Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I tried to spend a lot of time with the boys when I got home, as I will not be able to see them for a few days while I am in the hospital. (No one under 18 for visitors due to flu) It is hard for me to think about not being able to see them; but I know we all get through it. I am excited about the arrival of the girls though and am sure my time will be taken up over the few days in the hospital with visitors and baby feedings.
I am also very tired due to final preparations for the girls. I can actually tell I am tired by the lack of consistent sentences and a bunch of run on phrases. Oh well though, I know you all understand.
We will take pictures on the day of and I will (I promise) update the blog.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
- Seeking: anyone able to cut my toe nails because I can't bend over to cut them, let alone see them.
- Looking for: capable person to put plates away on top shelf as I can't stretch high enough anymore.
- Wanted: agile and quick person to run back up the stairs because I forgot the socks for my boys.
Oh, how funny it is that things that were so easy are now so hard. Of course, I am only familiar with the last few weeks of pregnancy with multiples. But, I assume every pregnant woman reaches this point at some time.
Anyone else with funny stories about things you used to be able to do and now can't do? Post your comments so we can all have a laugh.
Friday, November 13, 2009
After the news we received a number of calls, texts and emails related to the clip. I realized how fortunate we are to have such wonderful family, friends, co-workers and many others we don't even know supporting us. You all are the real stars!
With this much love surrounding us, nothing can go wrong.
Thanks again to all of you!
Just think.... 3 more weeks to go.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
However, we did schedule a c-section date for December 3rd. Almost appropriate since there are three little monkeys in there. Now all I have to do is make it three more weeks. But, if I keep resting it should not be a problem.
It is amazing how scheduling the date makes it all the more real. You would think that big belly alone would be enough, but sometimes the little things make the biggest impact.
Now that we feel we're in the home stretch, all of us (family, friends, Dave and I) are busier than ever getting last-minute details completed around the house. As you can imagine, I have a list of things that in my mind need to get done. For everyone else, it is a "sure, when we get to it" list. As us moms start nesting everything seems so important.
All in all though, this is just so fun - getting down to the wire. We can't wait for our little ones to arrive. Even though Alexander and Nathan do not quite understand it all yet, I know they will be excited when the girls arrive too.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The picture of the baby (Samantha) and the picture of me having my ultrasound are from my doctor's visit at SMFM. The other picture above is of Joanne and Melissa from Terrace OB/GYN.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I also ordered some more cloth diapers online today too (check out the link on the side). While using this type of diaper this takes a bit more time during the day (you have to change cloth ones a bit more often), the cost efficiencies gained are enormous. With five kids we can save anywhere from $18,000 - $22,000 over 3 years. Also, it's a great feeling to "go green".
So, I guess the moral of my little "pondering" story today is to take the good with the bad - weigh out your options. You may save a little time here, but spend more - while with a different item you will save a little money but take up a bit more time. Oh, if only there was one easy answer. But, then again, life might be boring.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The second I went to bed, baby A (Emma), started hiccupping. What does that mean to me? Well, it's like someone poking you in the arm and saying "mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom - will you pay attention to me"? Except that it is in my belly and is a constant bump, bump, bump. A little bit hard to sleep with that going on.
Other than the lack of sleep - which is a product of twins and triplets anyway once they are born - today seems like it will be a good relaxing day. I may even have an opportunity to make dinner before the boys get home.