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Week 25
~ Better than Last Week

This week is significantly less exciting than last week. I took the fluconazole pill my doctor gave me for the yeast infection. It didn't go away, so I took another, per her directions. Forty-eight hours after that pill, I was still a little itchy, and still having abnormal discharge, so I am not totally sure if it worked or not. Today was only itchy in the morning, and the discharge, while some of it looked like it has been looking, the rest looked clear to milky white, which I think is how it's supposed to look. I hope that means it's clearing up, and I've been making sure to "air" out my area, just to avoid further issues. I really ought to eat more yogurt to combat the problem, but it's not something I tend to crave right now.

Work is still pretty busy. I'm getting to the point where I just don't want to go in anymore. I actually have a pretty good time where I work, because my coworkers and I get along and there is lots of joking around, but I've been sleeping less and less lately, so I'm more and more tired on the job. I drank nearly a pot of coffee by myself last night (I know, I know! I feel bad about it, but they were moving around so much and I was falling asleep, I needed a pick me up, too!) just to keep my eyes open. This morning Tony and I went to sleep around 3:30 am (normal has been 4 am lately), but woke up at 6:30 to go to the bathroom. Then every hour to hour and a half I had to get up again. Also, I wake up with stomach aches because my belly pulls down to the side if I don't prop it up with a pillow, or I get back aches from sleeping on my back, though I try to not do that because I know it's not good for me. I would like to go out on maternity leave now, except that I'm not sure anymore if I will be returning to work later.

Tony asked me the other night what I wanted to do about daycare because his mother was going to watch the twins. My folks won't watch them on a regular basis because they both work and don't really have the time. His mom stays home and can watch them there, but they live an hour away from us - or half hour from where we work. She smokes, as well, but it's her house and she's doing us a favor, so I really don't want to say anything about how the children will smell when we pick them up. She suggested we drop them off before work, then she will bring them to my parents' house (where we reside) when it's time for them to go to bed, that way the cost of driving is split, and we can have a family member watch them, rather than someone from outside. My mom didn't want to talk about it the other night, so I guess I have to wait to discuss it with her when it gets closer to delivery time, but I feel like she won't want to put them down or be available to wake up if they need her every night. She finished having kids a long time ago, and doesn't want to raise mine (she doesn't have the energy I do, anyhow!). We can't afford a regular daycare, even if we wanted to do that, because it would cost more than I bring home, so it'd be the same if I just stayed home anyway. I told her that I would prefer to stay home and raise them, and we can do that on Tony's income alone, but not if we are paying rent (so, implying that we would have to continue to stay with them for a while longer). I don't think she would mind us living with them for a bit longer, but I know that Tony and I don't want to mooch forever, and they don't want us to mooch forever either! I pray things work out so that we can live on Tony's income alone, with a place to ourselves.

So, that's about it. I am exhausted all the time, worried about money and daycare, and I have to go pee a lot. Oh, the joys of pregnancy!

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