Monday, June 29, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

House/MN/BabyBHasReflux/Colic

So much going on, I don't know where to start!

Well, the house has been on the market 1.5 weeks and we've already had three showings, so that's a good sign, right? We still have miscellaneous mini projects to do before I'll really feel like it's ready for showings- we need to re-caulk the tub, paint the trim on the side door, paint the trim on two side windows, etc. We'll get it all done, right honey?? :) I'm trying to convince my brother Andy to buy it, since it's in a central location and he drives everywhere. But he's not biting yet :)

We headed to Champlin, Minnesota last weekend to see the Zuberts! We rented a van with our inlaws because there was no way four adults and a car seat were going to survive a 10 hour trip in either our CRV or their Accord. We had a great time seeing them and catching up! We were able to see the local fair (was it a fair??), watch fireworks from their back porch, head to a sweet children's resale shop (I rarely buy his clothes new), and had a great pool party for Westin's 2nd birthday! Thank you Mark and Erin for hosting all of us!! Your child is such a sweetheart!! I love how much he loves Brennan- he's going to be a GREAT big brother!

On the baby front (a 4 month update is coming!!), we've had a rough go at it. No, no, rough isn't the right word. We've had a horrible last couple of weeks. I wont get into it, but we've recently switched him from Zantac to Prevocid (did I tell you he was diagnosed with GERD?), switched him to a four hour routine and I've cut out eating all dairy. All in hopes that things get a little smoother for us. Poor baby. Poor mom and dad!! It was not a smart idea to take a refluxy/colicky baby on a 10 + hour road trip last weekend and both of our nerves were SHOT afterwards. Can anybody say MELTDOWNS!! Were travelling AGAIN next weekend so we are praying things get a little bit more under control before then. The good thing about all of us- we've never prayed more in our lives or relyed on Christ more. I've also never cried more in my LIFE, if that tells you anything.

OK ok, I have tons of photos of this weekend and Brennan and all his cuteness (he's SO cute despite his monsterness :), but I can't find our camera cord. Since putting our house on the market and decluttering (which is a good thing, don't get me wrong), we can't find anything around this place!!!

Have a good one!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

How Brennan looks when I go in his nursery in the morning. . . I think he's outgrowing the swaddle!


Soo, the man cub is finally taking a nap after getting up at 11:30, 1:30 annnnd 3:30 last night. What the heck? Ahh well, we made it through with some tummy drops, walking, shushing and finally nursing. Thank goodness Jon was up to help me!

We had a fairly busy weekend. . . Jon was wrapping up a side business job on Friday (he works 4 10's, so he has Fri-Sun off!). Friday night we had a barbeque with our wonderful neighbors, Brandon and Emma. Saturday we drove to Bridgman for Kelly's graduation party (congratulations Kelly!). Yesterday was church and afterwards Jon finished the trim upstairs which means. . . . that project is finally OVER! See, we (I mean HE) started this in October- he painted the nursery, built a new closet, painted the loft area and added trim. Were SO thankful that's over!

Oh, lets see, yes, we also put our house on the market last Friday. Which was crazy. Thursday night, Jon came home around 5:30 which gave us a half an hour to move the furniture around the way we wanted before the realtor came over to take photos for the MLS. When she came in, we had a bookshelf in the dining room, the entertainment center in the middle of the living room with cords everywhere, Brennan's swing and other random toys strewed across our bedroom, it was crazy! I cleaned before he came home, but I couldn't move the furniture (obviously) by myself. Thankfully the realtor was gracious and did some paperwork while we QUICKLY moved stuff around. We were shoving things from one room to another while she took photos. I'm glad we did move things around because the living room looks a lot bigger. So does anyone want a cute little cape cod in South Lansing???? :)

What else, what else? Well, there IS some other things going on that I can't talk about- but I can tell you that Jon and I have been doing a lot of praying lately. We know that satan would like nothing else than to take this decision we need to make and use it to tear us apart. It's hard, and were still not sure what were going to do- sorry to be so vague. But it's honestly been the hardest decision we've faced in our marriage. If you think of it and want to throw up some prayers for us, for wisdom, unity, clarity, peace, we would so appreciate it.

Ok, well, I'll leave you with another photo of my lovey:

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Poem

Here's a poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton- written in 1958. Love it. Especially since I can get down on myself when I see moms that can get crazy amounts of things done in a day- where I'm happy if both Brennan and I are fed, clean, and have had play time together!!

Song for a Fifth Child.

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.