Friday, May 3, 2013

FRIDAY AGAIN!

Well it's Friday again and we have started May as well....YAY!  Could be baby month for Melody.  Hopefully not till the end of the month though.  She is technically not due till June, but a visit to her doc again yesterday confirmed that she will probably not make it that far.  Personally, I'd love to see her make it all the way to June.  We have NO June birthdays, haha.  And with such a big family, I'd love to spread things out a bit.  But at the end of the day, what will be will be, and all we really want is a healthy baby.  But she is far enough along now, that if she were to go into labor, they will not even try to stop it.  Melody of course is sooo done with this pregnancy, haha.  I remember the feeling well having been there myself 4 times, but I also know you quickly forget all the discomforts once your holding that baby in your arms.  I FINALLY did get her package of things I had made off to her this week, and I am anxious to see the quilt on Sam's big boy bed.  As I have told you all many times before, Melody sends me pics everyday of Sam, and at least one video a week as well.  It helps me feel like I am not missing everything, and helps me feel more connected.  Not as good as a good hug and kiss, but certainly WAY WAY better than nothing.  I have been amazed recently at how well he is starting to talking.  Repeats everything she says.  He is 19 months now.  I will try and post the video I opened this morning....

video


He is also starting every conversation I have with her with "Hi Grandma" which he says plain as day.  I will confess it melts my heart.  Just wanted to show you a picture of his new book shelves that daddy made for him out of rain gutters.  I thought it was soo cute!  Sam LOVES his books, so I have a feeling this will be a big hit in his new big boy room...

HE IS READING THE VIDEO BOOK THAT GRANDPA AND I MADE HIM FOR CHRISTMAS.  I GUESS HE LOVES IT, BUT MOM AND DAD HAVE HEARD IT ONE TIME TOO MANY, HAHA


Other than that, our visit yesterday with the neurologist went very well.  He has prescribed a new medication HOWEVER!! it is the same medication she has been on, but it comes in a time released form now so he is hoping that the steady stream of it in her bloodstream will keep the seizures away, and yet we will NOT have to go through an actual drug change.  I am soo excited about this.  Guess time will tell, but I am VERY hopeful that this will be the answer to our problems, and SUPER excited over the NO drug change at this time.  Meanwhile poor mom is still struggling with her injuries from the fall (which btw the neurologist said more than likely caused the latest small seizure, not a medication problem ~ also good news!) and her primary care doc has ordered an MRI and we are waiting for authorization.  Meanwhile, the neurologist got through an authorization on a cat scan and so we are hoping to "maybe" get that done today.  But mom can just barely walk, and is quite a bit of pain.  I wheel her around in her wheelchair when we have to be out, and here at home she struggles along with her walker.  Sooo hopefully we will have more answers on that soon.

It was 96 degrees here yesterday and this house just really is not insulated well, so I popped on the air conditioner late in the afternoon, and was horrified when I realized it wasn't working!  So today a repairman is coming around noon, and hopefully it will be nothing expensive to fix, and it won't be when we need to maybe go get the cat scan done.  It is not suppose to be quite as warm today, which I am grateful for.  Not quite ready for BLAZING heat yet.  I know lots of you have had some snow again this week, which is soo hard for the So. California gal to fathom.

I am TRYING to wrap up the bibs and burp cloths this week, but we have been soo busy it hasn't happened yet.  I have a total of 13 bibs for Larissa, which does seem silly, but like I said I am mainly using scraps and trims on hand, and it only takes about 15 minutes or so to do from start to finish, so why not?  Drooling, spitting babies can go through several a day as I recall.  Anyway, here are the "new" ones I did this week.  Some of the ones I made were just repeats of ones I already made for Melody.  Melody only got 7 btw, haha, but she has LOTS left over from Sam.


LOVED THE BEE ONE!  THE BOTTOM HALF AND BACK OF THIS BIB IS DONE IN YELLOW TERRYCLOTH.  SOO CUTE!

THIS ONE HAS THE FLIP SIDE OF BRIGHT AQUA BLUE TERRY CLOTH, YOU CAN KIND OF SEE IT IN THE STRAPS

SWEET LITTLE TURTLES...THIS ONE WILL HAVE A MATCHING BURP CLOTH

LOVED THIS CUTE FABRIC!

Guess that's about it for now.  Looking forward to another hopefully (God willing) relaxing week-end.  OH! and one last post.  My son posted this on Facebook yesterday for National Prayer Day....maybe you can join us in praying for our Nation.  Enjoy your week-end, and God's blessings to you all!

Heavenly Father, You are the Creator of Heaven and earth.  You have been so gracious and merciful to the United States of America over the years.  Yet Lord we know that we are on borrowed time.  We have turned out back on You in many ways.  We have kicked you out of our schools, our courtrooms, and our government.  Our sins against You are many; abortion, murder, sexual immorality, drunkenness  drug abuse, idolatry, greed, lies, and selfishness.  Lord you would be totally right to bring Your judgement upon us, for we are guilty   But we cry out for Your mercy, we cry out for Your grace!  According to Your abundant mercy and loving kindness, please forgive us Lord.  The nations of the world identify Your name with the United States, God glorify Your great name!  Lord Jesus bring revival to Your church, baptize us afresh in Your Holy Spirit!  Add to the church daily such as are being saved, as the gospel is boldly preached.  May we repent with all of our heart and turn back to You personally and nationally.  Oh Lord, forgive!  Oh, Lord save and heal!  Not because of who we are but because of who You are.  But no matter what Lord, we will worship and obey You.  For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, in Jesus name, Amen.


10 comments:

  1. So hoping the new time released meds work better for your Mom. Bless her heart, she's really been through it, along with you.

    Oh, we'd love some 96 degree weather. We're in rain and suppose to get to upper 30's tonight. So crazy for spring!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Hi Debbie, Happy Friday to you! I love getting caught up on Sam, seeing the bibs and reading about your mom. Praying the doctor has some answers about the meds etc.
    Praying for God's Mercy and forgiveness on our country. I did not like the Presidents regs on service men&women not being able to share about their faith.
    Have a wonderful weekend-it is beautiful here today but not as warm as you.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  3. Sounds a little warm and yet I have friends in Wisconsin that just got 8 inches of snow!

    I hope the time released medicine will work.

    sandie

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  4. I absolutely love those shelves, such a clever idea (might have to copy that one) Hope the new med works for your mom and she starts to feel better soon. Losing your mobility is tough...will keep praying. I know you have got to be getting excited about the new babies...bibs are cute. Sam as always is just adorable. Hope your weekend is a nice restful one
    Blessings to you

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  5. Debbie, were you the one that emailed me about my "no reply on comments?" I think you were but it drifted through my email and then was gone and I wasn't sure it was you. But, thanks so much because that must have happened when I changed to Google+ and I cannot figure out how to get it fixed. It aggravates me too death. Do you know where to go to change it. I knew on Blogger where to go but not on Google+. I had no idea it was that way until you brought it to my attention. Thanks so much and if you know how to "fix" it, please let me know. Thanks! Sorry I sent this through comments but I couldn't find your email on your blog.

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  6. Praying hat the change in formulation on your mom's mediation will done trick and for good results with the scan and MRI. Those bibs are so sweet and ill be appreciated, I'm sure. Have a blessed weekend.

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  7. I do hope you see some improvement with your mom and the new meds. Sounds like she's had quite a time of it.

    I have a June baby...such a lovely month for a birthday. I have two nephews and a niece with May birthdays and a nephew with a June birthday so lots of birthdays coming up around here. Hubs, me, and my youngest are all September so we kind of knock out the birthday stuff in a bunch in just two months out of the year.

    Enjoy your weekend...we're supposed to be in the upper 60's today. Finally-spring weather!

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  8. I pray the time release meds really help your dear mother.
    That little Sam is soooo cute and talking so well now! I can hardly wait for Melody's new little one, Luke, to come into the family. I love that name and have a great nephew who is a Luke.
    All of the things you sew for your grands are so cute and I know appreciated.
    Hugs!

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  9. I do hope this new medication works.
    I am praying for no more seizures.
    The bibs are great.
    Wasn't the heat this weekend brutal?
    I am so glad it finally broke today.
    I am not ready for this kind of heat yet. I hate to complain when others are having snow but I would gladly take some, wouldn't you?
    Have a nice day today Debbie.

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  10. I hope your mom will do better on the timed release medication. I have to say I loved the video of Sam! Little ones are too cute when it comes to babies in the tummy. It was such fun hearing his sweet voice. I feel the same way about our little Kenzie. I replay all of the videos my niece sends to me. I can't wait to see her in person again though.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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