Friday, February 17, 2012

33 Weeks

Whew…every day seems to add another special symptom to m ypregnancy. I am 33 weeks and 5 days today. On average, twins arrive between 34 and 36 weeks which means we could be talking days until their arrival. I just can’t fathom that they could be here any day. I am SOOO ready to not be pregnant anymore. I am measuring in at about 42 weeks (singleton)…aka HUGE. I have been placed on a partial bed rest which means I am only to go into the office a few days a week for a few hours. Outside of that I am to stay home and rest as best possible. I am growing increasingly tired and it is getting increasingly harder to sleep, walk, and basically do anything. I’ve even found it hard to sit at a table and eat because my belly is in the way and uncomfortable.

On top of all the wonderful pregnancy symptoms that have ensured, a few months ago we decided to go ahead with a kitchen remodel before the babies were to arrive. Kevin and I love to add stress to any situation we are in. For one reason or another, start of the demolition kept getting delayed. Long story short the kitchen remodel began about 3 weeks ago and every day there seems to be something that is getting in the way of finishing. They have knocked a wall out, replaced the load bearing beams, re-done the electrical and plumbing, begun painting, and put the cabinets in. Tomorrow is granite day and then the floors. Fingers crossed this all comes together in the next few days. I am really stressing about the condition my house is in (complete shambles) with the anticipation that these babies could decide to arrive any time. I would LOVE to get my house back together and be settled back in before heading to the hospital and or a more permanent bed rest is induced. All in all I know it will be worth it because already the kitchen looks a million times better and larger. It is going to make it much easier to have so much more storage and open space with two little ones. Not to mention who doesn’t love a complete upgrade of appliances. I just wish it hadn’t come so close to potential D day.

Kevin is still working the week days in Richmond and this weekend and next he actually has to work the weekend in Newport News, Virginia. Surprisingly I’ve dealt with it okay. I guess I’m just getting used to him not being around. This time apart has believe it or not grown us as a couple. We are absolute soul mates and as they say, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. I find myself longing for him to be home and truly enjoying every moment spent with him. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have him back home but we are making the best of a crummy situation. The good news is his boss has promised him as soon as the babies arrive they will bring him back to DC permanently. WHEW! Daddy needs to be home.

All in all life may be a little complicated these days, but I have two incredibly healthy babies baking away in my belly. What more could we ask for? We can’t imagine what life is going to be for us in the coming weeks, months, or years but at least we have each other and a sweet baby girl and boy on the way. BLESSED

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