|Aren’t they funny? I normally feel a bit more like Caleb in the picture, happy and energetic…..Over the last week, I have become a living representation of the face Joshua is making right there. If only I could just go back to bed!
I have often heard people say that pregnancy is more difficult on the body as you get older, but I never experienced it until lately. Joshua was my overall hardest pregnancy, to include excessive vomiting in the first trimester as well as shockingly bad sciatica pain in the third trimester. Yet, that was my youngest pregnancy!
I was doing so great until the Spring Break from the Arctic! That’s when “the wave” started and then what we’ll refer to as the great sugar and anemia crash of 2013…..this weekend.
I’m still not put back together yet, ya’ll. My ankles are still swollen when I wake up in the morning, I have had a headache for about 24 hours, and if I eat the least bit of sugary food I start to seriously crash.
My house is ……kind of gross (especially the floors and the potty training bathrooms), and I VOW to have that fixed by the end of the week, even if I have to clean them sitting down!
Oh! And the grass turned green this week (in spite of the still freezing temps), so I’m thinking the headache could be allergy related. I am SO allergic to grass.
Yesterday Caleb and I were leaving his swim lessons, and my head got so swimmy and confused feeling, I just had to take us straight home, neglecting the other errands I was supposed to be running.
Okay, so I’ve painted the picture for you, right? I’m kind of at a low point. Please excuse any odd behavior from me this month!
But don’t worry. All will be okay. Here’s why:
For good, CORRECT information on anemia, here’s a link that I found helpful:
THE REST OF US
The rest of our family is doing well. Alan has seemed so much less stressed to me the last couple of days, which has been a great relief. I know some of you were really praying for him, and we super appreciate it. Alan’s amazing. He’s not the kind that stresses because he has a paper due tomorrow because he turns all of his assignments in days in advance. The one he’s working on now is due April 15. You know what’s really great about that? His anti-procrastination also makes me feel less stressed.
Tonight is Alan and Joshua’s first baseball practice–actually it’s a batting practice. Joshua is in a “machine pitch” league this year. I think Joshua will enjoy it once he adjusts, right now he just feels intimidated by it. He still says that baseball is his sport, even though he never wants to practice….
What Joshua likes to do is jump on the trampoline and DRAW……and draw and draw and draw. Both sets of grandparents bought Joshua and Caleb drawing notebooks this Christmas, and we were all so thankful. Joshua has pretty much drawn so much in all four notebooks, I’m not sure if there’s any paper left. I’m constantly finding my finance notebook and my to-do list notebook covered in Mario and Bowser (Mario’s arch enemy) drawings.
Caleb is still doing well in school. That kid is a really quick learner! We’ve also been relieved that he has not been a behavior problem. Going into it we weren’t quite sure how Caleb would do with school, but he really just loves it.
Caleb told Alan this week, “I wike to build stuff. I’m going to be a builder when I grow up!” That makes me smile b/c I remember how as a toddler he was always taking everything apart, and now he’s so good at putting things together. Even train tracks. He was a whiz at putting together those GeoTrax train tracks by the time he was 2 1/2.
Daniel is calling me. I put him down for nap, but I believe he has probably pooped and wants me to come change his diaper. He is SO well potty trained with #1, but he hasn’t attempted #2 on the potty yet, and I’ve been too scared of dealing with it to push the issue…..but I suppose it must be done….
I’m off to clean up Dan!