Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Odds and Ends

Sydney had her big birthday party this weekend at the local bounce house place.  She had a fantastic time.  Most of my family and Tony's family were able to come to Amarillo for the party which was really wonderful for all of us.  The theme she picked for her party was "The Backyardigans," which is a cartoon on Nick Jr. for those of you who don't know.  The pictures are all still on the camera I think, so I will try to download some at a later date.  We also just got this super cool new camcorder that is about the size of a small digital camera and is super easy to use. I will try to put some of the video on if I can figure it out.  If you're looking for a great gift to give for Christmas, I would highly recommend this little camera.
We also purchased a new vehicle for our growing family this weekend: on Ebay.  And the whole transaction just went great!  We didn't get a great "deal," but we also didn't get ripped off by a dealer.  We paid what Edmunds said it should be worth.  Tony had to fly to Memphis, TN on Sunday to pick it up and drive it home.  It was as described and completing the paperwork went great.  So if you ever wondered what kind of person would buy a car on Ebay, we would!
At my doctor's appt. yesterday I got my movements restricted. I am officially on "modified bedrest."  This means for the next seven weeks I am only supposed to do things that are necessary- and apparently my weekly trips to Walmart are not "necessary."  I can take Sydney to school, but I can't run my usual errands after I drop her off.  I can take care of simple household tasks, but no laundry and no cooking.  I don't have to be in my bed 24/7, but I do have to lay down as much as possible.  This was prompted by some pretty serious contraction action I have been experiencing since 3:30 in the morning on Thursday.  Tony put me on restricted duty on Thursday until I saw my doctor yesterday and we heard what he had to say. And I must say, it really has helped.  I feel better, not as many contractions, and definitely less stressed and more relaxed.  So today I made a lot of lists. And a list for my lists.  If I can't do it myself, I will make lists so I can try to be sure someone else knows what needs to be done.  I think I am on my eighth list at the moment.  I am sure there are more to follow.  Hopefully this "modified bedrest" will do the trick and I will not need to be placed on full bedrest or the next step which is hospital bedrest.  We only have seven very short weeks to go before 34 weeks which is when my doctor will be okay with the boys making their debut.  


Holly said...

Good news is I can call and check on you and maybe get to talk!!! Talk to you soon. Sorry about the bedrest :(

Monica said...

Be very careful with yourself and seriously do REST. You need those babies to cook a lot a longer. My friend had a single baby at 34 weeks earlier this year and even for the one baby pregnancy it really was very early and with twins they'd be even smaller. I will pray that you are able to make it till atleast 36 weeks.
Hang in there!