I had a couple errands to run, but also spent some time just browsing other stores in the shopping center. Mindlessly wandering around, talking to no one, thinking about nothing. Fantastic! By the time I was done it was naptime at our house, so I decided to head out to Silverton for a little while. I love driving through all the farmland out there and seeing Mt. Hood in the distance. Beautiful! I browsed through a handful of shops, then headed home.
I feel so much better now!
Last time I checked in here was day nine and I had told you about the ladies at home group letting me cry and taking turns holding Teebs (day seven) and Orma coming to rescue me (day eight). Well, I just kept getting blessed by different people.
Rachel showed up after swimming lessons on day nine and brought lunch for all of us. She also played croquet with the bigs, gave Teebs his first successful bottle feeding, and chatted with me while the kids watched a movie.
We went to Bible study on the evening of day ten. Teebs had woken from his nap early, so he was tired, and his feedings were all wonky because of this limbo land we're in with bottles and nursing. I was pretty sure I'd get paged during the service, but it never happened. When I went to pick him up I discovered why. Tammy had been sitting back by the nursery and had heard him crying. And crying. And crying. She knew the nursery workers were going to have to page me, but she also knew I wasn't exactly having the best week of my life and wanted to let me stay in the service. So she headed in to the nursery, grabbed my sad baby so that the nursery workers could focus on the rest of the kids, and got him to fall asleep in her arms.
Day eleven was a Tim Hawkins show that we'd been given tickets to way back in November. We couldn't find childcare, as most people we knew were also at the show, so we were going to bring all the kids. Not ideal, but there didn't seem to be another option. Then Pam offered to hang out at our house with the littles. She came over, gave Teebs a bottle, took both kids for a walk, and read with Nomes. We came back from Tim Hawkins and I discovered a bouquet in my kitchen. Toni had passed through our area and dropped off these flowers for me. Are they fun or what?!
I'm so incredibly thankful to everyone who helped get me through this last week!