Lighthearted and occasionally sarcastic sharing of my experiences with infertility, baby-raising after infertility and life after losing a parent.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Damn - lost my entry again. I just entered the entire thing and the system glitched! That makes me crazy. Here is the short run down:
Mom was up at 1:30, 3:30 and 7 last night - rough night.
The kids slept until 8.
I took Micah to swim class at 11.
While I was out, Mom's co-workers came to visit. One brought couscous (thank goodness - my Mom has been talking about it all week). They also brought beet salad and a fruit basket. Thanks!
She had polished off 2 bowls of couscous by the time I got home.
Micah sat at the table and joined them for lunch.
Family friends arrived as they were leaving - they brought a defrosted kugel and a babka.
Two other friends arrived next for a visit.
Mom did really well with the stream of visitors.
Micah and Maya were napping, and Mom went back for her nap a little after 3.
I took a brief nap around 3:30 while waiting for one of mom's childhood friends and her husband to arrive, and Dad went to the store.
They did arrive...and ended up letting themselves in and walking through the house while all of us slept!! They left a babka with a note for us...we felt terrible that we missed their visit. We do need to start keeping our door locked, though.
We had dinner at 6 - mostly leftovers. Dinner conversation sounded like this:Can I have some couscous? You have a bowl in front of you. Oh. Can I have ice cream? After dinner, Mom. Okay. Can I have more couscous? Sure. Do I have more couscous? Yes - right in front of you. How about that ice cream? Mom, the rest of us are still eating and there are meat dishes on the table - can you wait until we're done with the meal to eat the ice cream. Sure. Can I have ice cream? Mom - remember, we have to wait until the end of the meal and I promise, you'll get ice cream. Right. Can I have couscous?
Mom's burglar friends who broke in earlier called to say they were still in the area, so we rounded out our night with a visit from them.
At 8, Mom headed back to her room, and we had a meeting with the architect.
We finally selected a contractor for our renovation - we hope to sign the contract tomorrow.
Mom has been up all night not feeling well...headache and nausea. We're a bit worried about her. Not sure if this is brain swelling, or eating too much, or the change in medications, but it isn't a good night here
Maya just woke up at 4:30...she is screaming, too.
DH forgot to give Micah his reflux medication - so I suspect he'll be up screaming in the next hour, too.
I'm an attorney and policy consultant, and DH is a consultant to nonprofit organizations. We met at a Superbowl Party in 2005, got engaged the following year, and we were married in November 2006. We had a long and rocky road before finally welcoming our first baby, Micah, into this world on December 14, 2008.