This last Saturday was a busy day! It also marked 27 weeks for me and these babies. At first it seemed like time was going by very quickly and I was feeling like we may not get things done in time, but now it feels like time has slowed down and I can't count these weeks off fast enough. I know it will speed up again soon, but I just want these babies to be here safe and sound already. Not literally here right now. I actually want them to stay cooking a lot longer, but I want those weeks to tick on by so we are in the safe zone! Is there such a thing?
Saturday was my first baby shower with Hubby's side of the family. It turned out very nice and I really enjoyed it. There were quite a few people that weren't able to make it because they were sick, so it was kind of a small shower, but I did enjoy visiting with those that came.
I was very excited to get some much needed items for the babies. I've been stressing about everything that we may have to go buy if people only got us clothes and blankets (the fun stuff), but I'm feeling a little more relaxed about that now. We got both of our Rock n' Play Sleepers, a high chair, and a Play Mat, which are all higher ticket items that add up! We also got a lot of bath wash and lotions, a few bottles, diapers, and other items as well.
One person that lives out of town sent two cards, one for each baby, and a $50 gift card - for each baby! Having that $100 in gift cards, and knowing that people at work are going in on a large gift card for us as well, provides a lot of stress relief, knowing that we will have that to use to get any other necessary items that we don't receive at the showers.
It feels pretty selfish wanting to get all this stuff at our showers. I always thought it would just be a fun party to celebrate the babies and get cute baby stuff, but when it comes down to NEEDING all this stuff for the babies, I find myself thinking more about what I hope people gift us with! That makes me feel pretty awful actually, but we are SO tight on money right now. I don't know how we are going to make it without my income for those months that I will be off. And I don't want to have to go back to work, but I'm pretty sure that is not an option.
I wanted to share pictures from the shower, but I didn't really get any good ones. I have one picture of me with my MIL and Hubby's Aunt who threw us the shower, but it turned out super dark with my camera phone.
My sister took one picture of my super cute little niece and sent it to me.
But that's all I got for pictures.
While us girls were at the shower, Hubby and his brother tore out our moldy bathroom ceiling and replaced it, along with a new high powered bathroom fan. The venting system was so bad that it wasn't pulling the moisture to outside and it was just pooling on the attic side of the ceiling which was causing us major problems. They put in new venting and rerouted it so hopefully we won't have this problem ever again! We still have some more work to do in there, but we have to wait for my BIL to make the trip down next weekend to finish it up. They live a few hours away from us. He builds houses for a living and I am so grateful for his help.
I don't have any before pics of our bathroom. I am so bad at taking before pictures! I always get the after....
On Sunday, we painted the nursery. Okay, let me rephrase that. Hubby painted the nursery. I helped tape up the walls, but then I was outta there. The walls are grey, and this week we are going to paint a big navy stripe on the wall above where the cribs will be. Then we are going to put a thin red line on the top and bottom of the navy stripe. On the opposite wall, I am going to put baseball stitching on the right hand upper corner and lower left corner. It's hard to explain, but once we get it done, I WILL take pictures!
This Friday we are getting our carpets cleaned and then this weekend Hubby will start putting the cribs together! I'm so excited to see how the nursery will look once we start getting it put together. I also have another baby shower this weekend with my side of the family/friends. Next Wednesday is my work shower. I'm sure we will have more baby stuff than we'll know what to do with!
This afternoon we have a MFM appointment and ultrasound. I am super excited to see the babies again. I am also super nervous. Until I see that each baby is okay, it is very nerve racking going into these appointments. I'm also really curious to hear what the MFM doctor has to say about my liver issue. I will try to update tomorrow about how the appointment goes.