Bits and pieces

*Baby B just got throwing up for like–3 hours. Kevin was reading to the girls, and I was cleaning up the kitchen.

“Ooohh,” he hollers, “Brielle just threw up all over us!” Double ick!

We get everyone cleaned up, put the preschooler in bed. By the time Aviana is asleep, I have Brielle calmed down and put her in bed, there she goes again. Repeat. Again.

In between sessions, she was in a chipper mood. Poor baby! And it’s not like we had anything new to eat tonight either…

*I went Bronze with Usborne! This means I get to order $100 worth of books for $10 as a reward! Hooray books!

*I’ve had an on and off earache since Sunday. I went to the doctor yesterday, and he said it was sinus, because the ear looks good.

*I hate having allergies. I hate rainy cold cloudy gloomy dreary days. I hate not feeling well. I hate having to put away the last vestiges of non-maternity clothes. I hate not being able to afford cute trendy maternity clothes.

*I’m working on a craft for MOPS next week. We’re going to make decoupage boxes for card storage, and cards to put in them. It’s good to get some creative mojo going because goodness knows, I haven’t scrapped properly in months. I miss it! I scrap in my head, and I blog in my head, but since the blogging can be fit in in small snippets of time, and I prefer to scrap a whole layout in one sitting while I’ve got the creativity flowing, I am having a terrible time fitting it in.

*Aviana has been getting to have hot cocoa in the morning if she sleeps in her bed all night (ie does not come crowd me and breathe in my face in the middle of the night). Tonight before she went to sleep, she told me, “I’m not choosing hot toto in the morning, Mama.”

Thanks for the heads up!

*We might be doing a home birth! I’m really excited about the prospect. We met with a home birth midwife on Saturday, and we both loved her. We’ve done a lot of research and are confident in the safety, peace, and security of bringing baby boy into the world in his own home.

Shhh…we don’t want any negative feedback, so unless you have some positive birth energy to put out there, please refrain from letting me know–or telling anyone who will likely give us negativity!

9 thoughts on “Bits and pieces

  1. The hot toto comment cracked me up!!!

    A home birth sounds so pleasant and peaceful! You are doing what is in the best interest of you and your family and I know that if there is a hitch (THERE WON’T BE IN JESUS NAME) that you’ll know you need to go to the hospital because you are wise.

    And whenever I’m preggo I can’t afford maternity clothes EITHER!!! If you can, go to yard sales and see if you can at least find a few tops for a few bucks!

  2. I am 57 and in the first generation on both my mother’s and father’s sides of the family to be born in a hospital. Good sturdy Minnesota farm families all born in the comfort of home, surrounded by loving extended families. What a beautiful thing to be planning for your new little one!

  3. Yay! for homebirths! As you know I am a huge fan. It is a truly mind blowing experience – I will never ever regret or wish I had done it any different. I feel like my children are so lucky to have been born at home. If you have any questions ( I am sure you don’t but thought I’d offer) just e-mail me.


  4. the toto comment is so funny- our girls do that sometimes too- just let us know if they’re willing to take the consequence for the joy of whatever thing they want to do anyway.

    good for you for telling people to just keep the negative comments to themselves! i thought that was a great idea! (as if you haven’t thought everything over already and they’d have advice to keep you from doing it!)


    ps- i wouldn’t have had any negative comments. 🙂

  5. I love that Aviana gave you the heads up. Don’t you love when our kids are sweet like that???

    Thank you for the allergy reminder. I woke up feeling like C-R-A-P this morning…..not even putting that my allergies could be starting!!!! Maybe I’m not sick!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am so thrilled to hear thatyou are thinking about home bith. my mom had all 14 at home[she is amish]we had#3 at home last july best experience the way we had her before midwife made it here. Im sure youll do great. p.s.i am your biggest fan.

  7. I. Loved. My. Homebirth!!! It was amazing, and I can say that after having two very typical hospital births (pitocin, demarol, epidural, hours of pushing, forceps, etc) and one great homebirth, that I pray we do all the rest of our births at home. My husband was very skeptical of doing things at home, and initially fairly hostile (while still being polite) to our midwife, but by the time it was over, he hugged her and thanked her and tells people (when asked) that he would do a homebirth again. 🙂

    I’m so happy for you, and can’t wait to hear your wonderful story when it’s all said and done. 🙂


  8. Oh wow! I absolutely loved my midwife experience and the next best would be to have a baby at home…if only we had a midwife near enough to have her come on over! ;O)

    That is awesome. I truly hope it works out for you guys!

  9. You go! I always wanted to try…but I really like the midwife I had with the girls (she only did it at hospitals). Then with our 3rd we had just moved & I wasn’t able to find a home birth midwife for the area. It almost makes me want to have another one to just try…almost! 🙂 I’ll pray for a smooth delivery & calm nerves for you.

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