Sunday, December 21, 2008

Noteworthy Occurance Today

Well, after 6.5 years of wiping someone else's bottom! Today H wiped her bottom, flushed, washed and came to the kitchen like a big girl. She is typically fearful and has sensory issues and I have been a pushover mama. We have been working on wiping the poo for about 2 weeks. T and I have just been "checking" but we have still had to go in there and look. My girl is finally doing her own stuff. Most kids are at daycare or school and just get independent but with schooling at home, it is different. And she is a clingy girl anyway. So, another step to independence for my girl. While I work on growing another one to wipe. ROFL

Off to bed for me!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My two girls

After I posted the last bit, I thought about putting a pic of the "girls" out here. So here they are...

Joy in the circumstances

This is hard. The nausea doesn't leave. The only thing keeping me from curling into a ball and staying there is H. And she is trying to be patient but gets frustrated at our lack of ability to do anything. I even feel so bad and cold that I just don't want to sit in the yard. =(

And it has been cold here, below freezing for a couple of days. So we are holed up in the house, making each other crazy. Thank goodness that this year we can wash A, the precious bassett, and bring her in. When it stays below 40 degrees, I am bringing her in. H chases her around the house. It is almost comical to have a bassett hide under the kitchen table because it is her "refuge." H isn't allowed to chase her out from under the table - my rules to protect the dog.

So, I am trying to be thankful and joyful that we are still pregnant - though I truly feel horrific most of the time. H is having to settle for reading more and playing with said bassett. Sigh... Such a short time to endure but boy is this really hard on me and on her. T is even washing dishes every evening as I can't stand the soft or greasy feeling on my hands. And I *can't* stand ground beef. Eating bits of chicken and bison and lots of beans. Ah well, I just hope we can find joy in the circumstances...