Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Here's my sweet Tyler today. He is sick. Really, really sick. He was awake most of the night last night fussing, crying, miserable. He finally got a couple hours of sleep but when he woke this morning, he was worse. He had a fever, was lethargic and pale. I called the doctor who, thankfully, got him in right away. Diagnosis? The flu. Gee, so glad we all got the non-effective flu shot this year. I was praying this wasn't going to be the diagnosis. Afterall, an ear infection, strep throat, etc. is treatable with antibiotics. The flu is not. It has to run its course for who knows how long. It has to hang out, making my baby miserable. He hurts so bad that he won't move, won't use his arms, won't crawl. It's not that he can't move, use his arms or crawl -- he just won't. And who can blame him? He is in agony.
I hate seeing my children ill. It breaks my heart. I wish I could take it all away and make it all better. I wish with all my heart that a kiss really could heal. I wish no child had to go through these things.
Please say a little prayer for Tyler. Also, please pray that Emmalee and Nathaniel don't get ill as well. I don't think my heart could handle seeing any more of my children in such pain.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
1. I'm grateful that Nathaniel was able to start early intervention this week. We have been ready for a couple of weeks but with all the illnesses around here, we had to cancel. He finally got started and he did great. He will have physical therapy once a week for an hour and a special education teacher also once a week for an hour. He did great with PT and I already see a difference in his muscles loosening up. Also, it turns out that his special ed teacher is a friend of mine so that was an added bonus. He LOVED her and it was fun to visit and catch up with her as well. I am really excited to see how he does in the coming weeks.
2. I am especially grateful that everyone is done being sick, (knock on wood!) Thank goodness Nate didn't ever get sick. That was a big relief!
3. I am grateful that Tyler is going back to school tomorrow. Not so much because I want him gone, I actually miss him like crazy when he's there. But, I am happy for him. He has missed two weeks of school between being sick and having February break. He is sooo ready to go back and I know he is going to be so happy to see the bus tomorrow. Plus it will be nice to get back into our usual routine.
4. I am grateful for the small milestones Nate has been making. He has found his hands and it is too cute to watch him suck his thumb. He is also more alert lately and smiling so much more. He is such a joy!
5. I am grateful for hearing Tyler talk!! He has been learning so many words lately and the other night he said an entire sentence. I put him to bed and he said, "okay, goodnight Momma!" I cried happy tears. He is growing and learning so much.
6. I am grateful for Miss Emmalee. She sure keeps me in stitches. I really enjoy the time we have together, just the two of us. She told me that I am her best friend. I hope she always feels that way!
Have a great week!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
In this corner - four hours of undisturbed sleep.
In this corner - a trip to the bookstore, alone.
And they're off....bookstore seems to have the upper hand here...no, wait, sleep comes out of nowhere and knocks the bookstore out. Bookstore tries to recover but falters. Ladies and Gentlemen, sleep wins!
I gave up my Mommy Time Out at the bookstore this morning for four glorious hours of sleep. It was wonderful but like always, left me wanting more. Truth be told, Brent would still let me go to the bookstore if I wanted but I would feel too guilty. Luckily I discovered a couple of books that I already had and hadn't yet read so really, I have the best of both worlds. The bookstore may have to be on next weekends agenda.
I began reading "Deception Point" by Dan Brown. (He is the author of "The DaVinci Code".) Someone gave me this book awhile ago and it has been up on the shelf. The other night my desperation to have something good to read finally made me pick it up. I read almost 100 pages that night alone. It is not the type of book I would have chosen for myself, based on what I read on the dust jacket. I guess it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover. This book is very engaging and thought provoking. I am anxious to see how it ends.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
You Are a Comma
You are open minded and extremely optimistic.
You enjoy almost all facets of life. You can find the good in almost anything.
You keep yourself busy with tons of friends, activities, and interests.
You find it hard to turn down an opportunity, even if you are pressed for time.
Your friends find you fascinating, charming, and easy to talk to.
(But with so many competing interests, you friends do feel like you hardly have time for them.)
You excel in: Inspiring people
You get along best with: The Question Mark
Books have always been an escape for me. Brent and I are firm believers that every person needs that one thing that is their own...something that defines them and brings them great joy. Some people jog, some people sew or crochet or scrapbook. Brent plays the piano. I read. I tend to start feeling blue if it has been too long between books. I am at that point right now. It has been too long since I've read something truly good, truly involving. I crave it. It is a deep, overwhelming need. It is necessary for my well being. Is it Saturday yet?
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
My friend Julie tagged me! Now I need to post seven random facts about myself and tag seven friends. :)
I love lizards and had them as pets when I was a child. I also love frogs and don't mind snakes.
I drink Diet Coke like it's my job.
I love the smell of April Fresh Downy. Downy is a necessity in my house!
I clean my ears with Q-Tips a lot; sometimes several times a day.
I am allergic to watermelon, cantaloupe, eggplant and raw walnuts. Sadly, I LOVE all these things.
I love lettuce and could easily eat an entire head of lettuce by myself.
I can say pretty much any word in the English language backwards. I can sing entire songs, say phrases.....it's a useless talent but a fun party trick.
Okay, I tag the following....