Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And he has arrived....

I'm sitting in my comfy chair at home with a tiny boy asleep on top of me.  He's absolutely precious.

And very much adored

We're taking the week off from school.  The King has been home all week, but he goes to work tomorrow.  We'll see how that goes.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The time has come, and I'm a tad nervous....

Bookworm #5 will be joining us tomorrow.

Yep, you heard it right.  

I've been three centimeters all week and having lots of contractions.  Neither my OB nor I want this baby to come on the weekend because hospital rules don't allow for weekend VBACs, and I refuse to have a c-section for someone else's convenience - if it's medically necessary, than sure - but not just because someone else said I have to.)  So, tomorrow it is.  I'm contracting quite a bit, though things aren't organized.  Hopefully it will pick up a bit though the night because I would really, really like to be in labor when I arrive at the hospital in the morning.  It just seems easier that way.  All the little Bookworms will be well-cared for while we are gone because all the grandparents are on deck tomorrow.  There is nothing at all to worry about concerning them, so I can just go birth this baby.

Tonight, I need to dump the pictures that are on the camera to the King's computer and to our back-up drive.  And I need to charge the batteries in the camera.  But, aside from a few loads of laundry, that is about it.  Amazing.  Everything is finally done, as if it were all orchestrated by God, so that I feel ready to do this in one sense.  And in another, I know that once he's here, my world's going to be turned upside-down.... again.... until we find our new normal in a few weeks.  
On other fronts: #3 is daily amusing me with his conversations - particularly those he has with other children.  #2 just had his first case of true bookwormishness.  He was listening to an audiobook of The Wizard of Oz that we borrowed from the library - and he sat still with the CD player for TWO AND A HALF HOURS.  (This from a boy that isn't even still when he is asleep.)  But he HAD to know how it ended.  Then he wanted to know if it had been made into a movie.  He was deeply disappointed to hear that it has, but that the movie is really quite different from the book.  I've promised to get it from the library in the near future.  We shall see what he thinks.  In the meantime, he's determined to listen to the whole book again.  #4's vocabulary is exploding and we're thrilled to be hearing new words from him on a daily basis.

And that's about all.  I'm being paged by children who are too excited to sleep.  Guess I'd better go read a bit more of a book in order to keep them quiet.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In case you are curious....

as to my lastest large reason for not blogging now that my long list of household projects is almost all checked off.

My computer died.  I mean it really died.  It's seen several-times-a-day use for five years, and it has all the symptoms of memory trouble, but my Bookworm King hasn't found a way to make it work without spending a lot of money. And we can't replace it at the moment because we have a baby coming and need our funds for that.  SO.... no computer for me means very little time to do anything more than check email and facebook and bloglines.  We are completely screen free in our house from the time the King leaves for work until the time he comes home, and then after the kids are in bed, he's usually back to work on his laptop, so I'm having to find new ways to amuse myself.  

But since I have a minute - I'll report on what's up:
The King and #2 have taken a large interest in botany and gardening.  They have veggies growing in several areas of the yard, and #3 and #4 love to "help."  Today, they were all out messing with the compost pile, and when I checked on them, #4 said, "Compost, Mama.  Compost." And pointed lest I not understand what the great pile of ever-blackening food and yard waste was. #2 took me on  a tour declaring emphatically that "There's LIFE, Mama! LIFE is everywhere!  Just look at all the green!" And #3 ran over to report on the TWO HUGE WORMS he had been studying, that were reported as being at least two foot long.  That's not a worm, I'm thinking - that's a garden snake.  And I hate snakes.  But the King was quick to inform me that it really was a worm, but the size was slightly exaggerated.  I'm not sure if he was telling the truth or not - if there are snakes in my yard.....

#5 is growing in my ever-widening belly and is swelling up my feet and ankles.  I think I have officially reached the cankle stage - there is no difference between my calf and my ankle.  

SO as for my list - 
the house is mostly finished - some trim to put up and some touchups to do
next years homeschooling is planned and the curriculum is purchased
the freezer is nearly full of meals for the post-baby period
the boys are very excited about meeting their new brother
the King is almost done with his semester at the seminary
and #4's birthday is on Sunday, and that is the last major event before #5's arrival.

So I've blogged a bit.  And there are no pictures because they are on my computer. But they exist, yes they do.