Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tired, but Proud

First of all--thanks for all of the comments on the baby bottles.
I have no idea what a 'set' is for the breast feeding (and I had to look up phlanges)?? What does this mean? What do I need to go buy? My god, I'm clueless.
I feel like I've researched just about everything endlessly except how to actually FEED the babies. Well, at least I've got some time to figure it out and you marvelous ladies to help me along.

Anyway, it's been a fun, albeit exhaustive, holiday weekend. Since we spent the night with relatives on Thanksgiving night, it has taken me two full days to recuperate. I was hesitant to sleep in someone else's bed given that sleep doesn't come so easily these days, but I wanted to spend more time with our family during these last child-free days that we all have.
I won't say it was a mistake, but it was exactly as I'd feared: a too-soft bed. That will do me in on a non-pregnant day with my lower back problems. Now with being heavily pregnant, I almost burst into tears when we got in bed because I knew how much pain I would be in from sleeping in this bed.
Normally in the morning I have an amazing amount of energy, but the morning after sleeping in this bed, I felt like I'd been hit by a bus. But what can you do? You smile and say, "yes, just fine" when they ask you how you slept.
We have a nice, firm mattress. Some might call it hard. It is perfect for me and the rest of the weekend I have visited it often in the afternoon to get an extra nap in. I love my bed. I love being back home.

Chicken has done so much to help out around the house--she has full Chicken nesting going on and it's amazing! She is a non-stop cleaning machine and has taken full advantage of my exhaustive state this weekend to throw out a lot of things. Normally, I would balk and want to be in control of this process, but honestly I am so tired I don't care enough anymore. Throw it out! She love hearing me say those words.

This morning was the first morning I felt remotely back to my normal self and we took advantage of my energy to make a quick run to BuhByeBebe for some returns. Then, we walked down to the West Village to meet a friend for brunch, followed by a lesiurely walk through the WV and on to the East Village on our way home.
The day was perfect with the sun shining and people out and about in the parks and on the sidewalks. I felt so thankful that I am having such a healthy twin pregnancy.

I am slowing down so much these days and I feel incredibly proud of myself when I can walk 2.7 miles in one afternoon! Granted, I was about to pee my pants by the time we got home, I needed a nap and I haven't left the house since...but STILL.
I'm 28 weeks and I'm still walking all over this city and I'm damn proud of myself. Tired, but proud.

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend!


SupersammyG said...

Sorry to be so vague. I too was clueless untill I had the stuff infront of me. The set I was talking about is for pumping not breast feeding. I would guess you only need your boobs for the breast feeding so you should be all set in that department. As for the pumping. The pump has tubes that come out of it which attatch to the equipment that you actually put on your boobs and collect milk into. There are three parts (at least with medela pumps)the phlange (the plastic thing that you put your boob in) the valve which attatches to the phlange, and the bottle screws to the phlange over the valve. With the hospital grade pumps you have 2 of each of these (one for each breast). You need a clean set of all of these parts each time you pump and it all needs to be sterilized every 24 hrs. I found it to be completly impossible to get by with the set that came with the pump and I didn't even have a baby in the house to deal with for the first 2.5 months. You can get the extra parts at bru and they are not expensive. Also see if your dr will write you a perscription for the pump most insurance companies will pay for it. Hope that is more clear.

tireegal68 said...

You go, girl! You should be proud! And thanks to your blog, I now know what kind of baby bottles to get! Woohoo! Keep on walking, girl!

AdventuresInBabyMaking said...

Damn! That's pretty incredible. I'm so happy to hear that you're progressing so well, even this far into it! :)


Keely said...

It was such a beautiful day! I am glad that you & Chicken got to enjoy it. Sounds like things are going along wonderfully!

reproducinggenius said...

I had the same miserable experiences sleeping in beds that were not my own. I'm glad you have recovered! and I'm super impressed with your obility right now. Keep it up, woman! said...

I'm glad you got to spend some time with the fam but even more glad you are back in your own bed!

I love walking and I can imagine what a beautiful day in the city it was. Jealous. Glad you and Chicken got out together and how cute is she being all nesty!?!