It’s another snow day here. It’s barely snowing, but it rained, then iced over, and apparently that combination is just enough to keep Meg home from school. On the day she was well enough to go back. Needless to say, it’s going to be a long day with a girl who’d rather be at school than home. I’m pretty sure they’ll be going to school thru the end of June, easily.
I’ve been reading many, many blogs these days. I just randomly read comments on the posts of my favorites, which inevitably gets me to other blogs. It’s been fun and enlightening. I learned that I am incredibly luckly when it comes to having children. When Doug and I decided we were ready to have kids, we said “let’s try to have a baby”. That was March and in May we were pregnant. Who knew. Doug was sad we didn’t get to try that hard. Funny how those comments would haunt us later on. Meg and Drew aren’t 4 years apart on purpose. We tried so hard to have a second child, but not nearly as hard as others I’ve been reading. Turns out I could get pregnant, but not stay pregnant. Third time was the charm after two miscarriages and we were blessed with Drew (not without a scare, but still, he’s here!). And so then the twins……that was just a “well, if we get pregnant, ok, a third is ok”. HA. Cosmic forces at work…..and two more came. And it was a long, and boring pregnancy. By boring, I mean this: no bed rest, no NICU (the girls were induced at 38 1/2 weeks! I begged, begged, begged the doctors to let them be born!), no medical issues at all. So, by boring, I mean VERY LUCKY. The only issue we dealt with in the beginning was that Izzie had to have some ultrasounds on her hip to make sure she didn’t have any issues from being breach my entire pregnancy. I read other blogs and I feel for you other bloggers. I cannot imagine what you’ve been thru. I guess I am a bit spoiled. Maybe I shouldn’t complain so much. Kids are fun, exasperating, beautiful, crazy, sweet, loving. The list goes on and on. I’m glad we’re all here to share our stories.