Wednesday, July 22, 2009
It's official! I'm a big mouth and have hit my 200th post before my first blogoversary (which isnt until the end of August!) Sheesh! Why hasnt someone told me to be quiet? ;)
Last night, we had another "I cant sleep moment"... Well, Daddy had that moment, so Mommy stayed up and talked to him all night. It's really my fault anyway. I had to pee at 2:30, which woke him up, and then he couldnt fall back to sleep. And, I couldnt either. So we chatted and held until almost 5, when we both happened to doze off. Poor guy slept until 8:15 this morning then had to rush to shower and get to work. He'll be napping when he gets home, I'm sure!
Missed the kids a lot yesterday... Just sat and looked at their pictures and remembered. The remembering is the best part. I cant stay sad when thinking about laboring them or holding them or their pregnancies. It really helps to just hold their things and remember.
We started our Bradley "classes" last night. Class is a misnomer, since we are basically reviewing our workbook from Alexander's pregnancy and going through the 2 actual books on the Bradley Method. Obviously, I cant get out and go to class and our instructor is expecting in the next few weeks, so doing house calls isn't going to be possible! (She has 2 other little ones, too). So, we decided that, since we had the basics and are both good with self-paced learning, we would read (or in my case, reread) the 2 top books on the Method and rework the workbook. So, we started that last night. It was nice to just set aside that time for discussing labor and delivery and reiterating our desires, as well as refamiliarizing ourselves with statistics, etc.
Tomorrow is the "big" ultrasound. The detailed anatomy surverys and weight estimates. Fingers crossed for good results. It's a morning scan, so I will post when I get home. It's not with Dr. B., which sucks; it is done at perinatal testing with a tech. They've always been good to us, but I really like Dr. B. and prefer his bedside manner.
We have decided to pack our hospital bag now. I have a fear that I'm not going to stay out of the hospital and want to be ready. So, we're going to get our bag ready and keep it in the closet. We'll take it with us to our appointments so that, if I am admitted, we at least have a few nights worth of stuff. Since Peter would leave in the mornings to go to work, he'd be able to pick stuff up at home on his way back to the hospital. Hopefully, we wont need to use it for a WHILE, but just in case... Better safe than sorry. We've ended up at the hospital 3 times without provisions. Not ready to make it 4.
Thank you to all those who commented or emailed about my "Adoration" post and for the lovely suggestions for home Adoration. There is a great site that actually posts live images of the Eucharist for those who are unable to get to a chapel. What a neat idea! (And the Sisters who run it are in Philadelphia- even cooler!) So, thank you all. The suggestions I received were so kind and sweet.