Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools Day 2008

Hello again. It's been awhile. The longer I wait in between, the more that happens that I can write about. Phoebe is rolling over now. She is all over the place when we put her on the floor. It's very cute. She is getting on a schedule and we haven't even hit the six-month mark yet. I'm so glad. Life gets so much easier when the baby gets onto a schedule. She is in the crib for the most part, but occasionally when she cries in the middle of the night I will put her in the bassinet in my room so she doesn't wake her siblings. That is easier than standing there next to her crib until she goes back to sleep. If I put her in the bassinet, I can lay there massaging her until she goes back to sleep (usually within a few minutes). Saul and Esther still wake me up once each on average to use the bathroom. That's okay, though, since I go back to sleep fairly easily.

I don't remember if I made note of it last time, so I will this time.
  • 8 lb 1 oz, 20" at birth
  • 9 lb 1oz, 22 1/2" at two weeks
  • can't remember two months
  • 16 lb 1 oz, 27" at four months

Yesterday afternoon, Chad finished typing up the final paper he needed for his next level of certification and put it in the mailbox to send off. As soon as he got back in the house, he realized that he had forgotten to include some important dates for the info, so he went back out to get the envelope. As he was coming back into the house the second time, we see the mailman coming around the corner. "Oh well", we thought,"we'll have to wait to send it tomorrow." Not more than five minutes later, Chad walks in with the mail and shows me an envelope with his next level of certification inside. He already had gotten it. We laughed outright at the timing. Chad had been putting off writing that paper for some time and just as soon as he was obedient to do it, God gave him the certification. He had written a paper a couple of years ago that they had apparently kept on file without informing him of it, so he thought he needed to do another one. Anyway, I'm writing this so we can remember God's faithfulness to us. It probably won't mean much to anyone else.

I think we have found a house that will fit us well. We are excited. We have wanted one for a long time. We had our eye on another one for about the last six months or so, but God never gave us the go-ahead. A friend of mine told me about this one several months ago but I truly wasn't interested. She mentioned it to me again last week, so we looked into it and we were very pleased with what we found out. It's more our style- simple and comfortable. We'll easily be able to bring in our old furniture and not feel bad about it. I'll try to keep this updated, but it may be several months before I blog again.

Abram and I just went for a walk around the block and decided to have a little race on the track at the middle school. He left me in the dust, but at least I was able to run. It felt good. I think that I could have beaten someone 10-15 years older than me probably (a woman anyway).

I didn't play any jokes on anyone today. Next year maybe.

1 comment:

janjanmom said...

Sorry, I read this the other day but did not comment. Glad you aren't preggers and gladder still you may have found a house you like!!

Thanks for keeping me updated. Call me anytime-except tonight-I am the tiredest I've ever been!! At least in recent memory.