Sunday, August 17, 2008

18w3d

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.







15 comments:

Antigone said...

I'm sorry I missed you guys, but glad I got to meet all of you for SATC.

Anatomy scan next week?

BB and MTB said...

OOoooo, what a lovely twin baby belly!! And wow, you can feel them moving around already?

Good for you for working on the nursery... you never know what will happen in your last trimester. You could be laid up on the sofa with chocolate ice cream and A Baby Story for 3 months!!!!

Amanda said...

love the green!!!

Io said...

Oh! I love the colors - especially the green on the wall. That is fantastic. And your belly! It's so big! Yippee.

Jen said...

You look sooo big. But I mean that in a good way!

And yes, you are totally organized but I understand - and maybe it was K&G's experience too that is influencing you to get stuff done sooner than later...

Jen said...

You look sooo big. But I mean that in a good way!

And yes, you are totally organized but I understand - and maybe it was K&G's experience too that is influencing you to get stuff done sooner than later...

Maria said...

You look wonderful!! I love all the colors but I'm partial to the blue. I like blue for both boys and girls and really want to do my nursery in blue. So you don't have to listen to me, I'm not impartial.

I think it's good to get it all done early, less to worry about later.

nancy said...

I haven't even begun to think of the nursery. Ugh.

But wow on the belly! and good job on the nursery being started.

Rhonda said...

i am not copying Amanda's blog comment - it is just coincidence!

i love the green, too!

Gibson Twins said...

I love the light blue! It would work for boys/girls or the perfect pair (boy/girl)! Or you could do two nurseries (don't laugh- I actually have two nurseries one in lavendar and one in light blue, and set up and decorated identical lol).

You are doing great so far! Keep up the good work!

Laura said...

Great belly picture! I am impressed with how much you've gotten done already. I like all the colors - especially the green.

Amanda said...

I'm with you on the early prep. My goal has always been to have everything ready by the end of my second trimester. And at 21 weeks I'm really glad I did because I'm already getting more uncomfortable and so easily winded.

I've also got to say that I just love your arched doorway!!!

Your belly looks so wonderful!!

Seth & Jill said...

Not to rain on the parade, but you know I couldn't resist throwing my two cents in. I love the green as well and its hard to tell by the picture, but if the room is connected to the bathroom you may want to consider painting in on a wall that leads directly to the bathroom where you can see both the wall and the countertops to make sure they don't clash. I absolutely love the tile you picked for the bathroom! It's beautiful and fun at the same time!

Lisa said...

The Babies are so cute! I am so excited for you guys! The Cribs are beautiful! Are you keeping the strips on the wall? I like the yellow wall paint if your sticking with one color. Good luck!!

Lisa said...

Aunt Char and Uncle Tom say Hi and they keep asking Debbie and Denise for updates! They send there love and they are really anxious for the babies.