Tuesday, September 8, 2009

one day

We are at a loss as to what car to get come the birth of the next litter. (Only kidding with the litter comment). For the everyday use, a minivan would work because Colin can sit in the front, but for when we would like to go anywhere as a family, we will not fit. We are thinking Conversion Van. They are pricey and I am not sure if I completely sold on them yet. I know that we could get the whole gang in them and maybe even have a seat for an extra person, but I am just not feeling it. For know, this is what the back seat looks like.

Friday, September 4, 2009

riding bikes

It was September 1st and we woke up to a beautiful crisp morning. I love fall, starting to layer, and just being able to breathe non-humid air. The guys love to ride their bikes and the back yard doesn't work for them anymore. We park our car at the end of the driveway and they are pretty good about not going into the street. thomas' new thing is to ride down our small incline with his head up in the air. I have to remind him to put his head down before he slams into the car. What they also do is start up at the front door and then come down the driveway. If one is up the sidewalk and the other starts to come up there usually is some yelling. They are pretty good about backing out and waiting their turn now, it is so funny to watch.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

and now I have thrown my back out. I am pretty sure that my back is from hours of coughing and vomiting and once I felt better my body said "here you go, the next issue is..." I have been working aggressively with my Chiropractor all week and the pain has subsided some but I am so afraid to move an inch in the wrong direction.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Big Turn Around

In the past week I have had some major improvements in my health. I can not believe how great I have been feeling. I think that the coughing/vomiting/peeing in pants was all due to a severe case of reflux. Last Monday (over a week ago) I was still coughing and everything else that went along with it. Tuesday I caved and took the prendesone along with an inhaler of albulteral, let's not forget the prescription of pepcid and have had nothing but daily improvements. I am absolutely amazed at how I feel. I have been rapidly getting better every day. The first few nights, I would still cough some and need to change "the diaper" but now a week later I hardly cough at all. I might even be brave and not put a diaper on tonight.

I only took the steroid for four days and I am down to taking the inhaler once a day but I still take the pepcid every day. I really think that is what helps me. I went to the doctor the other day and I have gained 14lbs total. He assured me that I would "catch up." These babies can suck as much fat off me as they like, i don't mind.

I would like to thank my family and friends for any and all support they have given me over the past 6 months, mostly the past 2. I know that I have not been the most pleasant person to be around, yet you all still managed to smile when I came through the door. I am so glad to be feeling better, so much better. I actually am starting to feel pregnant and hungry too. I spent so much time in a fog and feeling so sick, I have had little energy to enjoy my pregnancy.

As for my pregnancy, both babies are looking good and growing strong. They are both bigger than the expected growth (not surprising) and I think they might be born on their brothers birthday (Nov 20th). It would be wild to have 4 kids with the same birthday, however it might be easy, just get a big sheet cake and write everyone's name on it. Ahh Names, we are still up in the air about those. Two of my favorites are already taken (Norah and Claire) so I will have to continue to search until I find good ones. Actually I will have to see the babies first and then find some names.

Hopefully the next 2-3 months will be as good as this past week and Hopefully my labor and delivery will be as quick and easy as the first set. I have been working with my Chiropractor aligning all my ligaments hoping the babies fall in the right positions so I can avoid a C_Section. My goal is to go as close to full term as possible and deliver vaginally with no drugs. It has worked so far, third time should be a charm.

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