It has been a while….I know! Thankfully, the sky did not actually fall, at least not all the way. My bronchitis has mostly subsided and the rib pain is almost gone. Now my primary nemesis is insane fatigue. It takes every ounce I have to survive a workday and when I get home I pretty much take a nap for an hour and half or two, which means blogging has taken a back seat (as have pretty much every chore I have to do!). It’s okay though, I am not complaining. I am happy about it, I think I’m just getting used to this new reality- I am plain tired. Hubs is still adjusting to this, however.
As for the four pack- I had my final ultrasound with the RE last week. Everyone looked good, which was a total relief especially after I though the sky would crash. Leaving the RE was a little bit sad, I teared up a little as I walked out for the last time. Both REs have been amazing and the staff cares so much too. I know I won’t get care like that anywhere else. It was a milestone though, and it makes it all seem more real to graduate from the RE. I have my first appointment with the high-risk OB/ perinatologist tomorrow. I have been warned by both friends and the REs that this guy is a little eccentric and appears homeless of sorts, but is absolutely brilliant and is “the best”. Sure, I like a doctor who looks like a doctor and has good bedside manor, but the bottom line is I need the best to take care of me and my babies so this guy foots the bill!
Friday is an even bigger day….I am meeting with my boss to talk about all this. Meeting with him makes me far more anxious than anything else about the pregnancy. My boss is let’s say….”interesting” and very hard to read. I often times don’t know if he is joking and expects laughter or is being totally serious and laughter would be appalling. I have no idea how he will react to this news, and also I am going to request to work a few days a week next year. I know it sounds crazy to try to work with quads, but 1. we need the money to raise them 2. I need to keep benefits if possible 3. I don’t think it would be a good idea for me to stay in my house 24/7 with four infants (we are asking for insanity here!). Just making the appointment last week was awkward. I was in our administration building so I stopped by his office between meetings to schedule something. We went through a bunch of small talk stuff and as I was about to leave he said, “Is there something you want to tell me now?” Um NOOOOOO, that is why I made an appointment a week in advance. I knew it would take me the better part of a week to prepare for it, plus I wanted to ask the high-risk OB a few questions. Wish me luck!!!