Friday, March 28, 2008

5 Empty boxes...

That's what we have accomplished today. Chris got boards cut to create shelves for our books, and we got most of the book boxes empty...though I'm sure we will find some more before we are done. Now, all we have left is all the rest of the boxes that are piled in the living room. *sigh* Those all need to be unpacked, gone through, thrown away, given away, put away, or repacked. Then the ones in the storage shed, then the ones at my parents house. After being married for just over 7 years, I have to wonder...Where did all this STUFF come from??? Many of these boxes were never even unpacked when we moved the first time. This is simply ridiculous. I was reading comments on a friends blog and she mentioned a visit that is happening right during my due date. She said "see you guys in a little over a month"...I'm all "that's just over a month????" Yikes!!! What does this have to do with emptying boxes? Well, this is only part of what needs to be done before Baby C gets here. I'm feeling overwhelmed and stressed today....I'll try to focus on the 5 boxes that are empty....

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sick of this sick!!!

So, my in-laws both got this awful flu....they were both down for several days and pulled out of it and I was relieved that it looked like we had been spared. Then, Betty started running a fever and developed pink eye! None of the rest of us seemed to be having problems. We treated her eyes, and she got better about a day before *I* came down with it. I ended up on antibiotics for ear infections and pink eye...right as I get well enough to be up and around, Chris gets it and Aimee a bit (not pink eye, just the flu!) So it feels like our family has had the flu for 2 months now! I'm DONE! I want us to be well. I don't think we are going to church tomorrow for the 3rd week now as I think it's best for our family to stay quarantined...especially since Aimee hasn't really gotten this thing full blown yet and Chris is in the middle of it so I wouldn't be surprised if we are carrying it around. And I just know that Spring would clear this all up! I just want to scream for it to STOP RAINING!!!! so we can get better.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Holding Hands

This morning, I was soaking in the tub and feeling my LO move around when I got a push in my belly button. I put my hand there and tried to figure out what it was. It wasn't long like a foot would be, but more like a tiny I figure it must have been her fist. With my hand right there, she just kind of pushed back a little and left it there against my hand. It was almost like we were holding hands. It was such a sweet moment. :)

Ditsy, Ditsy Spider...

Today in the car, Betty was singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider. It sounded weird so I listened closely.

"The Ditsy, Ditsy Spider went up the water spout"

LOL. I couldn't help but think what a Ditsy spider it must be to get washed down and then climb the same way back up again....silly spider!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Taking Care

A few days ago, I got my first serious leg cramp of this pregnancy. I've been doing a lot to avoid them...drinking as much water as I can remember to, stretching my calves a lot, and not pointing my toes when I'm in bed...I've been pretty lucky with them so far. Well, this one hit hard and fast as I was about to get up for the day. I yelled. Betty was in our room trying to get us up and was concerned. She started trying to hug me and saying "It's ok mom. I'll take care of you." How sweet!

Now she has developed pink eye, poor thing. She also has been not feeling well overall with a temperature on and off and a bit of a cough. Yesterday, Chris and I went to put her eye drops in...I've never seen a child fight as hard against things as she does. She even admits they don't hurt, but still, she fights. She clamps her eyes so tight that we pry them open and it just turns them inside out! So, I decided to try affirmations with her. She would repeat after me "Mom and Dad love me, and only do what's best." Don't know how much that helped.... When we got all done, I was snuggling her (as she cried all her eye drops out) and she looks up at me and says, "Mom, that was not taking care of me!"