in case you were wondering…

Last week, I took a brief hiatus from blogland…it seemed like just another thing on my plate that I needed to clear for awhile to ensure I had more time for these crazies:

photo taken by Andrew Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Taylor.

photo taken by Andrew Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Taylor.

photo taken by Andrew Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Taylor.

photo taken by Andrew Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Taylor.

and of course, the latest crazy…

Recap of last week’s shenanigans adventures:

  • Caught #3 multiple times with her fingers inside the baby’s mouth…Me: “Why are your fingers in his mouth?!?”  #3: “Just checking if he has teeth yet.”  Me (2 hours later):  “Why are your fingers in his mouth..again!?!”  #3: “Just checking if he has teeth again.”
  • Went to the grocery store for the first time alone with #3, #4, and #5.  Realized how hostile I can be to people with just one child who park in the “customer with child” parking.
  • Took #3, #4, and #5 to #4’s library program and was able to breastfeed inconspicuously, cut out a large poppy, and sing “If you’re happy and you know it” all at the same time…though by the end of it all, I was drenched in sweat and felt like I was on fire.
  • Made a few appearances at #2 and #3’s school and had to recount the labour and delivery story at least 7 times.
  • Adjusted to 2-3 hour sleep intervals.
  • Took #2, #3, #4, and #5 to #1’s volleyball practice.  Then watched Ever-Patient run an amazing practice.  Seeing him influence #1 and the rest of the teams in such a positive away made me more accepting of the fact that I am left alone every Tuesday and Thursday night with 4 munchkins so he can coach.
  • Heard this daily: “Hello Mr. Baby Cutie Pie!”  – #4’s new nickname for #5.
  • Was able to have great conversations with great friends.
  • Found:  lost mitten and my sense of humour.
  • Had more conversations with Ever-Patient that didn’t include the sentences: “Can you burp him?”  “Can you put the laundry in the dryer?”
  • Awakened one morning at 6am by #2 (after I had just fallen asleep after being awake with #5 since 4am) to remind me that I needed to blow dry her hair for picture day.
  • Stopped feeling like my uterus was going to fall out.
  • Had lots of one-on-one moments with all my kids and my husband.

It was a good week.  We’re getting there.  Now only if I can find some time to be creative again…

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3 responses to “in case you were wondering…

  1. Your babies are so darn cute! I’m sure there is never a dull moment in your household. Thanks for sharing your world.

  2. rozannelopez

    there is NEVER a dull moment…which is why i keep documenting – so many moments i want to remember!

  3. Pingback: #5 is 5… pass the tissue please.

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