Today is our one year anniversary...all week we have been saying "last year at this time we would be on the beach". I always thought we would go back to Jamaica soon but I'm pretty sure that trip won't be happening for a LONG time!
Just when I was ready to celebrate being over morning sickness it has started creeping back up on me!!??! The past two mornings I have struggled keeping breakfast down. It has been no where near as bad as it was in the beginning but just noticeable enough for me to complain about it:)!
We haven't had anyone go through the house yet...even though it has only been a week it's discouraging. This too will work itself out in time however I'm afraid Jacob will get stuck getting the house ready for showings all by himself if I do go on bed rest soon....which speaking of bed rest--still against going into the hospital that early however you would be surprised at how out of breath and tired I get just from walking up or down the stairs. The amount of things I'm able to do during a day are quickly getting smaller and smaller!
This morning when i woke up I walked downstairs to start some breakfast and noticed that my heart rate was extremely high. I sat down for a minute hoping it would slow down but it didn't. It was as high as 180 bpm! I know my heart is working extra hard to pump blood through my body and the that of all 5 babies but this had me really concerned. I considered myself to be in pretty good shape before becoming pregnant and even after a hard workout I've nAfter lying down for about an hour or so it finally came down and I have been fine since. And not to worry mom, its definitley something I will mention to the doctor when we go Tuesday. :)
We met with our realtor today and officially put our house up for sale!!! Its exciting however nerve racking at the same time--kinda like everything else we are going through. We would be able to get by in this house for a few years however ideally would like to have 4 bedrooms and more space for all the baby "stuff" that is about to bombard our house. We are hoping to sell this house, and build new. Plans never seem to go as planned though so who knows what will end up happening!
In the meantime we have started getting the spare bedroom ready for the babies just incase we do end up staying here. We know I won't be able to help much longer so we are trying to get as much done as early as possible.
Its hard to believe that the babies could be here as soon as 4 months already!!
It's the first week of summer and we are already getting the room ready for when the babies come home. I hate to admit it but I know I am going to be on bed rest before too long so we want to get as many decisions made while we are both able to go out and check things out. We picked out paint yesterday and starting organizing all the clothes which have been given to us in bins labeled with sizes. Next we have to get the spare bedroom cleaned out and find places to store everything that is in there now! I will post pictures of the room as we make progress on it :)
We are pretty excited to know the gender of at least 3 of them...hopefully we can determine the other two at our next appointment.
I have still been getting sick pretty often--more so in the evenings now than any other time of day. Since switiching off my pre-natal vitamins I have been doing better in the morning and thankful for that! I still find it hard to eat the recommended 5,000 calories however do a pretty good job at getting close on days I can hold everything down. You would think it would be enjoyable to just continually eat and not worry about
I anticipate being really bored this summer having to rest as much as possible so this blog might be my best outlet for entertainment!
I want to be able to remember the first time I felt them kick or when I FINALLY stopped getting sick--which I hope is soon! Plus, I will miss hearing from all of you and will be in need of you support as the big day gets closer!
Today we are anxiously waiting for our appointment tomorrow--I will be sure to update the appointment page with all of the pictures and info. Keep your fingers crossed for more good news:)
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.