Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Settling In

Today makes exactly 3 weeks since my re-admittance to the hospital.   If you count my first stay, I've been here 3 weeks and 3 days.  I've gotten used to the nurses, the schedules.  Right now I am the longest standing patient up here.  Believe it or not, I am not going crazy yet.  I finally started reading one of the MANY books I have here, Crazy Love.  I've been trying to read this book for around a year now, if not more.  I will get about 2 chapters into it, and then have to put it down for one reason or another, and so when I pick it up next, I feel like I need to start at the beginning because it's been a while, and so I should really have the beginning memorized by this point.  But I have made it into chapter 6 now, and it is very thought provoking.  Very.  It is helping me re-evaluate my life and what to change about it when I get out of here. Well, when the babies are born, rather.  Because there is now a chance that I may get to go home and finish out my bed rest there.  Basically, I'm trying to figure out how to start some new routines and habits to help all of us be a lot more Christ centered in our daily life.  Maybe he's got some tips for that in second half of the book. 

I have finished updating Ansley's and Silas's baby books.  I still have to do Silas's photo album, but I haven't ordered those pictures yet because I have 2 little pictures that are still on my camera that I want to print off, and I can't seem to get them on this computer, so I may have to wait until I get home.  I'm caught up on my Thank you notes, and we've almost made a decision on which bunk beds to purchase, and baby names. Almost.  I've also been shopping for another Christmas stocking - I normally wait until after Christmas to buy the stockings from PB kids, because then they're only $10 each and have free shipping.  But this year it sort of backfired, and they evidently had stellar sales, and there was only one option for me and I needed two.  So I've been shopping on ebay and cannot believe that people are trying to sell these stockings, already monogrammed no less, for $50.  What is this world coming to?  I finally found some reasonable ones, but I would basically be paying original full price plus shipping, and I hate doing that.  Well, truthfully, here's the dilemma.  The stocking that I REALLY want, I would have to do that.  My second choice I think I could get for $15 plus shipping, and my third choice I could probably get for $15 total.  Right now, all the boys have blue stockings and Ansley has a red one.  If I hang them all in order, I could do blue-red-blue-red-blue, and would have to then get Baby A a red stocking, which my first choice is.  If I go with second or third choice, it would mean all boys had blue stockings, which would be fine.  But when they're hanging all nice and cute next to each other it would be blue-red-blue-blue-blue.  I promise I am not a paranoid schitzophrenic nor do I have OCD, at least not a serious case of it.  What should I do?

Ok, well after that last paragraph you may think I have started to go crazy in here, plus it totally doesn't fit in with my desired new train of thought on materialism. 

Anyway, I had to change rooms last night because there was a leak in my ceiling from something on the floor above me, so now I'm in a new big room.  R. rearranged the furniture in here and I have a different view, but otherwise, it's the same room pretty much.  Tomorrow is the big weigh in for the babies.  They're going to do measurements!  It's been over 3 weeks, so I'm pretty excited to see what they think they weigh.  I might even weigh myself just for kicks.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe I am just now reading all these....when you are currently about to or are having your babies at this very moment! I can't stop praying for you right now. I wish I could have given you encouragement throughout this whole thing...but knowing God has been with you the whole time really is encouragement enough. I can seen him working through you in all of your blog entries and am very encouraged myself. I'll continue to pray throughout the night!