03 September 2007

my disappearing act~

Yes, yes, I am still here and still in one piece. Which, truthfully, after the last month, is really a miracle of sorts. Due to some super over-active postpartum hormones, getting ready for our vacation last week, and the vacation, I've not been around much in blogger world. I do miss it, I like blogging quite a bit.

So, here I am...but just long enough to say hi. I am officially taking off the next week, possibly two, from my computer in order to get some much needed order back into our lives. I had the best intentions of beginning our homeschool year during the heat of summer (I am a firm believer - through experience, mind you- that children do much, much better with some structure and routine in their lives, not to mention some good old-fashioned work). But you know how that goes....the best laid plans of man...

So, this week I am spending all of my free (ha ha) time planning out and organizing our school year. Anna, Caleb, and Ethan start tomorrow at New Song! Yay! They are so excited, and truthfully, I am too, as they do miss their friends, and I miss my structured weeks. Having some time off to just get used to having a new little guy has been nice, but we are all antsy to get back to normal life. We did just come back from an overwhelming trip to Florida, that, while nice to get away as a family, was unexpectedly stressful due to adding an infant to the mix. But more about that later, along with some hopefully cute pics :o)

So, school and schedule planning coming up. And if you think of it, please pray for me as I am dealing with some super strong post partum hormonal stuff. You would think I would expect it by now. My body always tries to have a period when my babies are around 3-4 months old, and then nothing else until 12 months or so, but I can tell my hormones always go through a pretty significant shift at that 3-4 month postpartum mark. I begin to fight some pretty rough depression and overwhelmed with life kind of feelings, I gain weight, and my babies grow and grow. My newest cutie, Haven, is about to outgrow his 3-6 month clothes, and he just turned 3 months a few days ago! The severity of my hormonal stuff seems to increase with my bigger babies, and Haven has been my biggest so far. (I still haven't posted my birth story yet, have I?) So anyway, prayers would be appreciated!

See you later!

5 comments:

Christine said...

Gotta say, a 30 minute leisurely walk and some flaxseed or fish oil capsules every day can do wonders for that depression. I know everyone has their magical fix, so I hate to "one of those people," but it does help me. It's a big battle of mine.

Anonymous said...

Hey it's Rachel. E-mail your number. I was hoping to head towards your area soon. I think we have the day off on the 13th. I will drive out one morning and help you for a few hours if you will let me which you won't! HEY, Kate would love to hear from Anna. If you let her use the phone have her call kate. 469-7224. She would love it. LET ME HELP YOU! (did u read my beth moore blog ).

Rachel

Wendy said...

I'm glad you like blogging, since I like to read your blogging!

Will be praying that school starts off on the right foot, and for your hormones, too!

Anonymous said...

hey, It has been two weeks.
I MISS YOU!
I ahve sooooooooooo many things to tell you. Come on now! get back on here!
Rachel

Christine said...

I'm soooo glad you are finding some help in the fishy stuff!! ha!

"How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about arithmetic, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness." ~GK Chesterton

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