Thursday, September 04, 2014

Random Happiness

Things that are making me happy: 

*First, the Kindergartner started!

*And then #6 and I had an appointment with my OBGYN and he was cute and silly. This is his "Say cheese pose!" I have no idea where he learned to do the hands, but it's adorable! 

*My OBGYN might be a good alternative to the homebirth I had actually wanted. He answered my questions and aside from having to have an IV, the rest make me very comfortable and happy. It's tough going back to the hospital after a homebirth! I never wanted to do it again. I still have conflicting feelings about it, but it is what it is, and I'm grateful he's so understanding and accommodating.

*Routine. Up at 6:30AM for scriptures/family prayers. All kids out the door before 8:05AM. #6 and me running errands and cleaning up until noon-ish (and can I just say that my house has not had a really good deep-cleaning all summer? And that it needs it desperately? But I have no idea when to do it?!). Pick up #5 at bust stop around noon-ish. Lunch, naps, cleaning, I finally sit-down-for-a-minute-or-sixty, big kids all home before 4:15PM. Homework, papers, questions, chaos, chores, friends, and then dinner around 6:30PM. Rest of everything until bedtime at 8:30/9PM. Wash, rinse, repeat. I'm exhausted, but I feel good.

*I have not gained weight with this pregnancy. Normally, this would be incredibly dangerous and a BIG concern. But I am 75 pounds overweight. The doctor is happy with my situation. So am I!

*I am putting together a big Relief Society/Young Women Super Saturday in a few weeks, the first one this ward has had in years and years (a decade?). I'm excited about it! But incredibly overwhelmed and stressed at getting it taken care of. I think it would be easier if I didn't have children. But that just goes without saying about everything in my life (easier, but not better!). 

*I have been listening to Classical music again on the radio when I drive. I found a great station out of Philadelphia and it's almost as good as the BYU classical station in Utah --almost, but not quite. I miss hearing my Uncle Bruce's voice! (He's a D.J. for Classical 89, the BYU classical station!)

*I finally bought slipcovers for our old couches. They are not fancy, but they are soft and the color is fantastic. Chocolate brown! 

*We have had four families move into our ward during the summer! Huzzah! There are 13 children altogether and they pretty much doubled our Primary. 

*I have experienced more drama and heartache and stressful situations in the last two weeks than I have the entire summer --maybe the entire year. Mostly, this was because things just kept happening one after the other, stacking and stacking and stacking... Normally, this would send me into a tail-spin, down-day, deep darkness, what-have-you, but it did not. I faced each situation with patience and did the best that I could with what I had been given. I prayed a lot to know what to do, and that was probably the biggest source of my ability to face everything. Some of the situations are still not resolved, but I've decided that I can't let things like this rule and ruin my life --I just have to keep going. This is HUGE, dear reader. It's also familiar, because I've been able to do this before, but more importantly, it's another sign that I'm moving in the right direction. 

*I found a place that will do placenta encapsulation and provides doulas! 

*Bedtime is hard again; no more letting them stay up and have sleep overs in the hallway or wherever. I'm back to putting the younger two in their own beds and telling them stories until they fall asleep. Most nights it takes 30-45 minutes. Ridiculous? Absolutely. But I let them develop bad habits, and so I'm paying for it. Frankly, I don't care. What else would I be doing? I don't watch TV, anymore. Who has time for that!? And then they mostly stay in their beds all night. Mostly... 

*#6 likes to read books and I've enjoyed reading to him a lot. 

*I can smell Autumn. It's still a few weeks away, but I know it's coming. While running errands today, I bought myself some Milano pumpkin spice chocolate cookies... yum! Everything pumpkin is coming! The colors, the sights, the sounds, the smells! I AM SO EXCITED. We moved here in November last year and missed pretty much the height of Autumn, so to say that I'm thrilled to experience my first real Pennsylvania Fall would be quite the understatement!! Hmmm... maybe I should break out the decorations this week! 

What's making you happy, dear reader? 

1 comment:

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Oh my gosh, #6 looks SO MUCH like #2 in that picture! Cuties!!