Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lots of catching up to do.

I thought it was about time I got caught up on this thing.

First are pics of the kids at our wards trunk or treat:

Then come the pics from when we were carving our pumpkin. We carved it on Halloween and it was a good thing cause down here they go bad in two days. Israel slept through it so he isn't in any of the pics. Celestial was hilarious. She didn't dare touch the insides.

Finally is the pic of the kids on Halloween with our neighbor Sarah. It rained most the night so we weren't able to get very much trick or treating done cause it was pouring. We were all soaked and freezing.

Moving on now, I saw the doctor a couple of weeks ago. We miscarried one of the triplets earlier and now only have twins. The doctor thought that they were both boys but couldn't tell for sure because his ultrasound machine isn't very good. The next week I saw a high risk specialist that has a very advanced machine. They were able to zoom in on the babies. Baby A is 100% a girl.

The pic on the left is of her legs and shows her as a girl. The one on the below is zoomed way in and has an arrow pointing to what you need to look at and if you can't tell that is a girl...

We think Baby B is a boy but he kept his legs closed and the one time he opened them he stuck his foot in the way so we don't know for sure yet but I do have an ultrasound every week now so we should know in the next few weeks. The doctor also said he thought he would be putting me on full, complete bedrest by week 24 or so. He said as in your legs are broken and you have a 105 degree fever. No making meals, grocery shopping, or caring for the kids. I have had trouble doing everything by myself as is (since there are certain things I should not be doing) and have been trouble getting the help I need so I knew staying here alone wasn't an option. I called my mom and we made final preparations for me to go home for a while.

She will be flying out to Florida in two weeks for a conference anyway so we are going to meet her down there with our van loaded full of stuff we need and will be driving back to Idaho from there. We will be staying until I am comfortable with handling everything on my own and have a way to get back (driving back alone with six kids just doesn't seem like a good idea). I will be having a neighbor watching the house for us. Now we just need to figure out what to do with the animals and how to care for the lawn come spring. We have started packing and preparing and two weeks we will be out of here. The kids are so excited. And I am looking forward to having help and maybe even a break once in a while.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thanksgiving poem

T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned,
The dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation,
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning,
with anticipation.
The thought of a snack
became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey,
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling,
So plump and so round.
‘til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding,
And a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all,
Pass the cranberries, please!!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize
And May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!
by Lauren