An Eye-Twitch Kind of Week

I know I’ve reached my stress limit when my right eyelid starts to twitch. It used to happen every finals week in high school and college; now I would like to just roll my (twitching) eyes at my 18 year old self and say You think you’re stressed now?! Just wait- bwahahaha!

The ongoing stress trigger is the house being on the market. We’ve had a lot of showings, but no bites. The house looks nice, which is well, nice, but all our crap is packed away and I can’t find anything! I went to clip Grayson’s nails the other day. Where are his clippers? No idea. Twitch, twitch.

As you know, Izzy went to her new home Tuesday. It was and still is the absolute right decision for our family. She was a MESS. But we love her like crazy, and I miss her like crazy. I miss my little hot-water bottle snuggled up under the covers with me at night. And Ryan was super attached to her and is very sad. Twitch, twitch.

When I wrote about being jealous of big pregnant bellies, I don’t think I clarified why well enough. Since I measured so many weeks behind with Grayson, in my head, I equate a big belly with a healthy baby, which I know isn’t necessarily true one way or the other. I am definitely bigger this pregnancy than the last and the baby is moving a ton more than Grayson did, but I just wish I had a little more belly on me to reassure me that this is going to be ok. Is it going to be ok? Twitch, twitch.

Last night, I tried to write about what happened Wednesday, but just couldn’t. I was too tired, and too emotionally drained. The short version: Grayson had two major seizures on Wednesday, lasting 5 minutes and 13 minutes each. We spent the day in two ERs and one ambulance. He is ok and didn’t require a hospital stay, but there’s the worry of what this means and when it will happen again. Twitch, twitch.

I could really, really use a glass of wine right now!

Tomorrow we have a 3D “just for fun” ultrasound- I can’t wait! We did one with Grayson and it was a great experience. I am so excited to see what this little one looks like- I just hope the tech is good at keeping the gender a secret! We’ve made it this far without finding out and are in the home stretch now. If they slip and tell us (or if we see), then I will REALLY have a reason for my eye to twitch- ha!


  1. andmom on December 1, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Sorry about all the stress. My eye twitches like that too, makes everything worse!I hope the house sells soon and the next few months just fly on by to take some of the (current) stress away. Glad Grayson is ok.

  2. basebell6 on December 1, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Ugh. Hope next week is better for you!

  3. Kyla on December 1, 2012 at 1:12 am

    What a week!! I think my eye would be twitching, too! Praying that next week is better!

  4. Becky on December 1, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Oh eye twitching, how I hate – HATE – eye twitching. Such an irritating thing!!! Hoping the ultrasound goes well (no gender reveal!) and that the stress and twitching take a hike soon!

  5. allthesunforyou on December 1, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Funny – I had the same eye twitch when stressed for years and years and years. I never thought about it other than it was annoying and happened while I was under pressure of some sort. I rarely get it now – which makes me wonder if all I needed was a baby. HA!Gosh, I hope your house sells soon. We just talked tonight about maybe wanting to downsize (we bought this house on two incomes and now I'm not working)but the thought of selling this house makes me sick. Not because I'm tied to it, but because selling a house sucks. My eye may start twitching again just writing that.Enjoy your 3-D scan. They are so fun!

  6. Erin on December 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Oh my, an eye twitching week for sure! So funny, as other people have said, my eye twitches too like that when stressed, I always thought it was just me! So glad G is feeling better and so so excited for the ultrasound today! Can't wait to see pics!!! So so fun!

  7. Cheri Roblyer on December 2, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Hey Elizabeth….my name is Cheri and I met you once when you were with Jillian. I didn't realize you had the blog. I have just spent some time reading and want you to know all of you are in my prayers. However, I did not know you have a baby on the way. How exciting through all the mud. Just thought I would let you know it's been a couple weeks of eye twitching for me as well. Didn't realize that happens to others. Thought I was weird. Ha ha! Take care and I hope life settles some for you all. As much as it can, right! Love and hugs. Cheri Roblyer

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