This week: 22 July 2015

Nana and Papa left this week - Wade was sure to wave goodbye. 

He was also sorts of helpful this week. Helping my pack by climbing up the step stool and toasting the bananas. He also ate 1.5 banana's ...or I might find them in a box when I unpack.
He helped me lick off the brownie batter of the mixers - what am I going to do with three kids and only two mixer things (what are they called?!).
He helped me drink my Costco berry smoothie. And by help, I mean that he drank about 3/4 of it.
Okay, the last one isn't him helping me (cause the other ones were) but he's figured out to climb into the bathroom sink. Awesome.

Husband went golfing...a lot this week. But he set a new personal record of ...okay, I forgot what it was. Fail. But then he went on to break his new PR! I think he's shooting an 84 right now.

We've moved two car loads over to the new house! I'm totally overwhelmed. My in-laws did a lot, but it's still a total disaster. Hurray for cleaning up their mess, moving out more of their stuff, taking care of a toddler, growing two humans, keeping my house clean for showings, moving boxes over a carload at a time and trying to put things away in the new place. Okay, so I've got a little chip on my shoulder right now. But it'll all turn out okay right? Lie to me and say it's going to be fine. Thanks.

Also, I might need to paint the girls room before I can set anything up. Ugh. The whole upstairs has to be painted, along with the kitchen/dining/living room. Most of it will have to wait, but I just want my nursery!!

In the last week we've had 4 showings of our house! Someone told me today that the golden number is 10 showings  - lets do this!

I painted my toes! Well, I'm in the process, cause apparently it's a several day ordeal. Sunday I cut and shaped them. Today I took off the old polish and put on the base coat. Now I'm telling myself that I like the clear color until I muster the gumption to paint them.

I got burnt today. Like real bad. Pregnant skin. Oops.

Okay, baby stuff:

At my doctor's appointment this week the scale originally showed that I lost over 10 pounds. Interesting to watch all the nurses try to act calm but totally freaking out. I keep telling them that there was no way I lost 10 pounds, trust me. They restarted the scale and all was fine. I officially weigh more than Husband now - hopefully that'll be the only time in our lives that I'll say that.

Braxton-hicks. Let's talk about those. They're CRAZY! My uterus is so big and so full that each one is just insane. I found myself at 1:00 am the other day searching the difference between BH contractions and the real thing, they were that strong. With Wade I kept them at bay by staying super hydrated, but I cannot stay hydrated enough right now! Doesn't help that water gives me heartburn, that's the coolest. But at least when I have one it gives my abs a nice little break.

Speaking of abs, mine are split down the middle. Super common. Annoying, but whatever. Well, they've spread so far apart that when the girls move all that is between me and them is my skin and their placenta - it is downright alien! It simultaneously is the coolest and the creepiest thing.

Now let me tell you about sleeping while 33 weeks with twins. First off, my stomach is so huge that I don't need a pillow to wedge under my belly, it just lays to the side. Second, I'm so hot that I don't even sleep with a sheet, making awkward rolling around uninhibited. Oh, and rolling. When I realize I want to roll over I sit up, stumble to the bathroom to pee, climb back in bed and lay down the other way.

Until next week! Hoping I have enough done that I feel calmer. Probably not.


This week: 15 July 2015

Look at these Wade snuggles! And that belly.

This week. Whew. To concisely sum in up (wait, me, concise?!): Wade tantrums, heartburn, and house listed.

Yup, we got our house up! Only a week later than planned - I feel okay about that. Here's the Zillow listing, if you want to take a look. As I went and took pictures of our house I realized I need to update the house tour page and do a couple of posts of some rooms! I really love all the work we've done on this place - and it actually makes me sad that some spaces didn't reach their full potential, ha!!

I posted our completed kitchen earlier this week. Here it is if you missed it.

Wade's taken to munching on ice cubes. He then puts his freezing little fingers on me - usually when I'm going to the bathroom (cause going to the bathroom is not a solo activity with a toddler). It's his payback for all the diaper changes I've done with cold hands. *speaking of, I just had an icy hand reach up and touch my arm*

Husband and I game planned some courses of action for disciplining Wade. See the week sum up above, lots of tantrums. We don't want to be the parents of "that" kid, which we might already be. And we're naive hopefuls. It's actually going okay, the main issues are me catching him to dispense discipline and him laughing in my face.

We went to the pool with our friends - everyone in the bike cart! There was also a kid trailing along on his scooter and me cutting through the complex carrying inner tubes and life preservers, just adding to the ridiculousness that is me in a swimsuit. Wade was so excited to hang out with his friends. Suddenly it was 7:30 and we had played the day away. Makes me all the more excited about the move, cause I'll be six minutes away from them!

Wade prefers to drink from my glass or water bottle, cause it totally tastes better. I thought he wasn't backwashing anymore. I realized this week that that isn't the case. Ewww. 

This kid has been all shenanigans recently. He pushed his stroller over to the light switches. He climbed in the dishwasher (which, I left open as I went to the bathroom, stupid mom). He brings me his shoes to put on him, but when I don't he's started trying to figure out how to put them on himself. He's been doing the catwalk on the table (one of the discipline things we're working on). This doesn't include him climbing the shelves in his room, trying to climb out of the tub, bolting whenever an opportunity to go outside presents itself. Oh, or starting to figure out his diaper, namely the taking it off part. 

I discovered that Husband is a magician. Wade woke up before 6 am one morning (ugh!) and Husband went in and gave him headrubs. The kid fell back asleep until 9 am. It was glorious! And Wade was in such a good (decent) mood cause he'd actually slept enough! 

Beside being the household Merlin, Husband has been a little stressed. Getting this house ready to sell, listing it, getting all the paperwork together for us to buy his parents, working full time, taking care of Wade when he gets home, taking care of me when he gets home (cause I'm basically an invalid with hormonal mood swings). But he holds his stress like Legolas the Elf holds his liquor. I'm wondering if we took on too much (which we totally did), but he's just shouldering everything. And he's still manages to get in a little golf. 

Okay, the rest of this is about pregnancy and the girls, just a warning. 

First off, heartburn. Everything and nothing gives me heartburn. Some people get it really bad, I'm luckily not one of those people. I'm just a baby and don't know how to deal with stomach issues. 

Along with heartburn I've had some first trimester morning sickness symptoms return. Rude. Now I can't reach anything and I don't feel good. It's not terrible, more annoying. Makes sense since someone (Blake) is always kicking my squashed stomach. 

I got a leg cramp one morning so bad that I let out a little scream. Husband bolted awake thinking I was in labor. He had to help me work out the cramp and I had a knot in my leg for two days. Now I'm making sure I'm eating a banana a day, in hopes of no repeats. 

I had an ultrasound. Both girls are measuring two weeks ahead and weighing in at about 4.5 lbs. Baby B (Blake) had some extra fluid last time that they wanted to keep an eye on. Her fluid is still high, but now Baby A (Jacqueline) also has high fluid. At this point they're more worried about if one was super high and one was super low, but still keeping a close eye on everything. I was huge with Wade too, so I wonder if he had high fluid as well? Maybe that's just how I carry? Other than the extra fluid, they both look fantastic! Moving around, fluids going through their little systems correctly, practicing breathing, blood flowing through their hearts and through their umbilical cords. Now they just need to plump up some more! In a month they could get here and be totally healthy! How crazy is that? Wow, wait...that is too crazy. 

Hope everyone else had a great week! Perhaps your's including going to the bathroom in privacy and no floatie's in your drink :).