My Loves

My Loves

Saturday, July 19, 2008

practice, practice, practice - and praises too!

"Snug as a Bug in a Rug!" My mom used to say that to me at night when she tucked me into bed! I hope she says it to Colton, I know I will. This week I was called in to sub at Camp Hop. I took the summer off of work, but told them I would love to sub for extra money. Well, my duties this week were in the baby room. I need the practice. There are 9 "babies" in this room that range in age from 12 months to about 22 months. This is quite a change of pace for me, I am used to 16 self sufficient 4 year olds! Not these kids- most came in ready to play and explore the room. Someone is constantly changing diapers, wiping noses, washing pacifiers (because they love to "share them" and "share" their germs, or strolling those who cant be consoled. Then comes lunchtime-- wow 9 kids to feed with only 4 high chairs. Some are self feeders and others need assistance. We rotate them into the chairs, fill their bellies, and then we start to settle down for naps. Some go right into the crib and right to sleep. Some want to be in their crib while it is rocked back and forth. Some are strolled to sleep in a stroller, and some just DO NOT go to sleep at all! In the pic above, 5 were "snug as a bug in a rug," 1 was already awake from the nap, 2 were being strolled, and the last one was still eating. The two days I spent in the baby room were fun, but exhausting. Makes me appreciate the folks who will one day look after Colton while his mommy is down in the Zoo--with the big kids! I am so excited for him to be here! 112 days til his due date!
This is me and my Sweet Sarah, who is pregnant with Margaret Addison. Thanks to all of you who have been praying for their family. The later part of this week brought several praises for them: she passed her second blood glucose test --no gestational diabetes (even better no diet!) her placenta has moved up (no more low lying placenta) the baby is no longer breech, and she has stopped bleeding! She is still on bedrest until the 29th of July. Please pray now that she can start her new school on the 30th and get in some time before maternity leave. She is so relieved to have all of this good news!

I went to the Dr on Wednesday, I haven't been in 5 weeks. The scale was pretty good to me, gained 6--for a total of 9 in 24 weeks. I still feel great, we are walking just about everyday. Josh has lost about 9 pounds, we aren't sure how much Rocko has lost--but it is good for us all! Coltons heartbeat was 155, which is strong and good! I go back in 3 weeks for my blood glucose and the 3D/4D ultrasound. Can't wait!

Mom and dad are in England for the British Open. They come home tomorrow. I am meeting them at the airport with a suitcase so dad can get back on a flight to Orlando. We are going to the pool today, it is HOT here!

Have a great weekend!

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