Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Also, I want to let everyone know that this is Infertility Awareness week. I have several friends TTC (Trying to Conceive) and I'm asking that everyone who reads this, please say a prayer for them! You can also view their blogs by clicking on their names on my sidebar: Tiffany, Kami, and Ashley.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I wasn't crying tears of sadness because this huge swing set is taking up the backyard...
I wasn't crying tears of happiness because we were finally finished...
I wasn't even crying because it was FREE (though we are EXTREMELY grateful to "grandma Cheryl" for it...
I cried because I was overwhelmed, remembering the time when I thought "my child will never come," "I will never be a mommy," " why can't I get pregnant?" I cried for my friends whose babies haven't come yet... I thought you wonderful girls who I have come to love and cried for you because I remember what it felt like to think... "I won't ever need a swing set."
And now I do!
Sometimes, God gently reminds me just how blessed I am! On my way to church this morning as I was again thinking about our new swing set I said, "Thank you God, for my baby" through my tears of happiness. I'm so thankful for her and the fact that we now need, a swing set.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, "Grandma Cheryl." We love you!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
First, she sat on her blanket and played with her toys...
Then, she decided this was NO fun unless she could get a little dirty (remember, just bathed)...
And this last one is hilarious. Benjamin (our little mut dog) started FREAKING out at the neighbor dog when the neighbor was walking his dog down the street. First of all, the neighbors dog is a big black lab, Benjamin is little. Second, Benjamin NEVER barks or even attempts to be violent. He has NEVER acted like this AT ALL! But, he was protecting sister. He literally sat AT the edge of the yard the ENTIRE time Bailey was outside. He was going to make sure NO ONE bothered her!
Bailey helped us clean out the Canna flower bed last night. It was SO cute! I forgot to bring the pictures to work so I'll have to load them when I get home. We also got a new lap top! As much as I HATED to spend the money, it is a very nice one and should last us a while. Thanks to Bailey for spilling diet pepsi all over the other one, haha. Kids... I still wouldn't trade her for anything!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Which is what brings me to my next point:
I read A LOT of blogs! Most of the ones I read are about infertility, people struggling to have babies, people who have lost babies, or have sick babies. It honestly breaks my heart when I read someones blog and find that they are not a Christian. WHERE do they think that baby came from? That baby that is in their womb or in their arms, who created it? Who placed it where it is today? I have NEVER lost a child and I CANNOT nor do I pretend to imagine what that feels like. My baby is perfectly healthy and always has been so I have NO idea what it feels like to have a sick child. But, I did struggle for SEVERAL months trying to get pregnant and it was VERY hard for me! There were times when I would say "God, why are you not hearing my prayer? Why don't we have our baby yet?" But those women who have been blessed with beautiful marriages and babies, how can they not believe in God? I was reading a blog this morning about a girl who struggled to get pregnant and now is due to have a baby soon. She was blogging about how Easter is no big deal, crappy weather, nothing to talk about. How can you say that? I'm not so naive that I think everyone out there is a Christian, I'm just NOT! I teach at a public school for goodness sake! But, I'm asking you, those of you who read this, PLEASE, pray for those who are not believers! I feel for those tiny babies that will soon be born into non-Christian homes. Those innocent little ones who may not hear about Jesus and what he's done for us! Pray for those babies, and those families who don't know Christ! Pray that through their loss, infertility, sickness, and despair that they will STILL SOMEHOW be able to see God's grace, and the light at the end of the tunnel!
And to those of you who are STILL struggling and hoping for your own babies, I'm still praying for you! I DO know it's hard to wait! But, the prize is worth it!
Love you all!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
And, please say a little prayer for her. She has her 15 month check-up today and she has to get shots :(
AND, thank you to Ashley for nominating me for the "Sisterhood" award :) I can't post it at work b/c the picture won't come up but will get on it later :)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
So, I am very glad that she can stay home during the day. However, she HATES to sleep. She will bounce on the bed until she literally falls over! She can be absolutely exhausted and find a way to keep herself awake, whether it be dancing at the end of the bed or jumping up and down, or rolling all over the bed. I just don't know what to do! When she does go to sleep during the day she hardly ever sleeps longer than an hour! At night, she goes to bed and sleeps about 6 hours and then wakes up screaming until we giver her "milky" Which sounds more like "mulky" when she says it. Then, she will wake up about an hour to an hour and a half later. My mom says we will HAVE to put her in her own bed and let her scream! I honestly don't think Zach can do that! Now, I'm not saying I can. But, I do think I could hold out longer going to get her then he could. I just don't know what to do!!!! At 15 months I thought this would have ended by now! I don't know what to do and I would LOVE to sleep all night w/out a screaming baby!
Tiff, I'm still working on the other post we talked about :)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
When Monica was little she had the prettiest hair. And, since I'm the best hair dresser in the family (no lie) I always did her hair. She still has pretty hair but I never fix it because I'm not there. Anyway, I'm dragging this way out... sorry! Monica always wanted her hair in "loopies." Sometimes spelled "Lupies." Monica's nickname was lupey as a baby too. And this is what they look like... beautifully styled on my little Bailey. They are "baby" buns all over your head :). And, just as my DH said last night, "Melody, our baby is NOT black." I still think they are precious. And, I am hoping that my grandma Carter is smiling in heaven right now as she also once told me, when I did this to Monica many years ago, "Melody, I don't think her skin is the right color for that." However, NONE of us are in any way prejudice. My grandma said this in the sweetest way possible but this was her way of telling me that she didn't like it. Smile away grandma... I've now done it to my own baby! And by the way, if you can see this, I love you and miss you very much!
And, my WONDERFUL teacher's aide brought me this adorable little number today. She bought a yellow dress too! SO cute :)