Friday, August 24, 2007

Indispensible

Walkie Talkies-without a doubt. I don't have to yell and bellow through the house to get help. So I guess that splurge DH had around Christmas last year is paying off. We have walkie talkies spread throughout the house on the same channel so I can get them upstairs or downstairs. It is wonderful being fed and watered on a regular basis.

The bed rest is working. OB says at 37 weeks they will induce. That is 3 1/2 weeks away! Apparently preeclampsia has a way of stabilizing and then all the sudden your blood pressure goes up and you get to have a baby. Just like that! Did you hear the snap?

DH has been informed that the bedroom is getting a makeover after this little "vacation" of mine.

2 out of the 5 children's scrapbooks are finished. 3rd should be done tomorrow or Sunday.

My wonderful DH has really stepped up-as have all the boys-to help keep our family running. Our wonderful friends have truly helped us out also with meals and giving the kids a change of pace every now and then. #5 comes in regularly for cuddles and we read books in bed together. #3 has decided he can be a big boy and he is turning out to be a huge help around here.

To all those people who have criticized me for:
working my children too hard
making them grow up too fast
making them surrogate parents
not letting them just be kids

I stick out my tongue at you. If my kids didn't have these skills our family would have fallen on its face weeks ago. We aren't perfect but we are working together to get through this family crisis. And that is what learning to be a family is about.



I have the best husband in the world and the absolute best kids.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

This didn't happen intentionally

I didn't mean to turn this into a preggo blog. Today we are 32 weeks-5 weeks left to go!

I am grateful that I have a couple projects to work on. I have my kids scrapbooks to finish-get-up-to-date and with my grandmother's recent death I have taken on the ancesteral photo project. All the aunts have given me the old family photos and newspaper clippings and I am sorting, compiling, digitizing and then laying out a scrapbook for family members. If I didn't have a project like this I would be nuts already and it hasn't even been a week.

sigh

Friday, August 10, 2007

We are aiming for 37 weeks

had the ultrasound today and she is "5 pounds 7 ounces" so she won't be teeney einey if she is earlier than that. That was a relief to me considering that my smallest babe was 8lb.8oz.

Does anyone understand how hard this actually is?? a mom of 5 staying horizontal or sitting all.day.long. and then actually being tired enough to sleep??

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Off to bed I go.....

tra-la-laa-la-laaa

preeclampsia

no laundry, cooking or household duties for me

just worrying about a healthy baby and a healthy mama