Webster defines it as: overabundance, an extreme excess.
...and here are the pictures next to the word...These are some piles of SOME of the maternity clothes I'm sending back to my sister, Kristen. Actually, this is just the tops (t-shirts, blouses, sweaters), I think I counted about 70 shirts. I don't have 70 shirts in my regular wardrobe! This doesn't even cover all the cute slacks, pants, jeans, and skirts I've already sent back to her. I have cut my wardrobe in half. Thanks to her I had an "overabundance" of clothes while I was pregnant. It was nice to dress in fun new clothes that I would have never bought for myself. I actually felt pretty during a time when most women don't. Thanks, Kristen! You're the best.
And for the other illustration:Which leads me to why I haven't been posting lately. This is my 3 hour cycle: I feed Olivia (which takes surprisingly long for a bottle-fed baby), pump (20 minutes - due to only a single breast pump), break-up Emmy and Bradley's brawl (yeah, that happens about every three hours), go to the bathroom, feed the other two's hungry mouths, then I'm back to feeding Olivia again....oh, and sometimes I sleep. The cycle just goes 'round and 'round. I can barely even answer the phone because of the distractions.
This also leads me to and update on Olivia's condition. The blood test was sent to the Mayo Clinic and that's part of the reason it's taking so long (and was so darned expensive!). Her second test was negative (mostly), but it showed indication that she had some symptoms of galactosemia. We should know within a week and half if all this milk is going to be donated to a local breast milk bank or if we'll need to use it because she won't come back to me.
This also means that in a week and a half, I have less of an excuse for posting so little. Oh, it's good to write.