People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Finally got some internet access so I can update a little. So on Halloween I started having major contractions for a few hours and was ready to go to the hospital, but I wanted the girls to go trick-or-treating since they look forward to Halloween more than Christmas. They ask me the day after when Halloween will be here again. After they got back the contractions had slowed so I just waited it out. Off and on that night and the next day. Then nothing. Saturday the 5th was the big move. It snowed, I had back labor all day, and Sophie had been having 104 degree fevers for 2 days. Then on moving day she complained that her ears were hurting so I took her to insta-care and she had a double ear infection.

We had so many people help us move. We couldn't have done it without them! Jason's family was up here and helped. His parents were here for a few days and did so much for us. The elders quorum helped us move stuff all day. Relief society ladies came in days before and helped me pack boxes, and then came in and cleaned the whole place a couple days after we moved. They even had some ladies come over to our new house and help me unpack a bunch of boxes. We were so blessed. I am going to miss living in cell block 722......well, not the cinder block walls, but I will miss the people, ward, and community we had. All these pregnancy hormones have not been good for me during this. But I'm glad we moved before the baby and not after. The hormone rush after the baby would have put me over the edge and made me have a melt down.

We went to our new ward on Sunday and just like anything else new and will take some getting used to. Our bishop is really nice and there seems to be a good mix of old and young there. We were talking to the bishop and Regan said, "Bishop, let me tell you something." Oh dear, I knew what was coming, but couldn't stop her in time. "Our old bishop gave us candy in his office after church every Sunday!" We had tried to tell/prepare the girls for the fact that our new bishop was likely not going to pass out candy every Sunday like our old one. He said, "Well this bishop doesn't. I only pass out candy on Halloween." Oh my goodness, that mouth of hers. She invites people over for dinner without telling me, tries giving away some of our stuff, and even invited people over to the neighbors for some of their gum.

I have been taking the girls to their same schools and that is wearing me out. I wanted to do it till the Christmas break, but after a week of it, I'm done. They will start at the new schools after Thanksgiving. I visited the school we are in the boundaries for and didn't get a good vibe so I am trying to find an alternative.....pronto, before baby comes and before she needs to start. Seriously. So. Stressfull!!!

I had my membranes stripped on Tuesday.....nothing, except for a head cold. Sophie got over being sick, but now Jason and Regan are sick as well. Lots of sleepless night around here lately with coughing. Not an ideal place to bring a new baby :( My mom drove and got here on Wednesday. She has been a big help. My dad wanted to come, but he got sick with a cold right before and didn't feel good enough to come. Kandra is there with her two boys taking care of him so my mom could be up here with me. It was Kandra's birthday on the 17th so she sacrificed that the help. Thank you Kandra!! Thank you mom!!

Now it's just the waiting game. I thought the babe would be here sooner, but she is hunkered down keeping us all in eager anticipation. Perhaps she is stubborn, just like her sisters, and mother, and grandmother :) She needs to come soon though, cause my mom can't stay here forever as much as I'd like her too. She gets nervous being away from my dad for very long, even if Kandra is doing a great job babysitting. So let's keep our fingers crossed that it will happen tonight :) Next post: baby central!