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Thanksgiving

was wonderful. It was such a beautiful day. A little on the warm side but beautiful nonetheless. We had a nice quiet morning, just the 3 of us. Thanked Jesus for our little peanut and enjoyed a peaceful morning. We spent the rest of the afternoon with the whole family at Chris' parents house. It was so wonderful having the whole family together. Dinner was absolutely delicious as were the drinks and desserts! It was our first year with not having to go from house to house, we stayed in one place the whole time with both of our families. We're looking forward to that being our new Thanksgiving tradition. So nice! A couple more things I am thankful for... Our baby's cry. As hard as it might be at times when it seems all she does is scream I am learning to be thankful for it. I have recently read of so many heartbreaking stories of people losing their little ones and her cry is a great reminder that she has air in those little strong lungs and is alive and well.. Another thin…

As Thanksgiving draws near...

We have so much to be thankful for. It's awesome that there is one day a year that focuses on all our blessings but we really need to make it our lifestyle. There are so many negative things going on in this world, things that seem to creep into our lives. They seem to sometimes take over all of the good. Chris and I spend time every night thanking the Lord for ALL of the good. They aren't always big things....it's mainly the simple things that we seem to take for granted. So as Thanksgiving approaches, what are you thankful for?

Here is my short list...

- Jesus, for loving me just as I am.

- My husband. I could go on and on about how wonderful he is...

- Our daughter, Kate. She is too precious for words and has filled my heart with more love than I ever knew was possible.

- My family. Their love and support means more than they know

- Our home.

- The power of prayer.

- Jesus choosing to heal Kate. His healing hand has been upon her and we no longer need to see a surgeon. This is…

I'm still here!

I'm still here! I think about blogging all the time but every time I go to sit down and write to y'all it seems I am needed by a sweet little baby. I finally have a few minutes to myself. What has been going on in the Andrews household? What hasn't?! We have been so busy but don't have one thing to complain about! I'll start with Kate... the Lord is answering our prayers every single day! Her infection is healed, the skin is growing back and the part that the surgeon is going to look at is almost all healed! We pray over her every night for complete healing and we are watching a miracle before our eyes. It is truly amazing. If it wasn't on her private part I would post how amazing the progress is but I'm not going to go there. She is now 6 weeks old. 6 weeks! wow! Our little peanut now weighs 10 and a half pounds and is 21 inches long! She is so stinking cute. Kate is going through a major growth spurt right now which is pretty exhausting. All she wants to …

A month old...

Already!? Where has the time gone? In a way it feels like more than a month with all we have been through but in another way I can't believe it's already been a month. Our little six and a half pound baby is now nine pounds! She is developing some pretty awesome rolls on her legs and has a pretty cute double chin. Shes trying to keep up with her momma, except mine are NOT cute. She continues to make us fall more in love with her everyday. We are convinced that she is the most precious, cutest, sweetest baby in the world. We might be a little biased but hey....it's true! Life as the three of us is quite different than when it was the two of us but we are adjusting well. Kate seems to have her days and nights mixed up most nights. She enjoys having a party in her moses basket for multiple hours during the night. Wish we weren't invited to those parties but it's so hard to deny those baby blue eyes staring at you. Kate is becoming really observant and curious to every…

my new best friend

is this awesome sling. I finally pulled it out of the closet yesterday when Kate was being super needy. She did not want to swing or snuggle in her bed. She wanted to snuggle on me. Don't get me wrong, my favorite thing in the world is to snuggle with her but I can't sit on my butt all day. I got her all snuggly in the little kangaroo pouch and away we went around the house and did our chores. It was wonderful until I tried to wash my face. I couldn't bend over to wash the soap off my face or else I would have slammed her into the vanity so I took a wash cloth and cleaned myself up. I then attempted to put my face on (make-up) and realized I was also getting make up on her. So I had to stand side ways with my face turned away from her so none of it would drop on her. We did some laundry, cleaned the dishes and then Riley threw up. Seriously? As if trying to wash my face and put on my make up weren't challenging enough I now had to get on the floor and clean up this mes…

.relief....soon....please.

The title says it all. Our poor baby Kate is really having a tough time right now. (so is her momma) Yesterday all she did was scream. I can't tell you how horrible it is. We tried everything, nothing seemed to sooth her. I felt so helpless. She has so much gas in her little tummy and is in extreme pain. Last night was the start of the projectile vomiting. She did it two more times this morning. Its terrible, comes out her nose and shoots right out onto me. I don't care about being covered in throw up or that our bed has been drenched in it. I just want to figure out what is making her do it. I called the doctor this morning to let her know what is going on and she wanted to see Kate today. My mom and I packed up and went to see her fabulous pediatrician this afternoon. Good news is that it looks like the vomiting is just from her having air bubbles in her tummy. Bad news is she is filled with so much gas that her tummy is extremely hard. It seems as if Kate is colic. I am hav…