Monday, 23 January 2006

Amnio results are in!

Everything is normal :) Of course, we knew it would be, but it's great to know. The other more interesting news is we now know they are 2 boys! We were hoping for one of each (as everyone does I guess) but hey, what you gonna do? We're a bit disappointed, but I'm sure we'll get over it :) Just happy they not Downs :D

Sunday, 15 January 2006

Liam's farewell party

Caught up with Frog and Josh tonight. Josh has put on a lot of weight, didn't even recognise him at first! He is Seren's husband's cousin, into hip hop and a bit eccentric in his views. I have been trying to find the name of this female aussie vocalist for ages Josh, being a "music encyclopedia" (as Liam calls him), picked it as Missy Higgins straight up! He had his ipod and a Missy Higgins song right there so I could confirm! Legend, now I can get some of her music.

Liam leaves tomorrow, I haven't spent much time with him, partly coz I've been busy, but mostly coz I've outgrown him. He's still going out and trying to pick up and living the old lifestyle. I'm a married man with kids on the way, just a different stage of life! I didn't tell him any of this of course...perhaps one day I will?

I gave my number to Frog, he said he'd ring, hope he does, he's not a bad bloke.

My likes and dislikes

mangoes, smell of clean sheets, smell of bunnie's perfume, timing something well, raining when I'm inside, salt and pepper squid, quick downloads, genuine smiles, belly laughs, uncontrollable laffs, getting a park right outside, farting, a good crap, unique ppl.

bills, psoriasis, burnt food, mozzies, ants inside, sick pets, other ppl's farts, too much chilli, going back to work after holidays, deadlines, tailgaters, aussie singers with american accents, being grumpy and not snapping out of it, dental pain, boring ppl, being bored.

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

Had amnio today + Bella sick

It's all over, the amnio is finally over, but not without some dramas. Bunnie was very upset on the table, of course, with Bella in hospital (see below) it was just too much. But we got through it, no incidents, no spontaneous abortion or anything nasty like that. Now we wait 10-21 days for the results. Dr Shand reckons that twin A is most likely a boy and twin B probably a boy too, we'll know once the results come back.

Bella was not well on Thursday, we hoped she'd get better by Friday but she didn't, took her to vet Friday arvo and we have only just got her back now (Tuesday arvo!). She is still not 100%, far from it, she hasn't eaten all this time so she really needs to eat something.
The problem was a gastrointestinal blockage, a combination of fur and some type of parasites. They couldn't id the parasites/worms and have sent them off to be examined. This was causing her stomach to not empty and nothing was passing through at all. Hence she was throwing up and not eating. They ended up opening her up Sunday arvo, laparotomy as they didn't know what the hell was going on at that stage. They thought stomach tumor, then bladder tumor, then acute cystitus, then pancreas something or rather...the vet had no idea really.
Now she is home but she is not looking too well. Still not eating/drinking. Both her front arms are red, one is really raw, so she is walking slowing and can't seem to get comfy. She really needs to eat otherwise we might have to take her back to the vet...that's the last thing we want to do...

Wednesday, 4 January 2006

So much for magic moments

blah, I shoulda known, lol. I've stopped the Tony Robbins Get theEdge programme...just been too slack! "too hot" "too tired" "too late" "too early", etc, etc. I DO want to get back into it, just have to get my arse into gear.

We're at 15 weeks now, amnio next Tues, scary, will have to wait a couple of weeks as well to get results :(

Bought a bunch of baby clothes today from ToysRUs, $160 worth for $50 :D 70% off all their Bruins range of clothes :) We bought all 0000 size seeing as twins are usually smaller than singletons, so hopefully they will fit into them for a while. I want to go back and get some 000's, so cheap!!!

Bought 2 Safe N Sound Premier Retractable car seats as well (not today, a few days ago). $227 instead of $349. They are convertible so can use for newborns to toddlers, beats getting capsules then throwing them out and getting upright ones! Sure the capsules are safer, but we're don't plan on crashing! TOUCH WOOD.

Things have been rough with DW, I constant piss her off :( which causes stress -> more cigarettes. I don't want the babies to be withdrawing from nicotine as soon as they are born, that ain't right. Nicotine withdrawing babies cry more, are more agitated, etc, just like an adult withdrawing from smokes. I suppose I should be thankful they won't be crack babies, hah. I used to be a smoker so I know what it's like, I would like to think that if it was me I'd give up cold turkey, but I don't know if I could. She has cut down heaps so I should be's like 1-2 a day instead of the previous 10 or so...some days none at all. What I should be concentrating on is causing less stress around the place, instead of thinking negatively about the whole thing...stupid idiot!

Our 2 miscarriages did not make it this far, I think they were like 6-8 weeks or something like that is a good sign that they will be OK. They're at 15 weeks now, which is past the generally accepted 12 week milestone at which people start announcing the prenancy. BUT, we are having the amnio next week so we aren't gonna feel secure until after that's all over. Time is going slow though :( I'm sure (inside gut feel) that everything will be OK, it's just so many things to stress about with a baby...or 2!

One good thing is I'm writing in here more! hehehe