Monday, February 14, 2011

28. 32. Valentines. Cough.

Phew. It's been a busy last few days here in the Ferrie house! I need a vacation, and since that won't happen, I need to make an appointment for a massage or something.

On Saturday, my parents came up to celebrate my 32nd birthday. It was a nice, relaxing afternoon, we ordered pizza, and everyone sang happy birthday to me! The girls were so excited for my birthday - I'm glad someone was! Mairead kept asking what "type" of birthday I was going to have! It's hard to explain to a 4 year old that once you're an adult, you don't really get "birthday parties" anymore!
The girls with their friends on the "Chondola" at Sunday River

Sunday was my real birthday, and there was no sleeping in for this tired, weary birthday mamma - it was another ski day, so it was up bright and early, and let me tell you, I am not so bright at 615 in the morning! We headed up to Sunday River for the day with friends and had lots of fun! Once again, we had tired little kiddos at the end of the day. Overall, it was an awesome birthday! We left Clara with Mairead's preschool teachers daughter (got that?). She did really great, except for the fact that she woke up with a bad cough and fever....I guess there are more fun times to come in the Ferrie household. When I got home all Clara did was cough, at first, I thought she had or was getting the croup, but thankfully it wasn't...she was up pretty much the entire night. I felt so helpless, I didn't know what more I could do for her. I hate that feeling. I am just praying it isn't RSV.

Being pregnant. Skiing all day. And up all night with a fussy, sick 16 month old is not fun. I was tired. And when I woke up this morning, I felt like I was hit by a huge ass freight train. I hate when my babies are sick, and thankfully, we have been so lucky to not have had many nights like those in our parenting history, but nonetheless, it still sucks!
Clara sporting her Valentines outfit - If only adult cellulite could be so cute...

It was tough to get into the "Valentines Day" spirit with the girls, but I tried to rally! We showered, and they dressed themselves in red dresses and we headed to the local grocery store to pick out things for a special Valentines dinner for daddy. Poor Clara was out of it, I felt like a horrible mamma bringing her out of the house, you could just tell she felt miserable.
Mairead & Lilah looking cute & festive for Valentines

Mairead writing out her Valentines for her school party

Once daddy came home, we cooked steamers (our girls LOVE them), cheese fondue and bread, then Kevin grilled filet mignon, and afterwards we finished off with some chocolate fondue with strawberries and graham crackers.....oh and you can't forget a glass of red wine for me and Kev and some sparkling pink lemonade for the girls! Overall, it was a nice, quiet Valentines day...
Chocolate and Strawberries

Mairead & Lilah enjoying their Valentines Sparkling lemonade

And proof that my kids eat steamers! 
Oh! I almost forgot...

Not only was today Valentines day, it was a huge milestone for our little prince! 28 weeks! I am still in denial that my cerclage will be taken out in about 8 weeks! SCARY, SCARY! Looking forward to meeting this little man!


  1. Happy Belated Birthday! I've been taking a blog sabbatical in February (this was the month that Claire was due and it's been overwhelming) but I always check in here and am always glad to see you make it another week! Thanks for saying Claire looks like me, my husband and I like to point out all the features we think she got from us. I swear she has my face shape and there's no doubt she has my husbands nose :) Besides family, you are the first to say that, it made me smile :) My husband grew up all over Mass, but most of his family is in Ware or Franklin. I was sooo excited to hear that you were 32, I have dreams of having five kids no later than 35 and most people look at me like I'm a crazy person. It's possible, I can cite you as proof it could be possible! Now, I've just got to pregnant four more times to make it happen lol Also glad to hear that you are doing well with the cerclage, in an odd way it is actually relieving for me to know that you can dilate on it and not be in "the danger zone." Now I understand why my Perinatologist isn't in the bed rest camp, he said the cerclage is really good at doing its job. But I expect I'll be like you and get to 36 and be like POOF Baby's here! Oh well, 8 months is less time to wait than 9! :)

  2. A belated Happy Birthday, Steph!
    I wouldn't mind being 32 again...


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