Whew, this 4 kids and a new baby stuff is hard work! I've been trying to post for days now and have not had time to spare except when the kids are in bed, and by then I am so tired (or my hubby is hogging the computer :)) that I don't get a chance to write. We are in full swing, with soccer games and practice, store runs, pre-school, the works, and it has been quite stressful. Here's the reason behind "stressed - in a good way". It's just normal life stress! We are not consumed by cancer and hospitals and doctors visits. It's the same kind of stress that we all have, so when I start feeling overwhelmed and "grumpy" I have to crack a little smile because it makes me feel pretty darn normal.

I'll start with Brinley. She is doing absolutely wonderful. She looks the healthiest she has looked in 7 months. She has her toddler hands, arms, feet, and legs back. Meaning they look chubby, not skinny, like how I remember her before cancer. I love it. Her hair is coming in so fast, her eyelashes and eyebrows are completely back in. She is happy and spunky and can throw a mean tantrum. She is a little needy, probably because of all the attention the baby is getting, but she has stayed fever free for a month now, so no ER visits! I have enjoyed this last 2 weeks with no chemo (except the few oral chemos) and I'm sure she has too. She goes in next week again for chemo. Bummer, that went by way too fast. Next week we start another steroid pulse with her chemo, but I think one tough week out of the month is something we will be grateful for. It is easy to forget she has cancer, she just looks good.

Everyone else is doing good too. Mylee is so good and easy. The doctor even noticed how mellow she is. She barely cried at her PKU test, but that's probably because of all the pokes she got right away after birth! Are you ready for this.....she slept for 7 hours last night!!! No wonder I'm in such a good mood, I actually got sleep! Taylor and Jade are really enjoying their new sister and not much else is going on.

I am realizing how draining that pregnancy was for me. You know how you look back and realize what your body has been through, but at the time you just do it. Now that I am not pregnant any more, I realize how exhausted I was when I WAS pregnant. I have so much energy and I really feel good. Of course by the end of the day I am ready to collapse, but I think my body had been through a rough 9 months, and it's good to be through with that time.

So we are just enjoying our crazy lives with "normal" stress for now, who knows when things will change. I have so many posts swimming around in my head, I will work on getting them down, since this is kind of like my journal too, I like to get my thoughts out and on record somewhere! Have a great day! Oh, and Taylor and I are going to WICKED tonight! We can't wait!!!!


Marilyn Smith said...

I'm so jealous that you are going to see "Wicked" tonight! But I'm glad to hear that all has been going well, and you deserve the break tonight. Enjoy it!

Stacy said...

I am so happy! That just made my day!

Jess said...

Please pray for April Rose. The latest doctor reports show that her heartrate is getting slower, and things do not look good right now. Please help us lift her mother up in prayer. Thank you.