Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Well, I totaled my car the other day on the way to work. I lost control on black ice and spun out, eventually hitting a tree at around 50 mph. Thankfully, I hit from the back so there was no impact to my stomach/the baby. Other than being pretty sore for the next few days, I suffered no injuries and am sooooooo thankful! It's amazing how God protected me and the baby.
The worst thing was that I was on the phone with my mom in MI at the time. She heard me yelling "I'm spinning out! I'm spinning out!" then silence before a VERY loud crash. Poor thing! After a couple more minutes of silence, she heard me yelling "Mom! Mom" as I was digging through the backseat looking for my cell phone. She had visions of me bleeding and pinned inside the car, calling to her for help. She was quite relieved to hear me finally come on the line and tell her I was ok. Phew! What a morning that was!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Well, we are in the middle of a visit from my mother and father in law. I've worked almost the whole time they've been here, so not much time to spend with them yet but they know instinctively how to butter me up: Faygo redpop, fresh from Michigan. Aaaaahhhhh! It's like they brought a childhood friend I hadn't seen in many years: a sweet, sugary, refreshing childhood friend!
We decided to roll William's crib into our room and allow them to have their own room, complete with our handy-dandy Aerobed. Unfortunately, William despises change and so even though he's in his own bed, being in a different room is almost more than the poor guy can take. Subsequently, sleep has been hard to come by for all of us this week.
Since moving away from our families in the summer of 2006, we've gone through some challenges as any family would, not having dependable (and free!) babysitting available. But overall, the move has been a good thing for us. We have learned to be very independant and it means the time we do get to spend with family, whether at our home or when we travel to MI, is QUALITY time and we truly appreciate it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sleep, anyone?

Anyone who's been in their first trimester of pregnancy knows sleep becomes your body's main requirement. I guess I can't blame myself, I mean I AM building a whole other person inside me right now! But as any mother of small children also knows, sleep can be VERY elusive and not just for one or two nights, but for a loooooong stretch!
So it was last night when I crumbled into bed after running errands with the kids until almost 9pm and not getting a lot of sleep the night before. There were a couple odd trips to the bathroom (another nice pregnancy bonus) between 9:30 and midnight but then it looked like I might be able to get at least 6 hours of solid shut-eye.
Not so, unfortunately. Shortly after midnight, I awoke to my 5 year old yelling for "Daddy." (Daddy, meanwhile, never missed a snore!) I immediately went across the hall to find him sitting up in his bed in a pool of vomit. UGH! I did get my husband up at that point and to his credit, he snapped to attention, cleaning up the foul linens and getting our son stripped for an impromptu tubby. Needless to say, sleep was elusive after this incident as well since I had one ear on him the whole night for round two, which thankfully never came.
So maybe tonight will be different and I'll be able to get some much-needed zzz's. Wish me luck!