Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ahhh Officially 34 weeks :)

Like I said in my last post, I feel like I can finally relax :) I even got better sleep! I didn't think I would because it was around 1:30 before I high-tailed it into bed, but I only woke up ONCE during the night and slept until 6:30 :) I never knew I would be so happy to get 5 hours at once (sort of!) Then I was up for around 1/2 hour and went back to sleep until my phone rang at 9 or so... And I woke up in a "doggie sandwich" lol - Molly was as cuddled up as she could be against my large belly and Lucy was back to back with me, which felt nice because she was warm and kept my back nice and stable, better than any pillow ;)

I'm so happy and anxious and scared and relieved that my IF journey is almost over. I mean, I still believe I will always be an infertile, I wouldn't have gotten pregnant the "normal way", and especially not with my precious twins. It's all so surreal.

I'm going to be a mom. Josh is going to be a dad. Really?!

I have been bedrest-nesting a lot (i.e. ordering stuff on the 'net). My daily excitement is going to to mailbox to see what goodies I got. Yesterday I received some clothes for my little boy. Josh has a thing for "shirts with snaps". He recently bought 2 Lucky Brand shirts (don't get me started - he is still feeling bad about spending the money), so I bought a little 3 month plaid shirt (with snaps, of course) for our little guy, plus a couple of other plaid shirts and some really adorable little camo-cargo shorts. Josh was thrilled :) He is all excited that he and his boy will match with their shirts with snaps lol! I also got a couple of nursing bras. One is leopard print of course. And I got another sleep bra. The leopard is from La Leche League Collection. And umm, do the band sizes fit smaller or am I just in denial?? Thankfully I had some extenders, but all of my other bras of the same size fit me... peculiar...

I also got some yummy samples from Canus (http://www.canusgoatsmilk.com/eng/) that I emailed to request. They sent me baby shampoo, baby lotion, and another vegetaable oil baby bar soap. They smell soooooo good.... I may buy some for myself! I got a bunch of cloth diapering items too. With twins I want to save money, so I figured I would try cloth diapers, at least during the day. Most likely I will go with disposables at night and for outings. If I like cloth diapering I will join a diaper service here so I won't have to launder it all...

Geez I sound like a granola girl, huh? Well, I am so not ;) I don't wear hemp, I love designer clothes and such, and I do eat food with a face. Well, not with the face currently attached. BUT I do prefer organic food because it just makes me feel better, and I love the way organic stuff smells and feels. I think it started with my obsession with Burt's Bees a few years ago.

Anyway, being 34 weeks is so nice. And bittersweet. My years of struggling will be a distant memory when I look into the eyes of my babies.

My birthday is coming up on the 22nd. Wouldn't that be the best birthday gift ever??

7 comments:

The Patterson's said...

Yeah for 34 weeks! The babies would be a great birthday present! My son was born 8 days before my birthday. :-)

K said...

Congrats on 34 weeks! I hope that when you see your children IF will be a distant memory too!

BB said...

Congratulations on 34 weeks! :)

sweetpeanme said...

It is so bittersweet isn't it? Absolutely wild...34 weeks. And can't believe Katie had her kiddos!! I'm dying to hear her story!! And I agree with you...I'm checkin' through my hospital bag...freaking out CAUSE WE'RE NEXT GIRL!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!! :o)

Paul and Gretchen said...

Let me know if you have ANY questions or wonderings about the cloth diaper thing. My good friend, who is a labor and delivery nurse/lactation consultant has been doing it for 15 months and LOVES it :) She used the diaper service for the first month or so, but now has a great little system worked out, so she doesn't need to--but she only had one baby, too!

YAY to IF being something of the PAST!!!! Love it!!

VelvetMinxx said...

Your kids are going to be so well dressed - and happy and loved!

Once Upon A Time said...

Wohoo for 34 weeks! Now I'm so anxious for you and Jennifer to have yours, so we can move to the next stage of mommy-hood together. It is bittersweet. I really tried to soak in those last few kicks before their birth, knowing it would never happen again. I miss my pregnant belly already (as much as I was SO ready to lose it Monday) but the trade off is SO SO So worth it.