Saturday, May 12, 2012

So much to say

Hello!  Didn't mean to fall off the planet like that.  Things have been crazy.  A quick recap of where I've been for the past 3+ weeks?

- Home Depot+Lowe's+Home Depot+Lowe's+Home Depot+Lowe's making decisions on the basement.  Crossing my fingers things are really wrapping up this week.  I can't take it much longer!

-at the doctor or on the couch holding sick kids who've been sick for the past.12.days.  They've been long days and nights and included throwing up+sweaty little bodies+coughs that won't stop+chest x-rays to rule out pneumonia (negative thank heavens)+breathing treatments+steroid-induced baby rage=worn out.  I think we've turned the corner, but things still aren't totally back to normal.

-at prenatal visits since entering the stage where you go all the time just for vitals+weight+measure+heart beat.  I wish there was a frequent flier option for moms who don't have any questions for that appointment so I could skip the 80+ minute wait times I've had at a few recent visits.  But the good news is things are moving right along and I'm 36 weeks.  I'm pretty sure I'll blink and she'll be here, but I'm trying to pack a lot into that blink.  

-at a baby celebration surrounded by sweet friends and family.  It was a beautiful gesture and a great time to get together and remember the exciting things coming and rejoice in that blessing with some of my favorite people.  I am grateful for good, loving, supportive women in my life.  Not just at this event, but numerous phone calls, texts, notes and packages all came this week at just the right moments when I was on the brink of crazy while residing in sick-kid-ville.  I am blessed to have thoughtful friends, and it is so appreciated.  

-spending quiet moments thinking a lot about who I am and who I want to be and how to get there.  Thinking a lot about the qualities I desire to develop and looking to those around me who exemplify those traits.  Thinking a lot about improving but being realistic given my current circumstances.  Making mental notes of all the things I need to record here.  

I'm not making many promises on how much I'll be checking in with all of the changes in the coming weeks, but I'm really hoping to be back tomorrow.  I can't let Mother's Day pass me by without a chance to share.  In the mean time, you can catch up on my series of posts last year at this time.  

It's good to be back.  



1 comment:

100 Percent Cottam said...

i was just thinking about you today, wondering if everything was okay! :) i'm sorry things have been crazy/busy/sick. But I'm glad you're hanging in there! Good luck in these exciting coming weeks. xoxo!