Archive for May 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sweet Girl at 6 Months

I have to be honest. The last six months have been the most tiring months of my life because little lady hasn't figured out how to sleep through the night yet. But, I also must say that I am enjoying Addie even more than I enjoyed Tali or Owen as babies. I'm not sure if it's because I'm so aware that this time is going to fly by or because I've had so many extra hours with her at night or what. Whatever it is, can I just say that I am nuts about this girl?! Even though I'm tired, I love the time with her even in the wee hours of the morning. So that I don't forget...

Addie Beth at 6 Months

Weight: 15.9 pds (at 4 months she was in the 45the percentile & now she's over 80th percentile!)

Height: I think 26 inches but I can't remember

Clothing Size: 6-12 Months

Hair Color: Hmm...not sure but it's looking light brown & straight

Eyes: Blue (oh please, Lord, let them stay this gorgeous shade!)

Temperament: Generally very quiet, sweet, and happy...except when she's screaming (this girl knows how to generate some serious noise)

Naps: 3-4 usually lasting about an hour although she did a 3hr yesterday and a 2 hr today

Food:Just started sweet potatoes & nurses about 7-9 times each day/night

Night: Goes to bed at 7:30pm, eats again around 10pm, then wakes up 2+ times

Favorites: Hands down, she is crazy about Owen & Tali. She laughs at them & watches their every move. Loves being outside. Also, she's a mommy's girl right now & just wants me to hold her. She loves shaking her head/rubbing her head and making a big bald spot. :(

Now that Mother's Love herbs have boosted my supply, her weight is up and she seems happier. We're praying that her sleep takes a turn for the better soon and very soon. Even if it doesn't, I could not love her more!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

His Different Plans

You know the old saying, "some days are better than others?" Today falls into the "others" category. Nothing big in the huge scheme of things, but just not my ideal day. I wasn't expecting to give Addie a bath mid morning but poop up her back necessitated it. I wasn't expecting to change Tali's clothes around 10am due to an "accident" but ya can't really have your child running around in the buff. (Quick side note: after Tali declothed herself I heard Owen say as if he was taken aback, "Oh Tali! Yuh not vay-wee mah-dist!" Had to laugh out loud at that.) I didn't expect to look for Owen's bear for a HALF AN HOUR only to find it hiding beneath a toy in the basement. Lots of things I didn't expect, but as my little theologian of a 3 year old reminded me, "I guess God had a diff-rent plan for ya day, Mommy!"

He did have a different plan and His is always best even though I don't always like it. In the midst of the things I wasn't really wanting to do I told God, "I don't really want to do this." Here's what He said in only the loving yet truthful way that God speaks, "Why? Because it's not easy? Jesus never had a break either."

Yep, I am still in this same old battle with fighting my love of ease. I haven't fully learned the lessons God's wanting to teach me here. Jesus didn't have a break. Jesus didn't have it easy and yet I think I deserve that and get angry when I don't get it.

Oh Lord, please change my heart to want to serve like You instead of demanding that my day be the way I want it to be.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Vacation Highlights

Things I will always remember about this vacation in no particular order because once again I am too sleep deprived to think that sequentially:

1) Laughing our heads off at "Nate the Great" audio cds

2) An extended time of praying with my hubby

3) Hearing Tali & Owen talk and laugh together while they shared a bedroom at night

4) Seeing Owen's chubby face with goggles on

5) Watching Tali enjoy hours in the pool

6) Great quiet times that were actually QUIET since Josh took the big kids out

7) Watching some rockin' Food Network stuff with my awesome husband

8) Playing "doctor" and "store" with the kids over and over and over again

9) Two nights where Addie actually slept well...hope they happen again someday

10) Loving being together

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Friday, May 7, 2010

The sleeping trend was short-lived. Still, vacation is a blessing!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I am shocked! Addie had her best night of sleep ever! She ate at 7pm, 1am, 7am! Only up once! We're praising God!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

On the road again! I'm posting from my cell on the way to Door County. Since I've been living very day-to-day lately, I only realized last week that this week is our vacation! Please pray for spiritual & physical refreshment & for sweet family time. Thanks!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Don't mess with Texas. We're here in the south enjoying the warm air & each other. Josh is doing our friend's wedding today. Pray that God is glorified! It's such a joy to be here even though Addie only slept abt 4 hrs last night. We'll be home Sunday evening.

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