Month: April 2011
|Me and Baby C|
|Daddy and Baby C|
|Baby C with her cousin’s Big E and Super C|
|Big E fills his basket|
|Super C spys an egg|
|Aunt Tara and Baby C|
Baby C’s cousin
Did you have a blessed Easter?
Since our whirlwind with Baby C, I’ve been going through stages. First it was shock, then fear, then anger and the “Why me and my baby?” phase. Now, I’m in the thankful stage after viewing some of the stories on the following website.
April 24th is World Meningitis Awareness Day. April 30th is US Meningitis Awareness Day. I don’t want to scare you or put fear in your hearts, I want you to be aware of what you can do to protect your children.
I don’t know why God chose to save Baby C and completely heal her. She could have easily been taken to Heaven or lost a limb. I do know that she is one special girl and God has great plans for her!
Do you know someone who was affected by Meningitis?
|My Little Mermaid|
A Mother’s Prayer
For life’s been anything but calm, since You called me to be a mom –
Running errands, matching socks, building dreams with matching blocks,
Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes and other stuff that children lose,
Fitting lids on bottled bugs, wiping tears and giving hugs,
A stack of last week’s mail to read – so where’s the quiet time I need?
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord, just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace, I see then, in my small one’s face, that You have
And I stop to kiss… that precious smile.
|Baby C’s PICC line|
|Baby C reading her favorite book, Winnie the Pooh|
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.Where there is hatred, let me sow love.Where there is injury, pardon.Where there is doubt, faith.Where there is despair, hope.Where there is darkness, light.Where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master,grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;to be understood, as to understand;to be loved, as to love.For it is in giving that we receive.It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.Amen.
This prayer brings so much comfort to me. I used to say it every day when I was in high school. I can’t wait to share it with Baby C. Do you have a special prayer that you share with your sweet tiny blessings?
Before I became a part of the motherhood club, I tended to judge other mommies and their childrearing choices (especially since I was a teacher). I often said to myself, “I will NEVER do that.” And giving my baby a pacifier was one of them.
There were a couple reasons why I decided Baby C would NOT have a pacifier. I didn’t want her addicted to a pacifier until she was in high school. And I read that pacifiers delay communication development. But those of you who know Baby C, you know that communication is not a problem. She’s a talker!
Then my sweet tiny blessing was born . . .
The only thing that seems to calm her down after all else fails, is the pacifier, or what we like to call, her paci. It is our lifesaver.
And then comes bedtime. If that paci falls out of her mouth before she is asleep, you bet she will cry for it. And it always seems to happen just as I get comfy in bed and I’m about to fall asleep.
I can’t wait until she finds her thumb.
Do your sweet tiny blessings use a pacifier? Love it or Hate it?
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