Friday, October 28, 2011

Birthday Girl turns 6!

Ah, another year has passed and my little girl is now 6 years old! My only girl and I am so thankful that I have a bit of pink lot of pink everywhere I look. Missy Blue is still girly but more and more she tries to do what the boys do. She climbs trees and once in awhile gets in the football game, and just follows those boys everywhere they go. And thankfully for the most part they don't mind their tag-a-long.

Missy prayed for a sister and how we all thought she needed one seeing as the boys often look at her with a clueless expression not understanding the ways of a girl. But God planned that Missy would be our only girl, although she told us she will still pray for a sister :). Missy sure does love her brothers though but I'm not sure if she'd admit to it.

I've had fun looking through old pictures to find one
 but oh my it makes me realize how fast she is growing! :(
Missy loves to sing (to herself) and we are still waiting for the day when she sings an actual song but we enjoy her renditions of sing-songy strange words and sounds she makes until she notices we are paying attention. She also loves to hold her baby brother and like her brothers she can get him to fall asleep on her shoulder.

I am a bit late in this post (what is new lately) as her birthday was actually last week. Missy woke up to seeing herself on the news as they feature six-year olds on Channel 6. Her breakfast of choice was chocolate chip pancakes in various shapes. She wanted her initial and a bunny rabbit. She had a number of phone calls that day and I was fascinated by the expressions on her face as she talked with her legs crossed and all and I saw the image of things to come. John and I took Missy and Seppy out to eat to her favorite restaurant -- Texas Roadhouse that evening. She invited him as his birthday is coming up next week and she thought it would be more fun.

My sister and her family took Missy and Sep to Build-A-Bear workshop for a birthday present and we heard about that trip for days. What a special treat! And then we celebrated their birthdays this past weekend and they had a great time only very sad to see it end. Ah, but the celebration continues as John's parents are here for the weekend and are taking the little two shopping to pick out a present. Oh the excitement! I don't think my birthdays ever lasted that long when I was a child!

Missy looks so grown up here!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Meals Provided

It has been six weeks since I came home from the hospital with baby boy and I cooked my first "real" supper this week. I have made a thing or two on the weekends and do prepare breakfast and lunch but our supper has been provided for us for the past five weeks and I am SO thankful for that! Time for me to rest in the afternoons and not have to worry about feeding my family.

While our church family always does provide a number of scheduled meals this time it seemed each time we went to church someone else has made a meal for us to take home and put in the freezer to use when needed (one of which I am using tonight!). Last week my friend's Mom made us an entire Thanksgiving dinner! I don't think I have ever even made a whole turkey for our family other than at Thanksgiving, so we sat around the table just looking (maybe drooling too) at this beautiful brown turkey and all the fixings so very thankful for friends who care.

I am also thankful for my parents as we eat at their house almost every Wednesday and Sunday when we go into town for church so we don't have to go back and forth. It isn't always a big spread but we enjoy it all the same and are thankful to gather around their table. Although my Mom should probably request us to contribute, she rarely does.

Our neighbors down the road who own the CSA farm we work on each summer/fall also have been amazing in cooking each of our meals for the past three weeks as needed. Seppy asked why Bernadette made food one night when she brought it up to us and she replied, "God's people need to take care of God's people". Amen! And what an amazing thing to be the recipient of! We were well taken care of and eating quite healthy too.

We are so blessed and so very thankful for God's provision!

I am feeling so much better and well rested this week. Now to get my act together and plan out a few meals so I am not left to scramble. :) I think the kids are waiting for a few favorites to get back onto the table.

Monday, October 10, 2011

1 Month Old

Baby Boy, you are 1 month old and that month certainly flew by! I don't want to even think about how fast you will grow up! I am loving having a newborn again and am cherishing the time I have with you.

At your three week check-up you weighed 9.15 lbs. so I assume a week later you have made it past 10 lbs.

You are wearing size 1 diapers (although you outgrew newborns almost as soon as you were home from the hospital). And you are in size 0-3 month clothes.

You don't startle nearly as much with your arms flailing about and your daily hiccups are starting to diminish.

Your bowels are starting to regulate a bit better as you had been going what seemed like every hour for awhile there. Although you are quite the gassy baby lately and aren't happy about that! You will cry off and on for an hour or so one or two times a day often waking with painful gas. I am trying my best to eat things that will not bother you but oh, that immature digestive system.

You keep trying to suck your thumb and fist but to no avail, you just aren't coordinated enough yet for that to work out.

Your eyes are beginning to focus more clearly and you don't have that clueless stare anymore.

You will give an occasional smile in response to prodding but we are all waiting for the day when you are all smiles which will be soon I know.

You love to be held close and to be swaddled. Always happiest in someone's arms!

You sleep great at night only waking once to nurse. It had been around 2-3 a.m. but lately it has been moving more to 4-5 a.m. Why is it I am still tired after getting 6 hours of sleep in a row? :)

Your siblings LOVE you and are still arguing about who gets to hold you and are disappointed if the day has passed and they didn't get a chance. It is amazing that I ever get to hold you.

**You are actually 6 weeks today but being that my camera is being repaired (and I am going crazy without it!) I didn't get this posted in time. I did get a picture at one month old from Grandma.

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