I am definitely in the “home stretch” now, last night we went to Walmart to pick up some miscellaneous items, from the time we walked into the store, people were staring at my belly and a lady got so excited and shouting “good lord” over and over! Finally everyone thinks my belly is big, lol…
Michael and I also went to the post office to find out the process of applying passports for the newborns, looks like they need to first obtain their SSN then we need to make an appointment to apply. The office was busy so I will call today to find out more details. We also went to credit union to have my Health Care Power of Attorney form notarized…just in case something happens at the hospital then Michael can act on it. At SECU, we asked about the “dormant account”, and we scheduled our account to be active for the next two years so no “dormant account” will be labeled, the lady worked at the bank even said it’s crazy that the state government can take over the funds if there’s no activities for five years (at least that’s the time allowed in North Carolina) for any bank account.
We had dinner at 35, even though we ordered non-spicy foods, the string beans were still spicy but really delicious! Nora and Joe stopped over last night to drop off some more quilts for the tatami bed, Welkin dropped off one in the morning, our friends are so prompt and supportive…so last night I slept on Juno’s (David and Johanna’s dog) new bed (Mom washed the cover) and it was really comfortable, we will use that cushion for the babies when they arrive. We had a great time chatting with Nora and Joe, about the upcoming trip to China, their wedding and twins!
I emailed Audrey about the itching problem which is really driving me crazy now…she mentioned about PUPPP and I think that seems to be what I am having right now, it does no harm to me or the babies, but it’s really annoying, PUPPP starts around the belly, then spreads out to thighs and buttocks, and will go away within a week or two after delivery, its pregnancy related and usually starts around 35th week (exactly when I had it!) so I am not going to worry too much about it…She also suggested the oats bath but I don’t think it really helped that much. I find it best just to use a bag of frozen peas to cover the area when the itchiness starts.
It really feels good to tie up the loose ends, and getting organized and prepared…the babies are still moving a lot, and it is indeed a strange feeling to think that they will be in my arms soon – and still I don’t know how both of them fit in my belly, even though the belly is big, our body is just amazing at what it can do! But hey, I still feel fine and feel like going to places, tonight we attended Welkin’s students’ piano recital, I am glad that we made it and the boys seemed to enjoy the music as well, they were moving during the concert! Welkin’s students are very talented and she must be a fantastic piano teacher, I hope our boys will like piano and choose piano as one of their instruments to learn!