Sunday, September 6, 2009
Mommy found time to give me my first official bath. I'm clean and growing by the minute!
How does anybody sleep in this house????
This is our second Sunday without church. Given Ryan's "fragile" health ( I put that in quotes b/c he is technically considered perfectly healthy, but we're still taking every precaution to keep him that way!), we are not going to church for a while. This is kind of hard for me. I went to church the Sunday after he was born, much to the surprised looks of friends there! I am not saying this pridefully, just to make the point that I love church. I need that weekly respite from our crazy, blessed life to focus on worship. It's kinda hard to do this on a daily basis with the kids running circles around me and with my scattered brain, but we do try to emphasize "everyday worship" - trying not to miss God's blessings in the mundane:) Anyway, I love to sing the praise & worship songs, just take in the message, sit with Jeff for that hour of reflecting back onto Him who has seen us through so much. However, in a couple of ways I have found taking this time to just stay home with the kids and not have to be someplace in the morning refreshing. even with a newborn to care for, the past two Sundays have been restful ( I know, I know your yelling liar, liar at the screen right now, cause how can a house with 4 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 cat possible every be restful expect in the middle of the night?) but truly, I've enjoyed this time with them. I am ready to get back to church and Jeff thinks we might give it a go next week, but for now I'm going to sit on the couch with the paper while Will naps, let Jack and Ella-Kathryn watch a movie, we're going to act out a bible story after naps, and I even bathed Ryan this morning! Jeff is at church as I type and I'm anxious to hear about the service, though I know I'll get limited husband input:)
In kid news: Ryan had a rough night last night - gas maybe? He finally crashed around 3 and then Will decided 4:30 was a good time to get up! What in the world? I convinced him to go back to sleep, but then he popped back up at 5:30 - oh that boy! All this after screaming himself to sleep last night (cried/screamed for over an hour.) Any suggestions on this topic would be greatly appreciated! So, after typing this, I'm revising my paper-reading plan to add nap in there somewhere;) Wish me luck!
*Everyone wants to be where Ryan is! Ella-Kathryn wanted to eat her lunch watching him:)