Monthly Archives: April 2010

Catch up time again

We have been very busy around here.  I have definitely reached the nesting point of my pregnancy.

Sam and Emma have been moved into the same room.  Sam has not had the binkie for one week and has been coping fairly well.

Sammie Helping Daddy

Emma Helping Dad

A brand new Bed

Last night we finished up Rachelle’s room.

The bassinet is set up too.

I plan on repainting the girls wall pink and we have some princess and fairy vinyl stickers to put up too.  That might wait until I am on maternity leave.  I don’t think I have that much energy right now.

All of the bed rooms are cleaned and organized and are actually staying that way.

My C-section is scheduled for June 3 and it can’t come soon enough.

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Brains and a very dumb moment.

So, Eric and Emma taught Sammie how to be a Zombie.  Some days out of the blue she walks around with her arms out  in front of her and says, “Brainssss!”  Well this morning she put a new spin on it.  She walked up to me and said, “I eat brains.”  Weird little girl.

The dumb moment was I twisted my foot on the walk home from picking up Emma.  It hurt really bad, I was able to get home and put Sam down for her nap.  Well, after I got her in the bed, I discovered that I could no longer put any weight on my foot without being in extreme pain.  Emma had no way of getting me an ice pack for it.  Luckily Eric was taking a half day because I didn’t sleep much last night and was supposed to work tonight. (Thank you so much for taking my shift tonight Matt!)  When Eric got home about 20 minutes later, my foot was swollen and I have what looks like a goose egg on the side of my foot.  I have been keeping ice on it for the last 2.5 hours and I hope to be back on my feet tomorrow.  Needless to say I feel really dumb and I still hurt.

Was my child born in the wrong century?

Was my daughter meant to be born in pioneer times?  After bath Emma asked me why there was a drain…I said, how else would we get rid of the water?  Then she replied take it outside.  I just told her that there was this nifty thing called indoor plumbing that makes it so we don’t have to do that, and told her how it would be a lot of work.

Happy Easter

Today Eric took the girls down town to the Easter Egg hunt.  It was a bust.  It was total chaos . . . Sam wouldn’t get her picture taken with the bunny, Emma didn’t even get to do her hunt because they did the older kids and the younger kids at the same time and Eric didn’t know.  He didn’t take the camera so no pictures.

When I got home from work we dyed our Eggs.  I used the left over egg dye to dye some roving.

Last week we took pictures of the girls in their Easter dresses.  Sam is such a ham!

Happy Easter

Poor Emma

Just when I am finally feeling good again, poor Emma breaks out in a rash.  Right now it is only on her hands.  My friend who runs a soap shop told me to follow these steps and that it is most likely a chemical reaction to fragrances.

1.  Switch my detergent to Tide Free

2. No more lotion, soap, etc with fragrance

3. No more dryer sheets or fabric softener (we haven’t used dryer sheets in 6 months.  Eric bought some to use with the fleece blankets 2 weeks ago and this allergy shows up.)

4.  On surfaces, steam clean instead of using harsh detergents. (I like steam cleaning, I put a portable steam cleaner on my wish list at Amazon)

5.  Install a water softener

I am starting with the first 3 with hopes of getting the steam cleaner before too long.  I am not sure about the water softener because it is not in out budget.  I’m putting vaseline on her hands until the rash heals.  If it doesn’t go away before Monday I am going to call the doctor and see about getting her in.

I guess when I complained about not having anything interesting to write about God decided to throw me a curve ball.  Life is just funny that way.