(*Disclaimer: I have some at-home remedies that help me feel better, I've tried everything out there and I love you all to death who want to give me advice on how to feel better, but at this point I just need a "hang in there" and "you're doing great!" more than anything!)
Other than feeling like dog crap, though, the babies are doing fine. We had two appointments last week—one with our doc at the fertility center and one with our new specialist. They both confirmed that all the babies had grown heads, arms and legs. All great signs, since there's so many of them and fetal development can easily become challenged at any stage. The heartbeats are still looking strong and yours truly is getting so big some of my favorite jeans no longer zip, much less button. Thank goodness for that stupid belly band thing, which isn't the most convenient article of clothing, but it does hold your pants up around your waist so you can still wear your favorite duds. I have at least a few more weeks to go before I throw in the towel and convert to true maternity pants. And I ain't mocking them, either, because I know my day is comin'—four-fold! Just can't believe I am growing so fast!
In other news, we've purchased two cribs, crib mattresses, a changing table and some adorable baby clothes we've picked up on sale. And no, we don't know what we're having yet so there are no hints to be found in the clothes in the photo below. Easy there, tiger. We are buying a little of both boys and girls, but are keeping receipts in case we have to completely return one or the other. The husband and I are hoping for two and two!
Either way, the former "guest room" is quickly becoming overrun with baby supplies and soon stacks of diapers and other paraphernalia will join the mix. We plan to move the guest bed into my office, which will serve its new dual purpose in a bit of crammed-style. Our little house is gonna get smaller real quick!
I was also extremely proud of the husband and I for completing ALL our registries!! Our parents and a couple friends have completely risen to the occasion to be sure we receive
baby showers quad parties, because time is already passing so quickly and I'll likely be dealing with bed rest when most moms would be just shy of the half-way mark. I'm also thankful for our parents and friends who understand that I can't stand baby showers—it's one of the few things in life I feel strongly about! The pastel decorations, silly games, finger foods... it's not my style, and I truly don't enjoy it. I thought perhaps that would change when I had kids of my own, but I can absolutely confirm it did not! Doesn't mean I don't think people should have them or enjoy them, it's just never been my cup of tea. ;)
With that said, we are beyond amazed at our family and friends' creativity in planning co-ed quad parties with a Texas country flair!! We are excited to see the results and be able to celebrate with all our friends, guys and gals, without any games, tea sandwiches or pink and blue accessories. Which means I'm one happy mamma.
More updates and new ultrasound photos to come mid-week with our next doctor's appointment. Hope y'all have a stellar Sunday!