Friday, July 31, 2009

I stayed home today

because I could. I actually woke up with a sore throat and headache, but it went away after a few more hours of sleep. I can't remember the last time I didn't go to work. It's strange being home alone on a weekday...

Last night we went to our first child birth class. It was rather full of expectant mom's and their partners, mostly husbands and/or boyfriends. We were the ones with the due date out the farthest. I always try to plan ahead, and certainly didn't want to miss being able to take the class if I was put on bed rest, so I thought it better to go early.

When we told the people at our table about having twins they were all really excited, and felt that it was really neat. I guess we're finally there, but it's much different when you're the one actually going through it. I remember thinking too before all of this "Two at once, then we're done!" but that really doesn't hold true. I think given the circumstances, we're extremely happy to be here, we never thought we would be. I don't think that either of us thought the IVF cycle would work. I know for sure I didn't. So to be in a position where it in fact did work, and worked well, means that we're really excited, and happy. It just was a shock and took us a lot longer to get excited then an outsider!

A lot of the information of course is geared towards singleton pregnancies, but since there is another woman in the class pregnant with twins the instructor tries to point out some of the differences and talk about what could potentially happen, or change with a twin pregnancy. The rest of the room gasped when she said that there are times where there's an hour between delivery of the twins. A friend of my from high school, there with his girlfriend, looked at me and said "Good luck!"

We did learn a few new things and the best by far was the hip squeeze. Very nice. Basically involved Mike using both his hands to squeeze my hips back to where they should be. I can't even describe how nice it felt. What was even better though was that he did it again this morning, without asking.

The other thing that I picked up on last night, was that my body thinks it's about 4 weeks ahead of where it actually is, which is why a lot of twin pregnancies don't make it much further than 36/37 weeks.

On another note, we're getting used to the quiet house without Candy. I can't say that any of us like it all that much, but we'll get used to it. We've talked about another dog, but not yet. Perhaps in the spring, or summer of next year, and then again who knows. I would certainly like to make it through the winter and the rest of this pregnancy without having to worry about another animal to take care of.