30 fingers&toes

"Are they triplets?" "No, I found the other one in the parking lot and thought, 'why not?'"

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Healing up…

Well the foot is on the mend. Today was a much better day as I was able to spend most of the day off my foot. My mom was been wonderful help and we couldn’t have done it without her. Today I had a shower and took the gauze wrapping off so my foot could dry out and the toe isn’t looking too bad. It’s still pointing in the wrong direction but not as much as it was on the date of the break. Swelling and bruising is going down also which is good. Now if only it would stop hurting like you all know what when I walk on it.

Hopefully this Heineken I’m drinking well help with the pain of doing the stairs again before going to bed. Doubtful.

Today is a good day because my dining room is down one very large annoying box full of other boxes! Hooray the beast is gone! Ian was finally able to take the enormous box our dresser came in to the dump. My dining room finally has a bit more space to it. The table could go where it belongs if I wanted it to. I won’t go where it should for a while because we still don’t have chairs to sit at the table with. So until I get chairs the table will be out of the way. I figure if it’s out of the way, Isabelle’s head has less of a chance of banging itself off a pointy corner.

I have plans of getting chairs, I just need to get to Ikea first. I can’t wait to go to Ikea, but I’d like to do it children free so I’ve got to plan a time when we will be children free. And since Mom is helping so much lately I don’t want to ask. Plus now that I have a busted up foot, I won’t be going to Ikea anyways! Could always borrow a wheelchair from Rob though!

The kids are all doing well. Have been getting some fun video of all the children. Will be nice to make that into a movie one of these days. Madeline has managed to roll over from her back to her front now. Aidan is not far away from doing the same. Finally have their well baby appointments, but they won’t be until Sept 1st. A little further away than I wanted but oh well.

Wish I had more time to write, but I’m getting very sleepy and typing is getting sloppy. That could just be the beer also. Our schedule is getting better these days so you will be finding that I will have more time to post and will be able to keep you all better updated.

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How on earth??!!

This is the question I keep asking myself. “How on earth did I manage to break my freaking 4th toe”?!!

The was going so well. It was just before 2pm and Madeline was fussing as it was time for everyone to go down for their naps. I decided to change their diapers quickly before hauling
everyone upstairs one at a time. Just as I was about to change Madeline the phone started
ringing. Normally I wouldn’t care but something inside me said to answer the phone. So I got up off the floor started walking and *bang* I hit my toes on the ottoman. I’ve banged my toes lots folks, those of you who know me know that my toes are like fingers. But this time felt special. I looked down and yep, my 4th toe (the one beside your baby toe) was sticking out sideways from where it should be. So needless to say I wasn’t going to be answering the phone, but I still had to go get the phone as I now needed to call someone to come help me. I was trying to hold it together but this was quite painful. Isabelle and the dogs were getting upset. Madeline was pissed off still because she was tired and had her onesie undone. Aidan however was happy on the floor.

So I called my mom first, and no answer. Called Ian at work and he left immediately. Called mom again, no answer. Called her on her cell, she answered….oddly enough was at home. (that’s a whole other story) So told her and she was on her way. Ian arrived home, about 15 minutes later Mom arrived. Off to hospital Ian and I went. Took me a bit to get to our car but I got there. After about 3.5 hours at hosptial, turns out that yes indeed I broke my toe. Should heal up in a few weeks.

So this is going to make life a little interesting. My mom is currently helping Ian with bathtime. Ian will take tomorrow off work and then he’s got two days off. So I’ve got 3 days to heal! C’mon body don’t fail me now. I have to book an appointment with my family Dr to see how long to keep it splinted and wrapped up. Not sure why they couldn’t tell me that there. The hospital here was okay but I’ve been to a nursing station in the north and had better care and they almost killed me once!!

Anyways, I feel my painkiller setting in and I’m going to try to have a nap. Aren’t I just the luckiest girl in the world. The nice part of having a broken toe, is that during the time I was waiting for Ian and my mom to show, Isabelle was the most adorable child ever. She was giving me this nice big hugs and kisses to help me feel better. I love her so much. And Madeline and Aidan did their part also, they fell asleep in their bouncy chairs. I love my kids.

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Some peace and quiet

So everyone seems to be on a schedule these days. I’m happy to report that the twins are sleeping though the night with a little help from the cereal fairy. I started putting cereal in their bedtime bottles and this has been working wonders for us so far. Aidan has had a few wake ups but has either cried him self back to sleep because we were too tired to hear him or he was able to sooth himself and hang on until it was an appropriate time to be awake.

One or both of the babies usually wakes before 7am, but I let them talk and cry to each other until 730am. They don’t get their morning bottle until 8am so I personally don’t feel the need to be up before 730. They are starting to be a little more okay with being in their beds until Mommy is ready to start her day. Our bed is slowly killing me so I get up around 7am take some pills that will kick in my 730 so I can actually move about the house. I take each kid down one at at time or if Isabelle is up she will climb down the stairs while I take one of the twins. I get everyone set up with breakfast and bottles and then our day officially has started. The babies eat and then play for a while and then it’s time to gate Isabelle into the living room so I can take them up one at a time for their naps.

I have recently decided that it’s time to stop taking the easy way out for the twins nap time and that instead of being in their swings they should be in their cribs. So yes, this means hauling them up one at a time, nevermind climbing over the gate too. Isabelle gets to stay up for about 30 mintues longer and then it’s time to make another trip up the stairs. She can at least take herself up so I don’t have to. Then I get about two hours to myself. However, during this time the babies seem to wake up frequently and cry each other back to sleep. Isabelle has also woken up a few times, thank you babies.

Nap time seemed to be going well for the last few days. I was even able to catch a bit of shut eye, but I think that mainly has to do with the fact I’m exhausted and could sleep just about anywhere and anytime. Then yesterday happened. Babies slept well in the morning. But the afternoon nap didn’t go as well. The twins were quiet for the first bit and then Madeline was just unhappy and seemed to be waking herself quite a bit. I’m a fan of the cry it out method, and the not picking them up all the time method. All my kids are going to have to be okay with Mommy not always being able to hold them when something is going wrong, I just don’t have enough arms.

I put Isabelle down for her nap and decided it would just be easier if I stayed upstairs for my nap since I was probably going to have to take Madeline out of the room if she kept up the noise. Well I just went unconcscious and decided Madeline was better off crying in her bed rather than in mine with me snoring. Everyone else was okay so she would live too. 4pm rolls around and it’s time to feed the twins. I take them down one at a time and then decide I should get Isabelle also since I don’t want her sleeping too late. So I run up, and open her door and there is Isabelle……naked. Completely naked. Oh and standing in a rather large wet spot in her crib. One day Isabelle is going to grow up and probably find this blog and hate me but I can live with that because it was funny. BUT, I could not laugh. I don’t want her thinking that she can do this every time. So I pick her up, grab her a diaper, toss her on my bed, wipe her down a bit slap a diaper on her and grab some clothes to put on her. And go feed the babies.

This is the second time in Isabelle’s tiny life that she has done this to us. The first time we were lucky and there was no pee to deal with. But it’s not eve pee that worries me, what if there is something else one time!! Ugh. Anyways, I’ve got to start a bit of research as to how to handle Isabelle stripping herself down. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, love to hear them.

This month I still have to get the twins to the Dr and get their vaccinations done and just a check up to make sure everyone is growing properly. Just by looking at them I know they are happy and healthy but it’s good to have the medical seal of approval. We met with the Dr that is going to be our family Dr and she seems like a nice person. Her office is fairly small which mean I’ll have to bring the kids one at a time. Her office is also in the basement of the building so that makes life a little harder also since the double stroller won’t fit in their elevator and I still have a hard time carrying things. I’ll be all fixed up one day!

We just had a gas fitter guy here to hook us up to have a natural gas BBQ. So now all we need is the BBQ and we’re golden for the rest of the summer. We have a busy weekend coming up. Going to visit with some family we haven’t seen in a while. They are coming here which is nice because then we don’t have to pack the kiddies around. But there is always the fun part of getting ready for things like this. We’ve made more progress with the house so that’s good. It’s starting to look a little less like a box factory. However more and more it’s looking like a babies r us store. We can thank the twins for that. 2 baby seats, 2 bumbo chairs, piles of diapers just waiting to be used, wipes etc…

I think I’ve adjusted to the weather again. It’s been hard being back in Ontario weather. The dogs are working on adjusting also. There are days they still can’t go out much because it’s just too humid and hot but other days they are able to be out there all day. We’ve had a hard time keeping tabs on our lawn. We had hardly any rain so it wasn’t growing, then we had a week of rain, and it grew like crazy and then of course every day we woke up and finally had time to cut the lawn, it would rain. So now we can’t even let Isabelle out back for fear of losing her in the long grass! Add that to our list of things to do this weekend.

Well the kiddies are all starting to stir and I’d like to get my feet up for a few minutes before it’s time to bring them down. I’ve posted some pictures to the photo site and I’ll try to post some more again when I have another moment of free time. Perhaps next week!