Lilypie - Pregnancy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

32 weeks and tired

I'm hitting a wall. I finally have to really admit to myself that I don't have the energy I used to. I'm exhausted. My ticker says I have 56 days to go, and quite honestly, I'm hoping it's a bit sooner than that. I'm just so tired.

I had my 32-week visit today, and got to see the little ones on ultrasound. They are BOTH HEAD DOWN!!!!!! Hooray for small miracles. They looked great, and are weighing appropriately - I think Tadpole (girl, Baby A) was about 4 pounds 1 once, and Turtle was about 4 pounds 4 ounces. I go back in two weeks for another ultrasound, then I start going once or twice a week for monitoring at L&D. I have gained 40 pounds, a little more than I hoped, but still within the normal range and the doctor was happy. My blood pressure was great, too. No signs of preterm labor.

I've been having fun in the meantime. The last baby shower (I'll have to write a separate post about it) was great, and we got almost everything we needed, including the arm's reach cosleeper and twin nursing pillow. I painted the nursery a peachy-orange color on Monday (took me all day and completely wore me out, pics to come soon!), and moved a bunch of baby clothes and boxes in there yesterday. Still waiting for the baseboards to be installed.

I don't know if my planned furniture set-up will work - I set up a small bookshelf near the doorway for, well, books and whatever else, there will be a large armoire for holding extraneous clothing, diapers, supplies, etc., my cedar chest for blankets, linens, stuffed animals and so on, and some wire shelving in the closet for the daily clothing needs including hats, socks, shoes, onesies, and pajamas. I also have a few of the nicer outfits hanging in the closet. I'm planning to get one crib tomorrow, and possibly two, but I guess we'll need to order those and have them delivered. There isn't going to really be space for a rocking chair or swing or anything, so I guess that will go in the office or the (rather crowded) kitchen/living room. It will be nice when the house is done and we have more space.

I think the only things we still really need at this point are a second carseat, a crib (or two), and diapers. I put together the snap'n'go stroller, which was a bit misleading for the chicco carseats we picked - they just sit in the frame rather than snapping in, and you use a safety strap to sort of hold them in place. It seems stable enough, as long as you don't hit a huge bump or a curb or something. Hopefully it'll be better than it seems.

Just a funny side note - I think it's always funny when people offer me advice about having two diaper-changing stations, one for each floor of the house. I guess there must be parts of the country where there aren't any one-story houses? Here in sunny, spacious California, we have a lot of one-story houses, including mine! But don't let that stop you from giving me advice! I need all the advice I can get! I just think learning about the differences in different parts of the country (or world) is really interesting.

Oh, and the insomnia is ... still sucking on occasion, but now that I'm on maternity leave, I've been napping away. It's great. Still, I'd rather have my energy than have time to nap. I miss my energy. In the meantime, the chores keep piling up - got to get this stuff done before the babies arrive in about 3-6 weeks!!!!

6 comments:

  1. Lovely news that everybody is doing okay! I hope the naps and maternity leave help with the energy!

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  2. So glad to hear things are going well! These babies will be here before you know it. We actually didn't buy any changing table. Our pack & play has a place where you can lay them to change a diaper so we used that in the beginning, but now we just put him on the floor and change him.

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  3. Wow... it sounds like things are going really well. 32 weeks sounds so close to the end. I hope the days go by quickly enough that they don't drag for you, and slowly enough so that you can get the things done that need doing.

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  4. Gld to hear things are going well (i.e. you get to nap - I'm sooo jealous) and the babies are healthy.

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  5. The babies sound wonderfully healthy. I'm so happy for that. I hope they both get fat before delivery. Having had a low birth weight baby, I don't want anyone else to go through that.

    Get lots of rest. You may have less and less energy as the weeks go on. The house will wait.

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  6. I think that I was more uncomfortable at 32 weeks than I am now at 37 weeks. The wall is oh so real...

    one piece of seemingly good advice I got was to put a bin of diaper changing supplies, including a bottle of water for bum rinsing, in the trunk of the car for car changing...

    keep them cooking, rest rest rest!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!