Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Sing and Be Happy"

Last night I was tempted not go to church because I was so tired, I was nauseous, I had a cold, and wanted to curl up and go to bed. But I went and I Thank God for encouraging and pushing me to go. I am still sad but am so much at peace with what has happened. We were singing and at first, my heart was a million miles away. But then, we started singing "Sing and Be Happy". The lyrics to this hymn really touched my heart last night. I have been singing this song since I was a little girl, but last night was the first time I have actually took the time to "think" about the words. We are commanded in Ephesians 5:19 to "Sing and Make Melody in our heart to the Lord." I think sometimes we all just sing the words with our voices, but do not "listen" to and feel the words that we are singing with our heart. I know I am guilty for that and I ask for God's forgiveness. Going through the motions of worship is one thing, whether it be singing, the Lord's Supper, Prayer, or the Sermon, but actually putting your heart into it is so uplifting. It's so easy to show up at church and sit in the pews, but yet our mind is a thousand miles away. Is this what God wants? I don't think he does and that is why if we do this, we will often leave church with nothing. I know, I've been there and done that. But yet, if we put our minds, and our whole hearts we will leave with so much more. John 4: 24 says "Worship God in spiirt and truth". Are we doing this? Are we worshiping God is spirit and truth or are we going through the motions?

Here are the words to the hymn "Sing and Be Happy"

If the skies above you are gray, You are feeling so blue,
If your cares and burdens seem great all the whole day through,
There's a silver lining that shines in the heavenly land,
Look by faith and see it my friend, Trust in His promises grand.

Often we are troubled and tried, Sick with sorrow and pain,
There are others living in sin blest with earthly gain,
Take new courage we cannot tell what the morrow may bring,
When the dark clouds vanish away then your heart truly can sing.

Oft we fail the see the rainbow up in heaven's fair sky,
When it seems the fortunes of earth frown and pass us by,
There are things we know that are worth more the silver and gold,
If we hope and trust Him each day, We shall have pleasure untold.

Sing and you'll be happy today, Press along to the goal,
Trust in Him who leadeth the way, He is keeping your soul,
Let the world know where you belong, Look to Jesus and pray,
Lift your voice and praise Him in song, Sing and Be Happy Today!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So Sad yet so thankful

I am an emotional wreck right now. I had an ultrasound today and found out that I am once again carrying twins. The first baby looks great with a strong heartbeat. When she moved to the other baby I knew immediately something wasn't right. The baby was smaller than the first and she could find no heartbeat:( I feel so guilty for praying for one baby and making comments to people in a joking manner. It is so difficult know there is a baby inside of me that isn't alive. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be carrying another set of twins. I told the doctor right before the ultrasound that I was praying for one baby. WHen she first started looking she kind of chuckled and said, well, there is two sacs. I looked at her and said, "You're kidding me." Of course, emotions changed rather quickly. I am very thankful for the healthy baby. Please say a little prayer for me. I am having a very hard time right now:(

Monday, April 27, 2009

First Ultrasound tomorrow

Please say a little prayer for me! I go for my first "Real" doctor's visit tomorrow. I am super excited but very nervous at the same time about my ultrasound. I also have to take the glucose test because of the protein and keytones in my urine last week. I am a little over 13 weeks so they may be able to tell the sex of the baby. I found out at 14 weeks with the girls so we'll see.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Our First ER visit

We were getting ready for the Relay for Life Cookout and the girls were in the living room playing, laughing and having a great time (wrestling). I heard a hard hit, followed by "ARE YOU OK?" followed by screaming. Kelsey came running through the house, "Mama, Mama come quick. Kaley hit her head on the fireplace." I go running down the hall, picked her up and looked at the back of her head and saw blood running out of a gash in the back of her head. I ran, grabbed a towel, and literally ran to my neighbors holding a 45 lbs screaming child. My cousin is a paramedic so I knew he would know what to do. He took one look and said, "Yep, she needs stitches." So, Kelsey stayed with them, and my Mom and I are off to the ER. Well, I was taking her to urgent care at the Village at Pelhman only to get there and find it wasn't open. However, the brand new hospital is open, so we took her next door to the ER. I am still amazed at how quick we were in and out of there. I walked in, the lady asked me her name and date of birth and we were taken right to a room. The insurance lady came in and got all of that info, the doctor came in and looked at it to confirm she needed staples. The nurse came in, cleaned it out, we put ice on it for 5 mins. to help numb her head, then the doc. was back ready to staple. When Kaley turned around and saw the staple gun, she flipped out and went absolutely crazy! Hitting, screaming, kicking, spitting, WOW!!! The doctor and the nurse backed up while I am trying to get control of and hold down an out of control 6 year old. AHHHHHHHH!!!! Finally, I got her in a position where she couldn't move and in went the staples. Poor Baby. I wanted to cry just at the sound of it. So, then we were off about 45 mins. to an hour after arrival. How often does that happen at an ER. My suggestion, if you ever need to go to the ER, go to the new Village at Pelham hospital. Then we were finally off to the Relay for Life cookout, a little late. She has been fine, but it now started to complain of a headache:) Time for the Motrin and bed.

I am now exhausted. For a pregnant woman who can hardly walk from one end of the house to the other without feeling like I am going to fall over, this was a workout. My adrenaline really kicked in. It has now went away and I am off to bed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm in Shock...

at the conversation I had with my Kindergartners. Kelsey looked at me and said, "Mom, I have a boyfriend." Of course this got my attention. Kaley started laughing and said, "Well he wanted me first but then he picked Kelsey." I couldn't help but laugh at that comment but Kelsey went on to say..."He said he was going to kiss me, love me forever, and marry me. He asked me to be his girlfriend and I said Yes." She then said, "I really don't want to kiss him so I might break up with him." This is not the entire conversation but to me the most fascinating. I asked her what break up with meant and she said, "not to want him anymore." I was in total shock that a 6 year old knows what "breaking up is" It was so hard for me not to laugh because they were so serious about the conversation. I just had to share this.

As for me, I am feeling some better. I went 3 days (fri, sat, and Sun) with no throwing up, but it did return on Mon. However, it has just been in the morning, and then I start feeling better in the afternoon. I went and had bloodwork done on Monday. They had a hard time getting blood because I was a little dehydrated and my veins tend to roll. So I have a yucky bruise from where one of the nurse dug and dug trying to get the vein before calling another nurse to try in a different spot. I had keytones and a little protein in my urine which was a little concern for the nurse. She consulted with a Doctor and she told her to tell me to drink 12 glasses of water a day and we'll recheck next week. Next week I will actually see a doctor and have an ultrasound so I'm excited about that. So, that's about it for now!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Fun Filled Day...

and boy am I exhausted. First of all I must say, I am on Day # 2 with no throwing up. WHOO HOOO!!! I'm so excited and praying I'm not speaking too soon.

Our Day started at the Abner Creek Gator Fling with my girls along with Sarah. My Mom kept up with Sarah most of the time though. We headed home around 2:30 and then it was off to the Zoo. Just me, my girls, and Sarah. Samantha is still adjusting to having a newborn and an almost 3 year old at home, so she's a little exhausted. I thought I would give her a little break. We had to hurry around the zoo in 45 mins. We were a little late arriving. We still had a great time. But let me tell the time I got home I was EXHAUSTED! Being pregnant and taking care of 3 kids in the hot sun all day just isn't a good combination.

Kelly, it was great seeing you today:) I'm sorry I didn't get to chat longer, but my girls were so excited and ready to play. They won't stand in one place longer than a min.

Pictures to come soon! GOOD NITE!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Pictures


Great Grandma Nelson with Rachel

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Such a sweet girl


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Great Papa Nelson with 3 of his soon to be 15 great grandkids

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Girls Well Child Checkup

Kelsey and Kaley had their well child checkup yesterday. The girls are for the most part healthy and growing like weeds, literally. They doctor said they are the height of an average 7 1/2 year old and they just turned 6 a few months ago. They are at the top of the charts height wise. Of course, when you have a Daddy that is 6'7" I guess you're gonna be tall, huh? Weight wise, they are a little below average. My girls are tall and skinny as a rail. Really not a bad way to be though. It does make it hard to find clothes to fit them though.

The doctor referred them both to an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor. They have HUGE tonsils, have trouble breathing through their nose , have sleep apnea (I think), etc. At night, you can hear them breathing all the way across the house, even with the TV on. They breath so loud at night, they are very restless, and often gasp for breath. They can't eat and breathe at the same time because they can't breathe through their nose. I've noticed this for quite some time but it's gradually gotten worse. So, she thinks they probably need their tonsils and adenoids taken out. I know this isn't a major surgery but the thought of my babies having surgery terrifies me. I know it will make them feel so much better in the long run though.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My new Niece

Rachel Addison Nance was born April 7, weighing in a a whopping 8lbs 15 oz. She is 21 inches long. She is a big, healthy, and beautiful baby girl. Say a little prayer for Samantha, they think she may have broken or cracked her tailbone during delivery. She is in a lot of pain. Sarah is very excited to be a big sister. When Chad came out to let us know she had been born, Sarah said, “Is she walking, can I hold her?” She had everyone in the waiting room laughing. We went back to see them and I was holding Sarah, Chad was holding the baby and she was crying. Sarah went to touch her and drew her hand back and said, “OOOH…she’s dirty”

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Our Mini Beach Vacation and Update

Pregnancy Update: I am about 10 weeks and still getting sick as a dog. I have a doctors appointment on Wed. so I’m praying she gives me a prescription for Zofran. I have this awful taste in my mouth all the time, and drinking seems to make it worse. It taste like I have a penny in my mouth all the time. I chew a lot of gum for it’s the only thing that seems to help. I get very motion sick so I have a hard time getting on the computer or watching TV. That’s why the few post lately.


Girls Update: The girls are doing great! They got report cards today and both girls are at a mid first grade reading level, and above grade level in their writing. I’m so proud of them. Kelsey is having some issues with her eyes, but thankfully she doesn’t need glasses, just a little therapy. She has what is called convergence efficiency, which means when she reads, one of her eyes doesn’t work as it should, which causes her bad headaches, her eyes start watering and hurting.  We go back to see the Ophthalmologist in about a month so hopefully, it will have improved.


Shane Update: He is finally getting settled in at his FOB (Foward Operating Base). He is doing okay, but seems so depressed:( If you could say a little prayer, I’m sure he would appreciate it.


Here are some beach pictures. Click on the ALbum to view more!




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