Sunday, February 24, 2008

girls, girls

So with having all these girls I do have one consolation, that someday they will all know exactly what I went through to have them!!!!! ha ha ha. I know they will appricate me even more, just as I do my mom. (how she did this and survivied, I don't know, because I am dieing.) I am adjusting slowly. Erica is eating well, though it still hurts a bit. Poor thing has horrible gas though. I have given up milk, chocolate, green veggies, spicy foods, you name it I don't eat it. And except for the green veggies, that really doesn't leave me with anything good. So I am living on cereal bars and sandwiches. Not much fun. She also sleeps with me, but that means she sleeps for several hours at a time through the night, which is great, 'cause I need the sleep.
The one problem is that while Erica and I nap, Amber and Clara are pulling every book off the shelves. We go through this every day. They pull the books off and make a mess with all the blankets, then they get in trouble and sort of put them away, just to do it all again the next day. Do they even listen to what I tell them??? But someday they will be going through this for themselves. hehehehe!

Monday, February 4, 2008

one week

It is so amazing how much can change in one week. For example, one week ago I:
-was getting very little sleep
-had horrible heartburn
-was starving all the time
-was 20 lbs heavier
-had only 4 girls
-could hardly wait one more day!!!!!
-waddled everywhere I went
-my hips and back were killing me

And now, just a few short days later I:
-am still getting very little sleep
-have no heartburn
-still starving
-am 20 lbs lighter
-have 5 girls
-what's a day????
-shuffle step everywhere I go (which is bed, the bathroom, and the couch)
-my boobs are killing me

Okay, so somethings change and others stay the same. But what a change!!!! Erica is such a good baby. She nurses with a passion and knew from the first what to do! She is a good sleeper and is totally unaffected by her sisters noise. (thank goodness, because there is a lot of that) She loves to be held. (once again, a lot of that) And is so sweet and cute!!!! It helps make the rest worth it. = >

I am doing well, and recovering quite quickly. I am always amazed at how fast I recover from these things. I was kind of looking forward to being able to milk this for a while, but when everyone keeps telling me how good I look and I honestly can't say I feel awful, it makes it hard. Darn it. Well, I am off to check my baby. I will post some new pictures when I make it back up here.