Thursday, February 18, 2010

Long Week

tru dat.

look closely at the shirt- she put it on today and she will never take it off...

tonight i'm feeling really tired and worn out. it's been a really rough week with a lot of ups and downs. my heart is all wrapped up in my brother and his family, and it's been hard to keep things running smoothly around here.

dave was (and still is) gone tonight and all the kids were fighting for my attention. they're in bed now- except for is possible to nurse and type at the same time in case anyone wondered.

tyden was crying all through dinner cause i wanted him to take a bite of applesauce. applesauce. it's apples and sugar. he will not touch fruit of any kind- so frustrating. he never did taste it.....

tekoa got off the toilet after she pooped and somehow got poop all over her legs, the toilet, her pajamas, the floor, and the door. do not ask me how it got on the door. let's just say i was NOT thrilled.

wren is teething and has been wanting to be held constantly. i can't physically do that and take care of the others and keep the house from looking like a tornado came through it. i want to hold her, i feel bad that she's in pain- but i just can't. not to mention that she's big and she gets really heavy.

and shaeya is bored. all the time. it's is driving me crazy. i've done a lot with them the last 2 nights but it's never enough. the second i start to do something for me (not actually me...i'm referring to things like cleaning, cooking, showering) she starts up with the "i'm bored- there's just nothing to do." a person can only take so much of this....

anyway- enough of my whining- i feel better just getting it out. and i'm sure dave will be thankful i got it out before he walks in the door.

in case you are wondering about drake's test results, we did get some news yesterday- i'm just not sure if it was good or bad.
there were no obvious signs of damage in his brain, but they said it is a bit underdeveloped. the size of a baby at 35 wks gestation. we don't know what that means at this point.
he passed his vision test, but failed his hearing test in one ear. from what my dad told me tonight he will not ever hear from that ear. and has a 50% of losing the other in the next 3 yrs.
so nate and brook have to decide by tomorrow if they are going to start a 6 wk treatment to help delay hearing loss in the good ear and help his brain develop a little more quickly.
it's a new treatment- not a lot of studies done- and it's very intense.

please pray for them tonight and tomorrow for wisdom. i don't know how to make a decision like that, so pray for God to give them a clear answer.

please God, give them a clear answer. give them wisdom and hope and peace.

"It is through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. So bummed about Drake's hearing test. I was praying that the first one was wrong. We just got to keep praying. I can't imagine trying to make these kinds of decisions w/out God. I'm praying they will have a peace about the right decision, whatever it is.

    ps. you sound like you need a night away from your little darlings.

  2. It does feel better to just say it. I remember just venting makes all the difference. Sigh...motherhood is soooo awesome but it does take so much and it grows us so well in the Lord! You are an awesome mom.