Sunday, January 31, 2010

Today is a better day :)

So here is the story about my sweet little Anna. She has reflux and there are some days when she naps normally and only spits up a little here and there. Some days however are like yesterday where she didn't sleep at all and was so over tired she just cried (not to mention the constant milk bath we were both getting). I was so over tired from having to hold her constantly and from the lack of sleep the night before and add to that the guilt of not being able to do ANYTHING for my other sweet ones besides absolute necessities, it was a really hard day. By about 3pm I had shut down emotionally. That may sound bad but I found it necessary just to prevent getting frustrated so I opted for indifference. Most of the time I can talk myself down, telling myself that this is just for a brief moment and soon it will all be over. But in those dark nights of the soul there is no comfort.

Anyway, all of this to say that today is better! My sweet little one is sleeping and happy and spitting up minimally. I just want her to be healthy and pain free. We have had her prayed for a couple of times which has worked wonders but for some reason it was just for a time. I don't always understand the ways of God, and I guess that is kind of a good thing- I mean what kind of God would he be if he thought the way I do. So, we are still battling reflux from time to time and as of today I am dairy, caffeine and acidic fruit free. She is worth it! (We'll see how I feel next time I'm at La Parilla and can't have cheese or salsa! heehee!)

Well tomorrow starts my February Project! I'm not sure who I'm going to start with yet. I have tried to cheat a little and write some entries before hand but I have found that there is some thing to be said about writing in the moment for the person that I am thankful for in that moment. I think it will be better that way:)

If you think to pray for my sweet Anna, I would appreciate it!

Oh, another thing! I'm going back to the gym! I haven't worked out consistently since Isaiah was born and I can't wait to get back in the saddle! We'll see how long it takes to drop my 30+ extra pounds remaining from each of my 3 treasures:)

Friday, January 22, 2010

A February Project for Me :)

Ok, so while I was nursing my sweet little one I had an idea... I think it was a God thing. I realized that many I have been blessed by many people and their investment is what has made me who I am today. SO for the month of Feb. I am going to try to blog each day about one of many amazing people in my life. Some entries may be long some may just be a shout-out, all depending on the time I have on that given day. I think this will be a great opportunity to let the world know a bit about the wonderful people in my life and give me a reason each day to express my thanks. God has been good to me and I want the world to know just how good:)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our girl is 2 weeks and 2 days old... an update is needed!

A lot has gone on in our house since I last posted. Zaya had a Christmas party at school and she was an all star as usual and we were so proud to see her interact with her friends and sing fun songs (she was the only one really singing... we can't get her to stop!) She had a great Christmas and loves her new sis! She is such a little mommy. She carries her Bitty Baby around the house all the time and loves to change her clothes and diapers, rock her, but her in her swing, take her around the house in her stroller, read to her... its precious! She just amazes me every day with what a neat kid she is.
Zaya and her teachers (we LOVE them!):

Jacob is his usual fun and happy self. He is adjusting to the new sister pretty good. He's a bit more cuddly and needs some extra quality time, but I enjoy it! He is super into trains right now... and cars and trucks, basicly anything with wheels:) He's leaving baby-ness behind and becoming a little boy more and more each day... sad. He is VERY athletic which is no surprise to us because he's been so active for so long, but he loves to throw and play catch (he has a great arm) and he will kick a ball around our yard for hours on end:) His smile is awesome and it steals my heart. Dang, I love my kids.
Bean with his BB (aka- his precious):

His bed-head is AWESOME!

Now for our new jewel: Miss Anna has arrived and has been with us for a couple of weeks now and is proving to be an amazing addition to our family! She was 9lbs, 9ozs and 21 1/4 inches (they mis-measured her at the hospital, when we went to the Dr. 2 days later she was amazingly 2 inches longer!) She sleeps great... I have to work real hard to keep her up during the day so that she'll sleep good at night:) She has been a great nurser from the beginning and only eats every few hours. With the other two I had to stretch out their meals and try to get them to go longer but Anna is a champ:) Sadly she has some reflux issues but it doesn't make her fussy. She just spits-up a lot after each feeding. We both end up soaked many times a day... I need a full-body burp cloth:) If this is our only issue, we're great! We think she may have dimples and shes not near as chunky as her sibs ( probably because of the reflux) but she is still in newborn clothes and the other two NEVER wore newborn... they went straight for 3 months:) She is sweet and laid back and I can't wait to get to know her more and more. She is just as amazing as her siblings... we are going to have so much fun in the years to come.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that 2010 is a great year, filled with great joy and the powerful presence of Jesus Christ... He is our hope and our salvation! Blessings! Bye for now!

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