Sunday, May 29, 2011
The Misadventures of the Phillips' family (with pictures!)
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It's Sunday. Day of rest. I have a billion things I want to organize around my house (mostly still Annabelle's stuff, figuring out where to put everything), but I've decided that I am NOT going to do so. There is nothing that can't be done tomorrow.
So today, I'm resting! Well, as much as I can anyway.
I LOVE having Annabelle home, but it does have it's challenges.
Night-time is one of them at the moment. Last night, I was up again almost every half hour with Annabelle. Not that she was crying, but she kept tossing and turning all night and she still has her oxygen canula, her feeding tube, and her O2 sat prob on her, and man, she was ALL over her crib last night. And she got major tangled in those cords! They say not to let a kid around cords due to choking hazard... what do you do if your kid HAS to have cords in bed?!?
She doesn't roll over yet (a blessing in disguise!) but she does roll to her side... then back to her other side... and ends up at all angles over the bed. I got up at 1 and found her Gtube extention out of her Gtube... I think that had JUST happened though as the bed wasn't wet yet. I then got up about 3ish (and I think a few times in between... memory is fuzzy...) and changed a diaper and untangled her, only to hear her obviously have another dirty diaper twenty minutes later.
She kept tossing and turning and so I decided, ya know, she can't roll over yet, so I'm gonna put her on her belly so she'll stop rolling! It worked for a while.. but I got up about 5 because she was gagging (normal for her) and rolled her over to help.
I then found at 5:30 that her medicine port in her Gtube had come open, and we had been feeding the bed, probably since 5 when I rolled her back over.
I then counted my sleep as lost, changed her, gave her meds, then took her out to the living room to play since she was bright-eyed and awake.
Oh, and to top things off, we "accidently" weaned her methadone yesterday (long story) and forgot a breathing treatment in the morning. Which is REALLY frustrating because yesterday was the best day we have had so far... or so I thought!
One of these days I will be organized. One of these days I will feel comfortable doing all of this. I hope so anyway. I really do!
My hubby, mother-in-law, and kiddos are at church this morning, and I'm home with Annabelle. Just put her down for nap (although I hear her stirring... *sigh*)
Was watching TV preacher talk about "passing opportunities" and it was actually pretty good. (not that TV preachers aren't good or anything....) Anyway, his point was that God gives us opportunities in life, and that we need to take them when he gives them, as we might not get the same opportunity again. The obvious opportunity is salvation, which thankfully I took a long time ago! But his message was very similar to something God has been trying to teach me for a long time.
The example I've always gone to is the Israelites. They were giving an opportunity to enter "the promised land." They were too scared, said no, and paid dearly for it.
This has been my prayer for a long time, that God would help me to be in tune with him, and that I would grab hold to any opportunity that HE puts my way to draw closer to Him and to have what he has promised for me and my family.
So as my family sits at a big curve in the road with Annabelle coming home and job changes, and we are unsure of what lies on the other side, my prayer is that God makes us in tune with the opportunities He has for us, and that we won't sit in our little comfortable areas, that we'll step out in faith where He directs us to, even though we can't see what will come of it.
On a side note, I was sitting in bed this morning after I handed Annabelle off to Scott, praying that I would go back to sleep (I didn't...) but my imagination started to stir for first time in a while. A wee little idea for a book unearthed itself from somewhere in my sleepless state. It might not amount to anything, but it was fun to FINALLY have a scene play out in my head again... something that hasn't happened in almost a year. Not sure I'll write it just yet, but maybe soon:-)
And finally... PICTURES!!!!
Annabelle outside in her carseat for the first time! Getting ready for the trip home! She's thinking... wow.. that sun is BRIGHT!
First bath! She wasn't pleased. Also, I'm thinking we need to figure out something different to bath her in STAT. At least we'll get to use her baby bathtub a few times anyway!
Playing in the jumperoo!!! She likes it most of the time... and her toes finally it the ground (barely!)
First time in her high chair! She can't eat... but at least she can sit at the table with the family! She wasn't sure what exactly to think about it though...
Annabelle and big sis! (Karalynn is pleased, I promise... I think we had better pics of this on other cameras, they were getting irritated as they didn't know which camera to look at, HA!)
Scott will kill me for this, but it is my favorite. Like daddy, like daughter!
Mommy and Annabelle. It's so GOOD to have her home!