Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas 2011 from Mama Michie's Musings


Two days from now, our family, like so many others, will be in the middle of the holiday crazies. Once again we’ll be packing the kids up and driving to visit the families… 4 stops in all during the two Christmas days… it gets to be a bit hectic and stressful, so I thought I would wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas a few days early.

There’s still much to do. I’ve only baked two batches of milk chocolate chip cookies so far {Ray’s request – he doesn’t like the semi-sweet morsels}… I have a double batch of regular chocolate chip cookies ready to bake waiting for me in the fridge. I’d still like to get at least 1 batch of sugar cookies and 1 batch of oatmeal butterscotch cookies baked, but we’ll have to see if that gets done in time for Christmas… otherwise I know what I’m baking next week. Besides the baking though, I still have 1 handmade gift to finish crocheting and 1 gift that I still need to sew together… and then all of the gifts need to be wrapped.

The first trimester sleepies are still kicking my butt and while I am enjoying my daily naps and more relaxed lifestyle, I can’t help but feel like I am falling behind in so many ways. I’m 10 weeks along today and am hoping that my energy levels will rise again in the near future. We had our first peek at baby #3 two weeks ago and so far everything looks good with him/her. I can’t say that everything is fine and dandy though… the OB saw a second sack filled with fluid which will need to be monitored and since Abby was born at 35 1/2 weeks, this pregnancy is also considered to be high risk. I guess the chances of having a second preterm birth are pretty high if you’ve already had one before, something I didn’t know. Sooooo…. that means that I will definitely be listening to my body more this time around and this pregnancy will be watched more closely by my ob’s as well.

It’s a bit scary to think about everything that could happen, so I try not to and just concentrate on enjoying being pregnant {since this will be the last one}… sleepyness, occasional queasiness, crazy hormones, breakouts and all. I’m also looking forward to the 2 checkups I have coming up the first week of January… 1 of which will let us see the little bugger again. I hope that when they take another look inside, that we not only get to see a healthy baby, but that we also see that the extra sack hanging out in there has taken care of itself and not turned into a twin like Noah was predicting from the very beginning. Not that I wouldn’t love a 4th child… I would, but it would just make everything much more complicated than it already is.

So with all that said, I will continue to take a little unscheduled break from blogging… at least through the end of the year. I hope to be back in full force {and more} once the New Year rolls in, but will have to see how things really work  out once we get there. I do miss blogging and everything that goes along with it though and will be happy to get back into a “normal” groove. Until then…

I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas!!!



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