If we were carrying a single, I'd be celebrating crossing the halfway mark of pregnancy. I know I'd be excited, but honestly, I'm more excited to know that I am actually less than 16w from a full term twin delivery. I'm not counting down, but it is nice to feel like I am over the hump as it is.
A note on sneezing: I have finally found a way to sneeze that lessens the uterine pain (thank goodness!) I sneeze 3 and 4 times in a pop, several times a day, and the pain was actually pretty nasty. But, if I bury my head in a pillow when I sneeze, the pain is highly mitigated. Yay! Some relief!
The stricter bedrest is going well. Just laying around, LOL. One of my knees has started bothering me; I think I slept on it in a funny way. I kept an ice pack on it last night which helped. I also had my 5th P17 shot yesterday morning and it hurt like hell. I think that the position I was in wasn't the greatest for less pain. But, on a positive note, it only hurt for the injection and the injection site was fine about 20 minutes later. So, perhaps it is a better position. Pain at the time but no soreness afterwards! (Or maybe my butt has just gotten used to it and wont be sore regardless, LOL.)
I looked over their baby books yesterday.... Read over the things we'd written after they were born... Remembered... There were tears and smiles. Peter looked over them with me and we shared some of our favorite moments of their labors and births. And we looked at Bobby and Maya's book and relived how much they have grown over the last 20w, from the opening shots of nonpregnant parents getting ready for ovulation to the recent pictures from last week of these perfect, long legged babies who like to spoon each other. Their book is so much thicker than Alexander's, whose book is thicker than Nicholas and Sophia's. When I first started their book, I had no idea what to do, so their book is so much plainer. I've wanted to redo it several times but havent been able to. Whenever I would start, I would find myself stalled... As though to change one thing would somehow diminish their book. But I plan on revisiting it after these babies are born. I dont plan on changing a lot, but putting their pictures on better pages and using scanned u/s pics instead of the real pictures, which I'd like to put in their box. So, we shall see...
Peter is getting ready for church... This will be my first missed one since the one right after the cerclage. I know that God isn't in a building and that we can worship the Divine wherever we are, so that mitigates the sadness of not going. It's more the socialization that I anticipate missing. But I know that Peter will do his best to socialize for the both of us, LOL! And, in the grand scheme of things, 4 months of not socializing isnt a big deal. We'll have years for that!
Peter opened the stroller. He was going to put it together but it was already together and wrapped in plastic, so he decided to leave it in the box. (I didnt even know he'd opened it until he told me.)
I've been sleeping a lot, which isn't great at night, since my sleep habits seem to be the same (a few hours and then some waking time, then more sleep). I think I may try to stay awake a little more during the day so that I can sleep a solid night (well, as solid as I can sleep with having to pee every 2-3 hours).
Perfect Peter is making breakfast, so I will go for now. Depending on where you are in the world, I hope you've either enjoyed your weekend or still are!