I’m just checking in because I hate how quiet this blog has become. I’ve had so many posts I’ve wanted to write; but life keeps conspiring against me. So many things I’ve wanted to do in recent weeks just haven’t happened.
As I mentioned before, I got sick right before Christmas with a terrible head cold that floored me. I didn’t go to Mass on Christmas or to the family Christmas party. I was hoping to be better by now and to get a few last things in. Indeed the cold is mostly gone. But yesterday I was bowled over by this stomach thing that Dom had a couple of weeks ago.
Now Dom has the cold and Anthony seems to have caught it too. Poor Anthony cried almost all night last night and no matter what Dom did he just couldn’t settle down for more than an hour or so at a time. I wanted to help but I just knew that as soon as I got Anthony comfortable I’d have to get up and run to the bathroom. So it was that kind of a night. I kept waking up with my own distress and feeling helpless to solve Anthony’s or to help Dom.
The basic things that need to be done to get ready for the baby have been done. I think. I’d have liked to clean up and vacuum my room since I’m going to be spending a lot of time in bed for a while after we come home from the hospital. I’d have liked to clean the rest of the house too. But the world won’t end if those things aren’t done.
I did get everyone’s hair cut, which may seem like an odd thing to be on my agenda but the girls and I have been needing haircuts for months and months and I really wanted to get theirs done especially since I won’t be the one washing and brushing it for a while. And mine just needed to be made easier to care for too. So yesterday Sophie lost about eight inches, Bella about six, and I cut off about a foot of my hair. Which still leaves me with a ponytail that reaches over my shoulders.
Today I cut the boys’ hair and Dom’s. It’s the only thing I’ve accomplished today other than cuddling with a sick toddler. Oh and finishing Cryptonomicon.
Can I beg your prayers, dear friends, that we all feel better tomorrow and that we get to Mass. I really need some extra grace before Monday’s surgery. Lucia is due to be born via c-section at 10:00 Monday morning. Right now that is frankly terrifying.
We’re supposed to be getting almost a foot of snow tonight.
Change of plans. I went to the hospital for my pre-op testing and they rescheduled my surgery to Thursday afternoon at 2 pm. So begins more waiting. But hopefully I will feel much better by then. So much for my 2012 New Year’s Eve baby. I had grown very used to that idea. I hate last minute changes. But I’m a bit relieved not to be facing surgery while still recovering from this stomach thing.