Saturday, July 30, 2011
there is no way to encapsulate the last 3 wks. it has been, obviously, a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. super highs, and yes, super lows! It is very different with your 3rd i think, and subsequent ones i would imagine. i love her so much, but i feel like i'm not paying enough attention to anyone. i guess having a family means all paying attention to each other, so i shouldnt feel like its all dependent on me. but i do. (just noticing my keyboard is really sticky. too much multitasking, perhaps? should never eat grapes while working on computer)
so patricks job is going well, keeping him busy. he works for a hay broker in a nearby town, so his commute is about 40 min. thats the biggest downside to the job. also he's supposed to be there by 7. I never knew there was such a thing as a hay broker, you might be thinking. well, you dont live in kansas :-). Somebody has to get the hay from the farmer growing it to the rancher who needs it for his cows. Patrick does the transportation logistics, and other more hands on things at the farm itself. he gets to drive a tractor sometimes :-). and, he got to fly the other day! hopefully more of that soon.
in the midst of me doing the 3 kids by myself and patrick working 13 hr days, our air conditioner started leaking, and flooding part of our basement. unfortunately we didn't know right away, it was in a sort of closed off area. where i had stashed boxes and boxes of baby clothes. we got home after an extremely long day in wichita (my first time out with all 3, the same day i talked about earlier. we also did sams club that day. thanks to david and des, who got me a membership for my birthday. yeah!). Then spent the evening attempting to fix the air conditioner (patrick) and sorting through boxes of molding clothes and washing what was salvageable (me.) That verse about not storing up treasures where moths corrupts and thieves steal? God should have added mold. and He does have a point, I decided. Anyways, at least it still works. We just kept a bucket under it until he could fix it for real. Which he did. because he's super cool like that. rarely do we pay somebody to fix anything. we do have to pull up and replace the floor, but we were planning on doing that anyways. just not exactly now.
so we (I) have had some rough days. It helped so much to have my mom here for awhile, and then for the crisps to take the kids. but i think we'll be ok :-). I cleaned a bathroom yesterday. and dusted and washed windows and everything, actually. made me feel a little better. one thing i haven't done in 3 wks is make supper. but apparently my free ride is over, because tonight i'm making supper.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
which they have!
I make no apologies for it taking me a week to do this, i've been spending time with my baby or my other 2 babies! thank you so much my wonderful husband for your support and encouragement, and my special gift basket! thank you david and des for taking the kids so patrick and i could just worry about me and the baby. thank you mom for coming and doing, well, everything.
we will not have as many pictures this time around, but we do have, i'll try to share. things are going well, i would say perfectly, except i cant sleep. she is a perfect baby so far, eats and sleeps like a champ. i, on the other hand, take about 2 hrs to fall asleep regardless of the circumstances. so napping has not been successful, and nighttime is a nightmare, but not because of her. she's just perfect, and the kids have done such a good job with welcoming her into our family. they love to hold her, and have not shown any negative behaviour due to sharing my attention. (of course, there have been so many people around giving them attention. we'll see how it goes when we all get back to everyday life!)
next post, we'll talk about patrick's new job. he started friday, and we're really excited about it!
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