It's kind of like all those people that tell you to "just relax" and you will get pregnant. Or, "as soon as you stop trying" you will get pregnant. Yeah, well, that never really worked out for us so great. If we kept going about our softball lives and "stopped trying" any longer, the FACT is, I wouldn't be pregnant right now and we wouldn't have an opportunity to have kids of our own.
This pregnancy IS going pretty dang good so far. We haven't had any problems or markers to be concerned about, other than my age and twins being considered a high risk pregnancy to begin with. I am so extremely grateful for that. I also know that things can change in a heartbeat. I know that pre-eclampsia is a very real concern. It's something that can come about very quickly and there's not much you can do about it.
(as I sit here and type this, I have sneezed twice and dammit if I haven't peed a little bit both times! Another uncontrollable thing that has come with pregnancy! haha!)
Anyways, as I've mentioned before, I am not out of my mind crazy with worry over all this. I just can't help but for it to be on the back of my mind on a constant basis. I have an OB appointment this Wednesday and here are a few things I am going to ask about:
- The rash on my belly. It's not major blotches or anything, but it's definitely a rash that causes constant itching! It's very uncomfortable. I stopped putting lotion on my belly because it made the rash burn. I'd rather have stretch marks and itching, than stretch marks, itching, AND the burning sensation!
- My nipples have grown a tremendous amount of moles. I realize that your boobs change during pregnancy, but I'm not so sure all these moles (maybe a few warts?) is normal. Will that impede in breast feeding? Maybe this isn't even a big deal at all, but I thought I would ask just in case.
- It seems that I am developing pregnancy induced carpal tunnel. My hands get all tingly and fall asleep every time I lay down. It's not painful, but it is uncomfortable and annoying.
- I have a pain in my right rib area that's been going on for over a month. It sometimes is just uncomfortable, but sometimes it is also a burning sensation. I assumed this was because that is where Baby B is hanging out, and I did ask the MFM doctor about it. She said it's probably just normal, but she did ask about my blood pressure and expressed some concern because that is also where my liver is. The burning sensation could be an indicator of pre-eclampsia. She wasn't too concerned about it since I haven't had (much) swelling and my blood pressure has been pretty good lately. However, she did plant the seed for me to worry about pre-eclampsia (obviously), so I am going to ask the OB about it just to be sure.
In other news....
Our kitchen is almost put back together. We once again have a dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. The walls have been painted and we have new linoleum flooring. It looks pretty good. I will post pictures when we get everything else done, like hanging the pictures back on the wall and moving the food cupboard back in.
I had some friends come and refinish/stain our two antique dressers. They did an AMAZING job!!!!! I cannot even begin to describe the difference. It's like we have two brand new dressers. Again, I should have taken before pictures so you could really see the difference. My friend is going to come put one more coat of stain on them this Friday, and then I will share pics of the finished product.
While they were working on the dressers, I spent that time cleaning out our spare bedroom (aka, the hoarding room). We can now see the floor! It is not finished, but I got enough done so that this weekend we can completely empty the nursery, now that we have a place to put the stuff that is currently in there. Since the nursery is our main priority, we will get that done and then I will go back to finishing cleaning up the spare bedroom.
|There is a clean floor space!|
|And then...the other half of the room, which is what the ENTIRE room looked like to begin with. I told you - hoarders. How embarrassing.|
Things kids say:
Saturday night, two of our nieces spent the night with us. The very first thing the 6 year old said when she saw me was "you suuurrrreeee do have a fat belly with those babies in there!" She went on to tell me a few more times that night how fat my belly is. I just laughed because, well, it's true and she's a 6 year old without a filter. lol.
Both her and her sister were concerned about where they would be sleeping. We got sleeping bags out for them and set them up on the living room floor. They were going to have a slumber party in the living room with Uncle Tony. The 4 year old asked "where are the babies going to sleep?" I let her know that they would be all snuggled up in my belly for the night, in the bedroom with me.
On Sunday, we went to another one of my other nieces go-kart races. She is SO excited about these babies! She asked me "are the twins going to be born next month?" I told her I really, really hope not. She was very disappointed, especially when I told her they aren't supposed to be here until January. I had to explain to her that if they were to come next month, they would be very sick babies. It's fun how excited the kids are about the babies :)
I will end this with once last picture. While we were at the race track, Uncle Tony got some practice in for when the babies do arrive. He's going to have to build up his endurance because he didn't last very long holding both of them at the same time.
|Uncle Tony with our nephews|