Tuesday, August 23, 2011

There are only three of us at the table...

Some girlfriends and I started a new group on Facebook, Accountable for Christ, and it is amazing! I've never been so inspired, it is just a great group of ladies and God has really been working thru all of us. I've been studying like crazy, posting and enjoying the ladies' comments and words of wisdom. I've been trying to get as much reading in as I can before Gavin comes home. The charge nurse feels that, at the rate he is going, he will be ready to come home in two to three weeks, as long as there are no setbacks. We have been calling the nursery after every feeding to check how much he's taken from the bottle. This is his last obstacle, taking the whole bottle to get to ad lib feedings.

So I went about my day, taking care of Aidan, taking care of poor Gary, who's been sick, reading, posting, visiting Gavin, taking care of Aidan, etc. I was so proud of myself for taking initiative to clean. I did three loads of laundry (although, one was wet in the washer from the night before, and I didn't quite put one away yet), I filled the dishwasher and started it (well, it was quite full from yesterday when I started, let's just hope everything's clean), made dinner (even if it was a frozen Stouffer's chicken and rice back, it had to be better for Gary's cold). I really felt accomplished. But I wish I would have had time to sweep and vacuum. And maybe do the dishes in the sink. And Aidan's and Gavin's clothes still need to be washed and put away. My final realization that my time management skills may need some work was when I was setting the table, or, trying to.

I reasoned with myself, there are only three of us at the table, we don't need much room. But I guess I have my work cut out for me tomorrow. And what might be my prayer request for tonight? Discipline to do my housework before I try to inspire the world!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Aidans toy

He figured out that if he presses the buttons the people pop up!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

At the nursery

Sitting in the nursery with my baby. I want Gavin home so much. I want to hold him in my arms while he sleeps, stare in his eyes when he's awake, and even wake up with him for his nightly feeds. He looks so sad with his oxygen canula, he just sleeps with this virus, I don't get to see his beautiful, dark eyes darting back and forth. He has amazingly soft hair, so I sit and stroke it while he sleeps, and kiss his forehead. He has a whole new world at home, outside of the nursery. I can't wait to be worrying about diapers and feedings & keeping Aidan quiet during his naps!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Aidan playing with his birthday cake

Gavin's latest video - for you Uncle Steve!

Aidan's First Birthday Party

I'm so happy Aidan had a good birthday party. He got to spend time with family friends, play with his very own birthday cake while wearing a crown (because of course he wouldn't eat it!), and he got tons of cool toys and clothes! It was bittersweet with Gavin in the hospital, but he is where he needs to be. He needed another breathing treatment today but he is doing much better being back on the oxygen. I think we will stop being in such a hurry to have him home and just concentrate on September 26th, if he comes home sooner it will be a bonus. It was so hard to celebrate knowing he was at the hospital all alone.

I also missed my best friend of 25 years, who moved to Texas with her family. She is also where she needs to be, but it just wasn't the same without her. I love you Paula!