Lisa, so sorry your BP isn't cooperating!
I hope you're able to get it under control and go home soon.
mzminty, hooray for a finished bathroom!
Bobbi, yep, too hot. I mean, we have blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, uh... corn... cotton, etc. Smaller farms grow a wider variety of things. We even can grow Christmas trees.
But I have NEVER seen an apple orchard here.
We have very moderate winters. It snowed twice last year - yes, on TWO different days! - which was an all-time record, IIR.
But our winters can be mid-50s and 60s with only a few dips below freezing for the whole season, too. Last year finally killed our hibiscus that had, as far as we know, been with the house for 20 years. (They're coming back, though!) It really doesn't get that cold!
Karen, did the bath help the BH? Crazy how just about anything will cause them, isn't it? Walking is quite the chore these days, though it often feels better than sitting on this crazy pelvis - I just can't go very fast with constant BH!
Hope yours are calming down, though!
ocelotmom, every time I think the whole sensitive smell thing must be a thing of the past I get a whiff of something that nearly makes me sick.
It's crazy how it seems to come and go, though!
kitty. I hope everything's alright and looks better in the morning.
My kids have been crazy today. Okay, mostly the 2yo. He woke up before my alarms even went off and I finally shooed him out of bed with the 8yo to go play. They were okay for a while, but before I could even get out of bed they were running around like maniacs or banshees or something equally wild, screaming loudly, including this one particular type of scream/roar that I *HATE* and have told them a hundred times is not okay. Not that ANY screaming is really okay with me when I'm trying to SLEEP!
So we didn't get off to a very good start.
Thank goodness I could drop them in their classes at church and not have to deal with them for a little while! That's good for everyone.
The 2yo has continued to be fairly nuts despite eating and sleeping well since then. I'm hoping tomorrow is better. Thankfully the other two did fine the rest of the day (well, ya know, it's all relative... but they were much better!).
Had a weird baby dream while napping. Baby was born at home, naturally, but apparently so quickly that I never had time to get acquainted with the idea of being in labor and I never had the sense that I actually gave birth.
I was very detached from the baby and sort of waiting for the next one to be born (though I'm definitely not having twins!). Other people were holding the baby far more than I was and I was just confused and rather lost-feeling about the whole thing. At some point in the dream, I told someone that, "He was born on Wednesday (3 days ago) and I still don't feel like I gave birth/he's mine/etc."
It's also the first dream in which it was a BOY.
I later dreamed that I was holding him, all dressed in an outfit I had purchased (I really did order the outfit tho the color was more blue than the purple I ordered), dressed by someone else. And I held him and cried but wasn't really sure if I was happy or sad or what. Then someone else was holding him at some sort of meeting/event where I was at one table and they were at another. By then, I was saying it was "my baby," but I wasn't holding him. At some point, something broke and the one side of the thing we were on (deck? platform? who knows?) went in the water. At least at that point mama instincts were working and I jumped in immediately to find my baby, not even knowing who'd been holding him.
Soooo... Very weird. But I think having been reading about mamas with babies being born super early and in the NICU contributed to the feelings of detachment. And DH and I had been talking about gender and gender disappointment, which is certainly where that came from. And DS1 went to a friend's to swim (and he's not a strong swimmer) so that's probably where the water came from.
It's not nearly as compelling as some of the very strong girl dreams I've had, but it was definitely strange!
This evening, DH went to a friend's house and the boys and I had dinner and watched some TV at home. They wanted to watch "baby movies" so I pulled up YouTube on the AppleTV (so cool!) and found some waterbirth videos. The big boys kept asking for more. DS1 also wanted to know how HE can help when the baby comes.
I had to dream up jobs for them (like being a welcoming committee and making sure people can find what they need), but they seemed quite happy to have things they can do.
DS3 spent much of the rest of the evening playing with a stuffed gecko that was a "baby." He stuffed it in his own shirt several times, then stuffed it in MY shirt and told me, "I'm Yanda!" - which is how he says our MW's name.
So he "helped" me birth a "baby" gecko, complete with his own birth sounds, over and over.
He's been wild and crazy tonight, but he's also really sweet.
I also love that he knows the thing to say when Mommy is working to get the baby out is, "Yay, Mommy!"
I think that will be his job.
Tomorrow I get a long massage and see my chiro.
Also need to do major house cleaning with the boys and work on school. But my pelvis should at least be much happier by tomorrow evening!