Monday, October 27, 2008

The end of a season






Saturday marked the end of Rebekah and Ethan's 1st sports season. They loved playing soccer this year. During the last game of the year Ethan scored 2 goals and Rebekah scored her first! What a way to end the year.





Sunday Ethan's soccer team had a skating party to celebrate the end of the season. Another first for Rebekah and Ethan (and a first in a long time for Daddy-O). The 3 of them had a blast on their skates (and I enjoyed watching them try!) We'll have to go skating this fall with our home school friends to keep up this new skill that they learned yesterday.







Rebekah mentioned as we were leaving that the next time she skates, she'd like a pillow for her bum bum because it was sore from all the spills she had. (Definitely a good idea!)

FREEDOM!

Last Monday, October 20, I went back to the doctor for a blood pressure check. I was thinking there was no way I'd be cleared only because of all the hustle and bustle of the morning trying to get 3 little people dressed and out the door in time. However, God is good and I passed with flying colors! 120/80! How amazing is that?!! The doctor thought I had put the nurse up to telling him a low number. (HMMM, guess after 2 meetings this guy's got me figured out.) ;) Now we are back to normal around here. School is back in session and Rebekah and Ethan are getting back into a regular routine with Mama back.

We have a new shopping center in our little town (including a Target, Lowes, Sam's) that opened while I was "down and out" and we made sure to make a run there last week. I had to do my part to help the economy right?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch






After their soccer game, Rebekah and Ethan took Daddy-O to the pumpkin patch! They showed him the maze and picked their own pumpkins. They even came home with a small one for Bethany! I think all 3 of them had a great time. Maybe next year it will be a trip for 5!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Still trying to get "officially" out of bed

Well, it's been almost 3 weeks since we welcomed Bethany Paige into this world and I've been on restriction since before she got here because of my blood pressure. While it's coming down slowly, it's still high. I am going back to the doctor on Monday in hopes that I'll be released and not have to take any more medicine. I haven't been stuck in the bed the entire time, for the last few days I've been getting up and moving around more in an effort to get some strength back before I get the go ahead to get back to normal. It's nice to get up and move around a bit without feeling terrible. Thank you for the prayers you've offered on my behalf and I ask that you continue as we all adjust to our new "normal".

Our 3 Gifts!


Things have been so crazy lately, that I haven't been able to let you know what's going on around here. Rebekah and Ethan absolutely LOVE Bethany. Ethan has given her a new middle name "Sweet Love Hope you don't get sick". Which is a step up from where he was earlier, when he wanted to name her "Motorcycle Road Stinky Foot". His other name was "Ethan Girl" which has come true in a way since Ethan is right in the middle of her name. :)


Rebekah can't get enough time holding her little sister and is always wanting to make sure she is ok. She checks on her all the time and when she starts fussing, Rebekah is right there to talk calmly to her and tell her "It's ok, Bethany."


We are truly blessed by these 3 precious gifts God has given us.

Friday, October 3, 2008

We're Home!

Well, we made it home Wednesday afternoon. We weren't sure Wednesday would be the day we'd be able to leave because my blood pressure was still high. The doctors prescribed some meds and said go home and get in the bed. So, that's what I did.

We took Bethany to the doctor today for a weight check and she's up 2 oz. since we left the hospital. The doctor was very pleased with her growth and said he'd like to see her again next week, to see how much bigger she is. :)

While we were there, I had the pediatrician check my blood pressure and it was HIGH! 158/98 in one arm and 150/96 in the other. So, Bill, Bethany, and I walked down the hall and gave the information to my doctor. She checked it there and it was (as best as I can remember) something really high/110. Needless to say, it looks like I'm stuck in the bed for a while longer. I was given a different medicine to take and I get to go back on Monday.

I know that there is a reason for this and that God is working His perfect will through all of this. I would ask that you pray that things will resolve themselves quickly and that I would be able to get back to "normal" or at least have a chance to see what the new normal might be. (Of course once I see what the new normal is I might want to be back on bed rest. hee hee)

I'll add some pictures in a while, once I can get the camera brought to the bed. (Ahhh, the life of a queen...everything brought to you with a smile.)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Pictures of Bethany




Here are a few more pictures to share from yesterday (Tuesday). Bethany smiling and Mommy and Bethany having some special time together.
(Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a montage of a few more pictures)