Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Just for Daddy!!

GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I was tagged by my dear fried Katie Compton. Thanks Katie. So, here we go!

What was I doing 10 years ago:

-Senior year of high school in good ole' Vancleave, MS (which recently got it's first stoplight a few years ago!). I was eagerly anticipating going to college.

5 thing on my to-do list:

-clean bathroom
-write thank-you notes
-pay bills
-Make dentist appointment for Paige
-do laundry

5 snacks I love:

-yogurt with granola
-oatmeal raisin cookies
-fresh fruit
-diet coke
-iced animal cookies

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:

-buy a bigger house
-buy a beach house
-pay off debt (house, car, etc.)
-support others by giving substantially to church, friend, missions, etc.)
-Go on vacation and pay a babysitter to come with us!

5 bad habits:

-being too much of a germ-a-phobe
-fanatical about having the house in order
-don't spend enough time with my husband (since baby #3)
-keeping up with friends after they've moved (better since the blogging world!)
-too much t.v.

5 places I have lived:

-Gautier, MS (pronounced "Go-shay" - go figure) birth to 8th grade
-Vancleave, MS - 9th grade thru high school
-Mobile, AL - college at USA
-Christchurch, New Zealand - 2 months on a mission trip in college with campus outreach ministry
-Back to Mobile, AL - presently

5 jobs I've had or have:

-anesthesia aid- 12th grade
-Rec Center atr USA - first 2 years of college
-Mobile Infirmary - nurse tech in Surgical Intenseive Care Unit (SICU)
-Mobile Infirmary - RN in SICU
-Providence Hospital - RN on Labor and Delivery (prn-as needed), while simultaneously being a stay at home mother of three!

I want to know more about: (you're tagged!)

-Kim Baxter
-Amy Summerville
-Jennifer White
-Kim Cobb
-Laura Renfroe


One of those days....

Today is one of those days that I'm sure to experience several hundred more with three children! Paige has pink eye that we're treating, so she's home from school. Annalee's still potty training (enough said!). I'm nursing Davis every three hours trying to keep the girls away from him so he doesn't catch anything. I'm just waiting for Annalee's eyes to turn pink and Paige is now complaing of a sore throat which they swabbed for strep. The culture came back negative which I thought was great, but the doctor said that as far as the baby goes it would've been better if she did have strep because the baby would likely not get that! Great! So her advice was keep the other children away from him for a week. Ok! That's sounds incredibly easy! Especially with Paige home all day, who now lives to mother him! ( Can you detect the sarcasm?). I;m also trying to keep my house in some sort of relative order, because a house in disarray makes me so uncomfortable and I can't relax! I know this just is part of parenting and being a mother and a wife, but oh how I would enjoy a little vacation! Only the Lord knows how far away that is!

All Smiles!!

I love it when my babies finally start smiling in reaction to me. He's been smiling for a while, we've just been a little lazy about getting it on camera! I LOVE this little boy. When he smiles my heart melts and he is just irresistable!

Good News...

We got Paige's results back from her bone scan and they were normal. We are so thankful and are very appreciative of all of you who have been praying. We have to go back to Pensacola on June 4th for another visit to the rheumatologist to re-evaluate where she is and see if we need to take any more action or what steps we need to proceed with. The Lord has caused me to truly have to trust Him with her because I'm completely out of control in the situation. It's been good for me to have to look to Him first, because my natural instinct is to want to try to make things better myself and I can't. Also, I hate the idea that she has pain from it and I can't fix that either. It's been quite a learning and growing process. I'm still not quite settled yet because if nothing else is showing up, then why is she still limping after a year? Lots of questions, but still no definitive answers. So, we're still trusting God that He'll lead us and we'll follow willingly as we walk through this with her. Please continue to pray!

Monday, April 21, 2008

It's Potty Time Again!

Well, the time has come to potty train Annalee. As much as I dread it. I hate the potty training process. In the long run, it's wonderful, but the training process I loathe! She's doing pretty well I guess. I'm having to do a longer drawn out version with her. With Paige, I took 3 days of concentrated time and by the end of that she had gotten the basic concept so it was a little easier. Because I'm nursing the baby several times a day, I can't give Annalee that same concentrated time. So, we'll just go a little slower. I'm trying to just stay home most of the day, so she has several opportunities to go. I'm praying that she'll learn quickly, for my sanity mostly!!

Our Growing Boy...

Davis went for his 2 month check-up on Friday (Well, actually it was 2 1/2 months, but I do the best I can!). He weighed 11 lbs 3oz and was 22 in. long. He's growing so fast. I need him to slow down a bit. I guess because he's #3 and I'm busy with the other two as well, that time literally FLIES by! I love these little baby days and I don't want them to slip away too quickly. Davis is doing very well. Since about 6 weeks old, he's been sleeping through the night and at 10 weeks today, he's averaging about 8-9 hours a night. He's been a really good baby and Is VERY snuggly. Scott took these pictures the other day at the park. I could just eat that little foot and fat little leg!

Bone Scan

We had to take Paige for a bone scan on Friday. She was really a trooper. They basically had to inject some medication into her vein, and then a few hours later she had to lay still on the table for the scan, which took about 30 minutes. She did wonderful and Scott and I were able to sit with her through it. We'll find out the results some time this week and I'll post the news that we receive. For those of you who don't know, she had the scan because she's been limping for quite some time and has been given a diagnosis of mild juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). The bone scan is to tell us if any joints are "hot" and we'll have a better idea of how to treat it if any action needs to be taken. The doctor told us that being so mild, he's hoping it will resolve on it's own, so that's obviously what we're praying. I just don't want her to hurt and hate to watch her struggle in any way. I know the Lord knows exactly what He's doing in her life and I have to daily surrender her to Him. She is such a sweet and sensitive child, and I trust that the Lord will use this to one day draw her to Himself .

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A few more belated Easter pics...

Aunt Christi with the broken bubbles!
Paige petting the pony.

Annalee loving on the sheep!

Sweet sisters!

Larsen looking all innocent in the leaves!

Annalee having a blast because Mimi and Papa give her ice cream.

Dane and Jill posing for their photo op!

Papa's golf cart that the children can't get enough of!


So, every now and then I realize things that I do that are normal to me but not necessarily to everyone else. I realized that anytime I'm at home for any significant length of time, I put on pajama pants. I know it's because I want to be comfortable, but it's not like my clothes are necessarily uncomfortable (not counting the pre-pregnancy jeans I'm fitting into, which fit but aren't labeled comfortable yet!). It's so habitual to me that I didn't even realize that I did it. If I didn't have to take Paige to school or run errands I might never get dressed! However, it's not like I just sit on the couch all day either. I just like to cook, clean, play with my kids, etc... in my pajama pants! I feel like I have to justify myself, but I don't really have any great reasoning behind it. I guess I'm just a little crazy with an overwhelming desire to be in the comfort of my p.j.'s!