Last Friday, Hubby and I went to Babies R Us to do our first baby registry! It was a lot of fun, but extremely overwhelming. We didn't know where to begin! We started out looking at car seats and strollers, but we really have no clue what we want in that department, so we just moved on to other more basic things. We agreed on a lot of things, and disagreed on some as well. Hubby is convinced we need a diaper genie, and I absolutely don't want one! I don't see the need to have another item cluttering the nursery when we can just take the diaper out to the garbage can in the garage. Plus, I think they are kind of disgusting. Besides that, I am still tossing around the idea of using cloth diapers at home, disposables for when we are out and about.
We also had different ideas about what we wanted for a baby monitor. Hubby wanted the Motorola one that you can use with a smart phone. He has a friend with twins and that is what they have. The friend showed Hubby how he could see what was going on at home, even when he wasn't there! It is really a great invention. However... I was wanting the Angel Care monitor that has the movement/breathing sensor that will sound an alarm if the baby stops breathing for 20 seconds or more.
Two and a half hours after we started, we were both done. We weren't finished registering, but we were tired and DONE for the day. Besides that, the store was closing in just a half hour. We left without registering for car seats, a stroller, a Pack and Play, and baby monitors.
If any of you Momma's out there have any advise to pass along in regard to these items, I would greatly appreciate any insight you can give us. We also need to register for more bottles, but don't know what kind(s) to get!
On Saturday, we went to a birthday party for our two nieces on Hubby's side. They live about 2 hours away from us, so we made the trip with Hubby's parents and Grandpa. It was a fun day spent with family and the kids were a lot of fun, but that two hour drive seemed to turn into four on the way home! Isn't that the way it always goes?
|Showing off their new raincoats from Auntie Amber and Uncle Tony|
Sunday, my MIL came over to help me get started on marking stuff for our garage sale. We made a pretty good dent, but there was still a lot more to be done! I have worked on it some more throughout the week, but omgosh, we have a lot of junk to get rid of! I can't wait for the garage to be emptied out and we can start clearing out the bedrooms.
Today, my MIL, my mom, and a friend will be meeting me in just a few hours to get ready for this garage sale that will be starting tomorrow. We somehow have to find a way to get it all sorted and organized so we are ready in the morning. I am soooooo glad I have help.
Yesterday, I had an OB appointment. Everything seems to be going great so far! We heard both of the heartbeats, and they seem to be measuring right on target for twins. I asked Dr. P about my weight gain. I told her about the doctor from my very first MFM appt. telling me I should only gain about 20-25 lbs during this pregnancy and how I didn't see how that was going to remotely be possible since I am already up 24 lbs! Dr. P was really confused as to why I would have been told that for a TWIN pregnancy and said it's more realistic to expect me to gain about 35 lbs or so.
She also convinced me that I should get a flu shot, so I got my first one ever yesterday. I can't stand getting shots, which is funny that I still have such an aversion after going through 4 different IVF/FET cycles in the past two years. The one time Hubby got a flu shot, he was more sick that year than he ever has been, so we both have just never really put a lot of stock into getting it. Dr. P explained that during pregnancy, it's just extra important to avoid the flu, and because I have twins, we are already considered high risk. And because I work in a gym with the public.... She then told me I could get a sticker if I got the shot. So...I went home with a star sticker on my shirt. lol And really, I must admit, it wasn't that bad. I don't know why I'm such a big baby about shots.
Lastly, I am going to leave you with my 21 week belly shot, taken this last weekend. There is no hiding my baby belly anymore!