Regularly Scheduled Program
Spring Break is O-V-E-R!!!! School is back in session!!! Strep throat is out of our house finally! Oh wait. Well 2 out of 3 isn’t bad, right? (It claimed another victim this week, but more on that later.) For now, it’s back to our regularly scheduled program of school, preschool, and work.
It’s not that I don’t love spending time with my children. All day. Every day. All three together.
But, for some reason, when all three boys are together at this age and stage, it seems to be more about fighting, arguing, and crying, than anything else. It’s just a phase, right? Just nod and smile.
On to the good stuff, and what got me through the week.
Healthy House (Almost)
Mr. B finally finished his antibiotics, only to have the twins come down with Strep throat last week. This week, all three boys are feeling better, and the twins are almost done with their antibiotics.
Unfortunately, my husband started feeling icky on Easter. He thought he had a fever throughout the night which broke, and then felt better the next day. But, by the end, he was feeling just as sick. Tuesday, I told him he needed to call the doctor.
One more Urgent Care visit. One more case of Strep for the house. And just after I’d finished washing and sanitizing everything, of course.
On the bright side, I got a huge chunk of Spring cleaning done, and now everyone is finally on the mend.
As I mentioned, I’m very happy to be done with Spring Break. The boys all enjoy their school/preschool, and I get a chance to get one or two things done while their gone. The twins only go for a few hours twice a week, but since they’ve dropped their nap, I’ll take what I can get.
The twins have also started some therapies: Speech, Occupational, and Physical. They love going because it just seems like playtime at a new place. The staff is so wonderful, and it makes me happy that they are getting some extra help.
I had another scope done last week. Actually, it was the week before. Anyways, I’d been having some issues with my acid reflux, and if you’re a long-time reader, you also know that I have Barrett’s Esophagus.
I got my results back from this scope and NO Barrett’s Esophagus was found!!!!!
I’m honestly not sure how that can happen, but for now, I’m not questioning it, just being thankful.
I’m Not a Soccer Mom
I signed all three boys up for a soccer program through the Park and Rec, and they started last night. They were all super excited, and kept asking all day when they would get to do to soccer.
Finally, when Mr. B got home from school, we loaded up the car and headed to soccer.
I was pretty proud of myself for having packed snacks, a blanket to sit on, and extra clothes, in case they had practice outside…which they did. It was freezing! Well, as least for us spectators.
It started off great, as they had a bunch of colored soccer balls, which the twins loved.
Until they didn’t get the color they wanted. And Big C got scared, started crying, and just wanted to sit on my lap.
Little P did enjoy running around, and Mr. B seemed to have fun, but as for soccer skills, I don’t think I’ll have to worry about ever being a soccer mom.
Which, I’m completely fine with.
I’d rather be a Dance Mom.
Marching for Babies
Last, but certainly not least, the March for Babies is coming up in just a little over a week. While we are pretty far from our fundraising goal, I am just so touched and moved by the generosity of our friends and family.
Each year, they support our cause, and they support our family.
It really shows me how much they care about us, and what our twins went through to survive. They also understand how important this cause of helping all babies have a healthier start in life is to all of us.
I also shared my delivery story yesterday, in honor of C-section Awareness Month. The response I got was amazing. So many women shared their stories with me, and really touched my heart. Giving hope and helping other women is the true purpose of this blog, and I felt really accomplished reading those responses.
So, I am very grateful for all the support we’ve received from friends, family, schoolmates, and even strangers, who are now friends. It means more than they’ll ever know.
I hope you all had a wonderful week! What made you happy this week? Are you back to your regularly scheduled program? What are you looking forward to this weekend?
ps. If you’d like to help our cause you can still make a donation to https://www.marchforbabies.org/shanneva If you make a $25 donation, I will gladly send you one of our team t-shirts. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your size and mailing address.