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Poor Squish had been looking forward to her birthday for weeks. A couple of days before her birthday she and Lolly both started coming on with a minor runny nose and watery eyes, and while Lolly weathered it like it was no big deal, that evening for Squish it turned into a cough and then a wheeze. Stuart kept an eye on her oxygen levels all that night worried that (again, for the third time in the past 6 months) it would turn into something more serious. At around 6:00 in the morning her oxygen levels were consistently below 90 so Stuart decided to take her in and see if we could get her on some steroids since the albuterol we had been giving her had run out. We were hoping to not have to be admitted into the hospital since we knew what was going on and knew how to fix it, but because her throat had closed off and her oxygen levels weren’t improving very quickly they decided to transfer us to children’s hospital and we would have to stay overnight while she recovered. She woke up in the hospital the next day on her birthday and wasn’t released until that afternoon. She’s officially been diagnosed with viral induced asthma, so now when she gets sick, we’ll need to keep an extra eye on her. We had a low key birthday party for her that night where she was showered with gifts from Grandpa and her extended family, and I did manage to make her a diamond-studded birthday cake she requested. Other than a minor residual cough that lasted another day or so she was completely back to normal!
That was a stressful 24 hours and I was relieved I didn’t need to leave her hospital room to go deliver a baby real quick.
I’ve never ever been this pregnant before in my life! Charlotte’s birthday was on Monday so I was happy I didn’t go into labor that day, or on Squish’s birthday, or on Saint Patrick’s day. But now that all those days have passed, I’m getting a little desperate. All 3 of my girls were born 7 days before their due date so my expectations have unfortunately been set a little high. Baby boy is just a little too comfortable in there, I suppose, and I guess I don’t blame him. It’s tough to be mortal. Usually I do a lot more walking but it’s been too cold for that, so instead I’ve been on my pregnancy ball doing non-stop hip circles and walking up and down my stairs. My Dr. doesn’t want me to go beyond a week over due, but I’m trying hard to avoid being induced… I’ve even bought castor oil as a last resort but we’ll see if it comes to that! I do have a scheduled induction for this coming Sunday, so hopefully baby comes on his own before then!
We also had another birthday celebration! (What can I say, Stuart and I are just very efficient) Our Lolly girl who was so chatty long before she ever turned 2 has now turned 3 years old and it seems like she should have been 3 a long time ago! She got a unicorn birthday cake and lots of presents and couldn’t have been more thrilled that it was her turn to be the birthday girl.
A lot of you have a very different definition of “rest” than I do and doing more of it the way you would do it is a request I get from a very many of you regularly in my DM’s. Unfortunately sitting doing nothing on a couch doesn’t give me a restful or good feeling. Not into movies or TV, you know? In fact it gives me an uneasy feeling of being unproductive and is not enjoyable in the least to me. And if I’m going to be reading a book I much prefer to listen to it while I work to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. So, what I have been doing in my time off is exactly what I have been wanting to do, and not taking all the extra time to post every little thing on social media has been just the “rest” I have needed and has increased my productivity ten-fold since it has released me from the added stress of sharing it. But don’t worry! I’m recording everything for you all just the same.
I’ve done actually two projects. The first was getting my shelving up in my bathroom to officially finish it off and move in. Here’s a little progress sneak peak, but I’ll be sure to share the whole process in stories when I get back. I’ll give you a hint though… it turned out BEAUTIFUL.
I’ve been planning for a while now to re-vamp our homeschool area and once I was finally done with my bathroom I was feeling the motivation to get it done and started, hoping I didn’t have time to finish it before baby arrived. Well… as you may have already guessed that hasn’t happened yet and have made it almost completely through the project which I can’t wait to share with you. When I get back onto my instagram stories in April I’ll be sharing the whole process in detail and I can’t wait for you to see it!
I’m getting ready to do a fun Easter tablescape to make our Easter dinner a little extra special this year. Here are a few things I’ve purchased to prepare! Check out my Amazon Idea List for a full list of the products I’m using!
After a few trial-and-error experiments and a lot of Pinterest research I’ve come up with a very simple and inexpensive method of making Sushi that always turns out pretty dang good. My step by step inside-out sushi recipe will give you the confidence to make your own delicious sushi without the expensive bill at the end of the night. Read the entire post here…