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We woke up to some snow this morning. It wasn't much, but still, we loved it. And since we've been putting up the Christmas tree this weekend, it seemed so appropriate! We've enjoyed our weekend and are hoping to enjoy watching Alabama beat Florida this afternoon. That would be a great addition to an already great weekend. Thought I'd share the pictures we took. Hope you're having a great weekend, too.
Here are a few pictures of us playing dress-up (trying to decide what she should wear on her first trip to worship (which was today!!) and also some of Halloween. We did all get to go worship together this morning which was so exciting! We are thankful we were able to do that, and everyone was so glad to see her. This is not a very big update, but it's 11:30, and I still have to wipe down all of Will's things before tomorrow morning, and check his Math homework - so that's all for now. Hope you all are doing well and enjoyed your weekend.
Things are going much better at this point, and we are all adjusting and getting used to our new routine. She is staying awake a lot more now, smiling at us a lot, enjoying the boys, and only waking me up once at night!!! When the boys talk to her, she moves her eyes and her head to try to see them and she starts to breathe fast. It is so sweet! I can't believe she's 4 weeks already! Where does the time go? We are so very blessed to have had great friends who have showered us with gifts, meals, cards, and prayers. We are also blessed with a wonderful family who has graciously given of their time to help us out with taking Will to and from school every day, driving me anywhere I needed to go, and coming over to help with anything that has needed to be done. We are incredibly blessed with three loving, wonderful children that belong to God who has thankfully graced us with the honor of raising them while on this earth. Here are some pictures we have taken in the last few weeks (as promised). Hope you all are doing well!
Well, we are completely overwhelmed at this point, and it doesn't have much to do with adding a third child. Everything is happening at once, and today has been the breaking point. I had to stay 6 days in the hospital because I was running a fever and they thought it was some sort of infection. I think it ended up being a fever virus, but it was horrible. My blood pressure was also high, so they pumped me with three different antibiotics and started me on blood pressure medication. We ended up coming home last Wednesday night, but didn't get home until 11:30 p.m. We had three days of adjustment and then Will started getting sick on Sunday night. Monday he started running fever. We had to take him to the dr. on Monday - tested for Strep and flu - both negative. Tuesday afternoon, he started feeling like he couldn't breathe good, so Lee had to leave as soon as he got home from work and take him back to the dr. They had to give him a breathing treatment and sent him home with two inhalers. I've had to go back to the doctor for bp checks, Will is still having a pretty high fever every day. Last night Brayden started running fever. Lee's mom came and has been taking care of the boys while I try to keep Marlee away from them. I've had two showers today (about to be three), my hands are red and hurt from washing them so much, and between the 8 pills I'm taking everyday and keeping up with what time both of the boys had fever medicine, and Marlee's schedule, I'm watching the clock constantly and just have to write down times for all of us. I'm very concerned about Marlee getting sick, as well as Brayden getting the croupy part that Will has. Today has been a day of lots of tears of being overwhelmed, as well as tears of guilt for not being able to take care of/be with the boys. I don't want them to feel like I'm choosing her over them. I've tried to spend a little more time with them today (thus the three showers), but there's only so much I can do. In the midst of all of that, the dr. office called me today and asked me to bring Marlee in b/c the heel prick test they did on her in the hospital didn't have a sufficient amount of blood to do the test, so they needed to do it again. Really? We were in the hospital 6 days - you couldn't have done it then? Or maybe one of the other 3 times her heel has been stuck (billirubin tests) - couldn't we have gotten it then? Oh well, since I can't drive and I have two sick children, my father-in-law came and stayed with the boys while my mother-in-law drove me and Marlee to the dr. I have to say that while I wasn't happy about having to go, it was nice to get out of the house for a little bit, and the sun was actually shining. It was a nice venture from my daily outing to the mailbox.
We are enjoying Marlee so much - she is just the best baby. Right now, she is only waking me up once during the night!!! That has been very nice. She hardly ever cries, and is a great sleeper! God has blessed us so richly - for which we are grateful (no matter how ungrateful the last paragraph sounded). However, we are so ready for Satan to go away and leave us alone, as we are needing a break from this craziness!!! We will try to post pictures soon (though most of you have probably already seen some on FB), but right now, we just earnestly desire your prayers for our family and the return of sanity to our household!!
P.S. My blood pressure has been better (before today). Please pray that it will return to normal so I can get off all these meds. I should finish my anitbiotic tomorrow!!YEAH!