Thursday, November 25, 2010
I received a post card in the mail the other day for an arts & crafts show at The Pearl S. Buck House. This little holiday postcard made me sit still for a moment and shed a few tears. It was a craft show that Kreg and I attended a few years back that initiated our application to adopt. We've had an amazing journey so far in trying to create a family and I will forever have a place in my heart for the little Korean baby and Chinese baby girl that are probably being placed right now with loving parents.
I said goodbye to my Lutron friends and my cozy workspace yesterday. It was an odd feeling and I am still curious what types of projects/activities I will come up with while resting at home. I will shift gears for the time-being and close down the planning worksheets, budget spreadsheets, and powerpoint presentations to open up unread books with paper pages and possibly pick up some knitting needles.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday we had our 24 week ultrasound. Everyone looks good! They all have normal heartbeats, are growing at the same rate (which is great news), and are in the 63rd percentile in weight (for singletons!). They are all about 1 pound and 8 or 9 ounces each.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
It seems the doctors were right. At 24 weeks I MUST slow down. I'm simply too big haul myself to and from work without feeling labored breath or just flat out exhaustion. The books say that a triplet 24 weeks is like a singleton 34 weeks. I can't imagine what I will look like 2 months from now!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Kreg was a tad stressed this past Sunday. I think he's feeling the pressures of becoming a daddy to triplets and the preparation for their arrival can be daunting. Well, later that night I felt baby boy "B" kicking ... A LOT. It was stronger than usual and I called Kreg over to feel my belly. Kreg put his hand where baby boy "B" is and felt the kick of one of his babies for the first time. It was exciting and so well-timed. Thanks "B".
This past weekend my family threw a baby shower for us. It was wonderful. It was great to see so many faces of friends and family and to celebrate the pending arrival of these three babies. I don't have very good pictures of the shower yet, but here are the centerpieces that Steph & Vanessa put together. So sweet!
Thanks Mom, Lita, Laura, Steph & Nessa for going above and beyond to make Saturday so special. Also thanks to all of the guests -- it's amazing how generous everyone has been. Hugs!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
It's countdown at work and I have 1 week and 3 days left. Basically, I won't be returning after Thanksgiving and will be on disability at home. What a bizarre concept for me to get my head around. I enjoy running at full throttle, but suppose this will force me to slow down and make sure these babies stay in there as long as possible. I should enjoy the "rest" since chaos is just around the corner.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I just love these retro wooden lamps for the nursery. "Noah's Ark" is from when I was a child, the "Toy Soldier" is something I picked up at an antique shop a few years ago, and "The Parade of 3" is a lamp my dear friend Stephie just gave me from when she was little. ps- I made up the names