Monday: I got my haircut and covered my gray. I really would have liked to grow it out a bit more, but it was just getting to be more than I could handle. It took too much work to comb it all out (I don't use a brush, or I would have an afro), and I couldn't leave it down to sleep on because it was too much work not to lay on it. I can barely roll over as it is without having to lift myself up to get off my hair! So, I got 4-5 inches cut off. It's still past my shoulders and can be pulled into a pony tail, but I feel so much better.
Tuesday: Our entire software system at work is getting replaced so we had to attend a 2 hour software training to learn the new program. It effects all our scheduling and how we get paid, so it was kind of important.
Wednesday: My work baby shower. I was overwhelmed with the love and support that was shown to me by the members here at the club. There were about 60 members in attendance, and many more that contributed gifts or money toward a gift certificate. I've worked here for over 8 years, and I've made a lot of friends. It was amazing. I received $510 in gift certificates! Not to mention the actual gifts received. As I said, it was very overwhelming, but much appreciated.
Thursday: I had an OB appointment and met with a different doctor at the clinic. I was not impressed. He wasn't very personable at all, so now I can only hope he is not the one on call when I deliver these babies. I did learn that I am measuring at 38 weeks pregnant already! Yikes! That means, if I actually do make it to 38 weeks, I will measure as if I am 11 months pregnant. Oy.
Friday: I don't work on Fridays, but I did have a lot of stuff that needed to be done. It was really, really nice to be able to do stuff at my leisure though, and take breaks as needed. Once I did my grocery shopping in the afternoon though, I was done in! That really zapped my energy. That night, my in-laws came over to help move the furniture into the nursery and help get it put together. I absolutely LOVE the nursery! The walls are done being painted, the cribs, dresser, and changing table are put into place, and the window topper is hung. It looks so great! I love it. We did rearrange the furniture a few different times to try to find the best fit. Two cribs make the room seem very small! I will share pictures after we get a little more done.
Saturday: We celebrated Thanksgiving with Hubby's family.
Sunday: We went to see the new Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. Holy smokes, the babies were having a gymnastics meet in my belly during the movie! It had to be the effects of my own adrenaline from watching the movie. There were times that I jumped at different scenes, and got teary eyed at others. They were moving all over the place! Then we had Hubby's parents over for dinner afterwards.
So, things are getting harder. I don't know how much longer I can keep up this pace with working. I only work part time, but with something going on EVERY afternoon, I might as well be working full time. This week is no different, other than I get an extra day off for Thanksgiving! Woo-Hoo!
Last night, Hubby and I took our Infant CPR class at the hospital. I'm so glad that we did. I actually used to teach first aid and cpr in college, but that was a long time ago. I feel better having it refreshed. It makes me feel like I will be able to remain much more calm should a situation arise with our little ones.
Today, I am getting a massage! Yay!!! But.... it still means I won't get home until late afternoon.
Tomorrow I have another OB appointment.
How it's getting harder:
- My feet started to really swell over the weekend. They aren't TOO bad yet, but they are getting there. I can't find a pair of socks that don't cut off my circulation, no matter how loose fitting they are. I'm getting nice indents on my legs from where my socks sit.
- Swelling aside, my feet just plain hurt if I stand on them for very long.
- I have a serious case of pregnancy induced carpal tunnel. The middle fingers on both of my hands are in a constant state of numbness, with the forefinger and thumb joining in the fun every time I lay down.
- It is a major workout to bend over and pick anything up off the floor. Or get dressed. Or do just about anything that requires movement.
- I can't move in bed hardly at all to change positions. It's not just uncomfortable, it actually hurts.
- I am exhausted.
I'm hoping that I can make it through the next pay period, which means I would be working until Dec. 19th. We REALLY REALLY SUPER DUPER need for me to bring in one more paycheck. I will be just shy of 33 weeks at that point.
I can't believe we are actually going to have babies pretty soon. It is so surreal. It's also scary. I'm nervous for my doctor's appointment tomorrow. I'm going to ask her what she thinks is a realistic time line for me to continue working. I'm afraid that time is going to be sooner rather than later, now that my feet have started to swell. We will see....