Originally Posted by Mama~Love
I guess I do have an excuse, I have a lot of kids, I work fulltime, and I'm pregnant with twins. That does deserve a bit of forgiveness, right?
Um- YES! That deserves a lot of forgiveness. Any one or two of those things deserves forgiveness, let along all three! I totally second Abbey's comment that anyone you bring in to help clean will have seen way worse. People are always their worst critic when it comes to cleaning. The fact that you don't think your place is clean shows you're a relatively clean person- if that makes sense. The really sloppy ones don't even notice a mess. It's like when I went through a phase where I suffered from sleep-related anxiety and I told my doctor that if felt like I was going crazy. Her response (which I loved) "OH! you're not going crazy. Trust me, you're not crazy. The crazy ones are the ones who think they are fine."
I'm sorry to hear about a bad dream causing panic. I had a dream this week that I had to give up one of my twins to a serial killer- not necessarily for them to kill, but to 'train'. *shudder*. I had to decide which one to give up. What on earth? Where do these thoughts come from? It was wacky enough I could brush it aside, but I know how rattling vivid dreams can be. I hope that the doppler can give you some relief!
I am so bummed to think of you guys on bed rest! I can't imagine. Even though I don't really know you, you're in my thoughts a lot! Seriously.
Starlit- how much do your babies weigh? Are they really different? I can't believe their percentiles are so different! I forget- are yours fraternal? Stinks about the GD screen- I hope the big test goes better. I haven't taken mine yet but it sounds awful.
I feel really lucky. After 5-6 months of regular nausea and vomiting, I haven't thrown up in a few weeks. I still have occasional nausea, but nothing like before. I can finally eat a greater variety of food and actually do things sometimes. yay!
Between my staggered monthly u/s and my monthly OB visits, I get to see or hear the twinkies every 2 weeks, which is great! Everything seems ideal. I'm 24 weeks today and yesterday they measured 1 lb 8 oz (A, the girl) and 1 lb 9 oz (B, the boy). The tech said 53 percentile and I assumed it was about the same for both since they are only an ounce apart. The u/s tech was excited about the amount of fluid that there was for them (I didn't know this was a concern?) and the babies seemed great- practicing breathing and lots of movement.
I'm starting to feel HUGE- you guys? I interact with the public a lot for work and I'm starting to get the "you look like you're expecting soon!" comments. One woman made some comment about 'carrying around extra baggage' almost like she didn't know if I was pregnant or fat. ugh. Bending over and touching my toes is so hard! Getting in and out of cars is hard! My work continues to be physical, which I think is good for me, but I am feeling big, achy, and tired. Still- it's way more manageable than how I was feeling for the first 5+ months!
Also, I might have to start wearing a label:
TWINS- EDD Oct 13th. No they don't run in my family. No I did not undergo IVF or hormone treatments, God just gave me a big old surprise. One boy, one girl. I don't know if we're "done" having children yet, but thank you for your interest in our family planning.
Lately I've been hit with the reality of having 2 infants to care for. Holy smokes! Sometimes I think I'm at an advantage with this being my first given our lives will be turned upside-down regardless of one or two. Other times, I feel like the world was made for singletons, I'm a freak of nature, and that I will never be able to sleep again once they arrive.
We have so many things we need, and it's so overwhelming... but I have a million things to be grateful for so I will count my blessings and continue to enjoy eating lots of ice cream while I can!