Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Mama K from HisHandsHisFeetToday blog, and Heather from Augusta, GA! Thanks to both of you for making the suggestion of Tiny Treasures for my new blog business! Unfortunately, the name was already taken on Blogger, BUT I decided to alter it a little bit to Teeny Tiny Treasures (even though I like the other name better, lol!) and that name worked out just fine on Blogger. Thanks again, I'll be getting in touch with you both to see which items you want; you may choose either a burp cloth, baby bracelet, or bracelet for yourself if those other items aren't needed. I'll be posting the link to my new blog soon. Thanks to everyone else for your awesome suggestions, it was really hard to choose from all the great names you sent me!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Having fun with Auntie Jen the night before she left
Holding Aubrey and loving every minute of it!
Isn't Aubrey the prettiest baby?!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
If you suggest the blog name that I choose and have a baby girl, you will win your pick of either a bracelet or a cute cloth diaper burp rag. If you have a boy, definitely a burp rag, lol! If you don't have kids, you can take your pick (to use as a gift) or I can make you a bracelet for yourself. Please help! Just make a comment below and I'll announce what it'll be in about a week. I'm really looking forward to getting started selling the things I'm making, it's so fun!
By the way...I don't want my blog title to include the word BLING. SO many WAHMs (work at home moms) who sell their own creations use that word! I want something unique...
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Oh yeah, and Jeanine seems to be doing much better tonight than last night. I think we (ok, I) got no more than 4 hours of sleep last night since the poor kidlet just needed to be held in order to rest, but tonight she went down without a fuss at 7pm and just had her dreamfeed at 10:30pm and went right back in her bed without a problem. We'll see what happens after I get the kitchen cleaned up and climb into bed. Somehow I think her telepathy will kick in and she'll wake right up and decide to cry for 6 hours, but maybe not, lol! Thank you all for your prayers, she is getting better very quickly! (And I'm sure I'm the only mother who'll ever put this in writing for the rest of the world to see, but I actually LIKE it when my kids are pretty sick because it's when they're at their cuddliest and need me the most. It's no fun caring for the snot and the other gross things about illnesses, but the cuddles are great!)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
1) Jeanine woke up sick again this morning with a bad cold. Tonight after bed she woke at 9pm unable to breathe, coughing, gagging, sputtering, crying, choking, and throwing up. The poor thing was a complete wreck and it took me over 40 minutes to get her calm, suck the snot out of her nose, get her calm again, comfort and hug her, and get her back in bed with her top half elevated on a Boppy pillow and a regular pillow! If that trend continues, tonight I'll get a total of about 4 hours of sleep, lol! Please just pray that our poor sweet girl will be on the mend quickly and will get the sleep she needs to recuperate. We know God will heal if it's His will.
(Did I mention that I am just plain ANGRY about infant cold medicine being recalled off the shelves? There are plenty of crazy people in this world (doctors, some mothers) who will say that it doesn't make a difference to a baby and it doesn't improve their symptoms but those people are NUTS! I am so so mad that one or two parents who overdosed and harmed their poor children with cold meds made it impossible for the rest of the children in America to get relief from their awful cold symptoms. I went to Walmart, Target, and the grocery store and of course, found no solution to make my daughter feel better besides Saline drops, which we've already tried and which don't work. Grrrrr. Hmmm, maybe you should pray for my attitude as well! I try so hard to be grateful for what we do have, but it's very hard when Big Brother is always intervening and making things just a little harder for everyone, lol!)
2) Pray for Isaac big time! He is currently going through some of the hardest days of his life during the academy. They are very long, and very physically and mentally exhausting. The academy started 1 week ago, and now he's got 9 more weeks to go! Please pray that God would supply the perseverance and strength to accomplish this task and that he would not only pass but do extremely well in his class. In this type of work it would be easy for him to get discouraged with all that is required of him and we just pray that he can strive for excellence throughout his time there, and even be a light to the other trainees. Isaac will also be staying at the academy overnights during the work week until he graduates so that he can keep focused and study as much as he needs without having to drive back and forth or have a 2 year old asking "why?" 15,000 times each evening, lol! This will be hard on John as he doesn't understand why daddy isn't home each evening, and hard on mommy too!
Thanks everyone, we know you will hold our family up in prayer during this tough time and that God will guide us through it and show us what we need to do.
Baby Einstein Activity & Play Gym ($25 OBO). Jeanine and John DID both like this, but it takes up precious space in our house. We have lots of blankets and infant toys for tummy time anyway so we'll be ok without it, lol! ($40 new!)
JJ Cole Bundle Me for infant carseat or stroller ($20) I really thought I'd use this since we're in WA and it's so cold here but we have so many cute blankets that we use and I've only used it twice in the stroller. Guess it's ok though, I got it off craigslist too! ($40 new!)
Fisher Price Infant Bounce N Play Activity Dome/Travel Bed ($20). We really wanted to do some camping and outdoor stuff but it never happened. This would have been great if we had more time as a family to be outdoors! It zips closed with mesh over baby to keep bugs and weather off. (Over $50 new!)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I've very excited for tomorrow because my sister is coming to visit with the baby! We haven't seen each other's babies yet so it'll be so much fun to hang out this weekend. She's already in Washington but tonight she is staying with her friend Shilo, who recently moved up here from CA. I hope everyone else is well and I'll post some pictures from this coming weekend after Jen leaves.
Monday, January 5, 2009
John liked the idea of feeding Jeanine real food and watched closely the whole time. I had to tell him today that he wasn't allowed to feed her himself though, just in case.