It's been a while since I filled you in on the life and times of Colby and Clara, hasn't it? Well you'll be glad to know that they have been busier than ever, constantly poking and prodding me to make sure I haven't forgotten that they're in there. And it is because of these little active babies that I discovered a new purpose for my bladder - a trampoline! I am fairly certain that Colby is the culprit, and I fully intend to ground him for it when he's born.
But really, it has been so fun to watch and feel them move around. I did so much sitting around during the holidays that I had plenty of time to just watch and wait for one of them to make a move, and I was actually worried that once I went back to work, I would be too busy/distracted to notice or enjoy it. Apparently it was silly of me to think that, however, because I feel like I have been hosting a dance party in my stomach during just about every meeting I've sat through in the past couple of days!
I had my glucose test on Wednesday morning (yep, right after the holidays- special, right?) and I should know by the end of the day today if I passed or not, as well as whether or not I'm showing any signs of anemia. And for the medical update you're all wondering about, no, we haven't had another ultrasound yet, but will be going in for one on Monday afternoon. We appreciate your continued prayers for growth for both babies, but particularly for Clara to catch up with her brother.
In other news, we finally got started on preparing the nursery, thanks in no small part to the motivation of my sissy while she was in town last weekend. I would have been perfectly content to lounge worthlessly around the house in my pajamas, but she kept me in line and insisted that we be productive- God bless her.
In the short time that they were here, we:
- moved the treadmill out of the nursery and into the garage
- moved the extra desk into a guest room closet
- cleared out the closet in the nursery and redistributed its contents into other closets
- installed the ceiling fan
- set up one of the cribs (the other one has been ordered and is en route from Amazon!)
- went through several boxes of hand-me-down girls' clothes from my mom/older sister and organized them by size AND washed and hung up the newborn sizes
- did the same with the hand-me-down boy clothes, except washing/organizing them wasn't necessary because Allison had already taken care of that once Davis was done with them :)
We also set up Clara's bedding in the crib just to see what it looked like, and I am so happy with how it looks! We decided to get coordinating boy/girl paisley bedding, which Allison actually happened to pick out. I know what you're thinking, and yes, she is the most helpful sister ever created. And no, you cannot take her because I've already claimed her.
Here's a pic of both of the bedding sets:
So that's where we are so far! A big thank you to Allison for all of her help, especially when I know helping someone else prepare for a baby is the last thing she wants to be doing right now :o/ Hopefully I will get to return the favor soon, and in the meantime, I will just say thank you as much as I can!
Anyway, our next item on the to do list is picking out a glider... suggestions welcome, as are donations :) Hope you all have a great first weekend of 2013. Stay tuned for a 24-week bump update on Monday!