Mom went back to the doctor on Tuesday and was given the all clear to watch Bo and drive again. We are all thrilled! She is doing amazingly well since her stroke and hasn’t had a cigarette in 3 weeks (today)! She will continue going to physical therapy and has a low-fat diet and exercise routine to follow, but overall, given the situation, it is better than any of us could have hoped for. While I wouldn’t wish a stroke on anyone, this has given Mom the wake-up call she needed to make herself healthier (and hopefully happier) and for that, and the fact that it was not much worse, I am grateful.
The in-laws will be down for the weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day with us (as long as everyone is healthy…). We’re looking forward to seeing them. No projects have been assigned for the weekend — but that doesn’t mean much when these two are involved. If I’m quiet this weekend, this will be one reason why…
I am currently teaching 6 classes online. Two classes should take approximately 20 hours per week. You do the math. There are many aspects of teaching online (money being one of them…) that I enjoy and I hope to be able to do this for several years in the future. That said, until yesterday, I’ve had no childcare for the last 3 weeks. It’s rough to be a full-time Mommy and work the equivalent of 60 hours when the child is sleeping. All six classes turned assignments in last night. Yet another reason why I may be quiet for a few days — too many papers!
Mike is back up to par and doing well after our illness last week. He takes Bo for a walk or a bike ride in the evenings after supper so that I can find a few extra minutes to work, which is always nice and much needed. Work is going well for him but will be extra busy for the next several months as one of his colleagues will be having a baby any day now. He’s also been staying busy by working in the yard — remulching the gardens, planting veggies, and spraying for weeds. The fun never ends when you own a home!
Yes, we’re still here. No, our house hasn’t sold. No, we don’t really expect it to. Mike is continuing to apply for promotions around the state when they become available but it’s a constant wait and see situation. I still feel confident that everything will happen around the time the twins are born (to stress me out even more…) — that just seems to be the way our lives work.
Bo is also feeling much better after his illness last week. His appetite and energy is back with vengeance! While I hated that he was sick it was nice to actually be able to hold him and cuddle him — he’s usually so busy that holding him for any length of time isn’t an option! He’s talking and understanding more and more every day. I am starting to look into daycare options for a couple of mornings a week in order to provide him with some socialization. Bo loves going to Grammie’s but we all fall into the trap of letting Bo rule the roost and I think it would be good for him to have some experiences with other children.
My pregnancy is progressing well. I am 17 weeks 2 days and it becoming obvious that I’m not just fat – I’m pregnant. We go to the doctor in Champaign tomorrow for our Level II ultrasound with the peri. We are looking forward to seeing the babies and hopefully finding out the genders.
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