Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
THE RULES:Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.Step 2: tag—eight other untagged people.
Make a list of things you can see without getting up: (I'm at my mom's computer desk-b/c that is the only time I have to get on the computer these days) I can see the menu for the shower she is planning for my cousin. Andrew sleeping in his carseat. Lots of pictures of me, my sisters, our children, our grandparents and other family members. Just to name a few.
Favorite football team: Ummm...let me see...AUBURN TIGERS! Although with small children, I haven't quite been able to pay attention to games (and certainly not go to them) like I wish I could. One day.
What are you wearing now? The same maternity jeans that I have worn almost every other or every day for the past 5 months.
What color is your bedroom? Antique White (Sherwin-Williams) I had to pick it in like one day because the painter wanted to know ASAP. Fortunately, I really love it.
What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading? Steven is reading through Exodus and wants us to do it together, so I have read 2 chapters. I told him it might take me awhile to get through it. (Sadly, not a lot of quiet time these days-right when I so desperately need it!)
Do you nap a lot? Haha!
Who was the last person you hugged? My sweet Luke before I put him down for a nap.
What’s your current obsession/addiction? Because it is a need-trying to get Andrew on a pretty good schedule/and fall asleep on his own. Because I love it-and it has been my obsession since it started about 4 years ago? LOST!!
What was the last thing you said aloud? (Talking to my sister Kate, on the phone) "Alright, see ya later!" (Or bye, or something like that)
What Web sites do you always visit when you go online? Facebook, various blogs, hotmail, couponmom
What was the last thing you bought? Double cheeseburger and fries from McDonalds (I might be wearing my maternity jeans a little while longer)
What are you listening to right now? Andrew's breathing, squeaks, and a little snoring
What is something you wish you could do more? Right now, cook! I haven't done it in awhile and am really starting to miss it.
What gives you hope? A fresh new day. And of course, Christ is our only hope!
What is your favorite weather, and why? Fall because of the colors, the crispness in the air. Spring might be, but I have seasonal allergies very badly and I don't enjoy the tornado season, either.
What time do you usually get up? I get up for the day at about 7 (if I'm lucky). But I also get up at about 12 and 4 to feed Andrew!!
What is your most challenging goal right now? To get through the dinner/bathtime/fussy baby hours that start at around 5 and go until bedtime!!
Say something to the person who tagged you: I love you, LB! I'm so glad we're doing the mom thing together! Wish you were a little closer, but it's much better than Albuquerque!
If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? Well, right now, I really like our new house, so it would be pretty incredible if it was paid for and fully furnished!
Favorite vacation spot? Destin (more specifically, all those little places past Seaside) And let me just say that as a girl who has gone to the beach every summer since I can remember, I am about to die because I haven't been in about two years.
What is your favorite children’s book? The Jesus Storybook Bible (Excellent!! Great for adults, too)
Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you: If I am really, insanely, hungry, I really don't know if there is much I could resist.
Have you ever met anyone famous? No, and like Laura Beth, I would love to!! I actually wouldn't want to meet them, just see them, because I really don't know what I would say.
If you could have any job in the world , what would it be? I'm doing it. But...if I am daydreaming, I think it would be so fun to work for a magazine (especially something like Pottery Barn Kids) where you set up the rooms for the magazine photo shoot.
Who is the last person you talked to? Kate
What was the last thing you ate? (This is my new question) I ate a piece of caramel candy that my mother was testing for the shower she is throwing. It was my great aunt Lucille's recipe. My grandmother was one of four girls (like me) and for the shower, my mom and aunt are including a recipe that each one of my great aunts were known for.
I tag: Anyone who would like to do it!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I also know from doing this before how quickly it goes by. They are newborns for like, one second. I so do not want to wish this time away, but I am also very tired and having a hard time juggling everything. At times it seems unbelievably overwhelming. (I cannot even imagine how people have caboodles of children-it intrigues me and makes me feel claustrophobic at the same time.) A lot of it is not ever having a break. Once you get the older two in bed, the night is just beginning. Andrew isn't doing bad at night, but he isn't doing great, either. So, there is never really a break. I also really need (maybe just like?) to have sleep. I kind of get panicked if it's not happening.
I know hormones are playing a role in some of this. Like, when I think, "how will I ever cook dinner for my family again?" I know for a fact that I will and it will not be impossible. But right now it just feels like it will never happen. I also battle feeling guilty because I am constantly nursing Andrew and am not able to spend nearly as much time with Ellie and Luke as before. They are handling it well for the most part. And I also know that this is really good for them. I pray it is teaching them more humility and selflessness-you know, that life isn't always about them. And while we're on that-I pray God is teaching me as well. I have been thinking a lot of "what about me?" thoughts. Don't I deserve this and this? What about my nighttime down time that I look forward to every day? waah, waah! How does that sound in comparison to a God who gave up everything for me? I know from God's Word that He wants me to look more and more like Jesus. And Jesus claimed nothing for Himself. I want to have that same attitude, but definitely am struggling to remember that most of the time.
The good news is that Andrew really is an easy baby, aside from all his spitting up. And all this breastfeeding is paying off. His discharge weight when we left the hospital was a tiny 6 lbs. 13 oz. I took him to the doctor today and only 9 days later he is up to 8 lbs. 12 oz. Gotta go-everyone is starting to wake up. I'll post more pictures when I can.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Ready to go home on a freezing cold day!
Sarah, mom, Ellie, and Luke were waiting on us at home. If you will notice, Luke thought Andrew might enjoy seeing Mater and Lightning McQueen.
Luke has been so giving of his "Cars" things. Here he thought Andrew might need his "Cars" blanket.They both love to bring him things. Here he has several blankets and a washcloth.
So, things are pretty crazy around here. I have had a lot of help and still feel very overwhelmed. Andrew is starting to wake up a little. You know, at first babies sleep constantly, but after awhile it isn't so easy to get them to sleep. He loves to nurse!! (More than either of my other two) Which is a good thing, but ties my hands so much of the time. Speaking of, it's about that time. I have missed catching up on everyone's blogs. Hope all is well with all my blogging friends!