Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
He'll actually be 18 weeks (4 1/2 months) on Friday. Wow, where does time go?! My baby's growing up!
He weighed 19 lbs. 2oz. and measured 27 1/2 inches long. He's still off the charts!
The doctor said he's beautiful and healthy, although he heard a little something in his chest; said croup is going around, but that he's healthy and fighting off whatever he has. I didn't even realize he had anything. He finally got over his congestion and cough a few weeks ago. Hope this doesn't turn into anything more serious.
Asked the doctor about Caedmon's sleeping habits. He doesn't sleep much during the day, still eats every 2 hours and for a week and a half now, hasn't been sleeping through the night - he's been up about every 4 hours.:/ Doc says for his size and age, he doesn't need to eat in the middle of the night and I can start ignoring him. We'll see how that goes!
The vaccines were not bad at all this time! He protested a little, but the nurse actually picked him up when she was done and he was fine with her! Even smiled and started talking! I feel so much better about them this time around. And he's sleeping soundly without any Tylenol!:)
So there you have it - the latest on the little guy!:)
There are many reasons I love working in the school system. One of them is snow days!:) What other job out there pays you to stay at home because of inclement weather?! Whenever anyone gives me a hard time about this ("must be nice..." blah,blah,blah) I just tell them that they chose the wrong profession.:)
This is only my third week of work and I've already had two snow days! I'm told this is very rare for the Ottawa ISD to close - they have to have a certain percentage of the county's schools close before they can. We've had some pretty bad weather these last two weeks!
But now that I'm only working part time, I don't actually wish for snow days - I enjoy work. But I'm also driving 30-45 minutes and I'd rather not drive on bad roads. So although I don't necessarily wish for a day off, I'm relieved not to have to drive in bad weather!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I started last Monday. It was not difficult like I thought it might be, going back to work and leaving Caedmon at home. I was feeling guilty that I didn't cry and terribly miss him while I was gone all day. I miss him some and look forward to getting home to him, but I really do enjoy being out and doing a job I love. I think it would have been a lot worse leaving Caedmon if I'd had to do it sooner, and if I had to leave him with someone other than Corey.
I always pictured myself being a stay-at-home mom. First of all, I didn't always see the financial implications of only one of us working, and second, I never thought I'd want to work after having children. But, being that my job is specialized, I make really good money, and I guess I just need an outlet.
Working part time is wonderful! I work three days a week and have four days at home to play with Caedmon and catch up on house work! It would be tough working full time and only having Saturday and Sunday to catch up on the house and spend time with Caedmon - one or the other would probably suffer, and I wouldn't want it to be my son, but a dirty, cluttered house drives me crazy!
So, all that to say, work is great! I'm so thankful God opened this door for us!
Monday, January 7, 2008
I went from single and making good money, to married and making good money, to making good money but now we own a house and have to pay utilities as well, to I'm jobless, to I'm jobless and have a baby, to my husband and I are both unemployed with a baby.
BUT, even now, we are still fine.
I think I worried more before, when I considered what could happen, than I worry now; now that I'm smack dab in the middle of what I'd feared!
We have been at the receiving end of friends' and family's generosity! And it's extremely humbling, but truly, truly appreciated!
Thank you to all who have been so kind to share with us! I love to see the ways in which God takes care of us! His ways are mysterious and amazing!
Here's an excerpt from Corey's blog that I ditto:
A major factor in such fearlessness is the generosity’s of God’s people. For years now I have been blessed with the beautiful charity of people who act with love. Recently, we have received so much love from different people coming along side of us, supporting us, encouraging us, and even helping us pay our bills.
God has used his hands and his feet to touch us and bless us. He has given us faith, and peace.
So this is my last week as a full time stay at home mom. I think it may be difficult to go back into the work force since my priorities have changed, but I also think that it may be good for me. Especially with my lack of a social life right now!
It began with finding out I was pregnant. This news came with a myriad of emotions! Caedmon came into my life and he was definitely my bright spot in 2007 - he has captured my heart!:)
It was a tough year as I experienced loss in most of the important areas of my life - family, job, church. And some of these losses continue to affect me.
But 2007 came to an end and 2008 began with my wonderful husband and son! What a blessing!
As we begin 2008 and I look ahead, I hope.
I'm not one to make resolutions. Just one more thing to feel guilty about if I don't accomplish them, and who ever does?! I'd rather do something from my heart at whatever point I feel convicted to do it.
But I hope. I hope for change, for new beginnings.
|HOPE is the thing with feathers|
|That perches in the soul...|