Boxes

They’re everywhere. And I am really trying to avoid the fact that they aren’t unpacking themselves.

The important thing is that we are in our new house, and as I type Todd is reading Bible stories to the girls (Abby, Ellie and Kate are sharing a room) while Charlotte is quiet.

That last part is noteworthy.

Some days are better than others but in general she just has a hard time around feeding. She has reflux but the suggestions I got from the doctor don’t seem to be helping and it stinks to see her so frustrated. I am nursing her but she isn’t really good at it yet so I’ve been bottle-feeding her breast milk most of the time. We have given her formula as well but that’s pretty sketchy. As if on cue, she just started screaming. It was right before Adam’s rib got yanked out.

So, anywho, where was I?

Oh yes.

Reflux.

Any thoughts? We have tried cereal in her bottle and the medicine the Dr. gave us (I forget what it’s called and I would need to stand up and walk to find out, so let’s skip it) but she still seems upset. Feel free to email me or leave any suggestions you all have in the comments so we can all read them. As it turns out I am wide awake in the middle of the night and can stop back and catch myself up…:)

As far as life in general, we’re doing great. Blessed to have a wonderful house and incredibly sweet neighbors. We have received four plates of homemade cookies so far and have spent hours outside chatting. It is the kind of neighborhood where people just sit on their porches and drink coffee, waving to all the people who go by. I asked one of the neighbors if they had ever had any problems and she said that the teenagers get into mischief in the summer. When I asked what she meant she explained that they occasionally flip garbage cans upside-down and don’t stop fully at the stop sign. Then she told me that she and her friend used to sit outside and launch tennis balls at anyone that didn’t at least slow down. Her friend even ordered a siren online and they would turn it on to scare the speeders. I’m still laughing about that one.

We are completely surrounded by girls so the kids are loving it. They invited several of them in and went to play upstairs and a few minutes later I heard “Mighty to Save” in three part harmony and I decided we needed to have a chat about homeschooling.  I did make Auntie Annie’s orange rolls for them all and I even transferred them to a plate to make them appear homemade. Bonus.

So, as you can see, I haven’t had much time for blogging, what with my baking and all.

I just wanted to stop in and say hello and pretend I had some adult interaction…anyone?

Before I sign off from this incredibly inspiring and insightful post, I do want to mention something more serious and I hope you all will join me in praying for my dear bloggy-friend Sara. Many of you know her as GitzenGirl, and if you don’t know about her I hope you will click over and share some life with her. She is an amazing lady and she is going through an extremely rough time. Her father passed away unexpectedly and due to chronic illness she isn’t able to travel (or even leave her apartment for that matter). I can’t imagine what she’s going through and I just wanted to ask you all to be in prayer for her and her family. Sara, we are all loving you from afar and asking the Lord to comfort you in ways we can’t. Your dad sounds like a hero, and now I know where that spark in you came from. Praying, praying, praying…

As always, feel free to share your prayer requests here and know that the Lord is listening.

He is, in fact, mighty to save.

:)

Love to all,
A