I am sitting in my chair, my littlest is sleeping on the couch next to me, my three little (older) ones are all asleep in their beds, my husband just left for work about an hour ago after taking care of us all morning, and my mother is mopping my desperate dining room floor. How could life be any better? I just finished writing a bunch of thank you notes (which I don’t normally get done quite so quickly but I thought I better take advantage of this quiet moment! After 4 days with 4 children I am realizing those moments are fewer and “far-er” between! Today we did our first outing with the four kiddos, it was successful but slow. I needed a few things at the store that no one else could shop for so we decided to make it a family ordeal, plus the kids needed to get some fresh Target air!
When I’m sitting down I think I feel wonderful, I keep seeing things that need to be done and start dreaming of all the cleaning I could be doing right now and so I will get up to possibly do something only to be hit by a wave of dizziness that will put me back in my seat within the first minute or two of standing. So I guess the dizziness is a good thing, it reminds me that I’m really not ready to be running around! Not all ladies are blessed with this little reminder after they have just given birth, my midwife said that a lot of women who are taller get more dizzy than shorter ladies. :)
I just saw on my friend Nicole’s site that she had posted some pictures and video of the birth that I didn’t have so I thought I would direct you over to her site. She and her husband drove all the way from Orting in the middle of the night to attend the birth! Hans was going to be off that day and so instead of sending her off by herself he just came with her and then slept in the car so he could spend more time with his wife and so she would have a driving companion :) Thanks Nicole for coming to the birth, you were an encouragement and a strong arm during the hardest part of labor and during the delivery, I love you!
Well, I may start working on my birth story, but don’t expect it too soon :) I’ve been pretty weak so we will see how long this burst of energy lasts! It’s amazing how much energy it takes just to talk on the phone or to write a post!