Monday, July 21, 2008

Anyone out there a bat-ologist?

Today we had a terrible storm; the electricity was knocked out for a few hours. The kids just about went stir-crazy: no tv, no video/computer games, and no playing outside. After the storms passed, Jeremy went outside to walk around a bit. When he came back inside he had a surprise for us. He'd found a very small bat, half drowned in the storm apparently. We're not sure if it's a older baby or a young adult. I've given it sugar water and kept it warm. It has "pottied" (on me, thanks a lot!) and has bathed itself several times.

Does anyone out there in internetland have any bat care tips?

I'll try to get photos tomorrow.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Well it finally happened...

Waiting for my OB appointment, I was chatting with an older lady. She seemed really pleasant. Then when I mentioned that this way my fifth child she actually said "You need to get your tubes tied!" And went on to tell me how she had gotten hers done after her second child, blah blah blah. Then she asked me if I was "a Catholic" stating the people with too many kids are usually Catholic but that's their business. I told her I was "a Passionate Protestant" and eventually changed the subject.

I don't think I've ever had a complete stanger speak that bluntly to me before. I'm still a little stunned by the whole thing.

Meanwhile the baby's fine and healthy and we found out that this little bundle is going to tip the scales in favor of the pink team in this family. So now it's just a matter of patiently waiting another 20 weeks or so until she arrives.