Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Long Island Fun with Friends

We had so much fun at the Riverhead Aquarium with friends!
It was a special day for Drew because he had Mommy & Daddy all to himself :) Dean stayed behind with Mama so he could have some special time with her. Mama took Dean on walks; they hung out at the
beach; and he had a sleep over! Drew got to see Daddy's high school friends Dave & Rob - and their families. The aquarium was awesome and all the kids had fun! Drew & Violet were holding hands by the end of the day...so cute. And while it was a brief visit, we enjoyed some good conversations with old friends!

Third time's a charm?!?

I'm still searching for something "charming" about this pregnancy. I'm in my 19th week - and it has been the most difficult, stressful, exhausting pregnancy I've had! (And I'm not even half way there!) Ok, I haven't spent days upon days vomiting - lucky me - but I've had my share of ailments:

* 14 weeks of light bleeding nearly EVERY day ~ leaving me to feel little confidence in the pregnancy and stressing about the baby's health.

* Random cramping throughout first trimester - adding more fuel to my concerns.

* Lots of tearfulness...feelings of worry, sadness, and fear. VERY unusual for me and very unpleasant.

* Headaches, stomach aches, fatigue, sleeplessness, and general discomfort. It could all be typical for pregnancy, but it wasn't typical of MY pregnancies.

Feeling badly while caring for two young boys isn't easy. Already (in my second trimester still!) I'm feeling out of breath when walking up a flight of stairs. WHAT!?! Already I've gained 14 pounds...scary. I have a feeling this is going to be a loooooooong pregnancy. I can only hope that growing inside is a beautiful, healthy baby. Then it's all worth it, right?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Weekend in NH!

We had a great weekend in New Hampsire with our friends, the Batlas! We went to StoryLand for a couple of hours on Friday and Saturday...and had a beautiful hike on Sunday. Fortunately, the weather cooperated and the days couldn't have been better. Drew & Alex shared a bunk bed (first sleep over ever!!) and did really well. Drew slept on the top bunk - I was so impressed! After the kids went to bed, the adults had game night...which I always love. In fact, the evening adult time was my favorite part of the trip. But, as far as Drew is concerned, the water rides were the BEST :)