I know I've used this "Nemo" line before, but that's kinda how I feel right now.
What I really want to do is be lazy and lay around....not exactly an option ~ and I'll have a week of that next week! So for now, I just have to "keep swimming" - even if it feels as though it's upstream here for a bit ;)
The boys are improving. I don't really think Elijah ever had strep - he's certainly not showing the classic signs that Dean and Isaac both displayed. Dean is back at work today (Thurs), while Isaac is right in the middle of the "sore throat" stage. Tali never did present with a fever, so all the girls are still fine. PTL!! Elijah's nose *seems* to be "drying up" (it was really gross there for more than a week!!), so I'm hoping his poor face will heal up soon (it had "streaks" where he kept rubbing the snot - gross!).
Here is my updated list (not too bad):
*put new labels on my kids' clothing bins -- including the new bigger size bins we bought.
*wash and put away the majority of the winter gear -- also in the new LARGE bin we bought.
*wash/disinfect all linens -- get new pillows onto the beds.
*clean out car -- rearrange car seats (will be done tomorrow - the temp will be in the 50's)
*take back library books -- order new unit of library books
*pack hospital bag (nope, still haven't done this)
*rearrange master bedroom furniture (to properly fit in the cradle)
*scrub down red couches & "re-fluff" with blankets and old pillows under the cushions...yup, we use couches until they *die*!
doesn't everyone rearrange furniture in the last week of their pregnancy?? It's a nesting thing....
Besides the normal stuff (keeping up with laundry, dishes, baths, meals), plus the normal weekly stuff (bible study, ob appointment, church stuff), I've got to get one more grocery shopping trip squeezed in to hold us over until I heal.
All in all, not too bad ~ I feel pretty good about it!
I guess that means I now need to get off my booty and actually WORK my way through the list, eh? Yup, keep on swimming, Lori, keep on swimming.....
p.s. I pray you are all doing great as well, getting ready for spring and the warmer weather. My schedule is a bit wacky, with the birth and all, but I can't wait for spring either!! We will school throughout the summer (lightly) to make up for this time after the new baby arrives. I've been so excited to see my little ones learning to read ~ plus they are working their way through their math workbooks (LIFEPACS), and having weekly piano lessons (Selah, in particular, loves this!).
There are some days I think it just can't get any better than this.....then I feel this little one rolling around in there and realise God has blessed me beyond measure!! Each day is such a blessing, and I pray I can look on them as such (even amongst the diapers, the messes, and behavior issues). Praise the Lord~