Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Adventure Continues

I must admit now that I know I’m having twins; there are so many weird things that are semi-explained (I stress the semi part).  I swore this one was not behaving like the last 2.  

-This explains why I saw my stomach move 2 weeks ago (that’s way early if it’s just one).  

-This explains why I felt at least one kick on Sunday (again very early for one).

-This explains why I followed the doctor’s guidelines for additional calories (at least I quess I did, I thought I went over) and I gained no weight last month.

-This explains why my pregnancy test didn’t show positive day one like the last 2 kids.  It took almost 2 weeks to come up.

-This explains why the morning sickness came late (at 8 weeks instead of 4 weeks), thankfully it only lasted 4 weeks and I never actually threw up.

I am still very freaked out.  All of the things that I have taken for granted, as only minor possibilities have become more prominent possibilities with 2.

-Bed rest isn’t a guarantee, but it is a lot more likely, because pre-term labor is more common.

-My due day is more then likely wrong.  50% of twins are born between week 34 and week 37.  This moves my due date to somewhere between June 13th and July 4th.  Sorry July 25th, it’s not going to happen.

-I’m having a c-section.  That’s what the doctor says.  I was initially unhappy about it, but I’ve been through labor twice, I’m really not missing the birthing experience.  This just means they cut me open before contractions start (hopefully).

-I have a lot more money that has to be spent.  Our house in OKC has to sell soon.  The few things I planned to buy have changed to the many things I now need, and they aren’t cheap.  Thankfully Jonathan has performance reviews and hopefully raises this week.  I’ll be honest I hate showers and don’t want one.  I’d rather buy it myself.

-My time is short and my limitations are much greater.  I just feel like time is short, because any moment my doctor could say you have to move here and stay with your mom.

-My doctor’s visits are more frequent and I have to go see a fetal/maternal specialist and have ultrasounds every 4 weeks after I’m 20 weeks.  This is good, because if they can’t tell us what they both are at our first ultrasound I’ll still have a chance to find out and pick out names.

I just wish I were able to focus better.  I’m defiantly tired and my mind is totally wandering.  I can’t focus on a book or a movie; I can barely focus to cook dinner.  I’m off to make my list and get things started.  Maybe that will keep me on track.

The adventure continues.

2 comments:

Kelly Sime said...

sounds like you just need to take things sloooooow. Good luck! Twins are exciting :)

Cam said...

Actually, I think we need to have a blog shower for you.