We are adjusting to having twins. And yes, I do know it's still early and all that stuff, but things are looking great and there's no reason to think otherwise, so I'm thinking that come July 1, we'll be the proud and sleep deprived parents of twins.
Oh. My. God(dess).
As my mom and dad said, it's one thing to think you're having twins and quite another to know it. So Dave and I decided also when we were both wide awake on Monday night around 2 am.
We are obviously really excited, but there are issues. Like, neither of our current cars can hold two rear facing infant car seats, much less two rear facing infant car seats, a 5 year old in a booster seat and a dog. That problem was actually resolved fairly quickly by at least identifying that the 2004 Honda Odyssey (ahem, minivan) is holding up very well for a used car and is very reasonably priced on Car Max.
We also need to get moving on this remodel. The timing and the financial situation are actually really good right now if 1) we can figure out the best financing option and 2) find a contractor willing to let us buy some of our own material at a cheaper price and do some of the work ourselves. And we also have to find a place to live for a couple of months since they will be adding a second story and our house won't have a roof. Yikes.
And then, what is most concerning to me, is making sure I do not go into preterm labor. I've had friends who have had months of preterm labor and bedrest and premature twins and friends who kicked booty and, although were majorly uncomfortable, had very healthy babies. I'm wanting to be like option #2. I've already ordered a few books and am surfing the web and the med journals for info. Basically, my preliminary conclusions are that 1) I need to gain a substantial amount of protein based weight to help my uterus grow and 2) I need to take some serious calcium supplements. I know that freaking out about pretern labor may seem a wee bit early, but what I'm seeing is that the recommendations are a 20 lb weight gain by 22 weeks. And at 7 weeks, considering I've lost a few pounds, it seems like I ought to be paying attention to what I'm eating.
In any case, HOLY COW, I'm still a bit freaked out! We're excited! Yes, we are!! But there are a few things to do before we give birth. And this doesn't even include the two research papers, book chapter, and the NSF grant I want to get out before I give birth.
But as my new guru Oprah says, you can only do one thing at a time. So don't freak yourself out about how many things you need to do. You can only take one step at a time. While you're running, screaming down the street.