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November 30, 2009

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Tired, but Proud

First of all–thanks for all of the comments on the baby bottles.

I have no idea what a ‘set’ is for the breast feeding (and I had to look up phlanges)?? What does this mean? What do I need to go buy? My god, I’m clueless.
I feel like I’ve researched just about everything endlessly except how to actually FEED the babies. Well, at least I’ve got some time to figure it out and you marvelous ladies to help me along.

Anyway, it’s been a fun, albeit exhaustive, holiday weekend. Since we spent the night with relatives on Thanksgiving night, it has taken me two full days to recuperate. I was hesitant to sleep in someone else’s bed given that sleep doesn’t come so easily these days, but I wanted to spend more time with our family during these last child-free days that we all have.
I won’t say it was a mistake, but it was exactly as I’d feared: a too-soft bed. That will do me in on a non-pregnant day with my lower back problems. Now with being heavily pregnant, I almost burst into tears when we got in bed because I knew how much pain I would be in from sleeping in this bed.
Normally in the morning I have an amazing amount of energy, but the morning after sleeping in this bed, I felt like I’d been hit by a bus. But what can you do? You smile and say, “yes, just fine” when they ask you how you slept.
We have a nice, firm mattress. Some might call it hard. It is perfect for me and the rest of the weekend I have visited it often in the afternoon to get an extra nap in. I love my bed. I love being back home.

Chicken has done so much to help out around the house–she has full Chicken nesting going on and it’s amazing! She is a non-stop cleaning machine and has taken full advantage of my exhaustive state this weekend to throw out a lot of things. Normally, I would balk and want to be in control of this process, but honestly I am so tired I don’t care enough anymore. Throw it out! She love hearing me say those words.

This morning was the first morning I felt remotely back to my normal self and we took advantage of my energy to make a quick run to BuhByeBebe for some returns. Then, we walked down to the West Village to meet a friend for brunch, followed by a lesiurely walk through the WV and on to the East Village on our way home.
The day was perfect with the sun shining and people out and about in the parks and on the sidewalks. I felt so thankful that I am having such a healthy twin pregnancy.

I am slowing down so much these days and I feel incredibly proud of myself when I can walk 2.7 miles in one afternoon! Granted, I was about to pee my pants by the time we got home, I needed a nap and I haven’t left the house since…but STILL.
I’m 28 weeks and I’m still walking all over this city and I’m damn proud of myself. Tired, but proud.

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend!