how was the party? did your son have a good time? i agree that you can't go wrong with cupcakes and the park. sounds fun to me!
Thanks for the party wishes everyone! We had a good time. Not a whole lot of the kids who were invited showed up, but in all (including my two) we had 5 littles and then a couple teenagers and several adults (mostly aunts and uncles and grandparents). They made party hats (note to self: not a good outdoor activity if there's any wind at all, lol) and played on the playground and threw mini frisbees and ate cake & ice cream and got thoroughly worn out, so in all it was a good party. DS had a great time--even with falling off the ladder and winding up with a shiner right next to his eye. He especially likes his new Thomas train, and his new shoes that have Thomas on them and blink. Now we're all on a sugar crash--DH is asleep in the recliner. I need to go wake up DD so she'll actually sleep tonight...
I am enjoying reading your lodge! I think Wycliffe came to our church once to do a presentation and they sounded like a really sound organization. Are you going to be there indefinitely or is it just a temporary thing? That's really awesome!
Wow, props to you for living so simply right now! I would be busting at the seams to want more space and our own bathrooms! I understand though that you gotta do what you gotta do!
I'm glad you are able to go with a birthing center this time and I hope the birth goes well!
I enjoyed reading your intro, Rachel. I look forward to keeping up with your lodge.
Oh, and you're making me love our creaky old 95-year-old house. Kudos to you for going without a toilet and hot water - pretty much awesomeness.
See, this is the annoying part about having such uneventful pregnancies, my lodge goes to page 2 by the time I have anything to write in it! LOL!
I had an appointment yesterday, everything is still just great (even the bp was better than last time). The midwife and I discussed when to call/come in to the birthing center, various other details of labor and delivery, etc. I think she shocked DH--"would you like to catch the baby?" He said yes, he'd love to...but at the other two births he was lucky to get to cut the cord, lol! I think he's really looking forward to an out of hospital birth and being able to be more directly involved in everything.
So now *I* have to figure out what clothes I want to wear in the birthing tub (I appreciate that thread chimmy! lol), what candles and music I want, etc. My mom thinks I'm going to go earlier with this one than I did with the other two, and with the contractions I was having the other night I'm starting to think I might, too! Mom thinks Sept 5 or so. Which is right after the full moon, so who knows. I'm still not going to get antsy until at least 41 weeks.
So I'm still relatively comfortable, baby looks good, stats look good, I'm past 37 weeks and all systems are "ready whenever you are, baby!"
Welcome to your lodge!
It's so interesting to hear how other people live. Our last apartment was 20 x 20 feet, so your transformed shed house sounds rather spacious in comparison. Although we did have hot water and a toilet, with the rents here those are two things I will NOT live without, LOL. Good luck with your Africa plans!
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I'm a little late here, but welcome to your lodge! I can't wait to follow the rest of your journey
How was your weekend? I'm sure there must be something you have to tell us
This weekend was busy! Saturday we went to town (a little over an hour away) for a picnic. My brother in law is opening a martial arts studio and this was sort of their kickoff event. Lots of people there--we even got a family pic that included my mom and dad, all 5 of us siblings (plus DH and BIL, my sister and are I the only ones married), and both grandkids (my kids). We haven't all been together at once in probably 4 or 5 years. The kids had a great time (and both had poopy blowouts, even DS who is supposedly potty trained ) and came home very tired out. Sunday we had church, and then the annual church baptism service and potluck at a local park, so the kids got yet another park day--plus swimming.
I hope the kids get over their colds soon. DD especially, I haven't been liking the sound of her cough today (and no, I didn't let her go swimming yesterday, only DS--because of the cough ). The weather around here needs to decide what it's doing. It's been 40s at night and 90s during the day, so hard on their little bodies.
Pregnancy: I've been moody and tired and hot today, my lower back hurts, and I'm trying not to complain too much about everything. Nothing seems quite right. And yet we have so many blessings, I want to be thankful and not whining, you know? *sigh* Next midwife appointment isn't until the 8th, it seemed like a good idea at the time to schedule it a bit further out, but now I have nothing happening this week and it feels like it's dragging already. Gotta get some things done around the house...making zucchini bread is first on the list.
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Mmmmm Zucchini bread is a good thing! I hope you have a good week, despite it being slow. I hope your girly is feeling better soon sick kids are no fun. I know DS caught a cold (the first one in at least 6 months) the week that I had Isaac.....talk about timeing Your weather sounds crazy, at least it's cold here all night and all day! Enjoy your down time and KUP on anything exciteing. I think you deserve to have some unsettled feeling about your situation, some times it's hard to remember all the good things and I think your right that it's important to do.