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Week Twenty-Four
~ Are We There Yet?

This week has been pretty interesting. I had a muscle spasm in my left leg in the middle of the night. I just felt like I needed to stretch out, and ended up giving myself a "Charlie horse." I just started yelling "Shawn, Shawn ...". Poor guy, he said I scared him but I couldn't reach my leg to rub it and I didn't really know what was going on because I was still half asleep. The next day Shawn left for a conference in Sudbury where he stayed for two nights. I went out with some of the ladies from church to a friend's house to watch Prince of Egypt. I didn't think it was as good as people said but they had seen it on the big screen. I still enjoyed it, and having a night out sans kiddos smile.

My maternity clothes are starting to get too small already. I'm still happy as long as I have clean clothes to wear, even though it seems like I'm wearing the same three outfits all the time. I have a few favorites that are most comfortable.

I went to Amazon.com to look for books about having twins. They have quite a few. I'd like to order one but I'm not sure what currency the prices are listed in and don't want to get stuck with a big bill after the exchange rate. At least I have some titles to work with now.

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I'm getting tired of people asking me if we're finished having kids now. I don't understand why people think that five children is three or four too many. We would like to have seven. We're just waiting to see how things go. Maybe five will be enough; we just aren't ready to say we're finished. It's so permanent, and I'm only 24. It's a hard decision. We don't know whether to wait awhile and have the others later or have them close together or just be happy with what we've got. I think every parent knows what I'm talking about.

I had some contractions this week. I never went to the hospital or anything though. I figure if I went every time I had one of the early labour symptoms listed I'd be practically living there. I haven't passed anything that even remotely resembles blood or amniotic fluid so I'm not concerned. I've had Braxton-Hicks before and measuring eight weeks ahead of dates, it's no wonder my uterus might be thinking it needs to get practicing. I'm realizing that I need to slow down though. I did nursery at church today and came home sore and tired, and there were only four kids. One little boy wanted to sit on my lap while I was down on the floor and plopped down onto my belly. I think I may need to take an early leave from this area of church involvement. I feel bad but I know everyone will understand.

I have a doctor's appointment next week. I'm still seeing my family doctor and am not scheduled to see an OB till the middle of November. I hope he's not too concerned about the contractions, etc. I don't want to end up on some kind of drug because he's not used to dealing with this stuff or something.

I still weigh 155 lbs. I joke about hearing a sucking sound as I eat and my food is taken by the babies as fast as I can shovel it in. I'm trying to eat really well so we're all getting the best stuff for "body building".

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