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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Medical update and family

I am sure you are wondering how things are going for us. Daddy did
make it home on Saturday. It was a very long day. The Doctor released
him at noon the nurse wasn't through with us till about 4 in the afternoon.
Then we had to run directly to walmart to get our prescriptions, 6 in all
and testing strips for his diabetes meter. Despite the doctor checking and
making sure all of the meds were on the $4. list only one was actually
on it. Apprently there are many meds in PA that this promotion does not
apply for. By the time we made it home it was 7pm. It was a pretty
expensive trip to walmart. One we will have to make monthly.

The rest of my week has been baby, medicines, visiting nurses,
blood sugar, blood tests, school and dinner. It has been a long week.
We have had to learn to cook completely different. Cooking without
sugar as usual but also cooking with low sodium now too. Measuring
out food has become an additional past time and measuring liquids, as
those have to be limited as well.

On Thursday we spent 2 hours going over everything at the Dr. office.
The Dr. wanted to keep him off work for a month but instead decided
to send him to work with work restrictions. 4 Months of no high
physical activity and no lifting over 35lbs. Very difficult for a man
who works for a lumber company. I have no idea what the future holds
or what the lumber Co. will do with this situation. We are buying our time.

I have learned I have no control over any of it. Sometimes I look
at him and wonder and worry . Honestly that doesn't help any of
us. I can't control what is or what will be. Our doctor did give us hope
in that he believes that he can make a complete recovery if he
follows exactly what they ask of him. We are hoping and praying this
is possible.

On top of all of that the car needs to go to our mechanic since our
brakes don't seem to be working properly. Luckily a close friend of
mine is a mechanic and has time to look at it. Obviously its bad timing
for the van to be out of working order.

My little "Sweet pea" has been doing pretty well. She is
about 6 weeks old now. She is a very needy baby. Wanting my full
attention all of the time. I take each day in stride. Hour by hour
and minute by minute.. completeing tasks as they come and falling
into bed at night exhausted. Rarely getting enough sleep to get through
the day. At the most maybe 5 hours per night. :) I'm a need 8 hours
sleep kind of gal.

On a happier note"Superboy" has joined the Cub Scouts and
is absolutely loving it. He will be in a few weeks going on his first
camping trip. He is extremely excited .(his pap is going with him)
Thanks Pap.

There is so much more going on but I only have time for a
brief run down for family and friends. I thought I was busy
before and hoping for life to slow to a normal speed. Now it seems
to be going even faster. Oh , and ignore the date on this post. I started
typing it that day and I am actually finishing it Oct. 2. That is how
busy things have been. I hope to be back blogging soon . I miss
the time to myself .
Friday, September 25, 2009

You Never Know

Good morning.. I bet you have been wondering why I have been missing
from my blog the last few days. On Tuesday daddy was complaining
of swelled up feet. Actually he had been complaining of that for a few days
but by the morning the swelling had gone down. We assumed it was
because of working all day on his feet. Wed. morning he worked up to
his legs swollen to above his knees. His hands were so swollen he had
to loosen his watch and he couldn't catch his breath. We thought that might
be an extension of the flu he just got over . Things were quite bad so we
called my mom to watch the kids and we headed to the emergency room.
We had a feeling things were pretty serious when we were taken
above many others in the waiting room. That was the shortest ER wait
I have ever had. They immediately did an EKG on his heart. They told us
with his history of high blood pressure and diabetes they were concerned
for his heart. They also did chest X-rays and found fluid build up on his
lungs. We came to find out that he has congestive heart failure.

His heart couldn't work fast enough to filter out the fluids so they
backed up behind his heart and into his lungs, hands and feet. That
day was the longest one ever.

Today is Friday and things are going much better. His blood sugar is
more in control than it ever has been at 98. (used to be in the 300s)
The fluid is coming out from his hands. He laughs now that his
hospital bracelet just slides off his hand and when he came in it was
so tight. The damage is irreversible but can be regulated with medicine
and many hard life changes. My days are filled with Schooling the children
and then at noon running to the hospital and spending the day there
with him. Yesterday the Dr. told him if after doing another ultrasound
of his heart the fluid is cleared up he will be able to go home possibly
Saturday. We are all hoping for that.

It is very strange here at home without him. His shoes sit empty
and the sounds he makes are missing from our home. I know
this is only temporary and am so grateful that he is still here to
be able to come home. So we have a long road of learning ahead of us.
Learning to manage his blood sugar better, No salt is allowed,
he has to monitor his fluid intake and physical activity is limited as well.
We are unsure what this means for his job at the lumber company as
of yet. Our lives will certainly need to change to accommodate these
new things. Now that he is feeling pretty good again my main
concern now is managing it all. Managing the meds and his diet.

Before we had baby I thought God put it on my heart to take out
a lot of our outside activity because of having a newborn. Now I
realize that there was more reason for my time being free.

Thank you to all my family and friends for their prayers.
Monday, September 21, 2009

Simple Women's Daybook



FOR TODAY (Sept. 21, 2009)...

Outside My Window...
It's a nice sunny day. A good day to
get our wash hung out , Especially our bedding.


I am thinking... about the morning I had today. It think both boys
were just having one of those days. "Spirit" was in time out several times.
"Superboy" had a few issues cleaning up.




From the learning rooms...

Princess -
Will be working on division in her math book. Reviewing
the steps of long division and getting more practice.

Reading some poetry this week, working on a book writing
assignment , and practicing fragmented sentences.

History- finishing her Civil war history pockets this week.
Can't wait to show you the outcome.

Superboy-
Working on addition and subtraction practices in his math book.

Reading the book a Lion to Guard us. Writing a story this
week about a sleepover at pappys house.

History- More geography practices.

Spirit-
Learning the letter C and all about Cowboys.
Hopefully tomorrow I will get a chance to post our boat
activities.

From the kitchen...

Monday-
Spaghetti and meatballs
(made from left over meatball sandwiches)
Tuesday- Hamburgers and french fries
Wednesday- Bar b que pork ribs, mashed potatoes
and corn
Thursday- Leftovers
Friday- Roast beef, peas and baked potatoes


I am wearing... Blue capris, and tan shirt

I am creating... Clean spaces in my home and working on
decorating for autumn, which is my favorite season.

I am hearing.... The washing machine

One of my favorite things- Smell of a newborn baby
and their soft skin

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:

Monday- 1 month check up for baby
7 Pm back to school nite at Hearts school
Tuesday- Chess planning meeting 7pm
Wed.- Go shopping for "Superboys" scout shirt
Thursday- Cubscouts 7PM
Saturday- Friends 16th brithday party
Sunday- Church and youth group.


Picture I'd like to share......






Sunday, September 20, 2009

(photo taken by my daughter "Heart")

Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so
take courage and do it."Ezra 10:4

It has been a little over a month now since "Sweet Pea" was born. On
a daily basis I wrestle with my emotions. Each day I pray for help to
get through. My emotions feel as if the volume control is up to loud. I
know this is only a season in my life and it will pass. Yet somedays
my emotions don't want to listen. I have always thought of myself as
a calm, patient, and organized person. It's funny how God gives you things
or events in your life to throw a complete wrench in those ideas.
Maybe a reminder to say "YOU are NOT in Control.. TRUST in ME" Those very
things I feel strong about are stuggles. (at least for the moment)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your
God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my
righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10


"Sweet Pea" is the most adorable, beautiful, darling little girl but Oh so
demanding. More demanding than my last two children were as babies.
Honestly I feel I am handling things well with her. Her needs are always met.
She is snuggled and Loved. I often spend a lot of my day moving her about.
She isn't content for long to be in one position. I try my hardest to fit
everyone's needs into a day. "Spirit" seems to be the one who misses out
the most. I am so aware of this that when I have quiet time I sit with
him on my lap and sneak in a snuggle time. It doesn't feel like enough.
Nothing does..."Volume control please" Spirit has been sick the last
week and Daddy has the flu, so you can imagine how high that
emotional volume control can go.

"Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help. You
turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed
me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O
my God, I will give you thanks forever."Psalm 30:10-12


The other day "Superboy" created a drawing of the most wonderful
bug and saved it to color or paint later. I caught "Spirit" poised with a
pencil ready to draw on that paper. Normally I'd ask what he's doing
but this day I went to "Don't draw on that.. " in a stern tone. "Spirit"
cried for 20 minutes because he only wanted to draw a tongue onto
the bug. The worst part about the whole thing is that "Superboy" would
have left him do that if only I had asked what he was doing first instead
of jumping to conclusions. My time is limited and my emotional volume
control is on high. A small moment but important.

"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand
on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a
bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right
hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden
the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn."Psalm 18:32-36

Gradually I am working on toning things down. I have learned that my
plans are not my own. My frustration level goes up when I forget that.
I MUST remember to check with God on what he wants me to do
each day. Without prayer and study I end up in a pool of my emotional
tears. I am so glad during my preganancy God put it on my heart
to take some activities away, otherwise things would spiral. Children
are my priority and mending sick Daddy. I am taking my day as it comes,
cleaning in small increments and having to let the rest go. God says that
is "ENOUGH today" . Then I need to except it as good and enough.

I have also learned to rely on others. I can't and shouldn't do it ALL .
Life is emotion, family, and friends. NOT my schedule.

I don't wnat you to think I am wallowing in my emotions. They are
baby strong at the moment but controlable. I just have to pick up my
armor each morning and fight back . Allowing the Lord control. Trusting
God to turn the volume down.



"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have
made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant
places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who
counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD
always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be
shaken."Psalm 16:5-8


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Visit with Big Brother


I am a little late posting about Toads visit with us. He was
able to come home for a weekend to visit with his new baby sister.

The children were all so excited to see him. It was nice to get to
spend sometime with him. It won't be long now before he is home
and finished with his training in the National Guard. What he will
do next will be a surprise and only God knows. We were able to also
spend sometime with his new girlfriend and her son "Bird".



"Bird" is 2 years old and "Spirit absolutely loves playing with him.
Here the pair are sneaking a peak outdoors.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Give A Little Heart..


This is my girl "Heart" She is growing up so fast. This year
she is a Senior. Honestly where has the time gone.


She loves to take photos. These came off of her camera. I have
no idea how these kids take such good photos of themselves. :)
I always get the side of my head or an ear.





Have a wonderful weekend.




Thursday, September 17, 2009

Map it Out!!




It's time to Map it all out!! Last year my children learned where
the equator is located. The Prime meridian and the north and south
poles. This year we are working on lines of Latitude and lines of
Longitude. To help them remember which comes first when maping
out coordinates. I pointed out that the easiest way to remember this
was by putting the two words in ABC order. Latitude always comes first
in ABC order so your lines of Latitude would come first when writing
coordinates. The other tip was for remembering which lines go which
directions. Lines of Latitude ... Lat... Lat.. Ladder you climb the ladder
To the top of the globe. These lines would go horizontally up your globe
and if they were a ladder you could climb up. The opposite would
be your lines on Longitude which have longer coordinates covering a
larger span.




For practice the children were given some cooridnates and used
white beans to map out where the areas were located on the map.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A is For Alligator



Welcome to our A is for Alligator week. We just
Happened to have an alligator costume laying around.
Don't you just love that face. Below is a list of activites
we completed and a few photos.

Music- ABC song
A is for Alligator
5 Little Monkeys swinging in the Tree




Five little monkeys swinging in the trees
teasing Mr. Alligator "Can't catch me"
Along comes Mr. Alligator hungry as can be..
SNAP

(on down to 0 Monkeys)
We created Monkey bags to go along with this song and
acted it out. The bags can be printed from
www.first-school.ws/
We also printed out some Alligator writing practices from this site.
Books to ReadZack the Alligator
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Crunch the Crocodile by Josephine Croser
Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch
The Selfish Crocodile byFaustin Charles
A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan
Leo Lionni The Extrodinary Egg




We created these fun alligator Egg cartons and learned
that the little bird the Plover plucks food out of the alligators
teeth to keep them clean. Directions can be found at
http://www.preschool-activities.com/




During play time I created a water swamp for Spirit
to play with his Alligators in. This kept him very busy
during the older childrens lessons.


After reading the extrodinary egg we made these
paper eggs that hide little alligators behind them . Spirit
practiced his scissor skills. He is getting quite good with them.




Feeding the
Alligator was so much fun. Spirit liked sneaking
some snack for himself or giving alligators to much snack and
making them feel ill. This got lots of giggles.
Monday, September 14, 2009

Simple Women's Daybook





FOR TODAY (Sept. 14, 2009)...

Outside My Window... Looks like the rain might be finally lifting.
The sky seems clear. Maybe today the children can get out to run about.

I am thinking... About Church services yesterday. So many of our church
family came to the nursery to see our "Sweet Pea" Then later at youth I took
her along for the teens to see her. They took turns holding her and lo and behold
she slept the entire night last night. She is sleeping now as I write this. It feels
wonderful to have my morning time again for blogging. However I expect it will
be a one time thing but it gives me hope to my early morning bible and blogging
quiet time.

I am thankful for... The ever growing mess because it means our home is lived
in and we are a family full.

From the learning rooms...

Princess will be working on multiplication properties in math.
She will play some games at http://www.mulitiplication.com/
In grammar we will review sentence structure as this needs more work.
She is still reading Character stories and applying them to her bible.
In history we are working on a Civil war project from Evan Moore,
History pockets.

Superboy will be working an addition and subtraction properties.
He will also brush up on his multiplication facts. In Grammar we are
learning about different kinds of sentences and what punctuation to use.
For Science we are learning all about our Ecosystem and food webs.

Both children are learning about Map and how to read them.
They are both working on a lapbook of spelling rules and a lapbook
of the New testement.

Spirit this week will learn the Letter B. Make boats out of
plasitic containers and one out of cardboard to play in. He will
learn all about Noah and his ark.


From the kitchen...

Monday- Pot roast
Tuesday- Meatloaf , mashed potatoes and peas
Wednesday- Moms famous fried chicken, pasta and
lima beans
Thursday- Cube steaks, baked potatoes and green beans
Friday- Leftovers.
Weekend - Daddy cooks because he enjoys cooking :)

I am wearing... Black jeans, Pink shirt and barefeet.


I am creating... A new normal routine in our lives. Not sure
what that is yet.

I am reading... Lies Women believe I am finishing up my bible
study that I had started before baby arrived. It is really interesting
that I couldnt finish the last chapters till after her birth since most of
the study lately seems to be directed right at things I am going through
with post pregnancy emotions and circumstances beyond my control.
Interesting in that the need is so great on these topics and here they
are for my study with verses to go with it.

I am hearing...The kids upstairs moving about getting ready for
a baby appointment.

Around the house....Hoping to dig into this mess a bit this week but
only if its what God wants me to do.

One of my favorite things- Brand new school supplies. I love
all those new paper and pens. Its just something about new paper
supplies.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Monday- Baby appointment
Wed.- Heart- Project harmony, Christian Ed meeting
at Church and Princess choir
Sunday- Church services and Youth picnic

A picture to share-







Friday, September 11, 2009

Touch Math Cubes



Touch math is a program we have used in the past but has been something we have not used for awhile now. My daughter "Princess" found it very helpful when she was first learning how to add and subtract. The idea behind it was to count points on the numbers to add them together or to subtract from the other instead of the old stand by fingers. An example of the points is on the right on a touch cube. After awhile "Princess" was able to visualize the touch points and in most cases didn't need them anymore. She began to learn the facts from doing them over and over again.
The touch math program is used with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. However we had less success with the multiplication and division concept. You can learn more about touch math if you visit http://www.touchmath.com/ Recently a touch math magazine came in our mail. In the back was an example of the touch cube above. Looking at this I was thinking that "Spirit" age 3 might enjoy the touch math cubes. I was even more happy to find out that they were free because of touch maths 35th anniversary. You can get the touch cubes by clicking the link above and finding the free/sale button at the top of the page. You will be able to get a free cube per dated until Dec. 2009 . 2010 being their anniversary. Right now eight and nine are available for download. There are also game ideas on the site for playing with your touch cubes. You can print them in color or black and white. I'd suggest using card stock and maybe even laminating them. A bit tricky but doable. There are also free worksheets on the site if you would like to try touch math and see if it is something your child might understand. Have fun counting!!



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Picky Eaters and MILK




I have come to enjoy reading magazines late at night when my
little one is awake and feeding. I find it easier to get into a short
article than a large novel. Especially when you have
to move around a bit during feedings like we seem to be
doing. Last night I figured out it was really easy to read devotionals
and look up the passages at a later time. Reading keeps my mind busy.
If I am not reading I am sleeping sitting up, which isn't good for babies
safety ....so I read.

When I first found out I was expecting my first child
many moons ago. :) I came upon the American Baby magazine,
which you can order for free at http://www.americanbaby.com/
There are many helpful articles as well on their website. When I
found out I was expecting again the doctor gave me a packet
of information including the American Baby magazine subscription.
I was excited to see it still in print.

Last evening or early morning I'm not even sure which it
was... I came across an article about Picky eaters. If you have
the latest issue pick it up its worth reading. One section
called "The Liquid dieter" made me double take. I am
a perfect example of what happens if your child drinks a large
amount of Milk. The article states if your child drinks more than
24 oz. of milk in a day they could develop an iron deficiency/ Anemia.

As a child I was always the one drinking milk. I drank it during
meals. I drank it when I came in from playing and was hot. I drank
it with strawberry mix in it. I drank it for a snack. I drank it pretty
much all of the time. I was actually sort of smug about getting all that
calcium. Now I find out I probably created my own iron deficiency. Honestly
who knew.I will be sure to look at my childrens milk intake and size them
down or in one case measure it up to allow for the proper intake of milk.

As for me I will continue to eat foods rich in iron and take my
suppliments daily. With a little planning maybe my children
won't have to.






Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Live Slow Die Old




I'd like to introduce you to my Dad. :) If you are a family member
the much awaited photos are in. No he doesn't always
dress this way but had some fun with his brothers and sisters during
a recent visit. It wasn't long before the entire family had heard of his antics.
We all had a laugh about his new attire. You probably
can't read it but his T-shirt says " Live slow Die old"."Heart" helped him
add the skull tatoo with a pen and I'm not sure who did his hair.






It is so great for the kids to have a Pappy who is able to laugh
at himself and have a good time.






Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Simple Womens Daybook





FOR TODAY (Sept. 8, 2009)...

Outside My Window
... The sun is shining but it is a bit cool out there. I am enjoying this cooler (yet still warm) weather. It makes it nice to be outside but maybe a bit to breezy for "Sweet Pea"

I am thinking... About Princess she just went with my mom to have her hair done.
At the moment her hair is straight and long. She wants a change and is cutting it to her shoulders and getting highlights. My little girl is growing up She is still the sporty type but her style is changing slightly to a more feminine look.

I am thankful for... my little "Sweet Pea" She is growing
and changing already. Yesterday I laid her on her belly for a bit and she held
her head up for quite sometime. I am enjoying these baby days as I know it won't be long before she is past them. I also am thankful for school beginning. I am ready for some sort of normalcy to take place. This school schedule helps us have that. I also love being busy with my family.

From the learning rooms...

Princess age 12

Math- Working on operations and 3 digit multiplication
Language- Reading character stories and relating them to our bible.
Grammar- reviewing sentence skills that we did last year.
Art- Learning about Pop art
History- Digging into the Civil war.
Science- Spheres

Superboy age 9

Math- Place value to billion and then on to making change
Language- Reading fables, stories with a lesson and applying them
to our bible
Grammar- Sentence structure and punctuation
Art- Different styles of art
History- Geography skills
Science- Ecosystems.

Both Children will be creating a New testament lapbook

Spirit age 3

A is for Alligator
Learning about Alligators, Counting out objects to 10,
Learning A and the A sound.


From the kitchen...

Baking Apple pie this week and Chocolate cookies to put vanilla
ice cream in the center.

Monday- Chicken pot pie and coleslaw
Tuesday- steaks , baked potatoes and corn on the cob
Wednesday- Shrimp pasta salad (Garlic pasta with steamed shrimp)
Thursday- Sausage, peas and mashed potatoes
Friday- Hamburgers and hot dogs, Salad, french fries.
Saturday and Sunday- Seafood special at the grocery store so
having a mini buffet. Not sure which day.


I am wearing...
Blue Capri's , pink top, bare feet as always.

I am creating...
Some hands on multiplication games. I am brainstorming
right now. I want the games to be active and fun . Yet at the same
time working on solidifying their facts. Both Princess and Superboy need to
know them faster. Any ideas are welcome. :)


I am reading...
I don't have much time for reading because of "Sweet pea" However
I have read several magazines lately. In touch, American Baby, Old
school house magazine, Ladies home journal and Better homes and Gardens. When My little one wakes at night and won't go right back to sleep I tend to pull out the
magazines or bible. Wow I guess I read more than I realized.

I am hoping...
To blog more . I have so many ideas but little time to post them. My hope
is that my readers follow me to my new spot. So far attendance is low. :(
Send your friends or post a comment to let me know you are here.

I am hearing...
Water running in the kitchen and the air conditioner.

Around the house...
Basically my cleaning schedule isn't working right now. I am going on
my 3rd week after having "Sweet Pea". I am allowed to do some light cleaning.
As you can imagine I don't listen to well with 5 children in the house but
I am trying to. If I see it needs done I do it or delegate it. Somethings just
drive me nuts but from our summer bible lesson I learned that as
long as I spent time with God for the day then I shouldn't worry about
the small details. God will tell me what I should be doing . I only need to ask.

One of my favorite things...
Our new Lenovo laptops. Thought I'd hate them but I think I
like laptops.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Wednesday- Princess has choir
Friday- Homeschool open house and playground day.
Not sure if I am attending depends on how Sweet pea is doing
and how I am feeling.
Sunday- church services and youth group.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


My little "Sweet pea"



Saturday, September 5, 2009

Our Precious Children



I came to the home of a friend with no expectiations. The moment was for my son to spend time with his friend. Little did I realize I would be given sagely advice. The advice you ask? She said " Each of her children are precious. They are only hers for a little time before they are fully ready to step alone."


God gives us these precious gifts. We are not to think of them as burdens. They are treasures in heaven. Yet as busy overwhelmed moms we often take for greated our treasures.



This day was a reminder to me to enjoy such treasures for they are only mine for a little while. ....





Pslams 127; 3-5

Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.






Friday, September 4, 2009

Life Saver

Lifesaver Pictures, Images and Photos

A Sunday morning in August our family was heading home from church services. Typically we pass a local state park as we head home. I enjoy the senic view. This particular Sunday it was me and 3 of my younger children. (baby wasn't born as of yet) The evening before the children's Aunt bought them some lifesavers as a treat. The boys ate theirs right away but "Princess" saved hers. So this morning she asks to share them, which was alright with me. (Sharing is always good) As we are traveling along "Spirit" (age 3) begins to choke . He was gasping for air but got a little thanks to the hole in the middle of the lifesaver. I didn't even remember stopping the van but somehow it was stopped. I ran around the van and fumbled with his seatbelt. His eyes panicked now. I whipped him out of his seat and bent him over and pushed. Out dropped the lifesaver. I stood for a moment just hugging my little guy. My heart raced the entire way home. My thoughts went to our first aid /CPR class that my church provided. I always wondered if I could use it if I needed to. In that moment it helped to have a plan. I was afraid but not as afraid as I probably would have been not given a plan of attack. I guess what I am saying is if you have a chance this year with your homeschool group or even finding a class on your own , take that first aid class and CPR. It would make a great moms nite activity with your homeschool groups. One day it could save your own child /childrens lives.

It was a very scary moment but Honestly I can only imagine the scene from the road. Since I was enormously pregnant at the time. Flying around the van and grabbing at my preschooler. I can only imagine what passerbyers thought. None of that matters and I am so glad my little man is safe and sound right now playing with his farm set.




Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Arrival


Welcome to my first post on my new blogspot. It seems only fitting to announce our new family member on my very first entry here at blogger. My darling little girl was finally born on Aug. 19, 2009. She weighed at birth 9lbs. 14.4 oz. Just like my other children she was heading into the larger size for a newborn, so an induction was scheduled a week early. Things don't always go as expected. The whole process was slow and my labor was generally fairly easy. With that ease came a longer time frame of actually being in labor. Labor time took about 15 hours till delivery. My precious girl arrived without a sound. Daddy followed the Dr. to watch and keep his eyes on his little one. Always the biggest grin you will ever see on that mans face comes from the birth of a new child. He was ever eager to hold our little "Sweet Pea" Our little one wrapped all snug in her blanket without a care in the world. The nurse whispered "Welcome to this world little one" Which almost disturbed me. The word world brings up many disturbing images. I brush that feeling aside and smile and that new little face with her sweet baby smells. At this moment all is well with our world.

Recovery went fairly well. It is hard to rest in the hospital with so many nurses coming in and out. Our room was nestled in the corner hallway so I wasnt disturbed as often. At times my blood pressure would plummet and they would have to give me some medication to regulate it. Daddy wouldn't leave me until he knew I was well. He snuggled our little sweety when I couldn't and brought her to me so I could at least see her little face. Once I was well enough he headed home to mange things there and I stayed and tried to sleep as best as I could. The children came to visit the next day which almost made me cry seeming them interact so well with their new sister.

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

John 16:21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.



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