And what a crazy week it was!
Sunday was spent (as previously mentioned) out of town at our wonderful shower. Monday we drove back home- about a 9 hour drive. And we survived! And it was long! And I only drove 3 of those hours, but we both felt that was an accomplishment! And now that means I'm on lockdown until the babies come. (And really, I'm on lockdown after for a while, but whatever.) I'm glad to not be traveling any more!
I had Tues-Wed-Thurs off work, and I pretty much don't know where they went. We took down Christmas decor, I did thank you notes, got some cleaning and paperwork done, etc. I had to work Friday, and while I had grand plans for what I was going to accomplish, other things took over. We went out to a casual dinner with Mr. M's parents, and called it a night. I do remember waking up around 12:30 and wishing Mr. M a happy new year as I rolled over. :) Saturday my mom and sister came over and cleaned the house. GOD LOVE THEM for that. It's so nice to have a clean house. They are awesome! I took a three hour nap, and then followed that up with 10 hours of sleep. I guess I'm tired! Today we ran a couple of errands (though I can't make it through much anymore!), I came home and read and took a short nap, and we're hanging out for dinner.
I'm dreading going back to work tomorrow. The good news is that we have a dr's appt with an u/s! So we get to see babies! This will be a LONG work week- I have tons to do and will have long days. Next weekend we have nothing Saturday, but Sunday we have our first baby class-- newborn care. It's an all-day class. Yikes. I'm not sure how I'm going to stay awake that whole time! Then that Monday we start our childbirth class, and Thursday we have a hospital tour. I keep telling myself I just need to make it through the next two weeks and then It's smoother sailing. January is a busy month for us.
I know that half the battle of making it a long way in this pregnancy is going to be mental, but honestly I hurt so bad all the time that I wouldn't be super upset if I got put on bedrest. That said, I hope that doesn't have to happen until March, but still. I'm SO tired! At this week's appt. I have lots of questions for my dr-- we didn't see her for two appointments, and when we did last time, they were in a big rush so I'm still stuck wondering on a few things... Like they said 38 weeks was it for twins... and then when we scheduled our appts they scheduled me a 39 and 40 week appt. I was told early on I would do NSTs at some point, but last time when I asked to try to schedule those, they wouldn't. I NEED ANSWERS PEOPLE. Hoping this week brings some...
Babies are doing well, felt B more earlier in the week, but he's given me panic attacks several times the last few days. He just likes to go long spurts without kicking. Not nice to mama! A is always wiggling, so I know she's good... I just wish he would say hi a little more often. Such a boy :)