it's 8am betsy is 80% effaced and 3 cm she thinks dr.z is going to kick up the pitosin (sp?) soon she went in to labor as soon as they started the cervix thinning stuff she had fast and hard contractions she had her epidural and feels great she slept on and off lee slept (and snored) the entire night hattie is heading to a friend's house mom is heading to the hospital we should have a baby soon :)
Poor Bogey. His tail is infected so he has to wear this thing. He is so upset that he is just lying in one spot sighing. He would be mad if he knew I was showing people his picture. He was mad enough when I took it.
We made it back last night. Driving with a fever and 3 kids and one dog is not fun. Still can't shake the fever so I am living on the couch in my PJ's. Ready for this junk to move on!
Here are some pictures from Em's ballet recital. She danced to Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid. She loved being on stage!!! Scary for me but she did so good. She has Aunt Betsy's stage presence. Her dad gave her a rose after the performance so she wanted to pose with it by the Hydrangeas.
I hate bananas. (thank you Gwen Stefani for teaching me to spell) Why do they have to make everything they touch taste like them? I wanted some French bread. Not banana bread. Back off bananas! We are coming home tonight. It's time.
Thanks to NYC and Jason I am sick at the beach. Low fever and aching body. So, I have been watching movies. Last night 27 Dresses. Not good. Today Dad got here so everyone went to take the Sea-doo out except Packy and me. I watched Juno. Now I have an even worse headache because I cried, OK wept, at the end. It's not sad but it does have a baby, a new mom, and high school love in it so that is enough for me to shed some tears (this is of course factored in with my hormones right now and the fact that I am a big crybaby). I thought it was a really good movie. I usually don't like Jennifer Garner movies but I really liked her in this one. As soon as the movie was over Packy got up so we snuggled a few extra moments. I needed to snuggle with someone who needs me. (Right now he is clapping because the people on Oprah are clapping.) Oh how this sweet baby makes me smile!!!
I have been online reading family mantras. Do any of you have one? I mean a real one that is written down and that your kids know. It sounds so unifying for your family to have a mission statement, a purpose that binds us together. Peter Walsh, organizing guy, said on Oprah, "Don't do what's easy, do what's good." I like that but I want something a little more family encompassing. Any suggestions? Yours or one that you know? Did your family have one?
I forgot how much I love the ocean. It's so big. It makes me feel so small. It makes me think about how big God really is. So much bigger than my human mind can even comprehend. I love feeling weightless and being tossed by the waves. Just like life...tossed around.
I am at the beach with the kids and my mom. Yoga in the morning, beach all day, cook/eat dinner, bed. It's rough but I have to do it. Jason is in a golf tournament so don't feel bad for him. If anything exciting happens I will update.
Excitement for today...catching sand dollars, watching horse shoe crabs, and trying to catch sting rays with fishing nets.