Monday, March 17, 2008

Week 16 (or is it 17?)

I have no idea what week I'm in, because I have no idea when my due date is. You'd think that I would know, right? You'd think that my doctor would have told me by now what the for sure date is. But she hasn't. I've been told anywhere from August 24th to September 1st, so I really don't know how far along I am. It technically doesn't matter because it's not like they're going to induce me just because I hit that magic 40 weeks (unless they need to induce me). We should find out the for sure date on our next super cool ultrasound which is on April 3rd. They're looking at the twins structures (hearts, bones, etc) and I'm sure we'll find out what we're having then. (I just hope they're human!)

Everything else is going fabulously wonderful. I feel like me again, and I didn't really how unlike myself I was acting until I started acting normal again. I have plenty of energy - most of the time - and as long as I rest when my body tells me to I can typically do whatever I want. (not including climbing. It's really hard for a shorty like me to go through life without climbing. I caught myself climbing on top of the washing machine earlier today and thought, "Oops! I'm going to get into trouble!")

I'm huge, though. Like, bigger than any of the other pregnant women I know (except for Amanda!) and two of them are due in May! I read somewhere that a twin mommy looks like she's full term at 5 months, and since I'm somewhere above 4 months I guess it makes sense that I'm really pregnant. I'm loving my belly, though. It's just hard to find maternity clothes around here that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I'm going to have to go shopping when I visit North Alabama again. I'll be wearing moo-moo's before this pregnancy is over! (oh, I hope I'm just kidding!)

I feel the need to accomplish EVERYTHING while I feel like doing stuff. I was going crazy trying to figure out what I was going to register for, and what I needed two of, and what I didn't need at all, and whatever else, and then my Kelley told me to register for what I wanted, and if it was a big something (bouncy seat or swing or whatever) to keep the receipt and if one of the babies doesn't like it then I can take it back. Makes sense to me. I just had this mental image of me holding two screaming babies and not being able to decide who got to sit in the magical bouncy seat that I only had one of because I didn't know if they'd both like it and I didn't want to be wasteful. Is this normal new mom stuff or is it Mandy psychosis? It's hard to tell.

I've been having some CRAZY dreams lately, and I'm really enjoying them now. At first they were scary, but now they're hilarious. Like last night, I had three of them. The first one I dreamt that Jeremy was counseling a couple who couldn't get pregnant for some unknown reason, just to find out that the wife used to be a man. The second I dreamt that I kept my son in a box at the church (I had to wait a few weeks to deliver the second twin for some reason) and it was completely normal for me to keep my child in a box in a separate building. And then I dreamt that I wanted to dry my non-existant dog so I put it in the microwave. (Don't worry - the dog was fine) But can you believe? What would make me dream that? I read on Amanda's blog that when you dream the sex of your child that it's typically accurate. I always dream that I have a boy and a girl. Always. I so hope that's what's in there, but if not then I'll really be just as happy. But I'll eventually want a little girl, I think. (That is if having two babies at once doesn't scare us so bad that we won't want another pregnancy!)

I'm trying to wait to go back to the house until the ADT man leaves, but I'm STARVING, so I don't think that I'll make it. :o)

Happy St. Patty's day, ya'll! Throw back a beer for me, okay? (I'd LOVE to have one!) ;o)


Randi said...

Yay! I missed you! Where are the pictures of the big fat belly? (totally can't get mad for saying fat now right? hormones or not...)

I am so excited for you! I'd love to hear every little detail of your life and babies but I get that you still have to have a life and can't be on here all the time! But stopping by a little more often wouldn't hurt would it?!

Candace said...

Why did I check you blog today? So glad I did. No, at 3pts each I'll not have a beer for you, lol. Love ya, hun. Have a great month (just goin' by the track record, lol).

Colette said...

WOW Mandy I am also glad to see you have posted. I was getting a lil worried about you!!
I am SO LAUGHING at your dreams..LOL Especially the one about "she use to be a MAN" and "your keeping your kid in a BOX"...LOL
OMG how funny!! Come to think of it I had some pretty weird dreams when I was pregnate too...LOL.
I also agree with Randy...where's the pics??? I wanna see how wonderful you look too!!
Piece of advice: Save the receipts AND the orginal boxes if your not sure your going to use or like something for the babies!
I remember when I had Joshua someone had given me one of those baby slings where you "wear" the baby on the front of you. Well in order to get the poor child out you had to bend forward...well needless to say I almost dropped him in the parking lot! I took that thing back to JC Pennys and promptly got a REFUND!! Talk about scared me to death!!
Girl the first night I brought Josh home I had him in socks, a nightie, a hat, warpped in a blanket and the heat was on 80 degree's. Every 2 hours it was like "damn his DIAPER LEAKED again" because he was soaking wet!!"....LMAO. Only took us a couple times to realize the diaper was NOT leaking....The kid was SWEATING to DEATH"....LOL! Yeah we finally stripped him down and made him comfy and he survived!! Boy were we DUMB then!! LOL!!
You and Jermey are going to be great'll see!! Hang in there and post some pictures soon!!

Sarah said...

Congrats and I hope you're feeling good! I was pregnant with one child in summer time - I can't imagine having two cooking in there! It will all be worth it! Take care!

MMalloy said...

So glad to hear an update!!! I can't wait to see some pics. I hope you have a great month and can accomplish a ton of stuff!!!