One more week until the next OB appointment and ultrasound. Four weeks really tends to crawl these days. Being able to listen to Apply and Banana's little heartbeats at home definitely helps, but it isn't the same as seeing them.
Yesterday I went to a lovely brunch at Meg's house with some of the other ColoBloggers. It was good to see everyone as it has been awhile and we've had a few BFP's since the last time we got together. Afterwards, I picked up B and we went to pick out some possible paint colors for the nursery (more on that below). Then B and I went out to dinner with a friend.
Today we had brunch at my grandma's place. This is the first time I've seen her since I started showing, so that was fun. We showed her the latest ultrasound pictures (from 3 weeks ago), the ultrasound dvd and I even brought the doppler along so she could hear the heartbeats. I think she was pretty impressed with how far along technology has come. After brunch, we stopped to pick up a memory foam pad for the bed. My hips have started to hurt pretty bad at night, so I'm hoping a little extra padding will help. Putting the 3 inch pad on top of our plush, pillow top mattress has made it nearly impossible for me to get into our bed. It is ridiculously high off the floor now, so this ought to be interesting. I hope it helps.
Here's my 18w3d belly picture.
Here are some pictures of the nursery and some colors we are considering. The room is connected to the other spare bedroom upstairs through a jack and jill bathroom. We picked out the counters and back splash in the bathroom with kids in mind hoping that one day our kids would stand on stools to reach the sink to brush their teeth. We picked bright colors thinking it would be appropriate from early childhood all the way through the teen years until they leave the house (this is the bathroom that I used to take all of my shots for unsuccessful FET #2) So along those lines, we were thinking bright colors for the nursery as well. These pictures show the nursery as the mostly clean slate it still is right now. B just painted a couple of squares with the samples we picked out on Saturday to see how they would look on the wall. I love the yellow and the green, but I'm still undecided about the blue.
I know for some, it might seem like it is a bit early to be working on the nursery. And I've had multiple people tell me how much further along I am with things than they are or were at this point. But we're having twins and to be honest, I'm just not sure how long my body will hold up this well. I want to get as much done as early as possible while I still have a little bit of energy left.