I’ve had quite the month. I’ve had exhaustion, illness, playgroup at my house, several bbq’s with family and neighbors, and my 10th wedding anniversary too.
Several weeks ago I got a REALLY bad dental infection. My cheek on the right side was very swollen and VERY painful. I had the problem molar pulled (long story, but the short of it is that it already had a root canal done on it and it was one of the two options I had). Between waiting to get into a dentist and time to clear up the infection took several weeks. I lost 6 pounds from not eating for three days. I hadn’t slept in that time either, so once I had pain relief that lasted (unfortunately I was on a strong painkiller), I did little except sleep and force myself to eat. I think I was already anemic, but the whole illness only made it worse (low-iron makes your immune system weaker). So, I’ve been trying to increase my iron, but I was afraid of taking too much. I’m not so worried about that now though. I need to be eating more protein to keep my blood sugar regulated through the day as well.
We’ve enjoyed David’s new bbq. We’ve had several neighbor families over to eat with us, and the bbq saves us from having to heat up the kitchen much. Yay! We even fed the missionaries too. It’s been nice to have company, but sometimes I’m just not up to getting my house to where I think it should be before inviting others over.
The tiredness is what has been the hardest part of this pregnancy, and it effects much of our daily life. I wish I could say I was getting tons of reading done, but alas, I can’t. I did finish the 7th HP book in two days. I’ve been scanning through How Children Learn by John Holt, and I’ve begun reading Emma by Jane Austen as well. I’m now 18 weeks along. My midwife came over this morning for a prenatal. Everything looks great so far, but she forgot a few things in her other car so she’ll be coming back when David is home Tuesday evening. :) I love not having to go out for prenatals!
Saturday a neighbor and I bottled apricots and made apricot jam. It was fun, but very tiring for me. It took all day to get it all done. We picked apricots, washed them, halved them, took out the pits, and either bottled them or made jam out of them (which was more time consuming than just bottling them).
I bottled 5 quarts of peaches today from my father-in-law’s tree. The peaches are a pain to get the pit out of, but the large bag he brought over last night is now preserved. It took me a couple hours by myself, but it’s done! It feels nice to have bottles of apricots and peaches as well as apricot and strawberry jam all preserved in our food storage.
The biggest and best news is that David and I had our 10th Wedding anniversary last week on the 18th. We went to dinner and a session at the Jordan River Temple. We’ll be going to the Anniversary Inn this weekend (it was going to be last weekend, but plans change when you’re babysitter can’t do it then). My mom will be taking my oldest 2 girls overnight, and my babes will be with my sister-in-law, Jennifer (who will be married later this year and won’t be able to babysit much longer–she’ll be moving to Idaho). It’ll be so nice to get away. The last night David and I spent away from all the kids was….was….I can’t remember it’s been so long. I’m just hoping Wendy will cooperate and sleep well for Jennifer. Lightning doesn’t usually have trouble sleeping, but Wendy might. She’s a better sleeper than she used to be though, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
It’s hard to believe that David and I have been married for 10 years now. It’s been a wonderful 10 years. He’s such a sweetheart who takes such good care of me. I couldn’t have asked for a better husband. I love you honey!