Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This morning we took Levi to see a pediatric opthamologist at Children's Hospital here in our area. Since birth Levi has had a blocked tear duct in his right eye. We were told that it would probably clear up. Well, unfortunately it didn't clear up on it's own so today we had a procedure to unblock the tear duct. Usually they can wait until a year to see if it will fully clear up on it's own but the down side to that is that if it doesn't by then they would have to use general anesthesia to put Levi under to do the procedure. Mark and I really didn't want them to have to put Levi under so we decided to have the procedure done today in the office. We prayed about it and really felt at peace with our decision to have it done now. It turned out that after the procedure the doctor said that his block was not in the normal spot and that it would probably only have gotten infected down the road. The other part is that she also said that there's a 50/50 chance that the procedure will unblock it. So we will go back in a month to see how everything healed and if it worked and then go from there. The next step then would be to have him put under and they would insert a temporary tube in his tear duct. So if you feel led please pray that the procedure he had done today would work and clear up the blockage.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Then he had enough and went back to playing so I moved and started taking more from this angle......so of course he made mommy happy and smiled some more.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The popular "worship" of the earth today in 2010 is no surprise to God. It's too bad they're worshiping the creation and not the Creator. Truly we should not be so self absorbed to really think we can actually save our planet.....because we can't. God is going to destroy the earth and we should stop wasting our time on pointless endeavors that will go nowhere. We need to start giving God the glory.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Playing with squirt guns in the rain. So much fun!
We served hotdogs and pototoe salad. Here's a picture of the cook!
Lulu had a great birthday. We had family and friends come and that made it really special.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Three years ago today Lulu was born!! Thank you Jesus for the blessing she is!! I was 10 days over due with her at that point. I felt like I was going to be pregnant forever. My labor started the evening before while we were leaving a restaurant that we had eaten dinner at. For dinner I ordered "whatever, just make it SPICY", so they brought me the spiciest hot sauce they had. We were done with our dinner and while we were walking out to our car I had my first contraction. This was at 7pm Monday, April 16th 2007. After our dinner Mark and I went for a drive while we were timing the contractions. After an hour of driving we went home and got ready for bed. I still wasn't sure if I was actually in labor, even though my contractions were like 8 min. apart and not stopping. It didn't hurt at all so in my mind I wasn't in labor......first time mom...LOL. As we were lying in bed I asked Mark to start tracking my contractions to see how far apart they were. My contractions at that point were about 3-4 min apart and not stopping. I still felt great and I actually fell asleep. Mark was so funny because he said to me "Kimmy, I don't know what to do, according to my notes your should be having this baby right now." So we tried to get some sleep and at this point it was about midnight. At 3am I woke up and noticed stronger contractions (but they still didn't hurt). In my mind if there was no pain, how in the world was I even close to having a baby? Actually I was closer then I knew. I called my midwife around 4am to tell her all that was and had been going on. Since I was a first time mom she thought I had a while too. So she told me to call back when things had changed and she reassured me I was actually in labor.....I was still in denial so hearing this was good. I called my mom to tell her not to go to work and to come over, this was about 5:30am. I decided to take a shower and get ready for the long "labor" ahead of me. Little did I know but I was actually getting close to transition at this point and most of my "labor" was almost done. Once I got out of the shower I started drying my hair and ate some breakfast that Mark made me. Then I lost the breakfast (sorry TMI) and I had a whopper of a contraction. Now I finally knew what everyone was talking about.....THIS HURTS!! I told my mom and Mark that I didn't want to do this anymore. At this point my poor mother was freaking out inside but keeping her cool on the outside. Later she told me how she was really thinking and preparing herself to catch the baby. So Mark at this point called our midwife back and said that we should "probably" meet her at the birth center. And my mom was thinking "PROBABLY!!!!!! We should have been there hours ago!!!!" so our midwife said she would meet us there in 45min....this was at 6am, we only live about 6min from the birth center. My poor mom......she was the only one thinking logically at this point. Both Mark and I were still a bit in denial and not thinking clearly. My mom wanted to jump in the car right then and go but we still had 45min until the midwife would get there, what's the rush?...LOL. So after more strong contractions we finally piled in the vehicles and headed to the birth center. My mom was in her car behind us anticipating Mark pulling over to deliver our baby on the side of the road. I honestly still thought I has hours and hours of labor ahead of me. Oh, by the way my mom's a trained doula.....she knew what she was seeing and she was seeing a baby being born any minute. Well, we made it to the birth center, this was at 7am. I asked to have the tub filled because I wanted into that nice warm water. Not too much longer I was in the tub and started pushing! My midwife was a bit surprised but when she examined me she had me reach down and feel Lulu's head for the first time. WOW!!! We were all so shocked that her head was right there. I will never forget that feeling. A few more pushes and she was out at 7:59am. Mark announced that "It's a girl.". We were all so excited. We didn't know what we were having. Lulu was a total surprise and such a blessing for us. Later that day we went home and rested. Lulu's birth was picture perfect and I truly enjoyed it.
Lulu, you are a gift from God. He has formed you and made you so incredibly special. I'm so excited to see what the Lord's plans are for your life. But no rush! I love you, your daddy loves you and please know that God loves you even more! Happy Birthday. Love Mommy ♥
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thank you to my parents for this trip. You guys went above and beyond to make this fun and memorable. We love you and can't wait to do it again!