Wednesday, April 17, 2013

We visited the hospital!

What a night!! Around noon today, I was in pain, by 1:30 or so the pain became rhythmic. I tried a shower, drinking more water, resting, and nothing helped. By 5 the contractions were 2 mins apart, mild to moderate in strength. Off to L and D we went, all 6 of us.  At 6:30, Jeremy took the girls to the Cathedral for Religious Ed (it is just a couple blocks from the hospital). Just after he left, I was checked, and dilated to almost 2, which is where I still am. Tests showed mild dehydration and a very mild UTI. 2 bags of fluid later, and a script for meds for the UTI, and we are finally home. Baby is still where he belongs, inside of me, and still moving like crazy.  Hopefully we have no more false alarms!!! I am so proud of our girls, they endured a very boring late night, while hungry, and did it with minimal whining.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Random thoughts for the day...

1 - Diva has decided to become vegetarian at lunch, while at school. This is fine with me, she eats school lunch. Yesterday for lunch she ate 2 French Dip sandwiches, and today 2 corn dogs. I think she is failing in her endeavor.

2 - Wondertwin A to Wondertwin C - we can pretend to be twins, which we will be really good at, because we really are twins!

3- If you go to Wal-Mart with 3 girls wearing Irish Dance costumes and wigs, you might just get asked for an impromptu show, which the girls loved to do.

4- Wondertwin C was rubbing my belly where Baby-Boy was pushing his foot, it must have tickled because he gave me the hardest kick I have ever experienced from an unborn child, it made me jump!

5 - It snowed today, whiteout conditions for the time it took to walk to the car and drive home from Wal-Mart. After that, perfectly sunny.

6- The house we own in Illinois is on the market, please pray for a quick sale!

7- Curly girl, who is no longer curly, is shaving her head for St. Baldrick's again this year. This time, her friend, also 9 years old, is joining her.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

March Madness

Well March is almost here, which means 3 little girls doing jigs and reels around town with their Irish Dance school. It also means that I need find the lost leotard, re-learn how to put a wig on a 7 year old, make sure the tiaras are all in decent shape, ensure that all the girls poodle socks that fit, and on and on and on....

Here a few pics from yesterday, the girls recently received their hard shoes. They will not start lessons in hard shoe until May, but ordering early allows them to break the shoes in slowly and hopefully avoid all blisters.

Wondertwin A putting on her hard shoes.
She is so cute!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Can you help? Stamps!

I have  a couple of little girls that would love the collect stamps (cancelled are fine) from around the world. If you would be willing to mail a few stamps to them, please email me at


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

on motherhood....

Sometimes teaching moments present themselves, and as a mom, you must watch your child fail. Diva knew a song to memorize linking verbs. She knew it 3 years ago. Yesterday she had a quiz where she had to list the linking verbs. She had all weekend to study. She chose not to, claiming that she still knew the song. I found the song paper, offered it to her to study. She glanced at it once. I chose not to nag her about it. Well, she only remembered 10 of the 18. Her teacher asked if she had studied. I chose to let the teacher know that Diva chose not to study because she "knew" it. 

I wonder if Diva will study for her helping verb quiz that she has next week, or if she thinks she still remembers form 3 years ago.