Friday, January 12, 2007

Beached whale

People seem to love the pics of our furbaby, here's another one. Here he's doing his squirrel/bunny impersonation while licking his chops. Intially it was called a squirrel act, but today he hopped like a bunny while on his hind legs. He's just too cute for words.

Is it possible for the babies to have a major growth spurt overnight? All of a sudden, I’m feeling extremely huge and the acid reflux is back with a vengeance. When I sit up, my belly touches my thighs and I can feel the baby kick on my leg. Their movements now shake my entire body. And I’m so out of breath! Who knew lying on a couch all day could be so taxing. Too bad, the couch in the family room is hurting my back. I think I’ve sunk the cushion and it doesn’t give very good support anymore. Before you think I’m the size of a beached whale, I’ll have you know that I’ve gained ½ pound in 2 weeks. I know I’ve got to eat more, but there’s really no more room. And whatever I do eat, comes back and haunts me as acid reflux.

I’m glad it’s Friday. Mike will be around to help me up. Believe it or not, it’s hard to get up by myself. First I roll over to my side and then push myself up. Unfortunately, I pulled something and now my shoulder hurts so now I’ve got to think of another way to get up.

I bought some diapers online and they arrived today. I’d never thought about order diapers through Amazon, but I came across a BabyCenter posting saying it was a great deal. Sounds pretty good to me and I confirmed it with my sister (who had already placed an order). It’s for Huggies, spend $99 and get $30 off, not to mention the free shipping and no tax. The drawback was they didn’t have newborn sizes but I got a few boxes of size 1-2 and 3. I got about 300-400 diapers. That’ll last me about a week, right?

And before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to tell you about a really cool looking show airing this weekend. The National Geographic Channel has a series called ‘In the Womb’. The first show was about a single baby, followed by animals (elephant, dog and a dolphin) and now they have multiples. Here’s a synopsis of the upcoming show -

“The process by which multiples develop in the womb is fraught with complications and dangers. But, it is also a fascinating world where humans first interact with their siblings before entering the world outside the uterus. "In the Womb: Multiples" follows the development of double-egg twins, sometimes called fraternals, and identical or single-egg twins. We also follow the development of triplets and a very rare set of identical quads in their quest for survival. Using revolutionary 4D scans, we witness unique footage of multiple fetuses interacting with each other before birth: reaching, touching, fighting and even engaging in game-playing that can continue after they are born. Ultimately, "In the Womb: Multiples" tells us not only about the extremes of human reproduction but the limits of human design.”

Set your Tivo for Sunday, January 14th at 8pm.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Pepper misses the furbaby too! Oliver must be channeling Pepper because she does that exact stance too! It sounds like you are getting really close. I'm super excited. Talk to you soon.