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PG - 23 Weeks 2 Days - Mole Removal! Yuck! Baby Planning! Yeah!

Sorry I've been off the radar again. It's been busy with work and home stuff and the 3rd trimester tiredness started early. But I just had to post my update today. I had an emergency visit with my regular family doctor this morning as last night one of the moles on my back half fell off and started to bleed all over the place. I knew this mole on my back was beginning to become a problem, but I've been too busy (or tired) to add another doctor's visit to my plate. Well last night I had the worst heartburn of my life and I was trying to get out of my work clothes and I realized that the mole on my back was bleeding and hanging 1/2 off. I had Leo put me back together with some Neosporin and a band aid. I went off to the doctor this morning and my mind is at ease now. First off, it's gone. She cut it off for me. Second of all, she said that it's a normal occurance in pregnant ladies to have a mole become more of a lesion that bleeds and falls off. They …

PG - 22 Weeks 2 Days - Dewey Beach & Ultrasound Today

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One of my friends invited us at the last minute to come down to Dewey Beach, DE on Saturday and stay overnight to Sunday. I've never been there, so it was great fun even in the off season. It's also really close to Ocean City, MD and we have good friends there that had triplets a little over a year ago. Since these friends moved there right before the triplets were born, we hadn't seen the babies yet. So we visited with them Saturday afternoon and then met our other friends in Dewey at dinnertime. The next day, we went to the beach and took these pictures. I know I haven't posted any official "belly pics" yet, but these can give you an idea of how big I am these days. BTW, Phoebe took this pic. Isn't she a great photographer?



Here's a some cute pics of Phoebe on the beach too! She loves the beach (just like her Daddy!). She had to put her feet into the freezing water and take long walks on the beach with her Dad and pick up rocks along the way…

PG - 21 Weeks 4 Days - Busy At Work

I'm sorry I disappeared for so long again. I've been crazy busy at work and then when I'm not busy doing that, I've been very tired this week. To sum up the past few weeks: two weeks ago I felt horrible physically (big and pressure everywhere), last week I felt great, this week I'm tired and feel like I could keep sleeping for the rest of this pregnancy and still not have enough.

My birthday was Monday the 16th! I turned 38. Birthday's don't really bother me, but I think it's because mentally I forget I've aged. Sometimes I look at Leo, Phoebe and my belly and think, "I'm married? I have an 8-year-old? I'm having two boys? When did this all happen?" Even though "this has been all happening" over the past 15 years, it feels funny to look back. Life moves so quickly that it's odd to stop and look at what you've been doing.

I had a great birthday weekend though. Saturday we all cleaned the house, which was g…

Amazing Quote

I saw an amazing quote today on a bumper sticker on a car, believe it or not. I just looked it up online and I think I'd like to read it every day. I think it's profoundly changed the way I'm looking at things:
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
I was not surprised to see that it was Mahatma Gandhi who said this. I've always found him to be completely inspirational. This quote made me think so much of the things I do every day that I know no one pats me on the back for doing, and sometimes I want to cut corners in getting it done (or procrastinate, I'm really good at that!). It could be my mile long task list at work or the mile long task list for home, or the tasks I get done that never make it to any list at all. All the things we accomplish in one day need to be completed no matter how small. Now I need to go fold a load of laundry while I ponder this quote some more.

PG - 20 Weeks 2 Days - 5 Month OB Appt

I'm too tired to try to put together any belly pics tonight, but I'll tell you all about my 5 month OB visit. Everything is going great. My blood pressure was 110/64. We heard both the boys heartbeats with the handheld thingy. That was the first time that was used on me to monitor the boys. I talked to her about my aches and pains and she thinks everything is fine. She even said something I never thought of which was that height is at least on my side to be OK to have twins. She also talked to me about a patient she had that had triplets who was a little taller than me that went to 33 weeks. I felt good today, so I agreed with her. I think all the walking I've been doing lately has been helpful.

I also got my hair color touched up today, my hair trimmed and my eyebrows waxed. I feel like a new woman!!! So tomorrow I'll work on pics, I promise!!!

PG - 20 Weeks 1 Day - Vivid Dreams

As most pregnant women, I've been having very vivid dreams since early on. Funny thing is I've had very few dreams about babies. I don't think my brain can wrap itself around the fact that we will be bringing home two babies and not just one, so my brain isn't thinking much about babies yet. I only remember having two dreams about the babies. The first one was a direct result of the whole "octomom" thing. I dreamt I had to be knocked out for the delivery and when I came to, they told me I had 8 babies, I told them, "No. I was having two babies." They kept insisting that I had 8 babies in the NICU to go see. On the way to the NICU they changed their tune and said I had 4 babies (BTW, all even numbers! Even in my dreams I like even numbers!). I kept telling them, "No. I was having two babies." Then when I got to the NICU, they showed me my two boys and acted as if they never said there were any other babies. By the way, I didn&…

Celebrity Question

OK. I'm not that huge into celebrity gossip, but I just read the information on People magazine's website about the description of what happened in the Rihanna/Chris Brown altercation. I'm really confused about why she would go back to him. I mean I understand the whole psychology about why battered women go back to their abusers, but please!!!! If you step back and read what happened, can't she realize that this is a definite reason to break up with someone. It's a total relationship breaker. Even if he doesn't have any problems with abusing women in his future, if he ever did this to me, I could never have a relationship with him again.

PG - 19 Weeks 3 Days

Wow! It's so hard to believe I'll be 5 months along next week! Time is going by so quickly with Phoebe's activities, work being crazy busy and of course that nasty cold that is still making me congested and cough a lot.

But I'm back at work and things are starting to get back to normal. Leo called me a spaz this weekend, because I had so many important things with deadlines that were whooshing by. Phoebe's registration for her first ice skating competition was due on Saturday, she had her First Reconciliation at church on Saturday and my car registration and inspection had expired. We also had dentist appointments we had to cancel in January that I still hadn't rescheduled and work stuff was getting all backed up.

Between the weekend help that Leo was and having an unexpected snow day that wasn't that bad on Monday, and then two days in the office of not too many meetings, things are getting more manageable now. Saturday we left the house at 8:30 AM, …