Monday, August 29, 2011

A question

So, I’m in a slightly different situation than some of my preemie moms…

Bubba was not my first.

He was my 4th!  (Surprise surprise surprise.) 

While he was definitely in God’s plan, he was not in ours….ahhh such a delightful sense of humor our lord has to give me one more bundle of love and joy at FORTY years old……

I often wonder if the “mom’s I know” (via the internet counts now)are scared to have another precious babe.  Can they have another babe?  Do the doctors say that you would have a very high percentage of risk of giving birth prematurely “again”. 

I KNOW what it was like to have a full term baby and get to bring the chubby bundle home after TWO days in the hospital.  I had THREE big chunka chunkas (all of whom had to be induced, just to add humor to the QUESTION. And oh yeah, the smallest of the big three was Pootie, (the oldest) he weighed 8 lbs 7.5 oz.  Crash was induced a couple of weeks early and he was 8 lbs 10 oz.  Lola, she came on her due date, and she was one poop under 9 lbs.  Did I mention I am NOT a tall person, nor did I get gestational diabetes, and I never gained more than 35 pounds.  I was a walking PUMPKIN at 4 feet 11.5 inches tall I was as wide as I was tall.  Seriously.)

Nicole, a preemie mom I met soon after Bubba was born, her 1st, Carolyn (28wks) will be it for them.  They are a little sad about that.  But the doctors have told them that there is a crazy high chance that she’d go early again if not EARLIER.   

So, preemie mommies…..what is your story….MORE?  First?  Third?  Last?  Doctors say YES?  Doctors say NO?  

It’s just something I think about. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Been gone too long…


first we went to the store…..




then we went to the beach ……..again








And then it was the first day of school…..

first the high schooler left…….


then the 5th grader left



and it’s an all girl bus stop…….



and then the middle schooler left…..


and then there was just one………


Friday, August 5, 2011

Rainy day–what to do? what to do?


Bubba decided to crawl into his big brother’s bed for his nap…..funny thing was Pootie was sitting next to him on the PS3…which the babe tried to break yesterday by sticking 3 CD’s into the game slot…yeah, not a good idea.



Lola decided to bake a cake…she got the idea from an old cook book that was mine when I was little. Betty Crocker watch out.



(Yes, there is a stack of laundry on the kitchen table)


I used to love looking at this book.  Don’t remember EVER making anything out of it…but it had the best pictures and ideas.


Doesn’t that look fun?  I think she did a fabulous job, considering she is NOT a professional cake decorator – plus, you know that for photos in cookbooks they ALWAYS doctor things up with non food items.  Plus she added lettuce to her burger…..

Other than that – we’ve been torrential downpours for most of the day.  It’s been very dark, almost eerily so, all day too.