Writing this blog is like writing in my Diary...I have the same diary I got when I was in 7th grade...back in 1987. I write in it once in a blue moon. I still have a third of the diary blank, ready for me to fill the pages with the days of my life. I also got a journal for each of my children, when I first found out I was pregnant with them. I write in it, when I think to, about my experience with them in my belly, the birth, and then their accomplishments in life. I am now six months into my fourth pregnancy....I still haven't gotten a journal for him yet. Am I a bad mother? No. I'm just a busy mother. I am a forgetful mother (I blame that on the pregnancy). And I am a clueless mother...It just took me a half hour just to figure out how to get back on this blog thingy in the computer. And I'm not sure I'm going to end up posting this right....we will see, if you are able to read it! HAHA! Or should it be, LOL?? Any ole who...
Yes, I am expecting again. I will be 40 in a month and I am starting all over again with the late night hunger calls, poopie diapers, and screaming baby. Some days I wonder why I am this insane. Why would I torture myself, knowing it will once again be 18 more years before my husband and I can have the house to ourselves again...
This pregnancy has had it's ups and downs. The doctors say that this baby is going to be a big one! (Like the last one wasn't?? 7lb 1oz 20in long at 6 1/2 weeks early!!!) He is already growing 2 weeks ahead and gaining 1/2 a lb a week and I am only at 27 weeks!! They measured him at 3lbs this past Wednesday. I'm taking Makena shots once a week to prevent another premature labor, which is causing nausea, so I am taking a medicine for nausea, which is causing constipation...the shots also have caused a skin infection, so I am taking medicine for that, which is causing diarrhea...will it ever end??? I guess it will, in 3 months or less, whenever I just POP! I told the little ones that he will be born in the winter, when it snows, (he's due Jan 31st). So now my 3 year old keeps asking when is it going to snow...I hear it's going to be a bad winter and they are calling for snow in the mountains tomorrow (Nov.. 1st). It's going to be a LONG 3 months!!!
(Me at 24 weeks pregnant with 4th child)
I am still continuing to home school my oldest daughter (when she pays attention long enough to). The girl is 9 years old and acts like an 18 year old already!! I'm about ready to make her go out and get a job!!!! :) The little ones (now 3 and 2 years old), already know their alphabet, colors, shapes, and how to count to at least 10. I haven't even started them in preschool yet. Hopefully they will be just as easy to learn as their sister was.
In addition to all that has gone on, we have bought a new home and moved in....well, we are just about almost moved in...The day we moved was the day I found out we were expecting again. So I have been sick a lot with the pregnancy. Trying to move everything from a 2 bedroom singlewide home to a 4 bedroom home has been CRAZY!!! We moved in May and I am hoping that the house will look decent enough to have visitors over to see my Christmas decorations all put up!
So, this is where I am in this future. It has taken me a long time to get here, but I'm here. Still kicking and screaming. Until next time... (which at my record will be another two years.) LOL!!!