Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Snowy Day, Take 45

It's another snow day here. It's barely snowing, but it rained, then iced over, and apparently that combination is just enough to keep Meg home from school. On the day she was well enough to go back. Needless to say, it's going to be a long day with a girl who'd rather be at school than home. I'm pretty sure they'll be going to school thru the end of June, easily.

I've been reading many, many blogs these days. I just randomly read comments on the posts of my favorites, which inevitably gets me to other blogs. It's been fun and enlightening. I learned that I am incredibly luckly when it comes to having children. When Doug and I decided we were ready to have kids, we said "let's try to have a baby". That was March and in May we were pregnant. Who knew. Doug was sad we didn't get to try that hard. Funny how those comments would haunt us later on. Meg and Drew aren't 4 years apart on purpose. We tried so hard to have a second child, but not nearly as hard as others I've been reading. Turns out I could get pregnant, but not stay pregnant. Third time was the charm after two miscarriages and we were blessed with Drew (not without a scare, but still, he's here!). And so then the twins......that was just a "well, if we get pregnant, ok, a third is ok". HA. Cosmic forces at work.....and two more came. And it was a long, and boring pregnancy. By boring, I mean this: no bed rest, no NICU (the girls were induced at 38 1/2 weeks! I begged, begged, begged the doctors to let them be born!), no medical issues at all. So, by boring, I mean VERY LUCKY. The only issue we dealt with in the beginning was that Izzie had to have some ultrasounds on her hip to make sure she didn't have any issues from being breach my entire pregnancy. I read other blogs and I feel for you other bloggers. I cannot imagine what you've been thru. I guess I am a bit spoiled. Maybe I shouldn't complain so much. Kids are fun, exasperating, beautiful, crazy, sweet, loving. The list goes on and on. I'm glad we're all here to share our stories.


Sam said...

I think it's natural for all us moms to complain and feel like we don't have it all and when we do sit back and look at the big picture it just makes it that much better to realize how lucky we are.
Lately I've been very bitchy to my husband and feeling sorry for myself and nothing seems to make me happy, but I do realize that I am lucky to have what I have. My family is all very healthy. I have a husband who loves me and would do anything for me and that's more than my mom had growing up. I have a beautiful, happy healthy boy and he brings so much joy to my life every single day.
We are lucky! Great blog by the way.

Auntie Nettie said...

Beware the blogs. You will enter another time/space dimension when you foray into the Blogosphere.


Mommy Brain said...

I know what you mean! I'm so grateful that we had a "boring" experience. I still say that our only complication was the hosptial sending me home with two babies. Still, it's okay to complain/vent/etc about your experiences because they're the only experiences you know.

..And doesn't blog reading just suck you in!!!

Auntie Nettie said...

I'll trade Meg some snow days if she wants to do my work for me. She can come here and energize the joint and I'll go there and help you wrangle a twin.

Rose said...

That is just how I stumbled across your blog. Adding and reading comments. Then one will strike my fancy and seem like a person I would want to know more about. It is a nice way to get to know people and produce a virtual friendship out of.
I ventured on to your site earlier today and just finally found the time to come back and write/read more.
I must admit I to adore the webkinz of my 5 yr old and my 3 yr old. I help them keep enough money to do what ever they want. But the 5 yr old is taking up too much computer time already. We may need to invest in a second computer sooner than we expected.

Amy said...

Yes, reading other blogs completely sucks me in, too. I think it's because you can recognize yourself in so much of what other people are saying!

Infertility and prematurity suck. If you would have asked me five years ago if I would have had either of those issues, I would have laughed and laughed! But, all's well that ends well, as they say, because I got two beautiful babies out of it!