Sunday, August 31, 2008

Terrible Thing

Tonight I sent David into the bathroom to brush his teeth by himself. A few minutes later I heard him call, "Mama! Come here. I've done a terrible thing in the bathroom."

Where does this kid get this stuff from? His "terrible thing" was getting toothpaste on the sink instead of his brush. Totally fixable, I assured him.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gustav, Palin, etc.

Well, I know it's been a while since I've updated. I'm sorry. I got David and Rae pretty much well and then DAvid started throwing up! Yikes! I've heard a few mamas talk about how their children were constantly sick when they first started school. My question is, how long will this last? Good grief!

Poor New Orleans. Gustav is bearing down on them. What must those residents be feeling? I'm really sorry for them.

Sarah Palin, John McCain's surprise VP pick. Kind of exciting....I'm interested to see what she can do. She sort of excites me more than McCain does!

This picture is of me and an old friend at her baby shower. She's just two weeks ahead of me. So fun!
Okay, that's it for now.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rainy Day Update

My husband is home because of the rain. Thank the Lord.

When It Rains It Pours

Ever heard that expression? Well, it's "pouring" here and I don't mean from Tropical Storm Fay either. Last night Rae had a fever of 104. What!?! Where did that come from? She's been fine and then all of a sudden - bam! The next few times I checked her temp (at 2 and 6 this AM) there was no fever but I still kept medicating her afraid that it would come back.

Anyway, David has been fever free since Monday but he is acting so weird lately. This morning he got up weeping and wailing about something or other at 6 when I was seeing about Rae. He is whiny and gets tired out from the smallest thing. Great. This means that I can't send him to 3K which means I will have them both all day again, which means another day of needing to grocery shop that will have to be put off.

No groceries no problem you say? Well, that would be true except that my iron is low from pregnancy which means I have zero energy. And I do mean zero. Yesterday I could barely lift my head I was so tired. I need some iron rich foods that I can stomach (and I need to have my iron Rx filled) because apparently my queasiness has come back a tad.

I know that I'm whining but I've had about 5 hours of sleep and I'm truly exhausted.

Anyway, by the time I start getting comments on this post I'm sure I'll be in a better state of mind but until then....when it rains it pours.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

My husband is very helpful, especially during this trying time of pregnancy. He really is. I ocassionally have to remind him to be but for the most part - he's on the ball. Today though, he gets a thumbs up AND a thumbs down.

Thumbs up - At lunchtime he took time out of his lunch hour to put Rae in the bed. She was whiny and it was a good thing.

Thumbs Down - He put her to bed with nothing but a diaper on. Moms everywhere are saying, "Ooooh." That's right. When I went in to get her she had ripped her poopy diaper off and had peed on her bed at least twice. Thankfully she hadn't played in her own fecal matter.

So, that's why dear old dad gets both a thumbs up and a thumbs down.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Thing About A Fever

When David was about 6 months old he got his first really high fever. It was scary. We worried, prayed, called the Dr. and then it went away on its own. No reason. Just came and went. Well, apparently he is pre-disposed to them b/c he gets them 4 or 5 times a year. Sometimes mild, sometimes really high and strong but they eventually leave. Last summer he even had one for 10 days! (We ran all kinds of tests and it left as suddenly as it came. Whatever.)

But these are the things that I have noticed about a fever:

1) They tend to come without warning. Maybe a little fussiness a day or so before but that's it.

2) They can go from low grade to raging in like a nanosecond.

3) They never happen during the day or during the week. It's almost always at night after hours or on the weekend when you can't get to the Dr.

4) The days afterward are the worst. It's sad when they are pitiful and don't have energy but Mama is really sad when they are fever free and a real pill.

Right now we are fever free but boy is he a pill. He's all sweet one minute and the next he is screaming about something inconsequential. Jesus help us.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Adventures in PreSchool

Well, Wednesday my firstborn started 3K at a local church. I just can't believe it. I just brought the little booger home from the hospital and here he is walking into his classroom without a backward glance for Mama.

He has had a great time so far. The first day he wet his pants (he was afraid he would miss something) and the next day he got in trouble for hitting (okay, what 3 year old doesn't hit? We're working on it. Cut us some slack!) but today he had an all around good day. I had to talk Chuck down from pulling him out on Thursday. He was convinced that our child was being "picked on." Whatever. You can't have 10 3 year olds peeing their pants and hitting each other. It just wouldn't work. But David's self esteem has remained intact (I'm laughing as I type b/c if you know David you know he does not have self esteem problems!) and he wanted to call his teacher to "tell her that I love her." Too funny. Just don't think she wants a Friday afternoon call from one of her 3 year olds.

I feel like I'm huge. Seriously. I've got three months left and I feel enormous. My weight gain is okay I just think I'm growing faster than I did with the other ones. I feel old and achy almost every afternoon. Yeesh. I've all but stopped picking the kids up. I have to sit down to hold them now. What a bummer.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Trust seems to be the buzzword for my life right now. We have some big decisions to make right now and we just don't know the right way. Psalm 37 talks alot about resting in the Lord and trusting His plan and ways and His goodness and generosity with His people.

I'm trusting. I really am.

I trust you. I trust you. I trust you.