Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sick Momma

Thanks to all of you who have been praying for me and my family over the last week or so. It seems all the men in my home are doing much better with the cold symptoms. The boys still have a bit of a cough when exposed to the cold air, but overall are doing rather well. And, Lawrence reported to me yesterday that he's pretty certain he's over the cold, too. I, however, am still battling a nasty sinus infection. Today, I'm on my 7th day of a 10 day dose of antibiotic and am not feeling all that much better; although, I can breathe through both nostrils, something I'm giving thanks for often throughout my day! I did call my doctor today to see what she wants me to do at this point. I would appreciate your continued prayers for health, especially that I could recover some strength before I'm called to push this baby out! :)

The boys have been doing some really cute stuff lately, some really naughty, exasperating things as well, but I won't concentrate on all of that.

Today, while at Target, Judah pretended to lay his head down and said, "night night. Sweet dreams." I have no idea where he picked that up from. Perhaps I've said it and just forgot that I said it, but it certainly is not a routine thing that I say when putting them down to sleep.

And then, as we were checking out with the cashier, Judah looked at her and said, "bye bye. See ya later alligator." Obviously, this is something many little ones learn to say, but I have never taught them this phrase. Their little minds are sponges, and they must be picking things up quickly from the few videos or TV programs we allow them to watch. Maybe they're getting it from Sunday school, too. I don't know. But, it signifies to me that my little babies are growing up, already being influenced by people and things other than Lawrence and me.

I had a laser treatment scheduled for Judah this week but am trying to re-schedule for another time this month as Lawrence's employer changed insurance companies as of the first of the year and our information was not yet processed. I finally called the insurance broker today and was able to obtain our ID# so that I can hand that over to my OB's receptionist at tonight's visit.

I'm 36 weeks and counting. I imagine my midwives will want to see me every week now, but I'm hoping I can spread it out a little bit longer than that. I'm anticipating this baby will come later given I went to 40 weeks and 2 days with the twins and still had to be induced! I'm almost hoping the baby comes late as I am convinced of something a friend told me while I carried the boys, "Easier in than out". I didn't agree with her at the time because all I knew was the discomforts and hard work of being pregnant. And, then the boys came out, and I understood exactly what she was talking about.

So, with that sentiment, I'm praying the baby is comfortable and will wait as long as is good for her and me to come out. :) Additionally, I am still nowhere ready in any way to receive this little one into our world. Please pray that God would make a way for us to prepare for this baby's arrival: the physical aspects of laboring, delivering and receiving a baby into our home as well as the emotional and spiritual component of receiving this gift from God.

Thanks for your prayers and I'll keep you up to date as much as I'm able to sit down and type it all out.


Zoanna said...

You having a "her" for sure?

Beth Young said...

I'll be praying for you. I remember how tough it was to care for only one small child while preparing to deliver another.

Anonymous said...

I could not understand the "easier in than out" comment with my first child, either! That's because you have no idea what is coming. Though once this child is born you WILL be overwhelmed with love for him/her (I am not committing one way or another...though I feel it must be a girl) as you were for Judah and Tucker. Tell Lawrence to sleep tight during the night for now...he's on duty on soon as the baby arrives. Who is coming to stay with this new baby and you? Take all offers...even bed making, dish washing, etc. are a huge help with two, let alone three. (Oh well, I am not telling you anyting you don't already know! Though sometimes I think the first is the hardest...). Aren't these boys in for a surprise? Thinking of you always, love, Gretchen