The baby shower was really nice; I didn't freak out or qualify everything I said with "if these babies make it." Which, you know, would be kind of a bummer to everyone around me.
We purposely didn't register for any blue things on some advice I got from a co-worker. He said that when people found out he was having a girl, EVERYONE bought him pink things unless they specifically got it off he and his wife's baby registry. DH and I? Blue out the wazoo. And two of everything clothing-wise.
I had a good time, got to see some of my high school friends and some aunts that I haven't seen in a few years.
The rest of the trip, it seemed like DH and I were running around trying to see everyone. Oh, and it was his Dad's birthday and our 11 year (wow) anniversary.
I got reacquainted with sweet tea (ahhh, I LOVE sweet tea). But found out that I couldn't drink it; it either didn't agree with me, or I drank it too fast and then lost my dinner/lunch/whatever. I'm sure that was for the best anyway, as caffeine is supposed to be at a minimum. I just got DH to order some and I would take a few sips from his glass.
In other news, I had an u/s last Wednesday and the boys seem to be doing well. Both are in the 95% for weight: aprox 2.5 pounds each! [which reminds me, if you don't follow Mermaid's blog, go over there and give her some bloggy love. Her twins were born just under 28 weeks due to a failure to thrive. They seem to be holding their own, but I cannot even imagine what a stressful experience this must be for her and her DH.]
News like this makes me even more grateful for how well this pregnancy seems to be going.
I have been having a lot of practice contractions. In fact, I am at home from work today because I just wanted to monitor how things were going. I have to call the Dr's office if I get more than 4 contractions an hour. Last night before I went to bed I was up to 3 an hour. I drank a HUGE glass of water and went to bed. And then proceeded to get up every hour to pee. When I got up this morning, I was having contractions again, so I decided to monitor and see if they got more frequent. They seem to have settled down now. I think I only had one or two in the past few hours. I think I miss most of them because they are really so mild. The ones last night were nothing to be trifled with. They made me rather nauseous.
So, I'm hoping for the best and trying to take it easy today. I think all will be OK, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I may have to take off time from work earlier than I want to in order to keep contractions at bay. That wouldn't be so bad if we won the lottery....