Saturday, September 6, 2008


I've been walking around in a seep-deprived fog! Emma is a good sleeper when she sleeps. But it takes a while to get her there...sometimes an hour. She wakes up, I change her and then nurse her for 1/2 hour--15 to 20 minutes on each side. I burp her every 10 minutes, at which time she normally burps pretty good. After feeding, she goes right to sleep. Then the hiccups start. So I nurse her a little bit and after about 3 swallows, the hiccups are gone. Back to sleep, lay her down. Then she poops and wakes up again! Now she wants to eat again! I try to get her to sleep without nursing her, to keep her from getting into the snacking mode. I nurse and rock until she is asleep again. Then she will sleep for about 3-4 hours. Shew!!! This is exhausting at 3 a.m.!

Elijah is acting so growney! He is all the big brother, loves to hold the baby, correct Grace and do his share of tattling. This morning, Daddy took him to Home Depot to the kids' craft hour. He built a field goal and got a Home Depot apron with his name on it. I tried to take his picture with it, but he wouldn't let me! He loves his Daddy so much and wants to be just like him. This morning he HAD to wear a red Alabama hat just like Daddy's, so he wore John's older one--what a cutey! One day this week we were eating hot dogs for lunch and he said, "Aaah, the secret to flaky hot dogs." ????? It was so funny!

Grace is potty training (again). She was ready months ago, but with all the moving around we were doing, it was really a futile effort. So now we are in it full swing. She is doing pretty good, as long as I take her. She is still the happiest little thing, and very dramatic. When she is happy, she is high, and when she is sad she is in bad shape! She always says please and thank you and if she gets a piece of candy or some such, she always asks to "take Wijah his". Ain't that sweet?

Our house is coming along. The appraiser came Thursday and appraised it for $140,000. Pretty good since we bought it for $82,000.00. I probably will not want to move out when the time comes.

We are enjoying a Saturday or not doing any home improvement projects, just chilling and enjoying our family today.


Natural Mama said...

Yay!!! You're back on board! :)
What a group of cuties you have there on your pg! I love the new look, btw. WOW I'm impressed at the appraisal! :o)

Well, keep up the blogging! :) Oh, and the days will get better with the sleep thing!

Sondra! said...

I am so glad you posted a blog. I come to your page all the time hoping for an update on your sweet family. Emma is so precious. Please tell Sonya hi for me next time you're at church. I miss them so much and never get to see them. Here's a hug from Alabama! ((HUG))