March 29, 2010 at 6:06 am (status report)

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”

-Milton Berle
First things first: No new babies have made their arrival yet.
Sorry to be so very absent lately, things have been a bit out-of-control around here. With only 17 days left until my due-date, I’m finding myself to be in a constant state of exhaustion with about 394 million things left to get done before baby arrives, not counting our usual day-to-day insanity. Pregnancy-induced carpal-tunnel has kept me away from the computer in the brief moments I do manage to steal, and the very obvious onset of spring has had us all outside to play as often as humanly possible. . . of course I’m sick again, and desperate to get rid of this nasty cold before I pass it on to the newest and soon-to-arrive member of our family (I can’t wait to get my good old pre-preg immune system back). And to put a shining sweet cherry right on top, I spent the entire night battling to save my poor little Puffy girl from a 104.5 degree fever. (A note to moms everywhere – when it comes time for the 3rd bath of the night in desperate attempt to get the temperature down before taking what you know will be an entirely useless trip to the ER, and your toddler doesn’t want to, obviously, because she *thinks* she’s FREEZING, putting purple food coloring in the tub will get her in *without dyeing her skin* and blowing “super big GIANT” bubbles for an hour will keep her there until the fever breaks) She’s feeling much better today, thank God!
Don’t worry – we’re hanging in there! And it isn’t all as bad as I make it seem, I do tend to be a bit on the dramatic side – especially when I’m sleepy or sick. And as I am both at this moment, be sure to take me with a half-grain of salt (unless you’re a nanny or a house-maid. If you are either of those COME RESCUE ME! I NEED YOUR HELP!) I’m hoping to get a few more posts in before the new baby takes me away for a little while again. . .but we’ll just have to see how that works out. Either way, have no fear, at some point in my life I’ll be posting again, hopefully with some amount of regularity.


To those of you who are getting tired of stopping in every day only to be disappointed to find no new entries, I’ve put an E-mail subscription link at the top of the toolbar on the right. Just thought I’d point that out to anyone who hasn’t noticed! Thank you all for taking such an active interest in our happy little lives – LOVE to YOU!


  1. Kendall said,

    Aww…take it easy mama!! You deserve it with your million kids and a new one on the way! I know how you feel, though, since I just had my littlest just a few short(3.5) months ago. Things are still feeling a bit hectic, but finally starting to evolve into some semblance of normality. Rest, drink your tea, and get better FAST! Not long now till little Miss R is born!! Hooray for BABIES!!

  2. Kelli said,

    Thanks, will be subscribing now!! Hope you all feel better soon! So excited that you are in the final days of the pregnancy!! I loved being pregnant and would love one more child if I could talk my husband into it! Take care!

  3. wecki77 said,

    Take it easy for sure! I do miss seeing the posts, but I certainly understand. I begin to think when you are gone for a bit that there might be an even bigger reason than time. But again, I understand, time seems to be lacking at the moment. Just make sure to find some time for yourself while there might be a minute here (which will certainly be gone soon).

  4. deb said,

    Yikes… please take care of yourself, and I’m glad to hear your daughter is doing better.
    I’d need time to recover from the stress of that , let alone being very pregnant and sick.

    And I’ll probably just check in anyway. I have subscribed to some blogs, but out of habit end up clicking away instead. sign of my age maybe. I know it’s less efficient.

    sending big cyber rest and be well hugs.

  5. Sarah Benedict said,

    I have missed you! Can’t wait to hear the big news and “meet” the littlest member! You take care of yourself!

  6. ChristinesLilSprouts said,

    Hope you all feel better soon! I know how difficult it is to take care of little ones when you feel awful yourself. Can’t wait to hear about the new arrival! I don’t think anyone will think any less of you if we don’t hear from ya in awhile! Of course everyone loves to read your posts and see what craziness you’ve been up to, lol. Take care!

  7. Amber said,

    I’m glad she’s doing better! It’s never easy when little ones are sick.

  8. Kathleen Scott said,

    Wish we lived close enough for a chicken soup delivery!

    Broke my heart that Puffy had such a high fever. I know you were frightened, in addition to tired and sick yourself. Can’t believe your presence of mind to get purple food coloring and bubbles. You’re amazing.

    Hope the next two weeks go easier. Am looking forward to hearing about your new little one.

  9. Gabe said,

    I can’t believe this is the ninth reply… for NOTHING!


    • Me said,

      Big brother, you crack me up! Hands-down, this is the winner of the best comment ever award! ROFL!

  10. Gabe said,

    It wasn’t nothing… I was kidding. Good story about my Puff and dragging tired Mommy to ER for no reason.

  11. Ki said,

    COMMENT! To have more during busy end days!

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