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Thursday, December 17, 2009

ahhhhm the pressure

Wow - the pressure of my first blog post in over two months is overwhelming!

I swear I am going to get better at writing more often.. i do want to keep track of the feelings and happenings of this stage in our lives..

I have still been reading others' blogs and LOVING them.. just not commenting as frequently, and obvioulsy, not writing myself.

But.. that is going to change. I promise.

So, here we are at 18wd5 pregnant with boy-girl twins, and I couldn't be happier. About that. Right now, though, I'm sick with a cold and miserable. Hence being up at 3 am writing this. Carlos banished me to the sofa while I'm sick, which I totally understand. How is he going to cook for me, prepare the neti pot for me, feed me some crazy cinnamon-honey mixture, force me stay hydrated, and go to he store and buy me tissues by the case, if he's sick??? Seriously, he has been fabulous at taking care of me this entire pregnancy.. and let me tell you, for a normally "on the side of independent," i have been much more high-maintenance than usual.

So, since it's been so long, I have so much to write about.. so I'll make a little list.

1. switching OBs and the major differences between them
2. symptoms, weight gain
3. names
4. birthing options
5. the nursery
6. BabyPlus

Ok, i will start blogging more frequently. I have really missed this space.

20week anatomy scan next Tuesday. I can't wait. A little anti-climatic since we have known it's a boy and a girl since 5 weeks 4 days, but still very exciting. Can't wait to see those babies again!

Especially since new OB didn't do an ultrasound! I'm like, "where's the machine?" what's that thing? We've been having Ultrasounds every two weeks!! But alas, they don't do that at that practice. She pulls up this doppler, and I'm like, "what's that?" And then she asks Carlos, "do you want to record this on your iphone?" We're kinda like.. um, well, sure, but we have PICTURES to show people from two weeks ago, so I don't anticipate we'll be shoving the iPhone in anyone's ear to listen to our babies when we can show them pictures. but he sweetly obliged.. and yes, it's cool to have the heartbeats recorded on the phone.

I gotta get better. I have no idea if this sore-throat and congestion and generally weak felling crud I've got is affecting the babies. I really really hope not. I am already experiencing the "I love them so much, please let me go through pain, not them" feeling.

Ok, I think Carlos may agree tonight to let me sleep in the bed. He's still up working. i may bring my own pillows from the sofa and my own sheets to wrap myself in. I just have to get better, and maybe sleeping in the bed will help.

Thanks so much for reading!!!


Courtney said...

You go girl! I'm glad you updated, and congrats on a boy and a girl! And, I hope you get better, sleeping on the couch does not sound like tons of fun. But horray to Carlos for taking care of you!

BB said...

I was thinking about you last week... have not had an update from you for ever... cant believe you are already 18+ weeks! :) Hope you feel better soon!

Mo and Will said...

good to hear from you - and glad you're doing well with the pregnancy. hope your exile to the sofa ends soon. feel better!


Chrys and Mike said...

so, so excited! and thrilled for an update! you have much to celebrate. <3


Michele said...

OMG!!! I cant believe you havent posted before now!!! I am so happy for you!

Beautiful Mess said...

Glad you're doing well, despite the cold. YUCK! No fun. Feel better soon, hon! Can't wait to read about your ultrasound. EXCITING!!!!

Invivo said...

Know the sick feeling all too well! Was horribly ill, also round abouts week 18, was very worried about the twins and if they'll survive the fever and coughing and anti-biotics, but they did just fine.

I used cool facecloths on my tummy to keep the temperature down and took my paracetamol religiously every 4 hours.

Also used peppermint lozenges for the sore throat.

Hope you feel better soon!

Kate said...

Yikes - hope you get over this cold soon! We will soon be switching from our RE to an OB as well and I'm dreading the usual hands-off approach of the typical OB. Good luck at the upcoming anatomy scan!


thehuntformyfertility said...

hope you're feeling better and so good to hear all is well with your pregnancy!

sophia said...

So, today is the anatomy scan? It's so amazing to see everything. I was amazed that they could point out all four chambers of the heart and the various organs. Hope you're feeling better and can't wait to hear (read) more soon!

Linda Fulkerson said...

I hope you're feeling much better. What a blessing your husband is so helpful during your pregnancy & sickness. Congrats on your babies! Linda (via ICLW)

Our Journey... said...

I hope you are feeling better! How did the ultrasound go today?