Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

Having twelve children is an amazing blessing and one heck of a crazy ride. Join us through all the joys, smiles, tribulations and trials as we navigate this fabulous journey!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It Finally Happened...

Mia slept through the night! We had friends from Nebraska staying overnight last night- Sara & Jose (who are Sydney's godparents). They were here to pick up our nephew Preston so he could spend a week with them, up in Neb. We were grilling out, and having a great time, and so Mia did get plenty of stimulation. I put her down at around 9:30. I came to bed just before midnight. When I woke up, it was around 8:00 in the morning and Mia was still sleeping! My breasts were ridiculously full and hurt like heck and of course I was swimming in puddles of milk- I haven't been that long without nursing since she was born- I also haven't slept that long at once since she's been born. I must say that at first I was a bit panicked. I did have a margarita last night and my first thought was to wonder if I could have possibly slept through her cries, but I know I didn't. I've had a drink before, in knoxville with my sisters and I woke up just fine with her.Plus it was just one small margarita- and didn't seem to affect me at all. My second thought was that I hoped she wasn't sick with anything making her feel too yucky to wake up. She seemed fine today though. She has nursed less than usual, but otherwise she's been herself.

As I mentioned before, Sara and Jose picked Preston up and they left this morning. It's sort of sad without Pres here. I will definitely miss him, and so will Albert and the kids. I know he'll be having a great time with Sara though- she's off work for the summer and so he gets to be the "only child" well- next to Lula, Sara's 6 month old puggle puppy! I'm pretty sure Sara is planning a trip to the zoo for Preston. I know he's going to love staying with her. We very much enjoyed visiting with Sara and Jose last night. I'm constantly wishing they could get orders to Scott Air Force Base and live near us (Jose is in the Air Force).

This afternoon we took the kids to Sears for some back-to-school-shopping. Good ole' Lay-A-Way. I swear, we live by Lay-A-Way. We found several pair of jeans and pants for the kids. The best part? Alexandria will be in pre-K this coming year, so it gave me an excuse to buy girl clothes!I also had to buy Sydney a new outfit on the spot after she got into the left over dirt cake from last night, just as we were leaving the house. I found her an adorable little blue and green dress that perfectly matched the blue flower I'd put in her hair that morning.
Then, we took the kids to lunch at O'Charleys, where kids eat free- two per paying adult. I'm sure they rue the day they made that offer when they see us. The older three kids eat from the adult menu and then alllllllllll the other kids eat free. Our bill is usually under $50 which you can't beat for a family of 12 in a sit down restaurant!
It's hard to believe that school is only a month away again. Where is the summer going? I'm sad to say goodbye to the weekend- knowing that Albert has to work all week again...I miss last summer when he was home with us. But I know that having a paycheck is important too! There are several things I need to get on the ball with- including registering the kids for school next month! Oh yeah, and school starts back for Albert and I tomorrow. I dread it. Absolutely dred it. I just want to be a mom. I'm totally not in school mode right now. I guess I'd better get into school mode. I'm over half way to my masters degree. It'd be silly to quit now. Pushing ahead....


Anonymous said...

Thought you were going to say that you thought the drink made her know kids just reach a time when they can sleep longer! Hope it continues so you can get more sleep!
Hope school goes okay for you and that it's over quickly!
Lifting up prayers right now!
Psalm 31:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
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debi9kids said...

yeah Mia! So glad she slept through the night. Good for her & good for mama :)

I totally hear you on the lay-away .

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