I have wanted to blog for so long, but to tell you the truth I just didn't have it in me. It has taken all my mental and physical energy just to get up in the morning and get Lauren and Evan fed. The Qubo channel has been going almost non stop at our house for months now while I lie on the couch moaning and desperately trying to find the will to get up and make lunch. Evan illustrated how horrible it has been for me this third time around just last night. He started coughing and ran to the bathroom, lifted up the lid and stood over the toilet. When I asked if he was going to throw up, he said, "no I just coughing." We laughed about it, but every time I start to cough just a little bit, I have to run to the bathroom because inevitably something is going to come on up and out. So as you can imagine, all my energy has been spent elsewhere and the blogging world had to be put on hold for a little bit. But life in the Triplett house didn't stand still, even if I did. Here is some of the things that have been going on.
Lauren lost an other tooth. She has been working on this one loose tooth for a while now. She doesn't just yank out a tooth once she feels it's loose. It takes weeks and weeks before that sucker pops out. She waits until it falls out on it's own, wiggling it back and forth in the mean time.
Here is a couple shots of her little snaggle tooth a couple of days before it popped out.
And here is her cute little toothless grin. Love her!! Her tooth fell out in the middle of the night and we can't find it. It is somewhere tangled in her blankets. I wonder if she swallowed it? Huh? Anyway. Her little smile is so cute with one missing tooth on top and one on the bottom.
Our Kitchen floor. A while ago, we got some laminate floor that looks like tile. We just hadn't gotten around to laying it down yet. I was so excited because I have never had a kitchen floor since we moved in!! There just always seemed to be other more pressing things that needed attention. But finally, after a good break down, we put money aside to make sure I had a nice kitchen floor. Good things come to those who wait. Slowly, room by room, project by project, my house is starting to look like a home. We just don't have the luxury to re do a whole room and then some in just a matter of months. We need to pick and choose what is most important and hold off on the rest. But I don't mind. I love my house, and these little improvements just make me love it more.
Next, I want to paint the walls and cupboards. I like my kitchen now, and I can almost imagine it with a fresh coat of paint and newish looking cupboards and it makes me know that one day I am going to just love my kitchen!!
Evan and I in the kitchen on the half finished floor. I really didn't get an after shot, but my in some of my Easter pictures, you can see the finished floor. I will do a post on Easter next :)
Every time we do a project, we write our names and date in the wall or behind something. Some where in our walls is the rose Chad gave me when he proposed and a picture of us. We have gone from just the two of us to almost 5 of us. I love that we have grown into a family in this house.
Here is Lauren and Evan drawing and writing little messages behind where the oven normally goes.
Sleeping!! A couple of weeks ago, at about 3 in the morning, we had to call an ambulance for me. I was in so much pain. And let me tell you, I know about pain. I have had Kidney stones twice, a ruptured cyst on my ovaries, and I have had two babies. So when I say that this was literally the worst pain I have ever ever ever been in my whole life, you can gage it against all my past pains as a barometer. I couldn't move my head or neck. After much consideration, we realized that I had all of the symptoms of meningitis. It turns out that I had a sever sinus infection with a very sever migraine. Although when I told the ER doctor all my symptoms, he too was convinced that it was meningitis. I am glad it turned out not to be. Well, I was home by 5 AM, all shot up with Demerol and ambien and I went strait to bed. I wouldn't wake up for two days..literally. I have never in my life slept for two days straight. I only got up every 4-6 hours asking Chad if it was time for more pain medicine. Then finally, I woke up with faint pain and not all encompassing pain. I could have cried with relief! It was seriously a nightmare and I am so grateful for Chad and all that he did for me during that time. But when I woke up..the kids where happy clean and fed, the animals had full bellies and were content, the house was..um..not..burned to the ground. It was still standing. Although it did look a bit like a crime scene.
A wonderful father he is, the best around! A close to perfect husband with endless patience and a big heart chalk full of sensitivity and understanding he is. A good cook and house keeper, he is not. But I love him for all of his flaws (which, lets face it, if that is the worst I can say about Chad, then I am a lucky girl) as well as his strengths. It did show me that when I feel like I am not making a difference, I really am. I was down and out for only two days and look what happened! Lauren let me know that I am not allowed to sleep that long again because daddy is good, but "he doesn't do the soft stuff as well." So, that in a nut shell, is our crazy life the past couple of months. 4 more weeks until D day!! yeah, I am counting down.