Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gearing Up for Everything

I am supposed to be paying bills online, but got sidetracked! I cannot believe there is only five weeks left until my due date. I keep complaining about how this pregnancy is lasting forever, but I know it's just because I am ready to get my energy back, not to mention say good-bye to heartburn, sciatica, pregnancy migraines, anemia, and feeling like I have to vomit every time I bend over. Being pregnant the fourth time around has been so much harder, I think due to the fact that in my last pregnancy, Clare was not mobile at all and Jamie was at an age where he was very independent and not getting into everything. Jamie is still independent and trustworthy, but now I have two monkeys who are into everything in our house. I am very happy to be pregnant again (because I cannot wait to meet our end result!), but I will honestly be so glad when it's over! Right now, I am weeding through my iTunes library as I work on the computer (always multi-tasking!) to put together a playlist for labor. I am aiming to go all natural again, and music was a big focal point for me.


It's been a crazy two weeks around here. Early, early last Friday morning (more than a week ago), NH and a good portion of New England was hit with a huge ice storm. We, and a quarter of a million other people in our state, lost power. Thankfully, we were one of the lucky ones and only lost power for 19 hours. We know many people who lost power for 6-9 days. So we only had to endure one day of living in a chilly house. However, our pumping station for our sewage system lost power as well. That was not restored for 8 days, so we were once again without drainage for over a week. Which means almost no running water. Which in turn means trips to the laundromat, showering at the YMCA, mellow yellow toilet bowls (what fun!), and lots of take-out. Since people across the state lost power, the schools have been closed since that Friday. So the kids are going to have more than a three-week Christmas break! Lucky them - kind of driving mom crazy. The power crisis is past, though, and we're staying cozy and warm through a three-day non-stop snowstorm now. Gotta love winter in New England!

Time for some good ole photos of the beautiful kiddos...




6 comments:

Katie said...

Wow! Simon seems like such a big boy already, nearly a big brother too :) Time really flies...
Sorry about the ice storm, that must have been awful, im glad everything has been sorted out in time for christmas though!
I hope the pregnancy discomforts improve a bit for you (if it helps at all, i completely understand what you are going through!)
wishing your beautiful family a safe and merry christmas!
Big hugs from Australia.

nichole said...

Wow - only five weeks to go! I love the picture of Clare with all the garland. The kids are too cute. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you all. Miss You!

Aunt Joan said...

Teresa & fanily ~ Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas with the whole family! I hope the storm doesn't keep you home this year! Love to al, Aunt Joan

Tes said...

Now haven't we had a conversation about the evils of multi tasking?:) I wish you could get some relief on the pregnancy but who are we kidding! keep counting those 5 weeks will somehow pass. I will have a glass of wine for you and pray for milder weather. Be safe and warm. Love the photos, too cute!

Nancy said...

You are INCREDIBLY talented if you can multitask with baby brain. I couldn't even do one thing correctly towards the end! Must be a blood flow issue! :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family! Wishing you happiness and a beautiful, healthy baby in 2009!

Ava Jewel Leilani said...

You have such a beautiful family!