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Trying to get back into the swing of things

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:54am

Not that I was an incredibly organized person to begin with, but I am finding it incredibly difficult trying to get back into a routine after these past two weeks away from home.  This week has been completely ragged with unpacking, planning Hannah’s birthday party this weekend, plus dealing with regular life stuff such as Hannah’s physical and occupational therapy.  Tomorrow we have developmental therapy.

Ethan and Abigail’s school starts in 4 weeks.  Thank goodness.  I honestly don’t feel like I can get a good handle of beginning to get back into a sense of order until school starts.  They need their routine so I can rebuild my routine, especially now that we have to double the amount of therapy Hannah is going to need, but fortunately we may be able to lessen the amount of the various doctor’s visits we go to each month.

I hate this feeling of chaos.   What is worse is that I feel like we are just “swinging from the vines” each day around here just to get through the day.  Not because of anything horrible going on.  I just feel like I have no sense of order and no sense of house management right now.  It is such a weird feeling!

I am so incredibly excited for Hannah’s birthday party this weekend.  It is turning into a bit more work than I expected, but that’s okay.  I want this to be a fun party, and I want to be able to share this day with everyone in our lives who cares about Hannah and our kids (at least those that can make it!).  So far, it seems that we may have about 60 people coming (parents and kids)!  This is one milestone I am going to celebrate all out!!!!

But I do want to share one ironic thing.  My blood pressure issues started when I was around 28 weeks pregnant with Hannah.  My OBGYN had me so doped up on blood pressure meds that towards the end of my pregnancy, I slept most of the day away because I was feeling so horrible (and on strict bedrest).  It was my blood pressure that was the reason we had the Csection at 36w1d and brought Hannah into the world. 

Since her birth, I have had the most horrible time trying to get my blood pressure back down.  Unfortunately, I am one of the ones who didn’t have my “normal BP” return after delivery.  I’m still on BP meds, but much tamer ones that cause no side effects.  Three months ago, my BP was still a bit high for being on BP meds (150s/90s), but my doctor wanted to give me three more months before he upped it some more.

So imagine my surprise when I went in for my BP check this week, and they found my BP was 126/84!  With all the stress and chaos of the past two weeks — hell, the past six months — I can’t believe my BP was normal!!  Yes, I’m still on the same BP meds as before, but maybe my BP is finally starting to mellow out now.  That was some good news.

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