Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Party

"Apple Bites" -- Does anyone know of a good orthodontist? What a lot of snaggle-toothed mouths!Let me preface this with, yes, I am on bedrest. Yes, I am being careful. Ok, now that's out of the way.
Natalie hosted a Halloween party today for all the kids preschool age and younger, and their moms. We were requested to bring a Halloween-themed potluck item. Mine was carefully researched to be as easy as possible: Apples and slivered almonds. Definitely something I could make sitting down. Then I got Elizabeth into some of our dress up clothes, since costumes were encouraged. As for me, my festive attire included Halloween socks and an orange t-shirt. (I looked sort of like a pumpkin)
I made it to Natalie's and sat down. I was going to behave myself. I let others get Elizabeth her food, etc. Well, at the end of lunch, Elizabeth starts gagging on something. (Oh no! Not here!) And lunch makes a reappearance. I don't know why she has such a strong reflex. If something gets stuck in her throat, we will never have to worry about her choking to death... But I do catch most of it in my cup. Then I catch the second wave on my plate. Any other time I would have run her to the bathroom, but I'm not supposed to get up.
So our outing was cut short. We came home. I told Ryan on the phone later that it was a sign: I shouldn't leave the house, even for something we think is unstrenuous. I just am so tired of being stuck in the house. Everyone has been so nice though. Christine has been kind to come and clean my house, and we've had people bringing us dinner every night this week. And I get phone calls to check up on me. It really is making this process easier and it's so kind that everyone wants to help. Thanks to everyone.


courtney said...

Hey, it has been such a long time!

Congratulations on the twins, hard, but exciting!

I was on bedrest with my first two. It is so hard because you feel perfectly fine. It is frustrating to let other people do it when you could easily do it, like get a glass of water. I just had to keep telling myself that the longer the babies are in, the healthier they will be. Good luck, I totally know what you are going through!

Cailean said...

Oh goodness, I'm so glad you yourself didn't lose your lunch! I was so nauseous at the end too and with twins I can't even imagine. It's hard to take it easy when you have kids and fun things to do. I'm so glad you have people watching over you and helping!!! :)

The A Team Mom said...

Your Apple Bites are SO cute! I think I have a matching plate! Sorry you are stuck at home! Wish I lived closer so I could help or at least visit!

Natalie said...

I am sad that when you took the chance to come out, that you had to have that happen. We were glad to see you and hope you are doing okay. Love you!


Natalie said...

You are the cutest! I miss all the fun Sunnyside parties. I hope you are doing good and feeling well. We are thinking about you guys!

Brooke said...

Do you have a good stockpile of chick flicks to watch? I'm sure the girls will just play quietly so you can read and watch movies all day. :)
Hang in there!

Becky said...

I am so sorry about your bad experience getting out of the house . . . I wish I lived closer to be able to help - -but I am sure everyone in Sunnyside will take great care of you!