Lilypie - Pregnancy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

30 weeks!

I wouldn't exactly say that time is flying (at least, not when I'm at work!), but I do feel like the end of this pregnancy is finally in sight. I think I've had a relatively easy pregnancy (at least for twins), and it's still been pretty rough, at least lately. Next Friday is my last day of work, in theory (if anyone ever bothers to take care of my paperwork), and then I really want to start trying to swim to get a minimum amount of exercise. For someone who has done triathlons, ski mountaineering, rock climbing, and lots of hiking in the last few years, I've done an awful lot of nothing these past 9 months since my knee surgery. I think probably the one thing I miss the most, and am looking forward to the most after having these babies, is getting back to my exercise routine.

Coming up in the next two weeks we have:

First baby shower for my husband's office on Friday
Midwife appointment on Friday after the shower
Second baby shower for my office next Tuesday
Third baby shower for family and friends next Saturday

It's going to be a busy few weeks, and I have to say - almost none of the things on my registry have been purchased. It makes me wonder if people are waiting til the last minute or just buying whatever they want.

On the house front - it's coming along. The bathroom has been gutted, and I'm excited to see what happens as they start rebuilding it. Our hardwood floors should arrive next week, and I'm hoping they will pause from the bathroom to install them so I can start moving stuff over there. All else is good - the weather has kept me from taking care of the yard (lots of rain in California, yes, it really does rain here!), and the pool has another layer of algae on the bottom. This will be another weekend of pool vacuuming and lawn-mowing, in addition to packing.

Packing! OMG, this is the longest I have lived in one place since elementary school, and the first time I've cohabited with someone else (besides a roommate). Packing is going to be a nightmare. Just ... wish me luck, that's all I can say. I know we'll come out of this more organized in the end, but I'm really struggling right now.

In the meantime, I'm grateful that my pregnancy problems are limited to acid reflux, insomnia, backache, and swollen feet. It could be much worse. Here's to the next 5-8 weeks, and finally getting to see my beautiful babies.

7 comments:

  1. I have moved more times than I'd care to count (definitely 15+ as an adult), and it is always a pain in the butt! On the other hand, it can be a good opportunity to declutter and get rid of unneeded items. Good luck with your move!

    Oh, and about the shower gifts and your registry: if your friends and family are like most people, it is probably a combination of buying what they want without consulting the registry and procrastination. (Though I always stick to the registry, many is the time I have bought a baby shower gift the day before, or day of, the shower.)

    I'm glad you're doing well! Wow, 30 weeks already!

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  2. Good luck with the moving and all. I've moved a lot but it was so much easier when I was younger. The older I get the more stuff I have.

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  3. Good luck with the moving - I hate moving too. Hopefully you'll convince them to put some flooring down soon-ish so you can get on with things!

    Congrats on the 30 week mark!

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  4. Wow, you've taken on a lot! Hopin' the move goes smoothly and so does the last few weeks! :)

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  5. Yeah, the only people who bought from our registry were our parents and it was the stroller and carseats. I spent a lot of time creating it and felt we needed everything on it, so we bought the rest of it ourselves. It was mostly inexpensive basics, but it cost quite a bit. We got lots of hand-me-downs and hit the sales and consignment shops. We bought less than suggested on various twin gear lists and still, thousands of dollars.

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  6. Also, I cannot wait to do housework, garden, walk the fields, run, hike, bend over to stretch...35 weeks this week! I was told it gets harder and harder, but I guess I didn't really believe it...yay for the ability to move!!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!