It's been a while, I know. I'm not going to go on and on in this post about how I'll try to post more frequently, because I'm sure you're getting tired of that same old song. But how about I catch you up on what's been happening?
I had, again, a series of early labour fake-outs. My doctor could not believe how crazy my body was acting.
I went into the hospital on my due date... for non-stress testing.
2 days later I could have swore I would have the baby before my husband got home to take me to the hospital. The sensation was gone after 10 minutes. Still no idea what that was.
3 days after that, I woke up at 8:30, felt a hard contraction by 9, went to the hospital by 10:15 and had the baby by 11:19. The doctor didn't even make it to the hospital, and two support nurses barely made it into the room on time.
Baby Bennett was born on March 30! He's beautiful and dark and so incredibly precious!!
We were discharged Easter Sunday. My mom made sure my boys still got to celebrate Easter by taking them to church and stocking our house with Hot Cross Buns in advance. We never got around to decorating eggs, but at least we had something of a celebration!
I lead worship at my church when Bennett was 8 days old.
In the past 2 weeks we've been adjusting to life with three little boys, and so far things have been pretty smooth.
...Up until this morning when all 3 of my boys, and I, woke up with cold symptoms ranging from dripping noses to sinus pain and fevers. Awesome.
That basically covers the last few weeks. Now that you're all caught up, here's some thoughts looking forward:
I want another tattoo. Badly. I'm thinking a silhouette of a sparrow sitting on a reed done in white ink on my forearm. I'll have to wait a while though!
I can't wait until our family vacation in the mountains. I love going out to Canmore and I'm so excited for lots of fishing!
I also want to plan a trip to BC, for two reasons: 1) I'm missing Fairmont. We went there on our honeymoon and had the world's most incredible gelati at Invermere (Gerry's Gelati peeps - check it out), and, well, I want more. 2) I just found out that the composer and pianist who did one of my favorite instrumental cds - Orca Suite - lives out on Vancouver Island and plays weekly at the Fairmont Empress during their tea time. I want to go meet him and hear him play live.
I have 15 days until my oldest boys' fourth birthday. It's supposed to be a knight party, but besides some musings I may have written on here previously, I haven't really given it much thought. That's an issue. I need to plan a party, people!
I also need to help plan a birthday party for my Grandma. She turns 85 this year so we're having a "Come and Go" tea for her, and I'm helping to cater. ...With a one month old strapped to my chest by that time.
And then I'm helping with my sister-in-law's tea party bridal shower. I'm running it as a Steeped Tea Party, which means that we're going to have lots of yummy teas there. That also means I need to do a bit of planning...
AND THEN I'm doing a fundraiser show at a Women's Retreat which I'm helping to set up an Afternoon Tea for. That one will be pretty fun I think.
Three weeks ago I had nothing in my calendar for the next few months. Now I only have one weekend a month that is not already booked up, from now until July. Yikes!
I think along with another tattoo, I also want to get the upper cartiledge in my ears repierced. This time with a needle instead of a gun (what an awful crunching noise!)
I finally finished my baby quilts using the material I bought for Gabe and one of his little friends when he was 3 months old... and now nearly 4 years later they ended up being gifts for the two younger boys. Which means Gabe gets to pick his own blanket pattern and I need to make at least one more quilt in my life. Sigh.
I'm going to go eat a Peanut Butter and Pickle sandwich now. I got depressed thinking about quilting.
Mrs. VanderLeek ;)