It sure has been quiet over here in my corner of the blogosphere. In case you were wondering why, it’s because as soon as I got taken off of bedrest for my subchorionic hemorrhage (which is not resolved yet), we came down with whooping cough.
Carter and I came down with it first and the big kids followed a couple of weeks later. Chad is the only one who has still not shown any symptoms. At this point, I think he just might get lucky and escape it!
The kids and I just finished our 5 days of antibiotics, which supposedly means we’re not contagious anymore. I’m not sure I believe it, though. We all still feel awful and I’m pretty certain I cracked a rib last night because the coughing fits were so bad (I wish I were exaggerating or blowing it out of proportion). I’ve definitely had it the worst and I think it’s because I’m also pregnant. I’ve been vomiting at least once a day from coughing so hard…sometimes after every meal or snack. Carter has vomited a few times (mostly at night) and the big kids haven’t vomited at all. I think the big kids got their antibiotics soon enough that it probably won’t get super bad for them. They probably still will be coughing for a long time to come, though. It’s called the 100-day cough for a reason.
So that’s why it’s been quiet here. We’ve been staying home all the time because of course we don’t want to share our germs, but with three kids with cabin-fever, that certainly doesn’t equate to extra blogging time for Mommy!
If we ever get to the point where I’m having to research and help the kids buy cheap ebs effects at musicians friend , there is no doubt in my mind that we will have to turn the garage into a music practice area! I already sometimes feel like I need ear plugs just with them “playing” the piano and their toy instruments. If they decide to start up a band, they’ll have to set up in the garage for my sanity!
I guess without a doctor’s orders to take it easy, I just can’t seem to manage to put my feet up enough. Just 2 days after getting the doctor’s all-clear to “use common sense” about my activity, the brown bleeding started up again. At least it’s just brown this time, rather than the gushing red bleeding I’ve had in the past. Apparently, I’m not so good at the common sense when it comes to activity.
But this answers one of my questions. I hadn’t known if the spotting had stopped because the SCH had healed, but apparently it hasn’t. So at least I know that now. Silver linings, folks.
Could someone explain to me why my little people think they need radios and CD players and all kinds of electronic music devices in their rooms? At their age? Just wait until they’re teenagers and think they need even more advanced things like ashley electronic crossover ! Actually, by then, they’ll probably have even more super-advanced music technology and I won’t even know what half the stuff they “need” is!
I love it when I catch little moments like this between the kids. Kelvin had the tablet on his lap and Carter crawled up beside him to see what he was doing. Pretty soon Kelvin had his arm around his baby brother and they were watching a show on Netflix together. It was just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!
It’s no secret to anyone who reads even a few posts here that I think it will be cool if one of the kids learns to play the guitar someday (and then teaches me!). I know it’s an expensive instrument to start up…..there’s the guitar to buy, the music, the accessories, the great thomastik guitar strings , the case, etc. But I think it will be money well-spent because it’s such a neat instrument!
It’s been fun watching the Olympics with the kids now that they’re old enough to enjoy it. They still might be a bit young, though…this is what happened during the Opening Ceremony:
They have been enjoying the “ice dancing” (figure skating) and the snowboarding, but everything else kind of goes over their heads. I can’t blame them, though…some of it goes over my head, too! LOL
Add the xylophone at guitar center to the rather long list of instruments I think it would absolutely awesome if my kids would learn to play. I think that would be such a fun instrument to help them with and listen to them practice. And maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I think it would be fairly simple to learn, too. Hopefully someday we’ll get to find out!
12 weeks, 1 day
I had another doctor appointment this morning. I got to hear our little Squirt’s heartbeat again, but no ultrasound. I was really hoping for one so I can see what the hemorrhage is doing, but I don’t get another one for another 4 weeks (and then another one 4 weeks after that). But I go back in two weeks to check the heartbeat again (and my doctor said if I’m feeling anxious about it next week, to call and he’ll check it next week too). It’s still being treated as a threatened miscarriage. When I asked what my chances are, he said he usually tells people 50/50, but since the baby has hung on so long so far, he thinks my chances are a little better than that. Not exactly what I was hoping to hear. I was thinking my chances were around 90% or so.
And finally, I’ve been released from my “strict couch rest” and he just said to use common sense and listen to my body.
Since the kids are inching closer to the age when they’ll start taking up musical instruments, it’s probably about time for Chad and I to head down to the basement and see what we musical supplies we have leftover from our flute-playing days. I know we have quite a bit of music, at least one metronome, and at least one proline music stand, maybe two. It will be interesting to see what else is down there!