Thursday, December 20, 2012

28 Week Update (and other ramblings)

I'm almost two weeks late in posting this.  Sorry!  Time seems to have started moving faster and is getting away from me.  We have about 8 weeks to go, which is so crazy to think about.  It's getting down to crunch time, and we have so much left to do! 

First, my 28 week bump photo:

When I look in the mirror I don't think I look that big.  And then I see a photo of myself and it all makes sense - the reason for my aching back, swollen feet, and general feeling of exhaustion.  This carrying two babies thing is starting to take it's toll on me! 
Once again, everything went great at my 28 week appointment last Monday.  Baby boy finally seems to have outgrown his sister, with an estimated weight of 3 lb, 1oz.  Sister was estimated at 2 lb, 13 oz.  I walked out of there thinking, "weird, I have 6 pounds of baby in there and I still feel great!"  Yeah, I spoke too soon because that all seems to have gone downhill over the last week.  No major complaints, but I'm just generally feeling more uncomfortable and tired.  I no longer walk - I waddle :)
In other news:
We did it.  We repainted.  Or I should say Jeff repainted this weekend.  We just couldn't stand the baby blue hue the paint was taking on and found another paint that was a more definite grey that we were looking for.  I know those of you who commented thought it looked grey, but what I bet you will think differently when you see this comparison (the darker blocks is the new color):
So now that the painting is done and finally the color we want, we could get both cribs set up!

Still working on bedding and other furniture, so that's as far we have gotten so far.


I just accepted a new position at work this week.  It's a supervisory position that, of course, entails more responsiblity.  Not the best timing to be starting a new position, but that can't be helped.  I've basically been doing the same job for 6 years, so I'm very nervous about doing something new and different.  There will be a bit of a learning curve, but I know I have it in me to succeed.  I also feel like I will have people working alongside and above me who will all be great mentors to lean on.  And hey - with two babies on the way, more money is definitely a huge motiviation to take this on.


Sore subject.  Move on!  Seriously though, this has been a hot topic and source of disagreement in our household for a few weeks.  Long story short, I feel more comfortable sending them to a center (which will have better hours, more security, and will be more reliable).  Jeff wants to send them to an in-home and his only argument for that is it's cheaper.  Despite his objection, I went ahead and put a deposit down at a center in order to secure spots for them.  To please Jeff, I'm still going to look for in-homes, but felt like I needed them to have a spot somewhere in order to take some stress off me, and not put so much pressure on our search.  I still think it's going to be difficult to find an good in-home with two openings, but I guess you never know. 

I'd like to say I'll be back before Christmas, but since that's only 5 days away (how did that happen?!) I know that's probably unlikely.  So, I will wish you all Happy Holidays now!  Stay safe if you are traveling and enjoy your time with family and friends!



  1. I'm terrible but it just looks like a darker shade of grey over light grey. I bet the difference is more noticeable in person.

    So glad the babies are growing well. Wishing they weren't causing you so many aches and pain.

    Happy Christmas to you!

  2. You look wonderful, Jenny!!! It is crazy to think there's "6 lbs. of baby in there!"
    :) I thought of you the other day bc my mom's paint dried and she liked the color better as the days went on. Glad you like the new color!! Sending love and wishing you luck and peace with your decision on daycare! And of course, wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas!! LOVE your tree! Xoxox

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Jenny!! 2013 will be an amazing year! Hope you're feeling well! Xoxo

  4. I love the new color! And those cribs are so adorable! I can just picture two little bundles of joy sleeping side by side!!! So excited for you!! Happy new year!