Sorry to be so long in getting back to posting. I have been so sick with this little one. While it is a good thing (at least I hope it is) It has really kicked me to the curb. All I can say is that this little one had better survive, because it is the last one that will be born of my loins. :) I also haven't posted because I don't really have anything to post about. All I have done for the past 2 weeks is lay on the couch and pray that I keep my food down. This is by far the worst All-Day-Sickness I have ever had. I didn't want to just come on here and complain, so I figured I wouldn't post anything at all. Beats nothing but complaints, right? :)
There are a couple of gaggles of geese right close to my house. One is in my neighborhood and the other is on my way to the swimming pool. One of the things that I have noticed is that when I drive by and they are out feeding, you can certainly tell which is the mother. You can tell by the size, but the babies are quickly getting to the size of the mom, but you can also tell because all the babies have their heads down pecking the ground and the mother goose has her head straight up and looking around. She is so alert and attentive. It is really funny to see. The gaggle towards the pool has at least 3 families of geese. I say that because there will be a whole bunch of them eating and three straight necks. :)
It got me to thinking about how we watch out for our children. We have passes to a local lake here and when I meet up with a friend of mine, she will rarely hold a conversation while looking at you. Her head is always turning this way and that as she is continuously counting heads.
We were planning a trip to Indonesia in September this year, but of course plans changed and we have had to cancel them. We went last year and took our oldest with us. I remember being nervous because when you go to a foreign country, you never know what you are going to be dealing with. I always made sure that Riley was within my view and got nervous if she left it. While I am sad that we aren't going this fall, I am somewhat relieved at the same time because this time around we would have also taken our 4-year-old. She is generally pretty good at staying close by, but being a typical 3/4-year-old, there are times where she gets interested in something else.
I remember, as a kid, being lost in a department or grocery store. The fear and panic that runs through to your stomach. I have been so fortunate to have not lost my children in that manner.
Tomorrow I have my second prenatal visit with the doctor. I am hoping to hear or see the heartbeat again. I hate the first trimester where you just feel like crap but can't feel anything to make sure things are going okay. Well, I just hate the first trimester with a passion anyway. :)
I will post an update to my appointment when I get back.
Have a good day everyone!