Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A few life moments

There are so many other things I need to be doing other than blogging...but at the moment almost everything I do causes me to have very painful Braxton I'm taking a rest and turning my head to the toys on the floor, the dishes in the sink, the table with lunch left-overs, the beds unmade, the sticky peanut butter and jelly faces and fingers roaming the house and the pile of my dirty clothes that has needed washing for several days.
Braxton Hicks have been an unignorable, annoying presence several times each day over the past few days, and especially nights.  I just want to crawl into a fetal position and go to sleep to get rid of them.  My bad cold from last week turned out to be strep and ever since starting my antibiotic on Saturday night, I haven't felt as great as I think I should be feeling by now.  I've been having indigestion and headaches everyday and am just really wiped out, miserable and I can't quite figure out why.  I've been resting and I'm tired of resting and still feeling like blah.
We enjoyed a long weekend, even if it did include the kids all coming down with mine and Joe's cold, me making a trip to an urgentcare on Saturday to find out I had strep and having to take Bethany and Brady to urgentcare on Sunday to find out they both had ear infections. 
Joe and I had a long day date on Friday, we went shopping, ate Chinese food, drank coffee and had a fun time, again despite me being miserably sick.  I thought if I forced myself out of the house and away from the kids, I might really be more well than I realized but that wasn't the case.
 It was so fun to have an entire day with Joe and without kids.  It had been a long time coming.
The kids all seem to be getting better this week and I don't think any of them caught strep from me, which is awesome!!
Brady is walking everywhere now and we can't stop remarking about how cute he is to watch waddling around the house, jabbering on his play phone.  He is always signing "Mamma" for my mom and I guess he is pretending to talk to her on the phone.
Joseph and Bethany as excited to sign-up for spring soccer, I'm eager for them to participate, they had so much fun last year and enjoyed the program immensely.  My only concern is that I will be having this Little Monkey right in the middle of their season and I really wish the two didn't collide.  This soccer program only offers spring soccer so if we don't play now, they wouldn't get to play until next year.  Joe and I decided that we will do what we can and if we have to miss games, we miss games, we will just do what works and be as much apart of soccer season as life allows. 
The kids and I are faithfully marking school days off the calendar, I'm hoping to finish up our year before Little Monkey arrives, but it will be close.  I'm proud of Bethany and Joseph, they are doing well in school.  Joseph excels in math right now and Bethany in reading.  Joseph is often helping Bethany with her math problems and that is good motivation for both of them.  Today Jenna learned how to make draw rainbows, something she watched on Max and Ruby, and went through page after page of paper coloring rainbows.
Here are a few of captured life moments this week...
Jenna happy with her freshly painted finger and toe nails.  After seeing how pleased this made her, and how much she loved the extra attention I wondered why I don't do this more often.
 Bethany with wet hair and clean pajamas and painted nails.  She is getting so big and I'm always having to readjust my parenting to be at her level.
 I woke up to all four of the kids playing Lego's yesterday.
 Lego gifts at breakfast, Jenna made me a maze.
  We're reading Dog Jack.
Joseph patiently tried to play this addition and subtraction game with Jenna, quite the challenge when she has no desire to count to ten correctly most days.  He kept trying to help her answer the correct response by saying, "Jenna, ten minus two. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, ....  What comes next, seven...?"  Then, Jenna would say, "Fourteen!"
Brady and Jenna are the newest duo, not always seeing eye to eye, Brady came fully ready to fight for what's his in this world!  So far, Jenna is shocked at his boldness to stand against her and it seems to be working for him.
 Brady's newest interest books.  He signs books and likes making animal sounds, doggy is his favorite.  Joe gave him a stuffed dog for Valentine's Day and he likes him.  I put him to bed for his morning nap and the dog wasn't in his crib, Brady made his doggy, "arf" sound, I think he was asking for him. 
The Braxton Hicks have calmed down now, so I better go tend to what and who need tending.  Happy Wednesday, hope it's a great one!


Nate and Erin said...

Mylee has the same pjs that Jenna has on in the pictures. they're so cute! Glad you posted to keep us in the loop of all that's happening. I'm sorry you're feeling so ikcy right now. People often refer to the start of an adoption as "Paperwork Pregnant"....but I refused to call it this because the thought of being pregnant & having all the pregnancy issues made my stomach I feel for you! Saying a prayer right now!

Sarann said...

I hope you get some relief, you have had quite the time lately! The kids are adorable as always, you have a beautiful family!

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Praying for you!

Lyndsay Taylor said...

Love it all! Well, minus the braxton hicks!