Dropping in to share some words from Emily so I don't forget them later. Emily has been vomiting since 2 a.m. this morning. Not sure if it's from too much turkey...
...or general illness.
When we thought it was overindulgence Jeremy went to the store to pick up some Pepto chewable tablets. When I gave them to Emily and told her to chew them she told me, "Mama, I don't think these are chewable, they're more like crunchable." Then later, after getting hiccups from vomiting too much she told me that she thinks the reason she has hiccups is because she may have sucked in a cricket when she was getting sick.
Even though my big girl is not feeling well she still has a sense of humor and smiles for the camera...
I think I'm going to take a bit of a break from blogging. This week is going to be busy with Thanksgiving and all. There are some things going on with Emily right now that have me a little concerned. I'll be taking her to the doctor next week and hopefully will be writing about how I was just worrying about nothing. I don't really feel like writing about everything here. I want to thank everyone who comes by and checks in on me and my family. It always means so much to me.
This is a picture of AC waking up to realize there was another baby in the house
On Thursday and Friday I babysat a 6 month old baby girl. She was a real sweet baby and all three girls got along great, but those two days kicked my butt!! Everyone in the house is battling colds and runny noses. AC's gums look just plain awful and I'm expecting another tooth to cut through soon. I hope at least. 10 months old and just half a teeny tooth. How is my baby supposed to enjoy Thanksgiving turky with no choppers?
This weekend was spent trying to catch up on energy but I'm still feeling pretty darn tired. I've come to realize that I probably won't ever feel caught up on sleep for a long time. I'm really looking forward to this Thanksgiving. I was so afraid that I would be ill and too exhausted to enjoy the day, but it looks like we're going to have wonderful day with family. My only complaint right now is the weather. It's been in the high 80's and very dry. I need some cool weather or I'm going to lose my mind.
I'm hoping to have more energy and brain power to share the story behind my goofy picture soon. Here is a picture of my mighty mite giving Jeremy a big smile in this morning...
There's still a heartbeat. I can't believe I'm still pregnant. I'm finally letting myself enjoy this pregnancy and dream a little about baby number three. We'll be having and ultrasound in four weeks to determine gender. Can't wait.
There's a story to this picture but just looking at it makes me laugh and I'm in a great mood so why not post it?
Well, my girls seem to be working over time at keeping me busy from thinking about tomorrow's appointment. While I was cooking dinner and feeding Audrey finger foods in her high chair, Emily came into the kitchen and sat at the dinner table to visit. I was loading up the dishwasher when I realized she was surprisingly quiet. Emily normally talks non stop, I don't know if she even breathes between sentences. I look over and she is sleeping at the dinner table. I decide not to bother her and hope that either she woke up within a reasonable time frame as not to ruin her bedtime or that she would last long enough that Jeremy could carry her to bed when he got home from work. Unfortunately, Emily woke up before Jeremy got home but told me that she wanted to lay on the floor. I told her I would help her to bed. I tried to carry her but she didn't want me to. Instead, she hobbled down the hallway like a drunk and fell on her butt two times before letting me guide her to bed. One down.
THEN. Jeremy came home. By then I had given Audrey her bath and she was ready for her usual bedtime of 6 p.m. I thought tonight would be a piece of cake because she decided to sing and play in her crib through her afternoon nap. Audrey's bedtime is usually very uneventful. Around 6 p.m. Jeremy carries her down the hall with me and he hands her over to me so I can give her a bottle. Sometimes she finishes the bottle sometimes she's done halfway through, but I can always count on her taking her binky, letting me lay her down in bed, and then she goes to sleep. She NEVER cries, NEVER whimpers, NEVER complains. Well, all hell broke loose tonight. As Jeremy began to leave the room she started to scream bloody murder. She wouldn't take her bottle, she was hysterical. I tried to just put her in her crib thinking maybe she was still full from dinner and she was maybe just too tired to take the bottle. That made things worse. We tried taking her into the livingroom but she was obviously tired so I went back to her room with her and a bottle but she just screamed in my lap and wouldn't stop. I had given her cold medicine prior to taking her to bed the first time. I guess it kicked in or she was finally exhausted because she finally relaxed and took her bottle. She fell asleep on it and I put her to bed, where she continued to whimper in her sleep. I'm not sure what the rest of the night will bring but I NEVER want to go through this again. It sure does make me appreciate what a good sleeper Audrey has been.
I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday. I'll be 14 weeks pregnant on Friday but I'm not feeling very good about this pregnancy. I don't feel pregnant at all and I don't really have a lot symptoms. I feel less bloated today than I did last week and I only have little moments here and there where I feel sick. Some of those moments are caused by post nasal drip from a cold that Emily brought home from school to share with me. I'm trying so hard not to worry about this pregnancy but it's hard. I haven't let myself get excited about this pregnancy and I'm not sure why? I hate that I think it may be because it isn't meant to be. Luckily, the girls keep me busy during the day and it doesn't leave a lot of down time to think about these things. I wish my appointment was today...
Today I was watching a show on how to survive in the desert. I was learning all sorts of interesting facts about how to find food and water. While watching, various thoughts came to my mind, "I could do that. I never thought of that. Oh, that's a great source of protein." Then the host began to focus on how hot the desert could get and that it was very important to find ways to protect your head from the sun and stay cool. He fashioned a turban out of his T-shirt. A few hours later he was still worried about the heat of the sun and said that with lack of water there was only one other source of liquid in which to cool your head. He whipped out his pee stick and began urinating all over his t-shirt/turban. He put the turban back on his head, also covering his face with a portion of his pee-soaked t-shirt and sighed, "Ahhh, that feels much better." The only thought that came to mind at that point was, "I guess I'll die of heat exhaustion in the desert".