Monday, April 19, 2010

"Day of Rest" & Throwback Video

A month or so ago, Brian was approached by his brother with a great opportunity to take the kids to a performance of Cinderella. We were all looking forward to the trip to the BIG, BIG city to visit, until the date was discussed.... Sat, April 17th... the week Momma would be 37 weeks!!!

Since my feet were already swelling and my measurements were already BIG... I was immediately hesitant about traveling too far (for comfort reasons and not to be too far from my midwives)! I had mentally been preparing myself to watch Brian and the kids walk out the door.... without me!

Sure, I had some hesitations about them going too... Brian alone and out with all three by himself (not sure if he's done that before???), what will they eat (food allergies), what if one was sick???? All the crazy "if Mommy's not there, what will Daddy do" scenarios have been going through my head.....

not like Brian can't handle them.... and sometimes MUCH better than I!!!

But then Saturday morning as they all marched off into the minivan and Brian said his goodbyes... my heart broke!

I couldn't go! They were really going to leave me..... here... at home... not really feeling up to even meet friends or go shopping! Abandoned???

So yes.... I shed some tears! Both in Brian's presence and after they left. I was exhausted from bathing one, helping them get their chores done, packing them up, making their "picnic"-type lunch and then emotionally a mess (thank you hormones!).

So the first thing I did was CRASH... on the unmade (washing the sheets) bed... cried some more, prayed some and napped!

I actually got some things done.... laundry (yes, the sheets DID get back on the bed), reviews written, talked to my mom (through some more tears) for a while and REST!! What I was supposed to be doing in the first place!!

I did however complete a task that has been weighing on me.... I finally got all the videos off the old computer. And in the process, I uncovered a sweet, sweet video of Anna and Christopher from August 2006... Anna had just turned 2 and Chris was about 8 months (and I was about 3 months preggo with Lydia)!! I just LOVE their silly interactions and Chris' expressions:)

The video reminded me of all of their growing up and how much fun it will be to have Nate here with us soon! So I'll take the "day of rest" and count it as keeping Nate and I healthy while we wait for his arrival...

even when it means having some temporary limitations!

BTW... they all had a great time. We spent our dinner that evening listening to them tell me the story of CInderella and that it was "real people"! So I'm glad they went.


Liz said...

Awww. Their Daddy sounds sweet. Glad you got some alone time, although it wasn't quite what you were looking for. Can't wait to "meet" the new baby!

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Bunch of Barrons said...

So sorry you couldn't go! I felt that way last summer when I got left home at 37 weeks pregnant...and everyone went off too youth camp without me. I cried alot too. I don't sleep well without Billy, so it was a long even-more-sleepless week for me. But I am glad they had fun! :)

Pink Slippers said...

I'm glad you left a comment---so now I have found your blog too. Ha. You have an adorable family.

Jenny said...

What a bummer! At least you were able to get some things done.

That is the cutest video!