Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2 Week Recap

The past few weeks have been very busy and as a result I’m starting to feel a little worn down. The weekend before last I headed to Atlanta to visit my family, give the news to my high school girlfriends and attend the Eddie Ross Scott’s Antique Market tour.

Below is a photo of Eddie examining the umbrella stand I ended up buying, such fun! Sadly, I have yet to clean it up and find a place for it in my house. In fact, it’s still in my garage. Also pictured is the gorgeous corner cabinet my best friend found, it fits perfectly in her bathroom! I also managed bring home the bassinet my mom used when I was an infant. It’s a beautiful white and sturdy wicker. I still have my doubts about using an antique but am going to give it a shot.
Today is the 12 week mark which is pretty exciting. Last week I picked up a Bella Band and have been using it pretty much daily. This week in particular I noticed most pants are feeling more than a little snug. I also picked up a box full of summer maternity clothes from a friend who had her little girl last fall. I’m thinking I’ll be pretty darn big by this summer and may not even be able to fit into some of them but it’s so nice to have them available.

We aren’t scheduled to go back to the doctor until February 4. I’ve been struggling with the decision to switch from my OB to a Multiples Specialist and think I’m finally OK with making the switch. There is only one NICU in town and it is located at the hospital where I plan to deliver. Should the babies have any complicat
ions and need to visit the NICU, I’ll already be there and won’t have to worry about not being in the same hospital as them.

Lastly, I have recently attended two Moms of Multiples meetings. These ladies are a wealth of knowledge and I’m really looking forward to getting involved. I’m particularly excited about their big tag sale in the spring, I love a good deal!
(Thanks to Rhoda from Southern Hospitality for letting me borrow the below photo)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

First OBGYN Appointment

Yesterday my husband and I went for our first appointment with my OB. I was poked, prodded and thoroughly examined. Then I asked her a million and one questions. Of course, the best part was yet another ultrasound! Both babies looked great, Baby A was measuring 9 weeks 6 days and Baby B was measuring 10 weeks 2 days. The ultrasound photos are not nearly as clear as the ones from the fertility clinic and I definitely don’t have electronic versions. I’ve got to get myself to a camera place quick to have them scanned so I can upload them here.

I’ve only gained a pound while pregnant so I really need to work on this. My OB said to expect to gain around 50 lbs! Usually this is not a problem for me because I have always been a shall we say, hearty eater. Last night my husband handed me grape after grape while we watched Law & Order (in bed) like the old married couple we are. I’m pretty sure those days will be over come this summer.

I’m really working on trying to incorporate more photos here; personally I find it boring to read a blog without them. So, below I’ve included a couple twin strollers that I’m eyeing. Considering I have a compact car where on earth will they fit?

Bumbleride Indie Twin

Domino Twin Baby Pram by Inglesina

Baby Jogger City Elite Double

Friday, January 2, 2009

Nursery Obsessing

While on bed rest I started hoarding nursery inspiration photos. Once we find out the baby's sexes I can really get excited about decorating the nursery. I’m really aiming to make the nursery transitional to childhood to save money and time in the future.

Third Ultrasound & New Year’s Eve

Today was our third ultrasound, it’s amazing how much larger the babies look! We saw their heads, arms, legs, fingers and the umbilical cord. They were both moving, apparently in response to the handful of Cheez-Its I had just downed. It was so much fun to really get a good look at them! I hugged my doctor and nurse goodbye and they sent me off to my OB who I will see on Wednesday. The doctor gave me the go ahead to stop my prometrium, hooray! I really hope our OB is able to give us CD’s of our ultrasounds because I am dying to post pictures on the blog. I really need to go and have our current pictures scanned to preserve them.

My New Year’s Eve was quite cozy. My husband went to the Outback Bowl to watch the Gamecocks lose to Iowa so I was solo. After work I went to Target and stocked up on ornaments for next year at 75% off. I went home, put on my pajamas and made macaroni & cheese. I got in bed and watched this movie, then switched to the countdown. Of course I fell asleep which was made easier thanks to the Boppy Body Pillow given to me by my aunt and uncle. I woke up to a phone call from my husband wishing me Happy New Years then went back to bed. I was equally lazy yesterday and spent the day watching this, this and this. Finally, I started writing in my new pregnancy journal which was an adorable gift from my mom.

Happy New Year to all!