Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Praise Him for the jobs that Hubby and I have. Like I've said before, we may not always like them, but we have them!
Praise Him that having those jobs allows us to have a cleaning lady come in every other week. She has saved our marriage! Just kidding. Actually, no - I'm serious.
Praise Him for the two beautiful, healthy children who call me mommy.
Praise Him for our family and friends who continuously support us. This weekend's March for Babies is just one example of them being there for us - both through financial support and walking with us.
Praise Him for my sight (even if it's not the greatest, I've got it). Whether it's in my children's eyes or a grove full of oranges, I'm blessed to see beauty every day.
Praise Him for the amazing healing powers of aloe - the only thing that has helped me through this dreadful sunburn!
Praise Him for little giggles that warm my heart.
I know that there are so many other things to praise Him for. So many that I can't even begin to list them, but He knows they're in my heart and He hears the praise.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Anyway, this was Buddy Roe's first beach trip and I'm sad to say that unlike his big sister, he doesn't seem to be a big fan.
While we were still at the beach BBug told us, "You're the Best Mom Ever! And Daddy's the Best Daddy Ever! And this is the Best Day Ever!"
Friday, April 24, 2009
And just so we're clear...the outfit - she put that together all by herself so she could go to the store with her daddy. And yes, I let her go just. like. that.
Well, with Dora Crocs and before she was soaked, but you get the idea!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
And Cagen, well he's pretty easy to please and I think he's adorable in just about anything!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
In case you can't tell, it's a snake skin...a very fresh (Hubby had just mowed the yard and it wasn't there then), still damp snake skin.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The doctor told us everything looked great and he would see us in a year. Then he started laughing!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
That's right, I said TROUBLE.Well, actually Charleigh said it. Here's a conversation from our house last night...
Daddy: Who made a mess?
Charleigh: The boys.
Daddy: Which boys?
Charleigh: MY boys.
Daddy (trying not to laugh): Oh really?
Charleigh: Yeah, they're trouble!
Daddy: That's right baby girl, boys are trouble! And you just remember that!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
OK - the reason I wanted to share that very brief summary of Cagen's beginnings is that we are 25 days away from the March for Babies!
Like I said in a previous post, Motivation and Determination, even though we've never had any direct contact with the March of Dimes, the fact that they're dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality and that issue that hits close to home for us, prematurity, makes me want to be involved in some way.
And the more I thought about it over time, the more stories that came to mind of people that we actually know who have been personally affected by these very issues that the March of Dimes fights against.
Too many of our family and friends have had premature babies. Some of them who survived and are now thriving, others who only got to sit with families on earth for a moment before becoming angels in Heaven waiting for the day the rest of us can join them.
Too many of our family and friends have had perfect babies challenged daily by physical imperfections.
Too many of our family and friends have never been able to physically hold their child, but will keep their memories in their hearts forever.
And for all of these too many's we are only a small fraction of the families facing these challenges.
That's why Cagen's Crew is Marching for Babies. And that's why I'm going to ask each of you (those that I know personally and even those that I don't) to help however you can.
It doesn't have to be by sponsoring Cagen's Crew (although I would love for you to ~ there's even a link to the right that you can click on to do so).
It could be by walking in your local March for Babies, buying brownies at a local bake sale for a March for Babies team, or even just by donating a dollar at the grocery store checkout when they ask if you want to support the March of Dimes.
I know that times are tough economically. I know that you're all watching your pennies, we're doing it here too. But if we all do just a little bit it can add up to so much!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Until that is, this past Thursday. And now, now he's a rolling machine! Well, kind of. Maybe. OK, not really but he did do it a few times and I was able to catch it on camera once!
He's still not rolling from back to front, but give him time. He'll get there!
And now, for your viewing pleasure ...
Please tell me you tuned out my awful video voice! Do I really sound like that in real life? Someone, please tell me I don't!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
We took him in for his 4 month shots and his 6 month checkup yesterday (he's 5 1/2 months old, but his shot schedule has been adjusted for his prematurity).
He was such a good boy for the nurse giving the shots. When she was getting the first shot ready she told us it would sting and he wouldn't like it...my baby just laid there. The next one he fussed just until the needle came out and the last two he was done crying by the time we picked him up. That's it!! No more tears, no fussing, no squirming.
Like I told the nurse ~ if the boy can have a spinal tap done without crying (honestly, when they did his spinal tap in December there wasn't a single tear), these shots should be a piece of cake!
The doctor was pleased with the progress he's making. He's developmentally on track for his adjusted age and he's still on target with his growth. Still only in the 25th percentile but on target! He is now 14 lbs. 15 oz. and 25 1/4 inches long!
He is babbling now, but is pretty quiet about it. The pediatrician actually said he would be worried about his hearing if he hadn't passed the newborn hearing tests. But since he did pass that, it appears that he's just going to be a quiet, laid back child ~ Oh the differences in my children!