Thursday, April 22, 2010

What I'm doing instead of writing (or, apparently, blogging)

Eeep. My last post was in MARCH. How unpardonable.

It sounds whiny, but being pregnant takes so much energy. And time. I honestly had no idea. I originally thought I'd get lots of writing done before the babies get here, but I haven't written a thing in weeks. Bad, bad, bad.

Instead, my time and energy have been spent in manners both important and frivolous, including but not limited to the following:

-worrying about the babies, who have a growing size discrepancy that the specialist originally thought might be TTTS (but probably is not).

-driving back and forth to the big city to see the specialist every other week

-rejoicing the babies are completely healthy so far (yeehaw!)

-spending hours and hours researching various cloth diapering methods. I swore I wouldn't cloth diaper twins, but now I'm getting sucked in. Any recommendations? FWIW I'm leaning toward the snap-on, one-size pocket diapers by Happy Heinys or FuzziBunz (are diaper names crazy or what?). I also like the adorable, flushable-liner gDiapers:

-scoping nursery design ideas on Ohdeedoh

-reading Changeless by Gail Carriger. It's thoroughly entertaining escapism:

-lusting after and being given the most beautiful and frivolous diaper bag on the planet by my amazing and wonderful parents:

-going on a three-day babymoon to Rosemary Beach (although we didn't bring Lucille this time, for obvious reasons)

-scouting and buying retro furniture on Craigslist for the nursery

-making owls for the crib mobiles:

(get pattern here)

-spending three hours registering at Babies R Us, which is a completely different planet

-watching American Idol (go Crystal!)

-and watching Castle (a MUST for mystery writers! and Nathan Fillion fans!)

-not sleeping

-sleeping semi-comfortably (albeit undignifed-ly) thanks to my Snoogle:

-thinking about my novel but not writing it.

-growing cankles

And there you have it. I could have gone on and on, but I've already broken my promise not to post much about the babies or being pregnant. I'm sorry about that. My guilt over it is only outweighed by my guilt at being a lazy no-posting blogger, so this is the kind of post you get.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure your babies will be fine. It seems that doctors stress over things a little too much (better more concern than less though). But, I will hope with you that everything stays fine.

I'm with you on most of the post.

Who knew pregnancy was so much work? My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I said that the first time. (I'm due in Sept.)

I'm also researching cloth diapers, I'd be interested to see what works out for you. This is my first, so I have no suggestions, except the suggestion to use flushable liners with any of them.

I want that diaper bag, but I can't convince anyone that it's for the baby, not me... They say it costs to much and I nothing costs to much for the baby. Oh well. I'm still drooling, though. You think if I show my parents how your parents bought it for you that they'd be more inclined to buy it for me?

And cankles, I had no idea that expecting "a little swelling" would mean my ankles DOUBLE in size (or more after 8 hours stuck in an airport and 4 hours on a plane, but I digress).


Andria said...

When I got pregnant with my 3rd little guy (and last!), I couldn't even bring myself to read. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, and I didn't even DO anything. You seem to be getting much more done than I ever did!

Lenore said...

I have cankles already. Lord help me if I ever get pregnant.

Jill Wheeler said...

OMG, you're pregnant with TWINS? Congrats! And I totally know what you mean about pregnancy being energy(and creativity)-sucking! I took a year break away from writing when I was pregnant and first had my daughter.