Thank you everyone for your prayers! Matthew is doing much better now. (I am sorry that I didn't come in here and update sooner). And the little girl didn't get sick either !
We had org. planned on starting at two months but dh and I prayed about it and we both felt uneasiness in our spirit so we delayed them. Then we were going to start at 18 months but he had the flu so we pushed it back and then he had a cold at his 2 year appointment so the dr. said to wait. I am really glad that she did as we didn't realize how sick he really was...we have since gotten him his Hib and Pc13 and will go in either in Nov or Dec to get his first DTaP. We are still debating about the MMR. I really wish that they still had separate shots for that one as I really don't like the idea of giving more than one live virus vax at a time and all rubella vaxes come from aborted fetal tissue. We won't get the chicken pox vax unless he doesn't naturally acquire the pox by the time he is a pre-teen. (That vax was only developed to save $ due to the number of days that parents had to take off of work to care for their child.) And we will fill in the rest of his shots once he gets a little older (polio, Hep B and A).
Katie - what did you guys do on your vacation (to LA)?
Polly although not that extreme (w/the medicine) that is why I also don't like going to my mother's house. I spend the entire time practically chasing Matthew around and telling him no.
Posting this now b/c I think M is having a bad dream...not sure if he is awake or not yet...
Not awake just sleep talking Katie that is so awesome about Tristyn reading!!! And her costume sounds soooo cute!
DeeDee thank you for such a great quote from Hebrews. My MIL was talking to me about something similar this weekend. She was talking about how when Jesus was on the cross He asked God to forgive the people that crucified Him. He didn't ask for judgment, insult them, grow defensive, etc.
Thanks everyone. I am not sure exactly when I am due but I think it will be around the middle of June. (I can't remember when I had my period in Sept., which is why I am not positive).
Reviving our NET. Its been ages!
I am just sitting here, in this gorgeous beach front house watching the waves and thinking about how powerful God is. We are at a family reunion at the Outer Banks in NC. The weather is cold with strong winds today and the ocean looks particularly fierce and impressive with the all the white capped waves and the spray. The ocean and the stars are two things that make me stop and realize how insignificant and powerless I really am compared to God. Its a strangely awe-inspiring and fascinating.
In other news, on New Years, we went out to the boardwalk and watched my DH and his brother set off artillery shell fireworks (they are like bottle rockets, and shoot off 4 or 5 times). On the last one, the first 3 went off just fine and shot straight in the air. The 4th one went flying to the left across the beach. The 5th one shot straight at my DH (who was about 10 feet away). It actually HIT him, and he brushed it off. He got a couple steps away before it exploded and showered all over him. Everyone was laughing, but my first response was being worried for his safety. Thank God, he was completely fine. I am so grateful that it didn't explode when it hit him.
He joked that it was because he was wearing his Chuck Norris shirt.
How are you girls doing? How was your Christmas and New Years?
I'm... alive. We're surviving, but I don't think thriving just yet. I've actually felt really overwhelmed lately. Two is certainly harder than one. But it's also great. They are adorable, sweet babies.
We've decided dh is getting the big V this year. And hoping it doesn't fail, I'm happy to have to never be pregnant again.
Polly, that sounds scary with the fireworks! I cannot stand fireworks being set off by people. I much prefer it being left to the professionals. Fortunately, DH feels the same way as I do, so I don't have to worry about his wanting to set any off!
Amanda, I can imagine that 2 babies would be tough. Plus, you have two others!!
I manage to get a 3 year old and a 10-month old dressed, fed, played with, comforted, bathed, and to sleep everyday. I also keep up with day to day cleaning, like vacuuming/sweeping, getting dishes cleared, things put away, kitchen and bathroom wiped down, but I struggle with the getting any heavy duty cleaning done. I am lucky if I can do some heavy duty cleaning once or twice a week, and it really bothers me!!
My Christmas was nice. My parents came in, and DH and I were nervous since they have not forgiven DH for anything he has done, but everything went well. New Year's was very uneventful. DH fell asleep before 11, and DS2 was up at 11:45, so I wished him a happy new year. I have a lot of hope for DH and me this year. Things have been better than they have in a long time.
Polly I am so glad your hubby is okay! That is so scary!
Amanda: I bet those twins are so cute!! My mom had a 4 yr old 3 yr old and then 2 newborns when she had me and my brother. I will ask her things from when I was a baby and she will usually say "I don't even know, it was all a blur." HAHAHAHA!!! And she was pregnant again by the time my brother and I were just about 1. I am sure you are doing an awesome job.
Christmas was so great. We went to church and then it was so nice here that we got to take the kids to the park for a couple hours on Christmas Eve and then Christmas day was all about staying home and enjoying our little family (first time for us since we had kids!!) New year's was good. DD's bday is New Year's eve so we had a little party and then we went to dinner. My eyes were falling but I made it to midnight!! (again, first time since we had kids!!!).
I'm glad to hear that you are your DH have been doing better, Lisa! I hope that 2012 is a year of great healing for you both.
That had to be scary with the firework!
I can't even begin to imagine what it might be like to have two young children and then throw in newborn twins. I imagine that you will get into the swing of things soon.
This was also our first Christmas at home in a long while - even before the kids we were yanked in so many directions. We still ended up very busy, but it ended up being a nice Holiday week for us this year. We also had Malachi's first birthday party on 12/31. After I hurt my back on 12/01, I had to cancel his original birthday party (12/10) since I was not in good shape and I didn't want to stress out the rest of my family. They would have had to come home from their full time jobs, take care of me and also get everything in order for the party. I can honestly say that I NEVER want to hurt my back again but the risks are great for a re-injury. Now that my chronic fatigue seems to be over, I'm going to give getting back in shape a shot. I am in horrible shape because I was unable to work out with my CFS (I would not get any endorphins while working out then would have a lot of trouble just getting out of bed the next several days) for the last eleven years. We are praying that the CFS is finally done for good. I was an athlete before the CFS and really want to get back to an active lifestyle.
Well, that is quite the summary for me!
Lisa: I am so glad to hear you and your husband are doing well. I also just think it's so amazing that you have stood by him AND your marriage even though you have family members that disagree with your decision.
Jessica: I can't even imagine having CFS OR a back problem!! I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better in all aspects.
Amanda: YAY for a good routine!! I love routine's and I know some people think I am crazy, but it makes it sooooo much easier on EVERYONE!
Its great seeing how you all are doing! Glad everyone's holidays went well.
Amanda - I can totally understand being done! Children are a blessing, but not always an easy one. Especially twins plus two! Praying for you.
Jessica - Sounds like you have been having a rough time. Is your back any better now? Praying for you, too.
So as most of you know, we are naming this baby Carter. Well, Emilyn Carter, but we will call her Carter. Its after my DH's uncle. Uncle Carter is here at the family reunion, so I have been able to get to know him better. I'm really glad I had this opportunity before the baby is born. I really like him. He is very laid back, good-natured, great with the kids. Just an all around fun nice guy. DH's dad was in and out of his life when he was younger, and his Uncle Carter really stepped in and became the male role model he needed, and gave him the love and encouragement that was lacking from his dad. I can really picture that now since meeting him.
Anyway, its nice to get to know the person we are naming our daughter after. Especially since I like him a lot now, too.
Thank you all for the prayers! It has been a good week for my back so hopefully I am on the mend. I had only one good day last week and this has been four days in a row.
That is great, Polly, that you have finally me the person that you are naming this little girl after. I'm so glad that you also like him and it is so great that you are honoring a man who means so much to your DH.
Amanda - I am glad that the new schedule worked out last night! Are the babies giving you a good chunk of sleep yet?
Polly, that's great that you got to meet Uncle Carter, and that you really like him.
Jessica, I am glad to hear that your back is feeling better. I know that back pain is no fun!
DH told him over the phone a while ago. I didn't hear him, but DH said he was shocked and thrilled. And when he learned it was a girl it didn't phase him at all. He was like "I've met a few girls named Carter!" Lol