Friday, January 20, 2012
Buddy just giggles in delight that his daddy is giving him attention.
"Now I want you to be the best big brother that ever was." Nick is just so happy about the new baby soon to arrive. It's rare to catch him in a bad mood since I really started showing the baby bump.
It's a good thing that he's willing to because this pregnancy has been a bit rough on me. I'm tired a lot and can barely move sometimes. Meditation seems to help so I'm doing quite a lot of that. Somewhere close to my men though.
"Yes, sweetie, green."
"That's the aqua, Buddy." I turn the page. "That's blue." Buddy clapped his hands. "Can you tell me what colours are in the rainbow, Buddy?"
We turned to the rainbow at the very end of the book. "Wed, owange, yewoww, gween, bwue..." He paused at the last two.
"That's ok Buddy, the last two are tough. That's indigo and violet."
I've tried to get Buddy a decent colour set but there never seems to be one in town. I think he'll be amazing at art some day.
Even feeling better, it took hours to get any where with the project. I won't know for at least a few days if it's finally working better. Stupid plumbing, next up is the toilet that always blocks.
"I see you're nearly ready to give me a new niece or nephew, Penny. You look so amazing when you're pregnant." Veronica smiled a lot at my baby bump.
"I wish I felt that way. I'm just exhausted, Veronica. I don't remember it being anything like this for Buddy." I sighed.
Veronica gave me a small hug. "I think women are programmed to forget the bad parts of pregnancy or there might not be enough babies to go around. You've been getting checkups?"
"Yes, I haven't run into you at the hospital yet but I've been getting the checkups. How's the job?"
"I'm still at the lower end of the medical career, but I'll fly someday." I'm sure my twin will. She has the brains of the family, that's been obvious for a long time.
I still hope that they'll go further but her career demands so much of her time. I just don't know if it will ever happen.
I'm glad Mom was feeling well enough to come. From what Daddy has been saying, she's been feeling poorly quite often lately.
Fortunately, Buddy gave me a good excuse to leave after a few minutes. He's not usually a fussy little fellow but the excitement of having so many people around wears him out quickly. I could tell he was starting to whine a bit and would work up to a full tantrum soon.
"I hope you are nearly ready to come out little one. Because Mommy is so very tired of carrying you around all the time."
"Nick, do you still love me? Even when I look like this?"
"Of course I do, honey. You are stunning, I've always thought so." Nick nestled closer to me. "You need some proof?"
I cupped Nick's face in my hand. "Still tired but feeling a bit better."
"I want you to take it easy while I'm at work. Don't over stress yourself. You promise?"
"I'll try Nick, but things have to get done around the house." We are not nearly at a stage in life where we can afford a daily maid service.
I hope to heavens that this baby comes soon. Because if I get any bigger, they are going to have to air lift me to the hospital. Assuming that the helicopter can carry a whale like me around. I'll never ever fit in a normal taxi.
Between the pregnancy and the rate Buddy is growing, daily cuddles will all too soon be a thing of the past. Sometimes I can barely lift him up.
We picked out a lovely colorful book about birds. Buddy was fascinated by the pictures, all those birds and all those colors. Some of them are from other countries, I could promise Buddy that someday he would see them. How could I resist taking him along to China or Egypt once he's old enough?
We had nearly looked at the entire book when the labor pains first started. The contractions were still fairly far apart, so I called a sitter and a taxi. While waiting for the taxi, I rang Nick at work and Daddy at home to let them know it was time.
First I took little Buddy home in the taxi, fortunately the sitter was waiting at the door when we arrived. Then I left for the hospital.
I entered the hospital and fortunately Nick arrived not long after.
Poor Nick is stunned. He hasn't said a word since Daisy was born, I think he nearly fainted when Ruby joined the family.
Twallan is responsible for the mixed triplets. The first time around, there were three girls but the game crashed when I went to save and quit. I kind of wanted one boy anyway so on the second try, I MC the first to boy.
This time, the game is saved with our new triplets so all is stable here.
Phillip and Vanessa spent the entire time the triplets were being born flirting with each other. They may be elders but that fire burns brightly still.