I missed my last weekly pregnancy update and I'm late this week. There's not too much going on with my pregnancy right now, I suppose.
A Bad Thing: I went for my first prenatal massage and had to fill out a form. I've had a bunch of prenatal massages at this place before and they never made me fill out a form before. Anyway, when they found out that I had had four miscarriages, they said that they need a doctor's note to give a massage for a high-risk pregnancy. Then they sent me home. I was humiliated and hurt. I actually am having a high-risk pregnancy - because I'm having twins! But my miscarriages are irrelevant now since I used an egg donor. I tried to explain this to them, but they have their little liability form and they're going to stick to it. But that's not really the thing that made me so upset. I think I got upset because I felt like they were telling me something they thought I didn't know. Like, "Oh, didn't you know that you're probably going to lose your babies if you have a massage? So sorry, honey. Why don't you go home and lie in bed?" I don't know. I can't say why it was so upsetting, exactly. But getting my doctor to fax a note is going to take at least a week or two and I want that goddamn massage. It just seems so unfair.
A Good Thing: I happened upon a yard sale and bought a bunch of clothes for the baby boy. I've never bought boy clothes before. I'm going to have a son! This little thing made it even more real for me.
We're making progress on all the preparations. We got a couple of bouncy seats free from another mom of twins. It's fun to be part of this little community of parents of multiples. We've gotten rid of almost all of the junk in our house that we've been carting around, not using, since we lived in Michigan. I love giving stuff away using Craigslist. I found a guy to remodel our bathrooms, which is the biggest project that MUST get done before the end of August. It looks like I'll get it done, and that will be quite an accomplishment since these projects usually take me 6-12 months to complete. We have a good plan and a shopping list for everything else. We have a ton of work ahead of us this summer, but I think we can do it.
And we're pretty sure we have the names picked out. It's possible we'll change our minds, but these were the names we picked out before we even knew it would be a boy and a girl. They seem to be sticking, and Sam is now referring to the babies by their names, so maybe there is no going back.
Leo and Zoe it is.