I have been absent from here..thanks to the lack of good internet connection! A lot has happened! We moved out of our rental home in Westmont. We stayed at my sisters from Tuesday-Sunday of last week. We looked at a rental house in the neighborhood we have so desperately been holding out for and really liked it. I "moved" to our cottage in Wisconsin last Sunday and had to travel back to Chicago on Tuesday to sign the lease and give the deposit. We spent the rest of the week in Wisconsin and Daddy came up Friday after work.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Tomorrow I am 19 weeks pregnant. Since I wont be allowed to go past 38 weeks..that is my half way mark. Of course, they could come early. Im hoping 36 weeks at the earliest. Regardless, I cant believe we are here.
Some days, I still cant believe I am pregnant. It still blows my mind that there are two babies inside me. I am thankful for having such an easy, healthy pregnancy thus far. I had another cervix check this past Wednesday and its still holding strong at almost 5 cm. I was a bit worried about it being shorter because of all the added stress/standing on my feet for the wedding. I was relieved it hadnt changed a bit! We did a quick peek at the babies and they had their legs intertwined and were so cute. Its getting a little crowded in there. They have gotten SO active the past few days. Ive been feeling them for weeks, but now its all day and stronger. I love it!
Everyone comments on how small I am. Sometimes, I look in the mirror and feel tiny and other times I cant believe this belly I am sporting! I feel like itll be easy to stay active and healthy since Ill be outside with the boys all summer. Today is my last day of working, so I am officially a stay at home Mom who only needs to worry about my two boys on the outside and two on the inside.
We are out of our rental house and staying with my sister until Sunday. Then, we will be Wisconsin resident until further notice. The first time we need to come back is May 14-15 for my 20 week doctors appointments.
We are stuck on baby names. We may go with the ones we picked a few weeks back. Im just not there yet. Ive been throwing out some random suggestions, but we havent had the time or energy to really think about it together. I really do want them to have names soon. Suggestions are welcome. :)
Monday, April 29, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
So, this whole single Mom 5 days a week, who watches other children in her home during the day and happens to be 4 months pregnant with twins..its been hard. I cant deny it. The physical exhaustion of the 1st trimester that kept on going, the nausea that comes and goes, the emotional stress of missing my other half, the busy weekends that result in little down time as a family, the frustration of not finding good housing options...the list goes on and on.
I am not one to complain..but, I am fried. The second half of April has been nuts. The madness continues, as my best friends wedding is on Saturday. I have been packing like a madwoman, whenever I can. Tomorrow, a POD is being delivered to our driveway. We will start packing it Thursday and have Sunday to finish. Friday is the rehearsal and Saturday is Delaneys communion follow by all the wedding festivities.
We have to be out next Wednesday. I will stay at my sisters through Sunday and then officially move up to our cottage in Wisconsin until further notice. I liked the idea in the beginning. It allows us to save a little money and have the flexibility of jumping on a rental whenever something comes up. Now, the realization of living in a different state than Tom is killing my spirits and I want to have us all under one roof asap!
I promise I am not over-doing it. I dont move anything heavy and I call it a day when the kids go to bed. I need to keep these baby boys safe and sound inside my belly for many more months.
I know that in a few months, Ill look back at this time and wonder how we managed. I am not one to want to fast forward our lives..but this once..Id totally hit that button.
Monday, April 22, 2013
How far along? 17 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: Up 5 total
Maternity clothes? Yup, almost everything. Looking forward to summer so I can just wear dresses!
Best moment this week: My ultrasound! Getting a fabulous report from the doc.
Movement: Yep! I feel baby A a lot more often. And I cant wait until you can feel it on the outside!
Food cravings: Nothing special. I put in special effort to eat as much as possible!
Gender: Two little men
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: I am loving where I am right about now.
What I am looking forward to: Having my whole family under one roof again..
Milestones: One week closer to babies! Trevor keeps talking about when they are going to pop out of my belly. Pop!
I am in love with the picture below! Two brothers..fist pounding already.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
How far along? 16 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: I lost a pound on vaca, so Im up 3. I may be in trouble at the doctor tomorrow.
Maternity clothes? Indeed
Sleep: Sleep was rough on vaca, having 4 little men in one room! Ive been sleeping great since being home.
Best moment this week: Our trip!
Movement: Yes! Although, I didnt feel them while on vacation. I knew I was just so active and not paying attention, but I got a little worried by Saturday. As soon as we got home and I put the boys in bed, I sat back and listened to two perfect heartbeats and was relieved!
Food cravings: Mickey Mouse ice cream :)
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: Cant think of anything
What I am looking forward to: Ultrasound tomorrow! And hitting 19 weeks, the halfway point!
Milestones: 4 months pregnant!
Our trip was great. Exhausting, hectic, fun, rewarding and oh, so special. I will have to talk about it another day.Now that were home, my life consists of packing the house, making a ton of phone calls to make arrangements, preparing for a weekend full of showers and parties and doing last minute tasks for a wedding next weekend.
Tomorrow, I have my OB appointment followed by the maternal/fetal specialist. Im hoping for good reports on all 3 of us and cooperative babies. Tom works late so I wont be able to see him until about 7pm. Were going to stop by my parents house and tell my family the sexes with cupcakes, I think. Then, itll be public. :)
I still cant believe we are here. I am thankful every day for the two boys I chase around and the two babies wiggling inside me. Now, if we could just get our whole family living in one place, life would be just about perfect...