Please pray for my friend, Amanda. She’s 33 weeks pregnant with her 3rd little girl and has HELLP syndrome. From what I understand, it’s similar to pre-eclampsia (but worse). Amanda’s oldest girl is 4 and was born at 28 weeks. Her 2nd is almost 3 and was born at maybe 34 weeks. Her body just doesn’t handle pregnancy well, but she loves little ones, so she deals.
Please pray that she won’t get full-blown HELLP which means seizures and other stuff–the only “cure” is delivering the baby. Obviously, the longer baby girl stays in, the better. And Amanda wants to be able to stay with her and not have to divide her time between 2 at home and a preemie in a hospital over an hour away.
In other news, we had 2 miniscule potty-training victories today. And I do mean miniscule. My friend Deb loaned me a potty chair so we could watch TV while sitting. (and sitting and sitting) Sometime this evening, I heard Ava say, “Mommy! Nina pooped in the potty! Well, I think she did…”
I run over, and sure enough, there’s something there. But it looks suspiciously like a Milk Dud from the Halloween stash. Not funny. I lean down to smell it, and…it’s 100% definitely NOT chocolate. Hooray for Nina!
A couple hours later, she sat down for awhile again. And I hear Ava, “Mommy! Nina peed in the potty! Well, it kind of looks like she might have…” Sure enough. 8-9 droplets of pee.
Nina was beside herself with glee. This is fun. I’m sure we’ll have raging success from here on out.
Hey, if any of you are on Twitter, I want to follow you. If you have no idea what Twitter is, I’ll explain it soon.
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Okay, very last thing. Jamie–this is for you. In my blog-writing zeal, I just left a batch of cookies in the oven too long. DRAT. Every 10th or so sheet of cookies I bake gets burned–and all because I get too distracted to hear the timer. Oh well!
Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! My family is coming tomorrow! WOOOOHOOOO!