"There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live."
~Kevin O'Brien (mutual friend of Matthew du Mée from his college days)


is it over yet?

I am really tired of being pregnant. I am still not feeling well most of the time but I can't think about it because there is so much other stuff to do during the day. Maybe thats why people say each pregnancy gets better, because you don't have time to know that it isn't better. I am now going to the Dr. weekly, or at least I would be if they hadn't screwed up my last 2 appointments. I have to call about the rest of the appointments I have already scheduled to make sure they have all of them. The Dr. checked me yesterday and I am 1 cm and 50% effaced. That doesn't sound like a lot to me right now. I always hope that when I go in to be checked the Dr. will say, "you are 5 and need to go to the hospital" but that never happens...too bad. I asked the Dr. to strip my membranes while I was there but she said she couldn't until the results of the test she took yesterday came back, bummer, I have to wait until next week for that one. I have been having a lot of contractions the past week or so. Sometimes every 10 min for a few hours at a time, but they don't seem to get much closer together and thus I can't go to the hospital. I have been throwing up in my sleep again recently, most recently last night. When that happens I have to go sleep on the couch in a semi upright position for a few hours so I don't wake up coughing and gagging. Yesterday on top of everything else I had a migraine. The screaming children were not helpful. But I made it though the day and, once again, didn't go into labor. I guess that's all for my complaining post, at least it doesn't last forever, although it seems like it...3 years is a long time. Time to go put Kate down for a nap, and maybe do some coloring with Aidan, who is singing in his room right now. I think he is trying for the ABC's.

sleep walking?

Aidan is now sleeping full time in his big boy bed. We have been working on that because we need his crib for Isaiah soon....I hope.... Aidan has been doing pretty well about staying in bed now, he only gets in trouble every once in a while for getting out. If he wakes up in the mornings before its time to get up we let him get books and take them back to his bed to look at while he is waiting. He seems to like sleeping in the bed, especially because it has car sheets which we only put on that bed. Two nights ago he started crying in the middle of the night, he doesn't usually do this so I went to check on him. He was standing in the middle of his floor, looking tired and kind of freaking out. I picked him up and put him back in bed and calmed him down a bit, he pretty much kept his eyes close the whole time and went back to sleep with in a minute. It was really weird. I kind of think he got out of bed while he was still sleeping and then woke up standing up and didn't know what was going on. It was kind of funny too. He didn't do it last night, lets hope he grows out of it.


I get to lead the seniors in their graduation processional down to their seats again this year. And with graduation being next week (a week from tomorrow), I thought this picture was appropriate to display in remembrance of the student population with which I now teach.