Friday, January 22, 2010

A sick week

I think blogger has been having some issues this week...I keep trying to do a post with new pictures and it comes up with errors each time. Quite annoying if you ask me...

Its been a long sick week here, Conner has been coughing and running a fever on and off all week and has felt uninspired to sleep at night, making for some very long nights and days. Finally last night in a fit of desperation we decided to put our air bed up in the spare room and have Conner sleep in there so that if he woke up we could climb into bed with him there. Other then waking up from the loud thunder that passed over head, he slept through the night! Thank you Lord for that blessing. Unfortunately Brooks is now coughing as well. Thank goodness the weekend is upon us! Hope you all have a great one!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday fun

I had a wonderful birthday this year! We spent the day on a local island just lazing around outside, watching crabs scatter about the rocks on the shore and just plain enjoying each others company. Later that night Joseph and I headed back to the island for dinner at a FABULOUS restaurant right off of the beach. We could actually see the waves hit the building from our dinner table. It was so gorgeous and exactly what I had asked for :)

An Eventful day

Most of you are aware of Brooks' Tylenol escapade. I am not going to get into the detailed version, as I am still recovering from the emotional toll the whole experience put me ( and Joseph) through. In short the little man pulled my rolly chair over to the kitchen counter, climbed up, reached WAY up and opened a small cabinet over the refrigerator and pulled down my Tylenol, crawled back down, proceeded to open child proofed bottle (yes it was locked tightly) and dumped them all on the floor. All in less then five minutes.

I could not tell if he had eaten any or not but knew its not something to play wait and see with, so I immediately called Joseph to have him come get us and bring us to the hospital. In that conversation we decided it would be best for me to call 911 (a first) and have them come to us so that if something did go wrong he would get immediate care and I would not be alone with three kids as this happened.

Thank goodness Brooks is perfectly fine! After five hours in triage we were discharged with an all clear and a very healthy, albeit grumpy and tired, little boy.

Here is to not doing that again!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

22 weeks

I am going to jump right back into things and pretend it hasn't been a month and a half since my last post...but the hiatus has been good. I have been putting down the computer and the mindlessness it can bring and pulling out my crafting tools and creating instead. Its been good for my brain and my peace of mind. Oh and my children too, since when I am creating things I am able to focus more on God and less on the unfairness of this world. And when my focus is on God I am a more forgiving, patient and selfless person.

I had my 22 week check up today. Emmalynn (background to her name coming up soon) is looking great and I am now down twenty plus pounds. I have been steadidly loosing this entire pregnancy and so far none of my doctors have been concerned, but today I saw a different OB and he felt a little differently. He schedualed me to see the nutritionist and to get a consult to finally confirm my gluten intolerance and to rule out Celiacs Disease. While I was not appreciative of the manner that he went about doing this (or saying it rather) I am glad for the pro activeness in these areas as they were concerns I had had that the previous OB's had seemed to write off. So I will be sticking with him for the rest of the pregnancy.

Here is my belly today. I am standing on a stool, hence the wacky proportions to the closet ;)

I also wanted to include pictures of my latest projects! I have decided to deem this year the year of the crafts, and so far so good. My next goal is to learn to knit some soaker and longies for Emmalynn to go over her cloth diapers. I already have some beautiful yarn waiting for me :) Sorry I m getting ahead of myself...the following are necklaces that I made containing the names of my children and husband. I have been wanting to purchase one of these for a long time then one night it hit me, why don't I make my own! These are just my first ones and have quite a few kinks, but I love them for their rustic-ness anyways!

I domed both of these disc's (one copper, the other brass) and added on the wording. The copper disc contains my all the names of my loved ones and the brass one says Blessed, for I truly am :) The E in Joseph's name is a "little" wonkey because I accidently did it upside down first. Ooops. I am still getting the hang of spacing and making sure the letter are even while still being curved. Quite a challenge sometimes.

This one is a locket style, so when you open it you see the three little disc's with the children's names and the the back piece that says love. It looks so pretty on!

Unfortunately I could not fit Emmalynn's full name on that little disc, so that would be why her "nickname" is on it instead.

I love making these and look forward to my quiet time to practice getting the letters a little straighter and the shading a little more even. Life is good :)