Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's the Final Countdown!

In honor of this post please enjoy a little gem from 1986.

We have a date scheduled for the girls to arrive!  November 1st - 11/1/11 - around noon.  This is also All Saints Day, CLEARLY an indication that they will be perfect angels.  We just need them to stay put for about 8 days and 17 hours (from the time I'm writing this)......not that I'm counting.

I know I should be enjoying these final days of rest and relaxation before they get here because I'll never know peace and quiet again, but that is near impossible.  I'm ready to have them here and be out of this bed.  The countdown is ON.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Warning: this image may not be appropriate for the eyes of all readers...

...because I'm officially enormous. 

Granted, there are close to 11 lbs of babies in there and who knows how much fluid and other bodily things to go along with each one.  We've made it to 32 weeks.  Now the goal is to get to 34 and see where to go from there.  I have high hopes we can do it.  Does anyone have a time machine I can borrow?  That would help.  If you have never had an extended stay in the hospital, I will tell you that time goes by at half the rate of normal time.  Last weekend Mom, Anna Ruth, and Frances came to keep me company.  That kept me entertained worked as a time machine of sorts.  Frances is still the cutest thing ever and she charmed everyone who came in the room.

The girls are all still doing well.  Irene and Brooks are weighing in at at estimated 4 lbs each and little peanut Anna is weighing in at an estimated 2 lbs 10 oz.  While she's small, she is growing and all of her daily testing looks pretty good, so we are very happy with the progress.  

That's all for now.  I have important things to get back switching which side I'm laying on in the hospital bed and watching Gossip Girl.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Things I Don't Understand

Before I get to the pointless discussion, a quick baby update.  We are at 31 weeks 3 days.  Things are going well and all the babies are looking healthy.  I'm starting to learn what contractions feel like and usually have some every day, but nothing they aren't able to stop with medicine if needed.

My food situation is much better and I'm back on an almost normal diet with the ability to have food brought in from the outside.  The ladies from "dietary" know me as the girl who likes cheese.  This is because next to everything I mark on my menu I write "add cheese! :)".  I think the smiley face does the trick.

I'm sorry the weather has been so awful for all of you lately.  75 degrees and sunny must be tough to face every day.   But don't worry about me.  There is a tree outside my window and I like to count the number of leaves that have turned brown each day.  It's fascinating....seasons changing right before my eyes.  Much better than actually experiencing the weather physically, really.

Here is my tree.  Unfortunately it is hard to see through the window and blinds with the camera.  But there are about 50 brown leaves today and there were only 5 on Sunday.

On to things I don't understand:

1.  The lady who ran the marathon at 39 weeks pregnant and then had her baby
More power to her, I guess.  Maybe I'm just jealous because I couldn't run two miles before I got pregnant and now I get winded just by heaving myself out of bed.  I cannot even imagine how or why she did that.  She doesn't even look like she just ran a marathon OR like she just gave birth.  Anna Ruth - please do not get any ideas for the future.

2.  The person who found my blog by Googling "90 year old butts"
Per my google stats, someone googled that phrase and it led them to my blog.  Whomever you are:  Did you find what you were looking for?  And what were you looking for exactly? Is this a fetish?  Are you approaching 90 soon and want to know what you can expect?  I really, really need to know more.  Being a good investigator, I had to google it myself.  Interesting results in the images...not what you would expect. 
Like this:

And this:

3.  Why PetsMart is selling crochet dog toys by Martha Stewart
Apparently these have been out for a while but I am just now aware of their existence.  Maybe all the other dogs in the world aren't like ours who completely destroy their toys within minutes - heads torn off, limbs removed, and stuffing strewn all over the house.  I saw an ad on TV that promoted the intricate stitching of these toys.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say these are a huge waste of money.

4. How anyone in their right mind can stand this Sonic commercial
No explanation needed.  As soon as that "weeellllll" starts I go insane.

Now you know what I spend all my time thinking about.  Please still be my friend.