Missing family

7 Sep

I always miss and think about family, but it’s times like these (solo parenting at almost 29 weeks pregnant) that I miss them most.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m really enjoying our time here in Switzerland, it’s really like a prolonged vacation.

So last night Henry departed San Francisco at 5:15pm our time and these are the times that I get most nervous.  I mean I knew he’d be on an airplane for 13+ hours with no way of contacting him.  Our good friends here in Lausanne are on ‘holiday’ in Monoco and 2 of our babysitters have left and our other babysitter went to France for the weekend.  There are a few other contacts we have here, but 1 of them is a mother to 3 little girls and her hubby is in Russia for work.  GAH!  So around 6 pm I decided to put the boys in the bath so they could play and enjoy themselves (rather them rushing them out).  They’re in the bath and all of a sudden I get these horrible cramp/contractions/I’m not sure what they were.  It was so uncomfortable that I was sweating in pain/fear.  The thoughts going through my mind were: “How am I going to get these boys out and dressed,” and “Who can I call if I need help?”  Well I decided to let them play for a bit and I sat down and ‘rested’ for a bit, that didn’t help.  Eventually I got the boys out, lotioned, dressed and so on.  We came to the living room and I put my feet up for a bit while holding T and the pain subsided for the most part.  Gosh it was scary though.  This really has me thinking that we need to get our emergency plan in place.

I’m interviewing a potential nanny this Wednesday that can help out a bit when the baby arrives…let’s hope she’s a fit!

On another note I’m having these BH contractions that are crazy in that fact that my entire belly gets contorted into a soccer shaped mass – it’s insane!

Well on a better note; Henry had a great first week of school and daddy is on the train expected to arrive home in 1 1/2 hours – YAY!!!

Have a great weekend!


2 Responses to “Missing family”

  1. Heather September 10, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Oh, Tara! This makes my heart ache for you. 😦 I hope you’re pains are feeling better. Do you think it was just BH? Yikes. This is a completely acceptable time for you to get lots of help with the boys, so I’m glad you’re doing that! It is so hard to rest in these last few weeks of pregnancy, but it’s much needed for your health and sanity!

  2. Jes September 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I hope you don’t get many more of those contractions! How scary! I can barely manage 1 baby let alone 2 toddlers and one on the way! Hope everything goes well with the nanny!

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