Monday, November 28, 2011

Give Thanks-ing

At our home, Thanksgiving day was wonderful.  This year we were with my family at my grandparents' farmhouse. We had the massive turkey and just about anything else you can imagine to stuff into your face!  Talk about a classic :)  
On our way home, we headed to my in-laws home for a quick visit before heading the kids home to bed.  All was well until we went to leave...and heard little man scream.  I was in the same room with him, but with my back turned.  All I can say for sure is I felt sick when I turned and saw him fallen in front of the gas heater screaming in pain.  
Out came the ice cubes!  As we looked him over, we are so blessed that only his little hands were burned.  He was so tired and in pain that we couldn't get him calmed.  Little Miss came running in hearing her brother screaming and was so very upset.  Hubby and I ended up leaving her with her grandparents playing with play-doh and taking a miserable baby home alone.  
Once home, he was able to nurse a tiny bit and fall asleep.  Waiting for a call back from his pediatrician's office, we put him in his bed.  Of course, as predicted, we were sent to the ER for evaluation.  

Second degree burns covering both palms and fingers.  After a call to Hopkin's Pediatric Burn Center, they bandaged him up and sent us home with a goody bag of medical supplies to keep him mittened.

Now, he's healing.  He's teething with 4 molars at once and has chewed open 2 finger blisters.  His left palm burst this morning.  We've upped the ante with bandages and even put socks over them to help prevent chewing as much as possible!  We head for our follow up visit tomorrow morning.  I'm expecting them to debrid :(  I know it's healthy, but we're talking about my baby here.  PRAY that God would continue to bless Little Mitten Man with a gentle countenance and pliable spirit.  (and that Mommy and Daddy will get some small measure of rest one night soon since LMM sleeps in our room)  

"...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."                                                                                                          

1 Thes. 5:18

Monday, November 14, 2011

Some Days Are just....well, yeah

Today I am thanking my God for the gift of a longtime friend who worked a deal for us to get the kiddos to a chiropractor.  Taylor went today for the first time, and it was amazing, and she has 4 spots that needed help.  We'll be heading back 2 more times this week for her adjustments.  Maybe after she's straight we'll schedule Logan's check-me-out.

This sums up how I felt today...sorry he felt that way too!

my sunshine. period.

l. o. v. e. my sweet little man

they really, seriously, do love each other

These are what we spent our afternoon doing instead of napping.  Praise Jesus that my dear mama takes great photos.  These are the kiddos 3 & 1 year portraits.  They were tired. Their mama is stressed. Logan is getting 4 molars at once...very slowly I might add.  Taylor doesn't grasp the concept of "look here"  so there's a LOT of shenanigans involved in getting her to look the correct direction.  But, I must say that out of the bajillion pics we got I love even the bad ones because it's my beautiful babies :)  I've never tried crack, but it's fair to say that they are my crack.  I'm that addicted to these lovebugs.  I love my life :)

Just a couple more to show off.  I know that's wrong, but I think they're a hoot!  Hope y'alls week got off to an equally grand start.  Here's to Tuesday!!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

So you think I'm a snob...

Can't tell you how many times I've heard people whispering this about me or had friends say they used to think this about me.  Let me share a bit with you on this:

I am an introvert.  I am quiet by nature.  I observe everyone very closely before opening my mouth or sometimes even before making my presence known.  I wanted to become a sociologist and study people for a living.  I should have stuck with it.  It's what I do.  Everyday.  I watch people.  Creepy, right ?!  Ha!

I am a closet extrovert.  I used to enjoy taking pills because they took me out of my head and I could be the person I think I should have been if my life could be different.  I was fun. And funny.  I had lots of friends around me all the time.  I dream of being friends with lots of people, but in reality my circle is actually quite minuscule.  It takes a lot for me to call you friend.  I don't easily trust, and I don't put myself "out there" often.

My brother and momma are extroverts.  I want to be like them.  But I am not; I am just me.  Much to their annoyance at times.  They can be loud and draw in an entire room.  They like to have fun and do so frequently.

If you are in search of a great support person behind the scenes, I'm your girl.  I'll love you even when you fail and I'll drink coffee with you any time.  I need caffeine to function, so I'm always up for a cup o' joe.  If you need a shopping partner, I'm there.  I love to shop for deals especially.  My highschool buddy used to recommend everyone Christmas shop with me.  My door is always open and my heart is always ready to listen and support.  I love me, most of the time. How about you?

Monday, November 07, 2011

Wahoo for babies!

So the sweet newborn guy I'm watching was born this morning at 1:51am!  The Dr's were figuring the due date to be more like Dec. 6th, so I was shocked to get the call.  SO EXCITED!  I've been missing having a baby around, and although we would welcome more babies, it's surely up to our God and not us, and now really isn't the best timing anyway.

Dumpling boy and sitting next to me here going through a bag of sippy cups trying them out, of course.  What a sweet little peanut he is.  His poor sister, Pumpkin, is so full of drama.  Typical girl, right?

I am lucky enough to stay home with my babies, taking care of our house for as long as we have it.  I live on coffee, could use a bit of sleep...and energy..., and obviously have a fairly random thought process if this post is any clue to the directions my brain takes.

I'm trying to get healthier and branch out my tastes; hubby is not.  I'm a plan ahead-er and list maker (for what it's worth anyway) and never have enough hours in a day to do what I desire.  I dream of having a craft room again like I had in my parents basement where I can paint, and sort through my thoughts and emotions.

I cloth diaper here at home.  I wish I were ambitious enough to make it work full-time, but I am a lazy mom.  I have enough to do already that doesn't get done, so why add to it?  I've recently become hooked on prefolds and covers...totally old-school, right?!  Econobum is fairly rocking my world there.  If you like something other than prefolds, I'd totally recommend Babykicks 3g's.  I had heard of them, and I knew, sorta, that they were based right in my hometown of Salisbury, MD, but until I received one in a swap I had never tried one.  I'm all about cheap and I just can't see putting $20 into a diaper...even though I know it's worth it and saves in the long run from buying 'sposies.  If I could have a couple diapers from each brand to try out, I'd be in love.  I am just obsessed with trying and reviewing cloth dipes and figuring out what works for us.  As a side note, the best cloth wipes I've found are baby washcloths and water.  Why bother with a wipes solution when God gave us water?!  Their heineys are clean and happy and we don't fight rashes, so why fix what ain't broke?

I suppose I've rambled enough, but I just needed to get back on here and jump in!