Friday, May 29, 2009

Looking ahead

Neal and I have been hitting up garage sales to get the kids toys mainly. My kids are not even here yet, but I am already dreaming big for them. I am already thinking about their first smile, laugh, and step. I cannot wait to squeeze the two of them into a swing at the park. I already envision them shooting hoops. I cannot wait until our first swim lesson. I see our son or daughter walking behind Neal cutting the grass with the little lawn mower we bought. Neal of course already sees them actually pushing the real lawn mower and pitching in on the yard work. We have already discussed what college savings plan we will use and how much we plan to save. We have not even met our children, but already have dreams of what their lives can be. How exciting and scary at the same time. Two human beings will be looking to us to help shape and guide their lives. Now we are looking ahead, I am sure the day will come soon where we will be looking back, wishing we could go back in time.

After 33 weeks

My appetite has resurfaced. Man have I missed her! It is great to actually enjoy eating again. I have not dove into red meat yet, but I think I safely could. I redefined Olive Garden's unlimited salad and bread sticks last night. I think Neal actually got sick watching me. Perhaps the babies have dropped...although it sure does not feel like it. When we first got seated, I was a little nervous. They put us at a booth and I was not sure I would fit. I did, with about a half inch to spare. By the time I was done, that half inch turned in to nothing. I actually ate myself a half inch rounder! The babies kicked around like crazy at the start of the meal, but by the middle nothing. Oh no, did I eat my babies to death? About an hour after getting home they were moving around like crazy. Neal and I just sat on the couch and stared at my belly. It appears as though our little girl likes to hit her head on things, similar to the little kid in Parenthood. I have gained just over 30 pounds and have a feeling I will be gaining quite a bit more if my appetite continues. I figure now is the time in my life to just go for it and enjoy it!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I am already starting to miss being pregnant. Ok, it is not all fun, but I am really going to miss feeling the babies kick. Neal was feeling them the other day and even said that it must be the most amazing feeling and he was right, it is. I feel bad that he cannot experience that part of pregnancy. Our boy continues to have hiccups on a daily basis. I packed my hospital bag last night, so I am officially ready to go. Next appointment is on Monday, it should be a boring and uneventful one.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I should never have said I was sleeping good, I only got about an hour and a half last night.

Monday, May 25, 2009

33 weeks

Things are going good. The heat is the worst thing right now. Saturday was a long day in the sun and I was not a happy camper. I am much better now, sitting in air conditioning with a fan blowing on me. My feet hurt at the end of the day. I am guessing that is due to the 30 pound belly I am carrying around. I am measuring 44.5 inches around and about 42 weeks pregnant if I was having a singleton. The vomiting has stopped, thank god! My body is craving healthy food. I hope this continues after the babies are born. Somehow I am still sleeping ok. On my worst night I still get 5 hours. I think our girl made an attempt to flip the other day. I am not sure yet if she made it or not.

Neal finally experienced the typical conversation I have with strangers. Funny how when you are really pregnant strangers suddenly want to talk to you. Every conversation goes the same.

Stranger: When are you due?
Me: July 12th
Stranger (surprised expression): Do you know what you are having?
Me: A boy and a girl
Stranger (now nodding head smiling): That makes more sense.

Basically, I look like I should be popping any day now! Docs continue to say I will not make it, but I sure do not feel any signs I am going to deliver anytime soon. Anyways, I am figuring it is easier with the babies in my belly then when they come out. Now I have to wake up 10 times a night to go to the bathroom, but that only takes a couple of minutes. When the babies are here, I am guessing I will be saying the sleep I get only takes a couple of minutes.

The last thing we had to do was get the car seats installed and inspected. We checked that off of our list on Saturday. Now we are just waiting for the babies to arrive. C-section scheduled in 6 weeks.