Monday, August 24, 2009

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not pray nightly that my child would miraculously sleep 12 hours.

I did not shove some clothes into the closest just to make the bedroom "look" clean for my sanity.

I did not leave a poopie diaper on AG at 2:30 am when she just fell back asleep.

I did not break down numerous times today at numerous doctors visits.

I am sure this will become really fun when AG is older and doing things that I do not want her to do.

So what did you do this week that you would "not me!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cincinatti Update

First off, thank you all for praying for us so much during this time in our lives. We firmly believe God has a purpose for Anna Grace. She is a tough little cookie. She undergone ultrasounds, blood draws, and a few other tests that make even strong men cringe and she has done so well. Adam and I can feel God carrying us through this time in our lives.

We will be leaving on September 13th to drive to Cincinatti Childrens Hospital. On the 14th Anna Grace will under go an MRI. She will be sedated and possibly intubated because she is so small and young. This will be overwhelming for Adam and myself. The MRI will be done of her head and abdomen. In the recent weeks, an unltrasound found white spots on both of her kidneys. These spots are possible signs of another problem not linked to the Lymphangioma. A test was done of her renal function and her kidneys are functioning properly. Praise the LORD!

On the 15th, we will meet the surgical team to discuss possiblities. Please be in prayer for us as we will be given her diagnosis and plan. Again, we know God is in control.

Our specific prayer requests are:
That Anna Grace travel well. We will be driving and I am nursing her so this will call for frequent stops.

An easy sedation and fast MRI and recovery. She should not have to stay in the hospital after the MRI.

An easy diagnosis that can be fixed with as little surgery as possibly. Also that this can be done in Greenville instead of Cincinatti.

Most importantly pray for God's will to be done in her life and ours and that we may glorify Him. He chose us to be her parents and he knit Anna Grace together. No one knows how well her body work better than Him.

While we are gone we will be updating facebook and twitter. You can follow us on either. We plan to drive home on Wednesday. Thank you in advance for all the prayers you will be praying for us.

Friday, August 14, 2009

2 Months old

My sweet little lamb I cannot believe you are two months old! You had your shots yesterday and did so well. You and Dr. Phillips had a thrilling conversation as he checked you over and proclaimed....My she is beautiful. I didn't need anyone to tell me that. :)

You are 10 pounds 1 ounce and are 23 inches long. You have the prettiest longest fingers and love to kick your legs.

When you sit in your bouncy seat you only show love to the monkey. Poor hippo and lion are always left out.

You still love to be swaddled when you sleep.

Love the baskin robbins commercial with the ice cream and cake song. In fact it is what mommy and daddy sing to help calm you down. Jesus loves me also works.

You are sleeping ok. You keep us on our toes by throwing in a few bad sleep nights here and there but are easy to get back to sleep.

You talk all the time. I know that I am going to get whats coming to me. Word on the street is I talk alot and that My Mom had to deal with my constant chatter. Its ok though I love to her you chatting away.

You have been to Lake Lure already and will visit the beach around your 3 month birthday. After that we are going to Cincinatti Ohio for a few days. ( I will post more about that soon.)

Anna Grace you are a pure joy to your mother and father and everyone else that loves you.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Two babies

Most of you know that we had a "baby" before AG. Last summer I was informed it would take me forever to get pregnant not to rush because of my Chron's disease. So, Adam and I finally decided we were getting a puppy. In August, we found and fell in love with Pepper Jill. She has really been a great dog and was wonderful for me when I was on bedrest. Pep and AG have bonded a few times over licks (only on AG's feet).b By the way, I got pregnant with AG in late September. How is that for timing?

Some days, I have what we call Camp Burgess. Where AG, Pep, and I stay in bed and nap and spend the day together. This comes after a LONG night sometimes. Well Monday, my first official day as a SAHM (stay at home mommy) was a Camp Burgess day.

Here we are all in the bed. I am nursing Anna Grace when Pep jumps up and starts pacing...then shaking. I know whats coming. She has to go potty. I ask her if she needs to go outside and she immediately sits down. Bad sign. She is obeying by sitting when asked so she must really need to go. I potitely tell the dog you are going to have to wait. I was not interrupting AG at that point. My colorful dachshund comes bounding up to the boppy and gets in my face, shaking still, and starts licking me. As if she was saying PLEASE, right now!!

Fortuantely AG finishes and I jump up to take Pep before Camp Burgess gets peed on. :) We all go outside which is another blog in itself. Pepper won't GO potty. I couldn't believe it?! I thought I would kill her. :) She is pulling me and AG around the yard after birds and squirrells. Maybe she was telling me she really needs to walk?

Monday, August 3, 2009

We're Baaackkkkk

I can't believe I haven't blogged since Anna Grace was two weeks old. Its been a little bit crazy here so let me catch you up!

Adam is now employed with Upward in Spartanburg, SC. Today is actually his first day. We are super excited and can't wait to see what God is going to do through this change. Last night was our last night at Reedy River Baptist Church. It was bittersweet. Which brings me to change number 2.

With Adam being hired at Upward, I am able to stay at home with AG. So today is my first official day on the job as well. I have wanted to stay home with my children for years. I am blessed to be able and I have to admit this is the scariest thing I have EVER done. Please be praying for us as we make this transition.

For the past two weeks, Anna Grace and I have been on the road. Adam took the students to camp for a week so AG and I stayed in Gaffney with the grandparents and then the next week we all went on vacation to Lake Lure. Needless to say, our schedule was shot so we are trying to get back on track.

Some new things our lamb is doing these days:
Reaching for toys
Talking ALL the time, she coos and almost makes this squeal when she gets really excited! Its alot of fun
Keeping her paci in her mouth! WOW I never thought that would happen

I promise I will update more now that we are back and settled.