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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:00 am

It feels so close but also far away. I say enjoy this time…the 2nd trimester and beginning of the 3rd is a really nice time. Not too far along to be miserable and far along to start preparing without feeling stupid. I would have probably start at the very beginning but I didn’t want to jinx anything.

In my experience, when the doctor isn’t worried, it’s a good sign! What I hate hearing is, “hum…..that’s interesting.” I’ve had that happen a couple times with various things (not this pregnancy) and I’m thinking, “WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?” Yeah I would have been the same way especially if they didn’t say what was going on. Don’t they know better than to do that to a pregnant woman?!!!! So, so glad that it doesn’t appear to be an issue. But again, it’s good that they investigated further and didn’t just write it off. That’s reassuring in a way too!

From what I hear, I guess if I had complications or any reasons to begin with, I would have been seeing a different (specialist) doctor but as it is, a regular OB is all I need. I’m 32 and no history of anything major, except it taking so long to get pregnant. My experience at the OB’s is like a singleton pregnancy EXCEPT I started getting a growth scan every 4 weeks starting with the 20 week anatomy scan. Now, like anyone else, I see them every 2 weeks. I am not really sure what to expect from here on out but I guess I will find out at my next appt tomorrow. It doesn’t hurt to check about the echo. I assume at your last scan, they measured all that – the cord, blood flow, placenta, fluid levels, etc. I would assume as you did, she is only having it because of a possible issue. Maybe some practices do all that screening for each patient. Some doctors probably like to cover ALL their bases.

Regardless, people are going to say stupid crap when you are pregnant! I haven’t had anyone say something crazy yet. I think I’m expanding to the sides and less outward expansion. I am wearing my normal black dress pants to work today. Sure, they are a little tighter and the shirt I am wearing, which used to be huge, is tight, but hell, I’m amazed I can still wear them. Not sure what to expect these last weeks – will I get really big really fast? Will it be steady? That is what I am most curious about.

It’s good that their fetal weight is meeting the standards and as long as they keep it up, I wouldn’t worry. A lot of the low birth weight is because twins usually come earlier but I can’t tell you how many people I’ve recently met who are telling me their twins were like 6 and 7 lbs! I met someone recently who had 8 lb twins! As long as you are eating throughout the day, even if isn’t not 100% healthy, you are on the right track. I always eat breakfast and dinner but sometimes I miss lunch but I will make sure to eat various snacks while at work from fruit, nuts, granola bars, something. I also indulge my cravings, just not all the time. In my opinion, it’s better to eat SOMETHING than nothing, even if the caloric quality isn’t the best. It’s hard to eat so much and that’s been my problem except I do have a huge appetite now at least for foods I want. I still am not craving certain things like pizza. I just always want beef especially a hamburger. Now I’m hungry :)

My husband has been through 4 pregnancies already so he has experienced the kicks, which sucks BUT he hasn’t experienced a twin pregnancy yet so I am hoping these babies start putting on a big show for him. He has only seen them kick a couple times because they like to be shy when he looks. He hasn’t felt them yet, no one has besides me. Once they start putting on a show, we are going to record it. I would NEVER have exposed my huge belly before but now, I don’t care! I can’t say for sure I am seeing their booty and head but it has to be because it’s exactly where she said they were and it’s the hardest part of my stomach. Plus, when I flex my stomach, you can see a bump appear. We recorded me doing that last night but you can’t see it as well. If I am reclined and go to sit up, it’s like a huge ridge in the middle. I’m going to have to try to get a picture! I have so many people tell me they could see a foot or hand or feel other body parts when they were pregnant. I can’t say I’ve experienced that as I do have a few layers of flub standing in the way. I’ve been told too that as they get bigger and have less room, their movements change and are more subtle. Not sure how accurate that is. In any case, your babies’ movements are going to get stronger and stronger over the next few weeks. You’re going to love it!

Oh yes, so many nursery pictures are coming! I just need to figure out a way to get a good picture since the room is narrow. I bought a couple more things yesterday to fit our beachy theme. I bought a wooden “F” and “O” and I am going to decorate with twine and shells. I need to get a big picture or painting to put on the wall to cover some imperfections but I couldn’t find any that I liked yesterday. Crazy enough, Lowe’s has these framed paintings that would be perfect. Then I had odds and ends like a mermaid figurine, some huge shells and other little touches to give it that beach house feel. I can’t wait to put my cribs up. I thought about it all last night!!!! What kind of mobiles did you get? I’ve seen some great stuff on Etsy…that’s where I got the idea for the shell mobiles I made. They also have some great signs I was going to buy to post on the Front Door that say something like, “Sleeping Babies, Barking Dogs.”
Don’t worry, I’ll be around here after the twins come! When is your due date? And I can’t wait to get daycare figured out. My husband got the wrong price yesterday so it’s a little more than we thought but still doable. We hope to take a tour this week or next. EEEEEKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

(I’m definitely Employee of the Month too! :) PS - I will post my last "bumpdate" picture in just a bit.
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby reapage » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:58 am

OMG I love that belly photo! The look on your face is like "yah, Im carrying twins, I know Im bad ass" love it!

So in regards to this chin ordeal. I thought about it a lot over the weekend... and I definitely think that after two rounds of photos, the perinatologist would have told me if there was something to be concerned about, instead of spending 20 mins convincing me that there isnt.... however... I wasnt happy with the entire experience. Waiting 2 hours to be seen, then the way the tech was, the fact she forgot to get the darn heart rates.... so I have a regular check up with my OB tomorrow and I am going to ask her for a referral to another MFM in our area. I have a friend that uses the same OB, and she hated the referring MFM and asked to switch and she likes this other place better, so I think Ill talk to her about it tomorrow. I would just love to get a second confirmation that things are OKAY and stop stressing myself over something that is apparently nothing.

People do say stupid stuff when you are pg. Did I tell you that my MIL who is a bean pole asked me how much weight I have gained??? I feel like that's so inappropriate! Another thing I have come accross is that everyone and their mom wants to tell me about their friend of a friend of a friend who had a still born, or their cousin's friend's sister's baby who passed away from SIDS. Its like..... 8O Why the F would you tell this to someone pregnant? esp someone who did three rounds of IVF to get pregnant, and is carrying twins...

I cant believe you can fit into old clothes. My life pretty much evolves around maternity tops, caridgans and leggings haha oh and flip flops! I will be wearing flip flops until i give birth. have you read any twin pregnancy blogs? I love them. A lot of them post photos every week... I think you gradually get bigger... I mean so big you wont recognise yourself lol, but I feel like it happens gradually and not over night. You can check out twintalkblog.com for twin birth stories too. I love them.

I love the beach theme. Everything beach! its going to look great, definitely post photos! dh got most of the nursery painted, so we will hopefully have it all done by the shower, only one weekend left to prep! How was your shower?? it was this past weekend right? cant wait for details!
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IVF#1 01/15= Chemical
IVF#2 02/15= BFN
IVF#3 03/15= BFP!!

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FIRST U/S @6W2D SHOWS TWINS!!!!
Baby A :hb: 128
Baby B :hb: 112
SECOND U/S @7W2D TWINS ARE PERFECT!
Baby A :hb: 166
Baby B :hb: 151

ITS A BOY AND A GIRL! :babyb: :babyg: :balloons:

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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:57 pm

I love and hate taking bump pictures. I can never get a good smile. I always look so smug. I’m glad you like it! I’m wondering if my last one will have me looking miserable or happy because it’s almost time. I’m still feeling pretty good so who knows!?

I agree with asking for a different referral. We are ultimately paying for our care and when you have a shitty experience, it makes you question a lot! Do you think it was more of an issue with the MFM or tech? I haven’t had any issues with the ultrasound techs where I go, they’ve been great, but some of the nurses I could do without. And no one should have to wait 2 hours either, that is CRAZY! I hope that your OB can understand your frustration and be willing to get you another referral.

OMG, YES…why do people tell you horror stories? I’ve gotten a lot of that too. I get a lot of just general crazy pregnancy stories and I just stand there and nod thinking, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TELLING ME THIS FOR? People assume all pregnancies are the same and all pregnant women experience the same thing. Not quite. I also get a lot of “advice” about everything. I will always take helpful advice but you know some people don’t always come across as being helpful about it.

I will be wearing dresses until D-day! I’ve decided there is no way I’m going to find maternity jeans that are plus size and tall. I think I can make it with dresses and leggings until the end of November. I have found a couple pregnancy blogs but a lot of what I do is Google twin bumps. Then I compare myself to these women, which is a stupid thing to do. My doctor was amazed at how I looked at my appointment last week. My family was amazed at my baby shower too. They thought I was going to be huge. I still have 2 months, there is plenty of time. But my weight has really been steady for about 5 weeks now. Hell, I lost 2 lbs! I think when I finally outgrow my clothes is when I know I am huge.

Our baby shower went very, very well. My mom and aunt did a great job with everything. We are ridiculously blessed with our families and friends being so kind. I don’t know if it’s because our fertility struggles and/or twins or just because we are awesome but it’s amazing how much everyone has wanted to help. We received everything we basically need, which is so crazy. We just need one more car base for the car seat and some odds and ends and we are ready! We have a ton of clothes (mostly used), blankets, burp cloths, and more. Oh, I do need to buy a breast pump too and thankfully our insurance will reimburse us for the cost. My work shower is next week so once that is over, I will be getting everything else we need. I’ll also be working on what I need for our hospital bags, although I’m not getting it ready until the very last minute. But most importantly about the shower…the cake was very tasty!!! I was looking forward to that cake for a long time.

Speaking of cake…I had my 3 hr glucose test on Friday and they called today to tell me I DO NOT have gestational diabetes. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY! I cannot believe how well this pregnancy is going (knock on wood). Sure the hormones are absolutely ridiculous but I think my body has responded very well to pregnancy. I can tell that all the ligaments and such are loosening in my pelvis or wherever. I’m not sore but when I walk, I have developed a waddle. I can’t say it’s painful but just a sensation that isn’t overly pleasant. I also think the babies have moved again and I swear my bump looks lower. They are moving a bit stronger and more movements I can feel from the outside. I like to play music on my cell phone and watch it move as they kick.

I hope to have the nursery completely finished in a couple weeks but I will have the cribs ready this week. Already have one set up. It was super easy to do and I did it mostly by myself. That’s really the only downside of being pregnant for me is my decreased mobility and I can do something simple and be completely exhausted. However, I usually get the energy back at some point.
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby reapage » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:29 am

I can finally update! I have been holding off because its been a super stressful few days. Basically When I saw the OB on tuesday, I asked for a referral to another MFM for a second opinion. She obliged, and I had a scan with them yesterday. The completely redid our anatomy scan. They were amazing and took so many photos. They also did echos for both babies. Everything checked out perfectly and James does NOT have Micrognathia. She said his chin falls within normal variation, meaning its not too small or too big. We got a face forward shot of him yawning and we got to see the eyes, nose, lips, and chin! She said we would not have seen that in an Micrognathic baby.

I am just so thankful that a weight has been lifted! And in perfect timing too! We have this weekend to do some final touches on the painting/construction of the nursery. We did the walls a light gray/hint of blue, the open closet is our accent its a darker gray, we did all white moldings (crown and chair) and we are building the inside of the closet over the weekend inspired by a pinterest I saw. We also need to do the floor, and a few other things. The cribs were ordered from the registry and sent by a family member, she requested that we try to set them up for the shower, so that's another goal! Lots and lots to do before next weekend!

We also ordered a two tier cake, the bottom will be blue and it will say "James" in fancy letters, and the top will be pink and say "Addeline" in fancy letters. No one knows the names, so it will be fun for everyone to find out together. especially because we are using family names.

Dh got to feel his first kick the other night! Little Addie is one hell of a kicker, and it was awesome for him to experience that. Its his first time!

Im so glad that your baby shower was a success! its amazing how people come out of the wood works for support during baby time, especially with twins! We have been seeing a lot of that too! Hey in regards to the breastpump, the moms in my mothers of multiples group suggest renting the one from the hospital for twins. They said its pretty cheep and its the highest grade pump. I had this crazy, $400 pump on my registry but I took it off and we will rent from the hospital. I know my ins also covers a pump, but I think they only cover a basic model.

YAY for no GD!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!! I basically assume I will have it due to PCOS+twins, but I sure hope I can follow your footsteps and skip it! Depending on how far we get in the nursery this weekend, I might try to post some photos! I also need to do a proper bump photo! Happy Friday!
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IVF#1 01/15= Chemical
IVF#2 02/15= BFN
IVF#3 03/15= BFP!!

Beta#1 638
Beta#2 1979
Beta#3 4029

FIRST U/S @6W2D SHOWS TWINS!!!!
Baby A :hb: 128
Baby B :hb: 112
SECOND U/S @7W2D TWINS ARE PERFECT!
Baby A :hb: 166
Baby B :hb: 151

ITS A BOY AND A GIRL! :babyb: :babyg: :balloons:

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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:37 am

What good news! So happy to hear this! I know what it’s like having a huge weight lifted. Hell, I feel like that at each ultrasound. Always nervous until the tech tells me how good they look. While this did create unnecessary stress for you, it’s a good thing to have had the scans redone and be so thorough about everything. Sigh of relief!!!!

We finished our nursery this weekend, well it’s about 99% complete! Yours sounds so awesome…I love the open closet and have seen some really cool designs from Pinterest. Since ours is a closet, we obviously don’t have a closet so we have open shelving (I will post a pic of what we have below). When you say do the floor, do you mean install flooring? We were going to carpet ours but decided to leave it with the cheap vinyl fake wood floor I installed a year or so ago. It’s literally you take the piece of vinyl, peel the back and stick to the subfloor! It looks pretty decent still so we decided to keep it. I do need to clean the heck out of the rug in there though. Quite dirty from us being in there working. Our cribs, surprisingly, were easy to put together. Not easy for me since I’m 20 years pregnant but if I had full mobility, we are talking maybe 30 minutes tops per crib. The nice thing is that you aren’t supposed to put anything in the cribs for newborns so no worrying about pillow and blankets and all that jazz. But then again, it looks so bare without anything.

I love that idea for the cake! That’s a great way to reveal the names. People I guess assume that twins will be sooooo difficult so are more apt to help as they can. It’s awesome your cribs were gifted too! I know twins will be hard but I’ve also heard that once they are toddlers it gets so much easier because they can entertain each other. I’ve never met twin parents who said, “this was a mistake.” Each person I have met with twins tells me how much of a blessing it is.

I think my insurance will cover hospital grade. But I’m going to check on that. I saw one online that was about $120 and it was a double electric pump. I have tons of ladies at work that know so much about pumping and my work shower is this week so I bet they tell me all the best supplies to have. Hopefully breastfeeding will work and I won’t have to pump for a while.

This sounds bad but my husband still hasn’t felt a kick! He has seen plenty but their movements are so sporadic and they tend to be shy when other people try to feel for them. Has yours seen them? I’m telling you, it gets weird when you start seeing your tummy roll and ripple from babies. It’s my absolute favorite thing but it’s sooooooooooooo weird! My baby girl is also more of a mover than her brother. She also likes to hiccup a lot.

I figured since I am overweight and eat like crap I would have it but there is no rhyme or reason for who gets it and who doesn’t. It all just depends on how the placentas are affecting our bodies. I hate to sound nonchalant but even if one does get it, they diagnose it so late in pregnancy, it’s nothing something you have to deal with for a long time. Also, the effects on mom and baby seem much better than other complications, such as preeclampsia but still, no one wants diabetes!

I can’t wait until this Friday – get to see the jelly beans. Only 7 more weeks until I get to see them in person…OOOOOOMMMMMMMMGGGGG!!!!!!!!!
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:39 am

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I should note that the wooden letters aren't finished. I am decorating them with twine and shells for a beachy look. Also, there will be more beachy decor on the walls. I broke a frame I bought this weekend while working in there. Not sure where to put the mobile as I don't want to hang it over the crib.
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby reapage » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:27 am

I love the nursery!!! it looks perfect, and its right off of your room right? that's a really really good set up. Ours is unfortunately not as close... if we walk out of our room, we have to cross the living room to get to the nursery, but I am sure they will spend some time with us at first, and then Ill spend a lot of time in their room for night feedings. Someone purchased the twin pack and play with bassinets off the registry this morning, that will be going in our room, so excited to have that off my list. Do you have a changing pad anywhere in the nursery or in your room? I have seen on pinterest where some people do the mobile above the changing station, it's cute! I also love the bins and the colors you did! I think the bins are so in right now, and way way better (and cheaper) than a dresser. The closet system we did consists of four drawers, four bins, three shelves, and three hanging rods. It will make sense when I take a photo haha.

All we had to do to the floor is steam clean the hell out of it, it was dusty and had dog hair all over it. Actually we did it yesterday, and it looks really good. We now have a baby gate up so the pups (we have two) cant go in there anymore. Its completely bare, but the paint looks amazing. Ill take photos as we start to fill it up, we have to put the cribs together this week.... my dh works insane hours, so maybe if he gets off at a reasonable time tonight, we can do them while we watch the voice :) I'm just so excited!

I agree with your outlook on the GD. I am glad I have prepared myself to test positive, and worst case I have to take insulin shots, and lets face it, I did three cycles of IVF, I can do my own shots in my sleep. I am a little nervous about shots in the belly now that my belly is so round and there isnt any fat or excess skin to grab like I did with IVF, but I'm sure they will instruct me and the needles are probably smaller than what I am used to.

It sucks your hubby hasn't been able to feel the kicks! My babies do the same thing tho, sometimes they will kick like crazy, but as soon as a hand goes to that spot they are done.... how do they know? its crazy. Anyway, I have seen little thumps, but I cant wait until they are big enough that I can see their actual movements. You are soooooooooo close! my goodness!!! I think around the time you give birth is when I plan to stop working. My goal is Thanksgiving. The 2-4hr commute daily, and working 9 hours is taking a huge toll, and I think by 30 weeks I'll feel more than ready to hang my hat. Its nice to have a time frame in mind too.
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IVF#1 01/15= Chemical
IVF#2 02/15= BFN
IVF#3 03/15= BFP!!

Beta#1 638
Beta#2 1979
Beta#3 4029

FIRST U/S @6W2D SHOWS TWINS!!!!
Baby A :hb: 128
Baby B :hb: 112
SECOND U/S @7W2D TWINS ARE PERFECT!
Baby A :hb: 166
Baby B :hb: 151

ITS A BOY AND A GIRL! :babyb: :babyg: :balloons:

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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:38 am

Thank you! Well, it’s right off the bathroom, which is right off our room. It will be nice at first having them so close but they will be in that room for maybe a couple years. It’s going to be interesting having toddlers so close to us but I don’t want to walk upstairs! Can’t wait to see your closet system!! Another reason I like the cube organizers is their weight. We had this huge dresser that we ended up giving to my stepson. Never again will I move anything that heavy up steps or anywhere else in the house! I don’t have a change table or station in the nursery and I probably won’t get one since everyone I know says they didn’t use one. I’ll just use my bed. I am getting a changing pad and liner to use so my sheets don’t get messed up. Also, I am looking for a rolling cart (with breaks!) to have in the living area so I can use for a changing table when I am out there instead of using the floor or somewhere else.

Tell me about the dog hair! We have 3 dogs and 5 cats (yes that number is right)! Cat hair isn’t a problem but 2 of my dogs shed, all the time! Luckily, the dogs aren’t really into going back there anyway. Amazingly, even though they are in our room all the time, hair never makes it into the bathroom or closet/nursery. I’m not sure what we are going to do with the dogs once babies arrive. They all sleep with us but I could have the older two sleep on the couch or get doggie beds for our room. My dog, which I’ve had since 19, has never not slept with me. But she is old, fat, and grumpy and cannot be around the babies. She is small so she may be able to stay on the bed but she gets snippy when you move her at night because her achy joints. I’m afraid if I bend over and pick up one of the babies and disturb her while she is sleeping, she is going to react badly. I may buy her a dog bed that sits on the bed but she’ll have an exact spot to sleep that contains her so she isn’t getting moved when we roll over or get up. I would never ever give her up or anything because she is my baby but it’s going to be a challenge

So, what kind of cribs did you all get? Hopefully they aren’t too complicated to put together. I didn’t even need a tool for ours, it came with everything we needed. I wish I could raise the mattress up as it seems low to me but there are 3 settings for height at we have it at the top. Oh well, they look nice and will last a long time and that’s all that matters!

My husband was taking insulin (and most time women with GD don’t have to do all that) and he was able to inject it in any fatty spots and he always used his arms and he doesn’t have much fat there. He had the pens and yeah, it was super easy. Not the funnest thing to do, but they make it easy.

I keep saying it but I love baby movements. It’s stressful hoping they will move but it’s the best thing. I’ll see in two days where they are positioned. I’m sure they aren’t head down. They aren’t big fans of that position. Oliver has never been head down and Fiona was only head down for a little bit. My luck, they’ll both be head down, they’ll come vaginally and early and I haven’t prepared for any of that!!!!!

If I had more PTO available, I’d actually start leave earlier at this point. It’s been about two months that I’ve had problems getting up in the morning and getting to work. If don’t make my time up on the weekends, I just take my PTO for a couple hours here and there. I’ve also had so many doctor appointments and had to take time off. I always said I didn’t want to take leave earlier because I’d have nothing to do but honestly at this point, it would be nice to just veg out. Literally, it’s only been the last couple of days that I’m really feeling the effects of pregnancy. Who knows how I am going to feel in 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks???!?!??!
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby reapage » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:33 am

I totally agree with you on the dresser. It really would have just taken up so much space, and I am a very clutter free person... so this closet system works so well for me. I will upload some pics of the closet and cribs on either Friday or Saturday since we are setting the cribs up on Friday evening. I can't wait! They are really nice. They are the convertible ones that turn into toddler beds & then fulls. They are white. Everyone thought I was crazy for doing all white furniture, but with the color scheme we have, it looks good. I have a changing table on the registry, and if no one purchases it, which doesn't seem likely at this point, I might just skip it. I'm not sure... it would be a convenient place to store all of their bath products & diapers that I can just grab. We will see how that plays out. I wish my mobiles were here already! ugh but they are handmade so she specifically said it would be about 4 weeks, I think it's been three. I am also checking daily with babies R us, the chair my dad ordered (have I mentioned this? Im obsessed with it) was shipped from their warehouse to the local store, and I would love to pick it up on Sat am. its really really beautiful.

While some people have purchased off the registry, I think the majority of our guests did not, and will likely be bringing clothes. Blankets would be nice too... but we already have SO MANY boy clothes that were handed down to us, and most are new, or like new... so I'm thinking we are going to be drowning in clothes by the end of the weekend. I cant wait to start washing and folding/hanging... I need to get some baby hangers from target, mental note.

I cant believe how many pets you have. How do you manage? I love our dogs, a doberman who is almost three and practically human, and one teacup chihuahua who runs the house... both are short hair and the hair still bugs me. We also have hardwood floors and I feel like I am constantly sweeping and mopping.. but I love them so it's worth it, I think the dobe is going to be a guard dog for the babies, and I'm pretty sure the teacup will just learn how to effectively hide from them :) The teacup sleeps with us, but the dobe is religious about her dog bed, and she even makes us put a blanket on her every night before bed haha. I came across a book about how to get your ready for baby, maybe worth a read? Also I feel like you will figure it out as you go.

The baby movements ARE THE BEST. I was driving to work this morning and thinking I didnt really feel that pregnant... which is rare these days, but it concerned me... then they both started kicking and turning. Love it! Have you had braxton hicks? I am keeping an eye out for them, but I dont think I have. I have the occasional stitch or pang here and there in random spots, but I dont think its BH.

It really sucks that you have to be so careful with your PTO. I feel like moms w/ multiples should get a little more time per baby because it's super super hard to maintain a normal routine when you are growing two humans! Its seriously so hard to get up in the morning... and to sit at a desk all day, and to put socks on! I cant imagine working past 30w, so cudos to you. Is there any way they would grant you some extra? Or could you afford to take a little time that isn't paid? The nice thing about not coming back to work is that when my body says I'm none, I'm rolling the f out lol.

I had a really really emotional day on Tuesday. dh told me he would be working late, which he usually does a few times a week, and is never an issue... but i lost my shit. I was bawling. I just feel so needy with him lately, like I spend all day at work, just waiting to get home and spend time with him... I have never been needy & insecure. Fortunately, yesterday, and hopefully today was/will be better. Sometimes the emotions are just in serious overdrive and it's really hard to tone them down.
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby reapage » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:12 am

I had some slight cramping yesterday and started tracking them, they were occurring frequently enough over two hours that I called me OB. They decided to measure my cervix. Last Thursday it was 4.2 and now it's 2.6-3cm. It is classified as short and I am not on bedrest :( I go see the high risk DR on Monday for another check and to get an idea of what our plan is but I'm pretty sure it's too late for a cerclage so I think bedrest will be the best option. I have 10 days till 24w so that's my next goal, and then we will go from there.

Since being on bedrest and drinking tons of water, the cramps have gone and I think we are doing well, so hopefully we see an increase on Monday or at least no more shortening. The good thing is I wasn't dlisted and no funneling. Also we found it really early. If I hadn't gone in I would have continued putting pressure on my cervix until my 24w scan! That's 10 days of extra pressure on a short cervix... I can't imagine.

We will still have the shower, I just have to stay seated. :(
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IVF#1 01/15= Chemical
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IVF#3 03/15= BFP!!

Beta#1 638
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FIRST U/S @6W2D SHOWS TWINS!!!!
Baby A :hb: 128
Baby B :hb: 112
SECOND U/S @7W2D TWINS ARE PERFECT!
Baby A :hb: 166
Baby B :hb: 151

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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:15 am

What kind of chair did your dad order? Like a rocking chair? I need something like that but I don’t have any room. Target has these canvas totes that can be used for diapers and supplies. I was thinking of getting one for the other room. For our room/nursery, I have a basket with all my diapering essentials. I wanted white furniture too but hubby felt the darker color was better. I have a couple pieces of white furniture elsewhere and I know people think it will get dirtier but that’s not my experience at all and I think it looks really nice.

You may be surprised at what people get. I thought I would get a ton of clothes but I’ve gotten a lot of really useful items and then some neat items like ornaments and such. My favorite has been personalized baby hats that I can use for the hospital and their first pictures. Also, I thought I needed so many hangers but I ended up only hanging up a couple things. I just kept all the hangers from the clothes I bought and that was more than enough. But…I also don’t have a good place to hang anything otherwise I would, especially for the 6-12 month clothing.

Because I’ve had pets for so many years, I don’t know the convenience of not having any. I’ve been taking care of a dog for 13 years now and changing litter for as long as I can remember! Cats are easy. Dogs are much more work and way needier. The hair is crazy and we have to vacuum daily but I love my babies. We weren’t planning on keeping the 2 “oops” kittens we had a couple months ago but now we are attached. It’s nice too because they both cuddle with mom and dad cat all the time and now that they are all so bonded, I would feel bad breaking them up. It’s just weird, we adopted two cats (brother and sister) last fall. They had two kittens (brother and sister, we’ll ignore the incest for now, haha) and then I ended up pregnant with two, boy and girl. Life is weird! Oh yes, your Doberman is going to be a big cuddly protector. My fat, grouchy dog is a Chihuahua too. She used to be the scared type but because she is so moody she is now just mean and too fat to run away!

I can’t tell you how many freak outs I’ve tried to have over lack of movements. All I can say is that DO NOT be worried if you don’t feel them. More than likely, you’re too busy or active and not paying attention. Every time I get worried, I lie down, poke a little and wait. Never fails. I don’t drink anything or eat anything. They’ll start moving. Any movement counts too, whether it’s really subtle or strong. I was told that BH feels like a quick tightening of the stomach. I was feeling this occasionally at about 18-20 weeks but honestly, I can’t confirm if it was that or babies. I have not felt anything that I would call contractions. If I get really worked up, like emotional or anxious, I tend to get slight abdominal cramping but still nothing like how contractions are described. I don’t think I am having any and not feeling them. I might just be a person that doesn’t get them? I do get the stitch and stabby sensations every once in a while. I always just figure it’s my uterus still stretching. Plus, everything is getting looser down there – joints, ligaments, etc.

The thing with PTO is that I want to use it on the backend. I will have plenty in two months or when my short term disability is over because I keep accruing it even on leave. I’m sure my work would be flexible if I needed. Maybe I will get lucky and get my doctor to sign off on 12 weeks of STD? I wonder how hard that is to get done?????? If I can go the next couple weeks feeling like this, I will be ok. I feel rather well during the day. At night though, I am just done.

Pregnancy hormones are a bitch! I have never felt crazier than when an episode hits. When you are sitting in your bathroom crying over a dirty door, you know just aren’t rational! It gets better though. My emotions have leveled out a lot. I still have my moments but nothing crazy at this point.

FINALLY babies let us take pictures of them today. Not super clear images but we could see their faces. They are both just under, and I mean JUST UNDER 4 lbs, like by a couple ounces. When I was born, I was 4 lbs, 11oz. My babies are going to pass that by my next appt! My cervix is great which means I have officially avoided bedrest!!!!!!! If I go into labor now, that’s all she wrote but these babies aren’t coming soon. They are both breach and their heads are right by each other – that’s the hard spot I’ve been feeling. I’m also up more weight but oh well, it’s for them! My belly is getting much bigger now but luckily not freakshow huge.

I have my next appointment in two weeks but we aren’t sure about another ultrasound yet. I probably won’t get another growth scan but the doctor mentioned maybe looking at other things – he didn’t elaborate.
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:21 am

Oh crap, I just saw what you posted before responding.

They are calling that short???? Mine funneled to almost 2.5cm at my last appointment and doctor didn't even act like it was a big deal but I was also 28 weeks. From what I understood, it's not a big deal until its 2 or under. 3cm is still good for where you are at so I would be surprised if they made you do complete bedrest.

Try not to worry too much. If it was super urgent, you'd be at the hospital. Again, 2.6-3cm is still not terrible. Just take it easy and yes stay hydrated. Also, it's not out of the realm of possibility that your cervix will lengthen. My measurement from today was longer than last time. Enjoy your shower and just think of this as a good excuse to have everyone take care of you!!!
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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby reapage » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:51 am

This isn't going to be super long because I am on my phone but I will respond properly on Monday while everyone is at work. I'm currently sitting on the couch at an incline, watching shrek while my sister and best friend set up the shower. I just wanted you to know that your post made me feel so so so much better. From my research it seems like my cervix is at the low low end of normal and not exac let in the yellow or red zone yet. So I feel like they are probably being cautious by doing full bedrest. Especially after you shared your measurwmwnts. It's also so nice to know that it can get longer. When I applied pressure tho it was at 2.1 so maybe that's why they were so worried about it. I'm just ready to talk to the high risk dr which will happen on Monday. I'm pretty sure they will continue bedrest and weekly cervix checks tho. Which is good by me.... Bedrest is actually a lot harder than you would think tho!
Me:23 PCOS DH:32 MFI
TTC Since Sept 13'
IVF#1 01/15= Chemical
IVF#2 02/15= BFN
IVF#3 03/15= BFP!!

Beta#1 638
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FIRST U/S @6W2D SHOWS TWINS!!!!
Baby A :hb: 128
Baby B :hb: 112
SECOND U/S @7W2D TWINS ARE PERFECT!
Baby A :hb: 166
Baby B :hb: 151

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Re: One Nursery or Two?

Postby lmtc430 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:08 am

Yeah my goal was to avoid bed rest because I knew it would drive me insane. There is no way I could be in a bed all day, well of course I would do it if I had to but it's nothing something that would be easy. Hopefully your doctor can give you a bit more information about what to expect. I know there are various kinds of bed rest and it doesn't sound like you have to be totally stationary. I would assume cervix length is affected by baby's position? I know that last time, when my cervix did funnel and shorten more, I had a one baby's head down there. I guess since both heads are the opposite way now, there is much less pressure on my cervix. Even if the doctor clears you, I would still rest as much as possible. That's what I try to do. I give myself 1-2 days of activity (putting nursery together, washing clothes, etc.) and then try to "relax" the rest of the week. It's tough though...especially when you hate relying on others. I went to the store last night and I could have slept for 20 hrs afterwards that's how pooped I was.

I'll be checking back in for updates!
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