Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I hit three second hand stores this morning in search of some fabric to make the valances. I found one pillow sham that I LOVED but I couldn't find another one, it was white with white butterflies embroidered on it. I did find two matching bathrobes that were the waffle type of fabric but they were 4 bucks a piece so for now I will have to keep my eyes open. We did find her a sweet light bedside lamp, its silver with a crisp white shade. We might add a little girlie fringe to top it off.
Well we've been gone for hours so I better do something around here.
Monday, December 17, 2007
It's pretty "Pink" isn't it? I have no idea how I'm going to tone it down so for now it pink. I think it is worse in person too. It does change too depend on the time of day. Sometimes I think it might grow on me the next moment I'm shading my eyes from the Pepto Bismol pink wave you get when you walk in there. Oh well Lula finally has her pink bedroom after having the "boy" color for so long. Any suggestions? Maybe do a wash over it in a pale cream with a yellow hint to pull the furniture in? I don't know so for know I keep the door shut.
Friday, December 14, 2007
All the kids are on the verge of getting sick, pink eye is making the rounds. And the girls forgot how to sleep through the night. And just think someday I'll miss these days.
Well hopefully this weekend I can get some pictures of the girls room posted and you can give me ideas on how to tone down the PINK!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So now it back in the swing of things.
Racky is starting a Lego class tonight. How cool does this sound?
JUNIOR ENGINEERING USING LEGO®
Using LEGO Educational Division Materials and LEGO® Technic elements, this class is appropriate for children ages 5, 6, and 7-years-old. Children will learn by doing. Course covers gears, levers, wheels, axles, structures, forces, and simple machines. This is an integrated science and math class and is the first class leading up to the Robotics Academy, where children will build robots and program them with a computer!
The three older kids are in swimming lessons which is great. Racky was in swimming lessons once but they were a waste of money, and trust me I am a huge advocate of swimming lessons, he sat on the step and kicked and blew bubbles. This time they are in the water the WHOLE time and the kids to teacher ratio is much higher, I think Lula's class is three teachers and six kids.
Well after about 1 more hour of "leaves" they should be done and life will be "normal" again. Yeah right! Have a wonderful day!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Well at least she is honest, not too tactful though.
And you know you say home too much when Racky said this:
"mom when can we have a babysitter?"
Really are we that bad that the 6 year old needs a break from the parents.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
The infamous hubby that wants a whopper!!!!!!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Potatoes, mashed, baked, cubed and baked, shredded and fried in olive oil, organic tater tots- just found these and the kids love them.
Potato chips- cooked in a non trans fat olive
Asparagus- kids and myself
Beans- hubby and I
Oats, O's breakfast cereal, oatmeal, granola
nitrate free bacon ummmmm!
Oranges if in season
So for dinner tonight the kids are having left over roast out of the freezer and some form of potatoes- probably shredded and cooked in waffle maker with ketchup. The hubby and I will eat something else just not sure right now.
There are some foods that we don't rotate. Rice milk, ketchup- Lula and Biggie put it on everything. Some fruits like pineapple, strawberries and watermelon we just eat it when we have it. Wheat is a treat, about once a week.
That's it, that's what we eat!
Friday, November 2, 2007
The next day in our rotation is turkey day. Turkey is the crazy food in our little world. If it isn't "clean" it can and usually does cause nightly bladder spasms in Racky, aka bed wetting. (By clean I mean with out additives and free range not necessarily organic.) He can't tolerate turkey deli meat either must be the solutions that they pump into it. So that leaves cooking the whole bird or ground turkey. So ground turkey it is. I do occasionally buy a "clean" turkey and cook it and freeze in meal size portions for lunches and weekends when I try to be a lazy as possible in the kitchen. So on turkey day the kids get:
apple juice or cider
olives, black or green
rice crackers with dip (apple butter)
All or some combination of the above.
I shop the "meat" store once a month that sells local "clean" meat and I try to cook all the turkey on the first turkey day of the month. It comes in frozen one pound chubs so I just drop them in the crock pot and add some water cook until done. They hold their shape so I lift one chub out at a time into a frying pan and brown it a little and crumble it. I then freeze it in one pound or small servings. So every time its turkey day after that (about 6 or 7 times a month) I just pull out some already cooked ground turkey. We all have spaghetti or the hubby and I have taco's. On spaghetti day we have three different kinds of noodles going, rice, wheat and corn. When we have tacos the kid have plain turkey over brown rice with broccoli and applesauce. Easy enough!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I love and adore my babies probably more than I should. I want to shield and protect them from all hurt and keep them innocent and pure and healthy. I want them to have a "normal" childhood and a normal life so that they don't end up lying on some shrinks sofa rehashing traumatic moments of their childhood and telling him that their mother is a nut job. But the cold hard facts are that they are not quote on quote "normal". They are allergic to multiple foods and multiple substances that fly freely through the air we all breathe. Then if we throw the religious differences in there they are like aliens from a different planet. I might as well tattoo weirdo on their forehead.
Well as I wash hats, mittens, coat and any other article of clothing that might have hay on it from the party that we were just at were they couldn't eat ANY of the foods safely. (Don't worry we come food in tow.) The beverage was safe but when accidentally drank from the wrong cup of someone who ingested a peanut butter cookie causes a marble sized fluid filled bump on ones lip makes this momma weary some days. I wonder what it would be like to pack the kids in the car and hit a drive thru and show up to a function with a premade, processed type food out of a bag or some just add water mix some days sound so easy. A vacation without air purifiers and allergy free pillows. Not stressing over how they must feel or what is doing to them emotionally because they are so different. Dropping the kids off with out a grocery size bag of food and detailed instructions at grandma and grandpa's house just sounds, whats the word I'm looking for, um easy yes easy. Food and air it's just everywhere. I know raising kids with out allergies is no walk in the park don't get me wrong. But some days on the outside looking in it looks that way.
Well the pity party must end now. I am soooooooooooo thankful for these kids and the wealth of knowledge that I have learned from their "differences". I just had a moment. All is well again, and the dryer has beeped.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
He's the best kid in the whole wide world, at least today.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 oat flour
1/4 sweet white sorghum flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
Sprinkle dry mixture over apples. Then slice up 1 stick of butter in thin pats and even distribute over the top. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until apples are softened. This was my first wheat free dessert I enjoyed. It had good texture and no weird after taste. I usually cut the sugar in desserts but being the first try I left it as is. Next time I will try 1 to 1 1/4 cup brown sugar. You could use any pie type fruit, peaches, cherries etc. If you used gluten free oats and ground some in a coffee grinder to make oat flour it would be gluten free also. Enjoy!
Fall and winter mean it's soup season again. My favorite soup is Taco soup. It has the flavor of chili but yet its a soup. I took the recipe from allrecipes and modified it a little, every time I make it it's different. Here is the recipe for my last batch:
1/2 lb. browned ground turkey
2 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 15 oz can red kidney beans
1 15 oz can of Mexican beans
1 cap full of the Gluten Free Pantry taco seasoning
1/2 cup of chopped onions
3 tbsp. butter
1 cup frozen corn
2 can of water (rinse out tomato cans into soup)
In a stock pot melt butter and saute' onions, I usually add a 4 oz can of green chili's but I was out. Add all the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1/2 hour to hour. You can add more beans and tomatoes to stretch this meal without effecting the taste. You can use your crock pot too but saute' the onion and chili's if your using them to bring out the flavor first. Serve with corn chips or Frito's. If your not a dairy free house you could top with cheese or sour cream. I'd give it a 10/10, its yummy! (It also freezer well!)
A few tricks to make soup easier and more fun to eat for kids is coffee mugs and straws cut to the proper height for the mugs. Our kids can't have this soup but they eat chicken soup and love coffee mugs, it make a simple meal more fun and the straw makes it less messy.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
1. I read the story of Jonah out of "The Child's Story Bible".
2. Reading, he wrote out the alphabet and then he told me the letter sounds, reviewed the sight word flashcard from last year and then he read me four sentences I wrote out. Tomorrow will get back into his workbook.
3.We then took a break, read some books, and ran some errands. They played outside for a while and then played computer games before lunch.
4. We did the first lesson in Saxon 1.
That's it we're done for the day. I decided to split up the day, reading morning and math in the afternoon, because I tend to rush him and tell him to hurry up about a hundred times in the hour and half of school. Why I do this I don't know. I noticed myself telling the kids to hurry all the time, hurry and put your shoes on, hurry up and finish your food, hurry and use the bathroom and get outside, etc. etc. Why am I in a hurry? I have no idea. Kids like to stop and smell the roses when I just want to get on to the next thing. Their roses are different then mine, they are intriguing squished raisin on the floor of the van when I want them to put their buckles on or an amazing matchbox car that they never play with but when I want them to get outside it becomes an object they must study and examine. Well I am actively trying to stop this bad habit and start smelling the roses, or squished raisins, so they don't grow up and feel like I tried to rush their childhood. The little things only add to a few minutes a day so whats the big deal right? Well I better go I have to hurry up and do something:)
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Lula- 44 lbs. 46 inches (I think) Height- off the chart, good height to weight ratio
Biggie- 36 lbs. 41 inches height in the 90th percentile and 75th percentile for weight
Lu2- (2.5 months) 12lbs 8 oz. 23 3/4 inches
My guess is Lu2 might be average, but the rest will be pretty tall if they keep this up.
Biggie: Lula you want that?
Lula: No Bratz are naughty! You know why? Their mommy and daddy don't give them spankings! You know why? 'cause they're mommy and daddy are bratz too.
Not quite how I explained to her the reason that we won't have any Bratz dolls in the house, but pretty close;)
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The hubby's allergy result's are in. The verdict- NOT GOOD! For at least three months he cannot have bananas, peanuts, soy, rice and here's the kicker GLUTEN! Peanuts is easy to avoid but kind of stinks because he's allergic to all other nuts too. Bananas no big deal. Soy was already being avoids. But rice and gluten are the worst. If you can't eat gluten you eat rice and vice versa, but no both showed up so corn and potatoes here we come. He's allergic to dairy also which we knew but when you look up gluten free recipes they all contain something else he's sensitive too like rice or dairy. Well Lord willing this helps him to feel better and I'll probably lose a pound or two. He hasn't been tested in since January 2006 so this was way over due seeings how allergies can change. If you have any great food ideas let me know especially thing for lunches and such. Dinner should be okay but portable food is going to be harder. Well I'm off to Google more gluten, rice, soy, peanut and banana free foods. (Note to self buy a bottle of wine, no make that two :0))
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The pooch is not going away! The scale has not moved in the last six or more weeks-ack! I knew turning thirty would be bad. So I broke, actually crumbled and went to the mall and spend money that was set aside for bills and vacation! I spent 75 bucks in one hour, which for me is a ton. My whole maternity budget was 100 dollars and I stuck to that. I got two pair of wam up pants, 1 pair of jeans, 1 shirt and a nursing bra. I still don't have much to wear but its better than it was. Well now I must jump back on the frugal wagon and hold on tight. I wonder how hubby and I survived when we first got married- oh yeah that's right we didn't have kids or allergies.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
My sweet family!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Breakfast: Either puffies of fruit juice sweetened corn flakes with rice milk.
Snacks: Corn chips with guacamole, plain popcorn, corn flakes, peaches, blueberry and papaya.
Lunch: Corn chips and guacamole, corn flakes, cooked venison from freezer, peaches, blueberries, venison and ketchup.
Dinner: Sweet potatoes, corn, venison steaks or salmon, venison burgers on rice bread, then we have beef burgers, pickles and ketchup. Fruit again.
We freezer blueberries for the winter and again I can a lot of peaches, at least they're easier than pears.
Dinner tonight is venison steaks and corn, rice bread and fruit. Hubby has golf so I'll scrounge something up for myself.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The kids eat "puffies" (aka rice puff cereal) with rice milk. Racky loves puffies, Biggie will eat them, Lula hates them. They all have a protein replacement drink 3 to 4 times a day which is made out of rice. If its hard to digest, like most protein, they become or already are allergic to it.
Lunch is already cooked chicken of some sort that I pull out of the freezer. Spelt pretzels, pears, cherries, bananas and carrots.
Snacks are protien replacements, spelt pretzels, pears, cherries, bananas and carrots and peppers.
Dinner is chicken, either baked, grilled, fried with spelt flour or in chicken soup.
Carrots or cauliflower.
Rice or rice bread.
Cherries, pears, or bananas.
Do you see the trend, they eat the same stuff all day long. I can enough pears to last the year, 94 jars, ack, I hate canning pears all that peeling. They eat dried cherries in the winter. At 5 bucks a pound, 15 bucks if organic, they are nicknamed gold nuggets. (We don't usually buy organic cherries for obvious reasons.)
Well dinner tonight is grilled chicken, I use barbacue sauce on the hubby and mine and the kids is plain. The hubby is allergic to cauilflower so we will have carrots. We'll have wheat bread and the kids will have rice bread. Then any leftover fruit from earlier in the day, because we can't eat it tomorrow.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
My wonderful wife finally hit the big 30
I’m guess I’m a little bit of a copycat so I will attempt to share (you guessed it) 30 things about her that make her the best wife a man could want. These are not necessarily in order.
1. She loves the LORD - Definitely #1
2. She puts up with me
3. She is a wonderful Mommy
4. She always makes sure I’m fed
5. She mixes and concocts for the kids and me all day long
6. She doesn’t give me too much grief about golfing
7. She only has eyes for me
8. She is happy reading a book if I’m watching football
9. She does not spend all day gossiping or watching soaps – She keeps house and home
10. She hooks me up
11. She doesn’t grip about making special food for the kids and me even though she can eat anything she wants
12. She is smart – I like that in a woman
13. She is ok with me being chauvinist
14. She likes to spend time with the kids even after a long day with them
15. She is sooooooooo sexy
16. She can be quite funny herself, and even thinks I am occasionally
17. Not that she ever does anything wrong, but she apologizes if she does
18. She is home schooling our children and that takes a lot of patience
19. She even likes the in-laws, most of the time
20. She is very respectful
21. She is Honest
22. She respects my authority
23. She loves me – chicken legs and all
24. She doesn’t spend our money frivously
25. She is not into women’s lib
26. She reads books on how to be a good mother & wife
27. Did I mention she is sooooooooo sexy – Yes she has brown hair and blue eyes
28. She never has a headache
29. She has our babies at home with no drugs
30. She doesn’t get mad at me if I don’t buy her presents - Sorry babe
I LOVE YOU ESTHER & I PRAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE TO SHARE WITH ME.
Your loving husband Isaac
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. John 16:21
Monday, June 4, 2007
In the baby news I think I've read every birth story on the Internet. I have way too many Braxton hicks which keep tormenting the pregnant brain. When I do have a few that I have to breath through I start freaking out because it reminds me how and where it has to come out. I keep trying to tell myself that this is most likely the last time and that I want it to be one of those magical and peaceful births. HA like that is going to happen. I just pray I don't scare the kids and cause them permanent scarring. Every night I make sure the laundry is caught up and house is clean just in case but it doesn't seem to be helping any. I try to nap daily just in case I might be up all night, still nothing. I do declare I hate being taught patience. Did I mention before big babies run in the family. Grandma have a couple 11+ pound babies. My mom had seven kids 9 lbs. 6 oz to 12 lbs. 1 oz. May I should try starving it out. Ha, Ha, Ha. Not going to happen. Well I better go finish washing the bedding one last time before the baby comes, HOPEFULLY.
Friday, June 1, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
In other news Lula has finally stopped asking "can I ask you something?" before everything she says, she now says "do you know something?" and rambles on. She says "actually" all the time and out of context. She got princess sandals this morning and will not remove them, she is all girl let me tell ya. She also is petrified of bugs, bees to mosquitoes she can't help but run and scream at the sight of one.
Biggie is a crab lately, worse if he has no nap. His new thing is whenever I tell him do do something he informs me that he did that "yesterday". Like "wash hands yesterday", "change buns yesterday" to "ate lunch yesterday". It's quite cute.
Racky is asked constantly why he's not in school, why couldn't he be short? We had it this morning in the shoe store. The lady proceed to ask if you teach preschool at home? I nicely joke about kids not learning anything in preschool and that its not necessary and a waste. She then tells me she works at a preschool- oops. Open mouth insert foot.
Well I better do something today, have a good one.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
I ended up mowing the lawn yesterday, my little bro is just not anal enough for my liking, maybe its just the hormones but the lawn was driving me nuts. What he can do in an hour takes me two. Well he is shipping off to the Navy in June so I'll have to find myself a new and more particular lawn boy.
The hubby is taking me out tonight before I "pop" as he says. We have a gift certificate that's 6 months old we better use up or it will never get used. And after tonight I plan on taking it easy. The last weekend in May and first week in June are going to be crazy. Brad's open house, two family gatherings and two weddings. And I might squeeze in the birth of a new little one in there. Well here's to sitting with my swelling feet up sippin' lemonade for the next few weeks. I still am not miserable enough for it to be time for this baby yet. Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Well when the midwife saw how slim I was she told me to be ready to go early, underweight people have this tendency she said. She guessed I would go three weeks early. What does she know? The sister-in-law had her baby on her due date, how irritated was I? My due date came and went. My cousins wedding that I thought I would for sure miss came and went. My aunt who works in an OB office said I looked ready about two and half weeks before he was born. The midwife stopped scheduling my next appointment but would say "see you this week." Two Tuesdays in a row I called to schedule an appointment. My mother who drives school bus went back to work. It was the end off August. My mother is in panic mode, reminding me how big babies can get, I was 10 lbs, 12 oz. and one of my brother was 12 lbs, 1oz. At my final appoint the midwife agrees to check me, I'm dilated to 4 and easily stretch to 5. No wonder why I can't sit properly. She does sometime that started labor. I ordered Chinese on the way home, while going in to get it I knew tonight was the night, I gripped both kids hands as I wait for the food and have a real live contraction. At home I make the kids some food and waited for the hubby to come inside, he's in his truck talking with his bro. I don't want to say I'm in labor. I go inside and call his phone and again ask him when he's coming in because I am in labor and need some help with the children. Racky was 3.5 years old and Lula was 20 months old. We had a message from the in laws that they were going to stop over with a part for my mom's air purifier. When they got here we asked if they could take the kids home with them. The hubby and father in law are trying to fix the air purifier while I scramble to get the kids ready and explain the food/ protein shake protocol to my mother in law. I can't talk or stand during contractions. I had to keep leaning over the counter and quietly moan during them. The mother in law can see that they need to leave so I can have the baby, the guys keep working. Finally they leave.
Labor slows down drastically, the hubby fills the pool half way with hot water and at about 9:30/10 goes to bed. Labor has completely stopped now. I'm devastated. I say I'm saying up to walk this baby out. Around 11:15 I decide to go to bed. After I get in bed transition hits. It's one contraction after another, I can't speak but the hubby wakes up to me moaning quite loudly now and says he's calling the midwife, it's around 11:30. He finishes filling the pool and I get in. Around midnight she arrives. She told me later that she knew she didn't miss the birth when she stepped out of the car, I'm that loud. She checks me and says I can push, I never have the urge to push I need to be told. I ask her to break my water so there is 'less" to push out. She does. After a little less than 25 mins of pushing he is out. I didn't even want to hold him the first few seconds. She had to force me to hold him. When I did hold him I was so tired that I could hardly keep him up and out of the water. I was the one to get to announce that he was a boy. I had myself convinced he was a girl the last month. Hubby took him while I got cleaned up and settled into bed. He then disappeared for an hour, he had the pool in the garbage by 2 am. He also emailed pics to a bunch of people before 3 am. He was 9 lbs. 10 oz. and 23 1/2 inches long born 16 long days late. God is good.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Right know I'm waiting on the bread machine to finish the dough to try my hand at bagel making. Hopefully they turn out okay. I did add some whole wheat so we'll see. Dinner is barbecued chicken on the grill so I don't have more of a mess to clean up. The worst part of baking in the mess. Well have a wonderful day!
Edit: Bagels turned out awesome! I made them plain with no egg wash, I just used a little oil on top. Delicious. Pretty they were not, awkward shaped and they flattened out a bit but yummy all the same. I am envisioning them toasted with tuna, lettuce and tomato. Also made into mini pizza's would be tasty. I brought one to the hubby while he was at work, it was all warm yet, and he asked me twice if I really made them. They were that good.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Life is good. The innocence of childhood is there anything quite like it?
Thursday, April 5, 2007
First, hello my name is Esther and I am a wimp, a complete and total wimp.
The day before my sweet hubby was to leave for a business trip in Las Vegas was the day it all started. I had been busy washing, ironing and packing him for his trip. His suitcase was downstairs and ready to go. I decide to nap because I would have five days and 4 night without him so I would prepare for the baby and scour the house while he was gone. Well when I woke up from my nap I was quite "damp", damp enough to warranted a clean pair of shorts. If you get my drift. First baby, you know, I just thought maybe the baby kicked my bladder while I slept so I didn't think much off it. The hubby and I go out to dinner and afterward hope to go pick out a car seat which we still didn't have. At the restaurant we had cheese bread and waited for our pizza. They messed it up and gave us green peppers instead of green olives so we had to wait for a new pizza. While waiting I felt a little "something", and it was let's say moist. I bolt to the bathroom and water began to trickle down my leg. First baby again, I whad up some toilet paper to help with the moisture and walk quite quickly back to the table, water still running down the legs, the toilet paper is not helping. I Inform hubby that I need to keys and that my water has broken, " Are you sure you didn't pee your pants," he asked. I grab the keys and head to the car. I remember sitting in the car and it finally hitting me that we about to become parents. He pays the bill and we leave with no pizza and head home carseatless. In the car I inquire if he is going to call his boss about the business trip. He on the other hand is trying to convince me that I just pee'd my pants. I call the midwife on the way home and leave her a message that I think my water has broken. At home I stepped out of the car and what seemed like a half gallon of water comes pours out, enough to make my shoes squish when I walk. Hubby finally believes me that its my water and it's not a weak bladder. I talk with the midwife and she tells me to take my temp, keep the area clean, drink plenty of water and get some rest because as of now no contractions, nothing. Rest? no, I start cleaning the house like a mad crazy lady. Vacuuming, laundry, to wash some baby blankets and clothes, and general people will be coming over dash and stash. I finally try to get some sleep around eleven, yeah right, I'm excited, petrified and nervous and a million other emotions. I can't remember all the details but the hubby called to midwife about 1 or 1:30 and she came over because the hubby sounded calm and not like a first time frantic father-to-be. She checked me around 3:00 and I was 3 centimeters dilated, I thought I might die from the pain. I wanted drugs and if I could of drove myself to the hospital I would of, I just couldn't move. I moved from bed, shower and toilet all night long. I kept thinking the midwife was just going to let me die. About 5 something I'm postal. She informs me that most likely I won't have the baby until around noon. I freak and tell her somethings different, I don't know what but sometime is different. She asks me if I feel the urge to push, I tell her no. She decides to check me anyway, I'm dilated to 10 and plus 2. I get to push and get this over with. It's 5:30ish. I push a few time and realize I hate pushing. I ask if the baby will come without pushing, she tells me yes so I stopped pushing. She leave for a few minutes and I still refuse to push. Finally I agree to push again and get this over. I hate pushing and ring of fire is much too mild of an expression, it does not describe the pain. While the poor kid is crowning I'm pushing on his head to try to put counter pressure on the pain. (Kind of like when you hurt your finger, you squeeze it, it helps.) The midwife asked me what I am doing. Not one of my shining moments. The hubby who hated to watch videos in the baby classes has now become totally memorized and sits at the end of the bed and watches every little thing. I use him and the midwife as stirrups and push on them to brace myself for the terrible, agonizing pushing. My beautiful baby boy is placed on my chest at 6:15, its over, and I never want to do that again. This overwhelming wave of love flooded me when I saw him. He was perfect and a very beautiful baby. The midwife measures and weighs him. She tells me he is 8 pounds even, I say "that's it?" How do people have big babies. I was fine no tearing or anything. I have a boy, I always wanted to have boys. God blessed us!
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
one 9x13 of brownies, they are cut and bagged for my bro's lunches
one 9x13 of fruit oatmeal bars
36 blueberry muffins, over half are buttered and bagged
12 sandwiched which again are bagged for lunches
I have some baked chicken cooling right now which I hope to get 5 or 6 meals out of.
I'm sure they'll be sick of chicken but beggars can't be choosers, right? Well I'm off to shredded chicken and assemble some dinners. Have a good day and if you live in lovely Michigan stay warm.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I've been mentally listing what the kids will be needing so when garage sale season hits I don't over buy in some areas and under buy in others. I just need to get it on paper so I can remember it when I need it. I figure if it saves me 30 or 40 bucks it will be worth the hour I spend on it, but it probably save me more than that. I have also be planning the menu for the month after the baby comes, I hope to have most of it cooked and frozen at least three weeks before I'm due. Well were out of laundry detergent so I must be off to the store. Have a good day.