Monday, May 18, 2009

Where does the time go?

I must admit, I was shocked when I noticed that my last blog entry was in JANUARY! Where on earth does the time go? My baby boy is doing great, but he does need daily physical therapy from me and weekly pt at Easter Seals. He was diagnosed with Plagicephaly caused by Torticolis back in February. When you throw away the medical jargon that basically means that his head became flat on one side because he strongly favored holding his head looking to the right rather than looking forward. He has improved greatly, but it has been a struggle for me. My sweet older daughters will be finished with school for the summer in just a few short weeks. (Ok, long weeks for me because I can't wait to stop all of this running!!!) I hope to give a better update soon and return to a more regular type of blogging in June. Wish me luck. ;)

Have a great day!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Marie Antoinette Award!

I am so very late on this one, but I would like to thank Elena over at My Domestic Church for this award. Thank you Elena!! You made my day!

The rules for this award are to display the icon and send it on to 7 other bloggers I feel are real in who they are.

This is a ladies only award - sorry fellas!

So here you go, I pick:
A Soldier's Wife
Anita at Ask A Lutheran
Ellen at MZEllen
Brandy at A work in Progress

I'll post links later but I have to go now to get my baby. He just woke up!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Sorry that I have been a bit absent lately. Yes, my sweet baby, beautiful girlies, and wonderful hubby have been keeping me busy, it's true. But I also haven't been feeling well for a long time. Like since I had Toren last October. My protein count is still in the 400's from my pre-eclampsia and it won't come down. My white blood cell count is through the roof and they just don't know why. My thyroid meds are off. I just feel like junk. I don't like to complain so please forgive for even mentioning this. The doctors are working to try to figure out what is going on so that I can start to get better. I am confident that this is just a bump in the road, but I just wanted to let everyone know why I haven't been around too much.

On a happier note, if anyone would help a poor technologically challenged, sleep deprived mom out and let me know how to post a picture from my camera phone I will gladly post a picture of my kiddos. You can't see me cuz I just look like heck right now. Maybe later. But my digital camera seems to be MIA right now so I have to use my cell phone. Thanks!! You can laugh at me now.

Have a great day!!!

Friday, January 09, 2009

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

I hope that all of you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We did, but it was one that we will certainly remember for reasons both good and bad. Now I am not complaining, because I have many blessings to count. But it was a very interesting two weeks......

It all started when I decided to actually clean out the refrigerator for our Christmas dinner preparations. I wanted a clean, sparkly white fridge for everyone to peek into since we were hosting our family dinner again this year. I noticed that the fridge wasn't as cool as it usually was, and I said something to my hubby who agreed with me. I kept on cleaning it out though, hoping that my fridge would appreciate my efforts and magically begin working properly again. Hey, I am a bit sleep deprived so I am allowed to be delusional. :) As I got to the freezer portion of my cleaning I discovered a large amount of frost on the inside of my frostless freezer. Uh oh! That's not a good thing. So we unplugged it and waited overnight to see how it would work the next day. I shoved all of my perishables into a plug in cooler that we have and put the not so perishables out in the garage. And I hoped and prayed. Hubby plugged the fridge in the next morning and we waited for it to cool. And we waited and waited and get the picture.

I panicked. I couldn't cook Christmas Dinner without a fridge and dinner was the next day! Even if we decided to buy an new fridge there was no way that it could be delivered and hooked up in time. So we decided to move Christmas dinner to the following Sunday to allow us time to decide what to do. It sounded like a great idea! Except for the unrelenting rain that occurred on Saturday night.

I kept hearing the sump pump running all night long during that rain pouring down over the frozen ground. But the pump just didn't sound right. So I spent my time during Baby Boy's night feedings saying a little prayer. We have NEVER had a flooded basement, and we have lived here for almost 11 years. So I had a bit of hope. But I woke up on Sunday morning to the horrified meowing of our cats whom we lock in the basement at night to keep the from mischief. I opened the basement door and heard the sound of flowing water. The cats ran out of the basement as if they were fleeing for their very lives. Crap. The sump pump gave out and I had about an inch of water covering most of the basement floor on the day that we were supposed to have our make-up Christmas Dinner. Would we ever get to have our Christmas Dinner??? Would I ever not have a new mess to clean up? I woke my long suffering, appliance repairing hubby and told him of the delight that was waiting for him in the basement. He was thrilled. And we made plans to go OUT for Christmas Dinner that night because I gave up.

But I got a new refrigerator and sump pump out of the deal, so I should be set for another 11 years.......

Despite all of the commotion we still managed to share good times with our families. And we have some great stories to tell about Christmas 2008. I hope that you all had a great Holiday Season, minus the failing appliances!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Your typical update post

You know that it has been too long since your last blog entry when you have to pull out the trusty "Update Post". So, where do I begin? Well, Baby Boy is up to 9 lbs 8 oz and is off of his Enfacare formula and on regular Enfamil. Yes, I said formula. Sigh. My blood pressure was too high and I had to remain on medication (still am), so all that I could do was "pump and dump". It was just too much for me - it seemed like all that I was doing was pumping and feeding him. I needed to sleep and take care of the rest of my family and myself. I gave in and just went all formula. Am I disappointed? Yes. Do I regret it? No. Sometimes the choices that we have to make aren't always easy. Life goes on, and the boy is doing well in spite of my tough call. It's just better for us all this way.

It seems that our precious little baby boy has been blessed with three mothers. My girls just adore and love to help take care of him. Um, except during diaper changes. They just let mom handle those. I am so proud of them for how they have handled everything that has happened these last few months. I am truly blessed.

Baby boy is doing incredibly well despite being only 32 weeks at birth. He passed his developmental screenings with flying colors and we don't have to go back again until he is 6 months old. He has to have monthly Synagis shots to prevent complications from the RSV virus until March or April, and they are monitoring his right eye because he has a blood clot that may or may not dissolve on its own. But even the blood clot is a little thing compared to the complications that we could have faced. God is good.

I can't seem to start saying "No" to things at my kid's school. My secret hope is that they will stop asking me for help once I start horribly messing things up because I am too busy and sleep deprived to be able to do a good job. Hey, a girl can dream......

And just in case anyone thinks that I forgot - Now is the time to order your seeds!! Yes, I plan to continue to garden. I even have plans to expand the garden this spring. This is the year that my older girls will have to learn how to do more in the garden. They WANT to learn and they love to help. I'd be crazy to not take advantage of it. It will teach them a skill that they can have for life - just like my Dad did for me. They will feel like they are contributing to the family. And they will get to spend time with their Mom. What more could they ask for? If you would like to order seeds I highly recommend Vesey's. I'll have to give you more info about what I am ordering on a later post. It seems that naptime is over for Baby boy and feeding time has begun.

In case I don't get back here before Christmas, I hope that everyone reading this has a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm still here.....

Just busy. I was also locked out of blogger for a little while because it wouldn't accept my password. But I am back on now, so I have some catching up to do. Hopefully I'll have a post up later this week!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Not too shabby, I guess....

blog readability test

Movie Reviews

I'm really not trying to re-write my college thesis here on this blog, so at first I thought that this wasn't too shabby of a classification for an informal blog. Then I started thinking about all of the current high school students that I know and THEN I remembered how I was in high school. Suddenly, this rating didn't seem as stellar as it was before. Oh well, at least I'm having fun. :)