Sunday, January 22, 2012

A week in the life 3 {1/16-1/22}


Adam was off school so Hannah and I went on a special date to the park/shopping together while he stayed home with Paige. Hannah loves the park and when it was time to go she asked if she could stay at the park with Gwandma (who was not with us, but Hannah was sure that IF she had been with us she would have certainly been willing to stay longer). Oh the way home I got devastating news about my best friend Rosalie. She found out that her baby (she is 20 weeks pregnant) has Turners Syndrome and is most likely not going to survive the pregnancy, and if she does it won't be for long. It kind of set a sobering mood for my week (more on that later). That night I did boot camp and bachelor as always.


Started my day off with a long talk with Rosalie. At this point she didn't know the sex of the baby or what the baby was going to be diagnosed with, only that the baby would die. We cried together for about a half hour. It just feels so close to home because of my mom's miscarriages, and Rosalie has been one of my best friends for the last six years...I've written about her before on this blog. The girls and I played all day until Daddy came home and I went to boot camp. I also finished the book I Capture the Castle. Oh, and feeling desperate for an oven cooked meal I called my friend to borrow her oven for some yummy "Our Best Bites" enchiladas. Boot camp later that night, and then Adam and I sat on the couch together with our Kindles reading (I'm now reading The Winter Sea).


Waited all day for two guys to come and fix our oven (reality, waited all day for two guys to come and tell us they needed another part...oven still broken) which means we had to forgo the park. Hannah was sad but it was pretty cold and windy and Adam needed the car so I was glad to not have to walk over. Paigey and I snuggled while Hannah pretended to nap. We are now on day 52 without an oven and Adam is hungry. I did a lot of research on Turner's Syndrome (Rosalie found out Tuesday that it was the official diagnosis--and that she was having a girl) and learned a lot. Adam went to scouts and I had some alone time in a lame-o cold bath watching Parenthood.


Sacred LIBRARY day. We never mess with Thursdays. Hannah is so cute at library story-time although I found out that unfortunately my kid is going to be the immature kid in the class that laughs at inappropriate when the felt guy falls off the felt board over and over. Hannah is so engaged at library story-time and we can't miss it! We also went to the Disney Store to get a birthday gift for our friend Tayden. Talked a lot more to Rosalie.


Special day with Hannah and Paige. Hannah can bust out of her child proof room (is anyone shocked?) and bust into Paige's room. I hear Hannah rip off the handle covers (Ta-Da! She squeals) and then I hear her on the baby monitor "Paigey, wake up, I am here! MOMMY DADDY WE ARE AWAKE NOW). Six AM folks. After getting ready we head to  Chuck E Cheese (It should be Chucky Cheese but it isn't and I feel like an idiot writing Chuck E Cheese). Best time to go is first thing in the morning when they test out the machines and you are the only ones there and so they give you all the tickets that came out of the machines. Makes you feel like you get your 5 bucks worth with 200 tickets right off the bat. Hannah was so sweet and wanted Paige to go on every single ride with her. She held onto her sister tight (as did I...) and Paige giggled and laughed the whole time. We went out to McDonalds for lunch and bought another birthday gift (we have another birthday) for her friend Lillian. Hannah thinks it is her gift. We got roses for my friends birthday and then went to pick Adam up from the gym. We bought Pizza for dinner (4PM) and then Hannah and Paige are in bed by 6 and Adam and I watch some TV. Play the Newlywed game (basically we just found the questions on the internet and asked each other) and then went to bed.


Adam and I went to the temple early in the morning. I put Rosalie's name in the temple as well as her husband and the baby (Elle). It was very special because all week I've been thinking of her, talking to her, praying for her. We got to the temple and it was pretty busy. We decided to do sealings and they asked if we would be willing to do daughter/parent sealings since there were so many sisters. It helped strengthen my testimony that not only are families together forever but also, Heavenly Father was aware of why I was going to the temple and the things that had been weighing on me all week. I really would like you to read Rosalie's blog about her whole ordeal. It's been a spiritual, and thought provoking week. When we got back from the temple we went straight to Lillian's birthday. Hannah kept getting confused and calling her Wiwy (Lily) instead of Wiwian. Adam and Paige hung out during that, then we went straight to our friend Kristi's 25th birthday at Red Rock Bowling lanes. Super fun. Hannah looked really cute hobbling along with a bowling ball.


I feel like I've slept a good full night for the first time in a long time, even though it's still been about 7 months since I've slept through the night. We went to church and neither girl wanted to sit still for long. Church is often the most exhausting three hours of the week but I keep on keeping on because I remember hearing someones testimony who was just coming back to church. They said that their mom dragged the whole family to church every week and that was the reason that after years of inactivity she decided to come back, because of the faithfulness of her mom despite all the horror the kids put her through each week--so that's where I am. I wonder if I will survive parenthood? Adam is currently home teaching while the girls are napping. I hope to get a good run in this afternoon when Adam gets back. Adam thinks it is breaking the Sabbath when I run on Sundays but it really is "a rest from my labor." It is often the only time I have to myself, that I have to think. I can't rest at home because I have three people who need me every second that I am in my house so in a sense I am literally running away from my problems haha. Did I mention last week I did just over 6 miles? I'm hoping to do 7 or 8 today. Come home soon Adam!

Other RANDOM facts of the week:

Here are a couple pictures of me and Rosalie...different times (one in Estonia, one in Ukraine...same shirt lol) 
I've spent a lot of time talking with, thinking about, and praying for Rosalie. I've also been researching Turners. Adam and I actually had a talk which he implored me to not get too emotionally involved but I feel like it's too late. He doesn't want me to get too sad which is understandable. We've decided that I feel way too much and he doesn't feel a lot when it comes to other people. He thinks he'd die if he felt all the feelings I feel.

I'm really into OPI nail polish. It's pretty much my favorite thing. I finished Parenthood season 2. Hannah will say the opposite of everything you say. Instead of rolling over on her tummy to look at us, Paige prefers doing a sit up to look at us. It's cute. Adam and I have too much fun watching our TV shows together. We need a new hobby but by the time he's worked 50 hours and I've wrestled with two kids all day it's just nice to sit together holding hands. It's windy windy windy.


Lilian said...

I'm sorry about your friends baby. That is very sad. I don't think there is anything wrong with you becoming emotionally invested. She is your friend and it is okay to hurt for her.

Margie said...

I love the picture of Hannah looking at Paige to see what she is doing :)