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getting easier…

I think today will be better…
All seem to be in better spirits. I have had a rough two days with the girls. Everyone seemed a little out of whack, especially Emma. I was getting to the point with her to threaten the "Daddy will deal with you when he comes home" type of punishment. But this morning, she woke up, made her bed, put her pajamas away, and just now brought me a cup of ice for my bottle of water. (odd-sounding I’m sure, but a gesture of peace, since the favor brought a complete meltdown when asked just yesterday)…

We’re headed out for a long list of short errands starting with a walk around the track at the community college and some time in the library.
I’m excited at the prospect of making dinner for my family tonight. My grandmother has graciously been inviting us for dinner several times this week. It was a wonderful blessing when the thought of walking across the room felt like a marathon. But today, it will feel good to "get back in there"….

This guy has been loved very hard, and I think I’ll give his little eye some attention today. Maybe even make him a friend.
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Oh, and I told you these were entertaining, but here’s a little proof. They just don’t stop giving, I tell ya.

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And The Shots are still going in strong and stingy. My husband is getting very good at the pinch and stick part. If they didn’t burn, it wouldn’t be bad at all. And my stomach looks like I was in a bad karate fight. As if the old stretchmarks weren’t ugly enough.
If you’re brave enough to see….

And thanks again for all your wonderfully encouraging and thoughtful comments about all this. It really helped–you have no idea how much. It was especially encouraging to hear I’m not the only one to have a ‘complicated’ pregnancy. I was starting to foolishly feel like everyone in the world had happy, healthy normal pregnancies but me. But I’m reminded by another blogging friend that I need to be absolutely thankful for my pregnancy no matter what the little costs along the way.

I think today will be better…
All seem to be in better spirits. I have had a rough two days with the girls. Everyone seemed a little out of whack, especially Emma. I was getting to the point with her to threaten the "Daddy will deal with you when he comes home" type of punishment. But this morning, she woke up, made her bed, put her pajamas away, and just now brought me a cup of ice for my bottle of water. (odd-sounding I’m sure, but a gesture of peace, since the favor brought a complete meltdown when asked just yesterday)…

We’re headed out for a long list of short errands starting with a walk around the track at the community college and some time in the library.
I’m excited at the prospect of making dinner for my family tonight. My grandmother has graciously been inviting us for dinner several times this week. It was a wonderful blessing when the thought of walking across the room felt like a marathon. But today, it will feel good to "get back in there"….

This guy has been loved very hard, and I think I’ll give his little eye some attention today. Maybe even make him a friend.
P1010017

Oh, and I told you these were entertaining, but here’s a little proof. They just don’t stop giving, I tell ya.

P1010007_1

And The Shots are still going in strong and stingy. My husband is getting very good at the pinch and stick part. If they didn’t burn, it wouldn’t be bad at all. And my stomach looks like I was in a bad karate fight. As if the old stretchmarks weren’t ugly enough.
If you’re brave enough to see….

And thanks again for all your wonderfully encouraging and thoughtful comments about all this. It really helped–you have no idea how much. It was especially encouraging to hear I’m not the only one to have a ‘complicated’ pregnancy. I was starting to foolishly feel like everyone in the world had happy, healthy normal pregnancies but me. But I’m reminded by another blogging friend that I need to be absolutely thankful for my pregnancy no matter what the little costs along the way.

19 comments on “getting easier…”

  1. my mom does shots every day, too. I can’t see how you do it. I’m so scared of the needle, and then just knowing you HAVE to do it, EVERY DAY. Oh, no.

    I’ve just finished the last of the boxes, so they’ll go out next week–put some favorite things in yours. Feel better soon.

  2. Yikes Molly! Wow how scary but wonderful to know your family is just there for you no matter what.

    My little bundle of joy has been giving me heaps too lately. SHe is driving me up the wall. Let’s hope it is just the change in weather – although someone suggested to me (seriously) that the full moon also has an effect. Maybe that explains it…

  3. My favorite mommy saying is one my friend told me, just when you think that you cannot take one minute more, suddenly things get better on their own. Once I realized that, I also realized its true. Seasonal changes are weird for my kids, without them realizing it. We’ve been dealing with our share of “fresh” behavior around here too. I think its the way my kids deal with change they don’t understand. Glad to hear it passing. xo

  4. I’m so proud of you! You seem to be handling all this way better than I would 😉 Poor, poor tummy! Speaking of shots & gloves, the kids had to get their shots updated (soren 1, maisey 4 shots) and the dr. made balloons out of gloves for them. You would have thought they were given the best xmas present ever. Hang in there, and keep on with the walking & water, and you will do great!

  5. I think you are brave and I wish you the best of luck with your baby (and the big babies!)My pregnancies were rough, too, and now I know it was *so* worth it. Sending good vibes 🙂

  6. I’m glad things seem to be turning around a little. It sounds like you could use some peaceful family days. Hope the errands go smoothly- but don’t overdo it!

    And that photo- OUCH!

  7. Poor tummy!

    It’ll all be worth it in the end, though, of course – and it’s amazing, our minds ability to forget how things really are. A few years down the road, you and your husband will be laughing about the daily shots…

  8. Ouch! That tummy looks sore. You are lucky to have such a great husband to help you out — I have a single friend (not pregnant) who has to give herself similar shots a couple times a week. Not fun.

  9. glad to hear you’re doing better. it is very nice to “get back to normal,” even if normal is different than your regular normal. it’s great for peace of mind and sanity!!

    hope the shots get easier.

  10. I’m glad you are feeling a little more like yourself. I hope you enjoyed feeding the family!

    Yes, the more pregnancy stories I hear, the more I think the easy ones are not the norm. I hope this is the only thing you have to contend with before you get to meet the new little one!

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