Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A little of everything...

The kids painted their pumpkins yesterday and had so much fun! I stripped them down to their diapers and underwear and they hardly got dirty...YAHOO!! The only one to get paint in their hair was Noah...shocking! :) Ryleigh was so good the whole time they were painting. She just sat in her chair she loves so much! I'm posting a picture of Alex from this morning. I was in the kitchen getting breakfast ready when she started whining. I asked Eric what was wrong with her and he tried telling me but I couldn't understand him (speech starts next week). She woke up with a fever and a tummy ache so I thought maybe she was just being cranky. I told her to come into the kitchen and help me get breakfast ready. Eric said she couldn't because she was "stepping on something"...or so I thought that's what he was saying. She gets herself up on things and can't get down so I figured that's what she had done. I went in to see what she was "stepping" on...he was saying "CHOKING". She had her head through the handle of this mesh clothes basket we have and then had it twisted. She was really CHOKING. It was so scary...I could hardly get it off of her and almost ran to get the scissors to cut it off. The picture I took isn't very good but its almost like she has rope burn. The picture was taken 1/2 hour to 45 minutes after it happened. Most of the marks are gone now but there are still some on the side of her neck. I cut the handles off of it so it never happens again. Things happen so fast and I'm just really lucky Eric was here to let me know what was going on. SCARY. Does anyone else ever feel like they are just living day to they are in a fog?? I can't shake it...maybe its from having 3 kids plus Noah?? Maybe its from everything that's been going on lately?? Maybe a mixture of both?? My heart aches. I miss my Lisa and worry about her. I know she has awesome people in Idaho but my heart still hurts. Eric keeps saying "uh-oh mommy's crying again..." and asks me when I'm going to stop crying. I'm just so sad. I feel really alone but I'm busy all the time so I don't know how I have time to feel this way. Something is definitely missing in my life. I don't know what. Maybe SLEEP??
Blah...sorry this was a post about the kids. I really am grateful for all that I have. I complain so much. I really am blessed and have so much.


Andrea and Danny said...

Tell Eric i saw his nipples!!!

Mindy said...

That is scary. It would make me go around the house and check everything else.
An old friend in Cohasset just recently lost her two year old daughter to a home accident...window blind cord. It only took 90 seconds. After I heard about that I was crying and paranoid.
You're going through some tough times. You JUST had a baby and a tragedy in the family too. Those are very stressful on your body. You probably could use more sleep. I hope you get what you need. I hope you have more "sunny" days and that the fog goes away soon.

The Jones :) said...

That is scary...glad you caught her in time though...crazy Alex!! The pumpkins are cute too...and I can't believe how big and different Ryleigh looks already...she's so cute!!! Love you and miss you guys lots!!!
-Becki :)

The Jones :) said...

Oh...and as for being's understandable Anna...and it's ok!! I cry ALL the time too and don't know what's wrong with me...this has been a TOUGH year and I'm ready for things to be over and get normal again!! I hope you're able to find whatever it is you're missing...and be happy!! I'm ready for medical problems to be over and to find out what's wrong with me's really stressing me out. Don't know how much more I can handle...but I have to stay strong I suppose and just take it a day at a time...nothing more I can do!! Hope that helps a little...and I'm here if you ever need to talk or chat!! Love you and wish we were closer!!
Sorry for the 2nd comment!!

JJ said...

You're kids are adorable, i love the pumpkins! Hang in there, maybe not the way Alex was(poor girl), but hang in there. Things always do get better, I heard a good quote the other day
"Don't give up 5 mins before the miracle happens" whatever that miracle is, maybe just some peace in your life. We all struggle.
Ryleigh is adorable, I love the darker eyes....cute!