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What a Week…

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a little bit. This week has been kinda crazy with a lot of changes going on. First I’ll do a quick update on the children… They are all eating two meals (solids) now. Once in the morning and once in the evening. The evening one seems to be really helping with getting them to drop a feed at night, but we have only done it for a couple of days now so we will see what happens. 

Caitlin and Criton are almost rolling now. They both get fully on their side and hang out there but haven’t kicked themselves fully over yet. All of them seem bored with laying on their play mats to play. They all want to sit up to play. This wouldn’t be so bad except they can’t sit by themselves yet and I can’t help all three sit up at once… not enough hands. They can’t stand the bumbo for very long, and truly, the girls are a little too big for it to be that comfy either. Their rocking chairs are great but they need to be able to move around, stretch out, and sit up more then they do when they are in them. I can’t imagine how frustrating that must be for them. To have the mental awareness and drive to do all these things, but limited because their physical abilities are not their yet (being able to sit alone, crawl, or walk). They will come in time but until then I would imagine they get pretty frustrated. We do what we can though, and everyone gets takes turns to sit with help and so on. They have really started to notice one another this week as well. It is so cute. They stare at each other, coo to one another, and smile/ laugh at each other. It is wondrous to sit and watch them. I can’t wait till they can truly play together. It is going to be great. On other notes… While Michael is expanding his company, currently we just aren’t bringing in enough to do everything we want and need to without me working. I have been working about 10-15 hours a week but that isn’t enough either, so I will have to go back to working 3  10hr shifts again for awhile (30hrs a week). I’ll admit I am not happy about it but you do what you have to do to make it work. I worked all the time when I had my other two kids so I missed so much. I didn’t want to miss all that again and I won’t have another chance because we are not having any more children. I want to be there for all their little milestones. I want to watch them grow and play. I want to fill their little minds with wonderful and useful things. I know that I will get a chance to do those things even with working, but it isn’t the same. I have so enjoyed being their primary care parent. It has filled me with more joy then I ever imagined. So it is with a sad and heavy heart that I will be picking up more hours/ days. It is what we need to do financially though. Hopefully it is possible with my current clinic. Being in acute dialysis means you never know how many treatments you’ll have for the day. If there are not enough, then you get sent home early (which has happened a lot).  I suppose we will just see how it all works out. My hope is that I won’t have to do it for very long, life is funny though and you never know what will happen.