Things I blog about...
Friday, December 31, 2010
Our boys are all 2 years and 8 or 9 months apart so that means they are usually wearing 2 sizes apart. So every other size is in our attic. We store their clothes in rubbermaid bins mostly all the same sizes in one. Shoes and all, as they grow out of things. It's a little annoying to me that we have to put them up there one year and bring them down the next. I wish we had the space to keep all the clothes down here on hangers or in drawers labeled by size and organized by season.
I have this vision of a room lined with dressers and wire racks on the walls. Clothes hung so neatly and shoes lining the floor. I guess it won't happen as long as we live here. But hey I can dream can't I?
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Jaron went outside first but by the time I got Jonah dressed and ready Jaron had already come back in and was back in his pjs. He did not like the cold and was not going back out.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
I met Chris a few weeks before he left for basic training. I was going into 12th grade and tired of getting hurt in previous relationships. I made a decision to stop trying to find "the one" for me and start praying for God to send me a husband. A mutual friend introduced me to Chris and we kept in touch through letters while he was in basic training from June to Sept. He came home and we were inseperable. We went out to eat one night and he proposed to me in the restaurant. I said yes and we were so excited that we couldn't even finish our food. We left there and went to the closest payphone to call my dad. (no cell phones back then)
It was a strange feeling....my head was saying "you barely know him" and my heart was saying "I love him and if he leaves for the army when will we get married?"
It was very hard the day he had to leave for Korea. I was finishing high school and engaged to be married. I wrote him letters daily. He wrote me a lot too. I of course saved all the letters and pictures we exchanged during that year. He came home for 2 weeks on mid tour leave. We visited his family in New Hampshire on a 20 hour road trip from NC. He went back to finish his tour in Korea and I stayed home finishing high school and working at McDonalds saving my money and planning for our wedding. I graduated in May 1998 and he came home in October and was stationed in Ft. Benning, GA. We saw each other every weekend and we got married (in same church we met in and the same church I got saved in) on December 26, 1998.And here we are 12 years later with 4 boys and still in love...
I am so thankful for my handsome husband and his dedication to the Lord.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
His eyes were crusted over so they started using some eye ointment while we were there too.
So the biggest concern was he might have menegitis. They have to check for everything in a baby his age. So we had to wait 48 hrs for the cultures from the blood, urine and spinal fluid. They watch it in the lab to make sure no bacteria grows for 48 hrs. They kept his fever down with tylenol and gave him 2 broad spectrum antibiotics for those 48 hrs to cover anything just incase.
They also decided to test for the flu and RSV and he was positive for the flu but he's too little to take meds for it. We still had to wait on cultures to rule out everything.
So we spent 3 nights there and they finally let us go home today. They said the cultures all came back negative and he has not had a fever since yesterday morning.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
So we started the induction with cervidil @ 4:30pm to thin out my cervix.
They removed the cervidil @ 11pm
started pitocin @ 12am
midwife came in @ 7:30am and broke my water and I was dilated to 3 cm.
I got my epidural @ 8:30am
I was dilated to 5 cm @ 10:20am
By 11:30am I had already dialted to 9 1/2 cm
I started pushing at 12 noon on Dec. 1st and he was born at 12:12pm
Once again (like Jonah's birth) my epidural didn't work on one side of my body. I was in a lot of pain and wanted to give up. Thank God he came out fast! In the words of my midwife "he came barrelling out!" Thank God I didn't have to have a c-section!!!
Jonah is more comfortable with holding him now that he is off the bili lights.