.  When she first put the doppler on my belly to search for the heartbeats she asked if there was two babies in there.  I told her yes.  She then said "okay, good."  I asked her why that was a good thing, as I thought it was an odd thing to say, and she said "because you are so big!"  Meaning, I am big for how far along I am.  She said I'm measuring about 20 weeks, when I was actually only 14 weeks.

Okay, this was the only part I was annoyed with during the appointment.  I was only one day shy of 15 weeks.  They have my due date as Feb. 10th, when it is actually Feb. 8th.  I tried to correct her on this, and she said it's only a two day difference so not a big deal.  I can talk to the doctor about it if I want to.  Grrr.  Okay, I KNOW how far along I am.  Hard not to when I have an EXACT fertilization date and transfer date.  Yes, it's only two days difference, but when a person is celebrating each week that passes, well, two days seems like a lot!  Oh well.  I know the truth.

The purpose of this appointment was to take an early glucose test.  I chose the lemon-lime flavor.  It wasn't pleasant, but it sounded better than the orange.  It was still disgusting.  Then E (my niece) got to wait with me for the hour mark to pass so I could get my blood drawn.  I still haven't heard anything on the results, which I am just going to take as a good thing.

After that, we met Uncle T for dinner and then had some time to kill before our movie, so we went browsing at baby stuff.  E had a lot of fun helping us "pick out" a crib, a stroller, car seat, and other stuff.  She told us at one point, "with two babies, it sure is going to cost you a looootttt of money!"  The insight of an 8 year old.  We laughed and said "yeah, we know!"

Then we went to watch Smurfs 2.  We took her to watch the first Smurfs movie when it came out and had a smurfing good time quoting it for MONTHS afterward, so we knew we had to take her to the second movie when it came out for her birthday.  We laughed a lot during the movie and again came home with some good one liners.  My husbands favorite part was "every time a smurf farts, a person smiles."  Of course that would be his favorite part.  He's such a guy.  lol.  Okay, I admit, I laughed at that part of the movie too.

Saturday: We drove to Bend (3 hours) for a wedding.  The bride has been my assistant softball coach for the high school team for the past 4 years.  It was a beautiful wedding on the river and a gorgeous day.

Hubby and I waiting for the wedding to start
After the wedding and reception, we had a relaxing evening just hanging out in our hotel room.  It was nice to just get to spend some time together and not worry about doing anything else.

Sunday: Besides getting to see my babies again on Monday at the MFM appointment and hearing their heartbeats on Friday, this was my favorite day!  I finally got to meet my blogger friend Teresa from Where the *bleep* is Our Stork?  We now have officially crossed over from being just blogger friends to IRL (in real life) friends.

Teresa and I

Hubby and I met her for breakfast Sunday morning and were able to get in a nice visit.  Her husband was on a fishing trip, so we missed out on meeting him, but I am just so, so incredibly happy to finially have met this awesome, wonderful, caring lady that has been a friend to so many in the blogging world.  She brought us LOTS of veggies from her Dad's 2 acre garden (2 acres!!!!) and a gift bag of several baby/kid books and two Auntie onesies.  This was such a sweet gesture.  She included a card that said,

"even though I bought some stuff that says 'Auntie' I bought it so the kiddos will know how cool their real Auntie is.  Her amazing gift brought you life.  Your story is amazing and inspiring!"
 
Teresa, YOU are amazing and inspiring in the friendship that you give to others.  I LOVE that we had the opportunity to meet and I can't wait for the day to come that we can meet again.
 
P.S.  You were right!  The corn was Ah-Maze-Ing!
 



27 comments:

  1. Oh I am cringing once again, seriously she didn't know how you are having twins BEFORE she went in the room. Review the chart before you go into the room. The due date issues drive me crazy, um you can't get any more accurate with your dating. I often explain to patients that it's always a 40 week pregnancy, just because the baby is measuring ahead, it's not like fastforwarding with a Tivo, once your dating is established -it's established! Okay, I'll stop now... Glad youu had such a productive week!

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    1. Well, that was kinda my thought too, shouldn't she have known already that I have twins? And yeah, how can you get the due date wrong when we have EXACT dates? Also, I like your vents because it validates how I feel about it :)

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  2. Sounds very busy to me! Your niece is adorable!!! And love to hear about the meeting of bloggy friends! So awesome!

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    1. Thank you! I think she is adorable too :) I wish more of us bloggy friends had the opportunity to meet in person. I think so many of us would be great friends in real life!

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  3. Your niece looks absolutely adorable in her racing gear and car. What a fun hobby to have!

    So happy you were able to meet Teresa. We make such close friends online with support groups, blogging, etc. and it is so nice to actually meet and sit down and talk.

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    1. I thought she was pretty cute too :)

      It was amazing to have the chance to meet. I really wish we could have some sort of "reunion" with our FB group. You are so lucky to have so many blogger friends right there with you in Oklahoma!

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    2. I agree! We need to have a CIF Convention somewhere!

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  4. I'm so jealous that you got to meet Teresa, how fun! Sounds like you had a busy, but fun, week. When do you find out what the genders are? (assuming you're going to!)

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    1. We will definitely find out the genders. I'm not sure if it will be at our 16 week or 20 week appointment. I've been told that you can sometimes tell at 16 weeks, but my sister swears that you can't know for sure until later because the boy parts develop later.

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  5. Aw your niece looks so cute!!! Can't wait to hear updates on her racing :) That's awesome to be able to meet a fellow blogger..love this!!

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    1. Thank you Amie! I don't know how much she will take to the whole racing thing as she can be a bit of a scaredy cat, but we will see. I don't blame her actually! I was nervous for her!

      It was really awesome to meet Teresa in real life. I wish I could meet more of you!

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  6. Oh, I have LOL several times but still end up with tears when reading your blogs. I love you getting to meet Teresa and the instant connection but her thoughtfulness with the Auntie onesies and her kind, loving words! VERY SPECIAL!!
    And yes, E is awfully cute! I loved all the pictures and stories and just wishing you continued happiness, calmness and pure joy during this blessed time of your life for you and T. Love the peace and quiet time at the hotel!
    Continued love, hugs and prayers! Auntie

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    1. Haha! I'm glad I have the ability to make you laugh AND cry. Love you!

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    2. I am glad the onesies meaning meant something!

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  7. awesome weekend! so glad that you saw the heartbeats, got some YOU time, family time, and couple time!

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    1. All around great weekend :) Thank you!

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  8. Love that you got to meet Theresa!! :)

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  9. Sounds like a great weekend! How awesome that you got to meet Theresa too!

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  10. Wow...I can't believe you are in the second trimester already...how time flies! Your niece in that car is so cute I want to squeeze her!

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    1. I know! It really is crazy how fast it seems to go! I just hope it keeps on truckin' along!

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    1. Thank you so much. That really means a lot!

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  12. Awe..E is so cute and funny. How nice that you got to meet a blogger friend...I love that,. Wish I could meet all of you in person. Can't believe you're talking birth plan..it seems like it went by so quick. I really happy for you, Amber!

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    1. I wish I could meet everyone too! I still feel like we have a long ways to go yet, but I'm afraid it will go by very quickly and before we are ready! lol. Yes, crazy to be talking about a birth plan already.

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  13. Awe! I am so glad that we finally met in real life! You and Tony are such a sweet couple! I just love that you both were constantly smiling. I love smiles. I am happy that the corn stood up to my bragging. My dad is pretty great; he grows all those veggies for friends and family at no charge. He even donates to the food banks, weekly! Love that guy. I must get my compassion from my parents ;-)

    Thank you so much, Amber, for your sweet words. You are so great and I am so blessed to call you, friend.

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