Seriously guys I may have an addiction. I could easily lie here all day long and just watch these three little nuggets kick and roll around in my stomach. It is such a foreign feeling to me because I never felt that with Thatcher. I would only ever feel him move at night when everything was quite around me and I was in bed and each night, if I were lucky I would feel a few kicks from him. I think part of that is just because he was so small (although we did not know that). At 21 weeks gestation all three of these guys were larger than he was at 28W3D. Now I am cruising into my 25th week and Nikki and I are trying to figure out how much we think they will each weigh.
I met with our OB last week. It was the first time since before I lost Thatcher that I have seen my primary OB. She asked questions about Thatcher’s pregnancy (we had been making the rounds with all of the physician’s in the group when he died) and she was pulling up my file. In the end she probably heard more from me than she wanted and in the grand scheme of things I wasn’t really in the mood to go over it all because at this point, NOTHING is going to change the past.
Let me just add that the only reason I haven’t seen her since before he passed away is because every appointment I had a small window of times and dates available and she never had anything during that time. I have only seen the physician that delivered him since. Now, I am rotating between the two.
Either way, this past week got some news that I consider a downer. My BP was slightly elevated at 130/88 (it has been super awesome until now), my Iron is starting to drop (I am on over the counter meds now for that), and I had a plus one protein in my urine. The first and the third are precursors to preeclampsia. Needless to say the OB said to take it easy and they are going to check me again in two weeks instead of a month. The wife however has put me on bed rest when I am not at work! Not saying it is a bad thing, getting to lie around is great but I also feel like I should be doing something.
Preparations seem to be coming along for the babies. We have picked out our cribs, and thanks to a friend have two of the three of them already up and we ordered the third one just a few days ago. We bought two of our car seats the other day and then our beastie (I know it is spelt wrong) surprised us and bought the third. At least for now we could get them all home from the hospital. We have also picked out our bedding colors. The grey and blue will be for both of the boys and the orange is for our little lady. We are still trying to figure out our décor for the walls, but we are getting there. Friends and family have been buying things here and there for us like diapers and clothes and such. We have started storing diapers under the cribs and you should see the closet. Hoping to attach a few pictures.
Our shower won’t be until after the babies arrive, or should arrive. My sister is throwing the shower for us and we were all worried if we planned the shower too early and the wheels fell off it would be rough or a jinx and if we planned it too late I would be on bed rest and unable to attend. We never had a chance to do a shower for Thatcher, so it feels like a big deal. Who am I kidding; there are three little babies in my stomach. It is a big deal. Thankfully we finished our registry two weeks ago at Babies R Us, so that if I do end up going out on mandatory bed rest that is taken care of. It’s the little things, right?
I have to add before I close this out that I am so very thankful for a job that allows me to work from home a few days a week and a boss that has been more than understanding and awesome though all of this. The few days a week that I am in the office totally wear me out. So much so that I am typically in bed when Charlie goes to bed as well and I am weeks and weeks behind on my shows and I don’t even care. Sleep is so much more important to me and even though I get into bed it never fails to wake up in the middle of the night and I am up for a minimum of an hour or so. Nikki suggested trying to go to bed later than I have been, but I just cannot make it. I am exhausted. Plus these three nuggets really like to move around and kick and turn and everything else during the night. It has been an adjustment, but I am so very thankful to be where I am today without a doubt.
Speaking of, it is 7:10 PM and I am ready to go crawl into bed! My wife is so very lucky that I am such an exciting person since tomorrow is our one-year anniversary of being legally married. Happy Anniversary babe it has been a great and wonderful 12 years so far.
Babies R Us Haul
The closet already (we need a bigger room)
The boys bedding
My loves pulling out the carseats.