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!
I can’t believe you went out already. It is a mixed blessing to feel the need to just take it easy. It’s hard to rest when thing need to be done when you don’t feel good. But when you do feel good it’s nearly impossible. It’s to bad Chris couldn’t take more time off. I’m glad your mom is there. I’ll give you a call soon. Love ya
We had a change in plans and Chris is going to take half days for the next two weeks instead of just this whole week off, that way I will only have the kids by myself in the afternoon after their nap next week, it should work out really well. :) Look forward to your call!
I saw your pictures on your friends site. You look Amazing! Now you are an ol’ pro (and I can tell you are loving it; what a great example for the large family naysayers)! Way to go friends. So happy to hear that you are excited about having your whole family go to Hawaii; I feel the same way. It just wouldn’t be sweet life with out our blessings. Congrats on your newest sweetheart. Glad you get dizzy…..so you can rest!
dont over-do it! take it easy while you can! sounds like you have some great help though, what a wonderful blessing. I love seeing the pictures, what a doll. When you are healed and feeling better and actually have some time, some check out my new blog, http://halloranfamily.wordpress.com/ I am going to have recipes, our homeschooling adventures and posts about my days with the kids. I hope you don;t mind that I put you on the blogroll, if you do, just let e know and i’ll take you off. take care and rest!