Monday, November 16, 2009

Four months!

Lucy Clare-- you are four months old today! You are growing so fast. We go to the doctor this week for your four month shots and check-up, so I'll have your exact weight and measurement soon!

  • You are wearing a size 1/2 diaper.
  • You are eating 6-8 ounces every 4 hours.
  • You started eating cereal two to three times a week at night. You are starting to enjoy it!
  • You are starting to be able to sit up better by yourself!
  • You can roll from front to back and sometime back to front. Your arms get in the way sometimes.
  • Josiee is still your favorite baby doll, but recently Gammy bought you a monkey you "picked" out. His name is Rudy. You adore him too.
  • You just found your feet this week. It is quite funny.
  • Football is your favorite thing to watch on tv. I assume you like the bright colors and the quick motions, but maybe you just like the cute boys! :)
  • You can follow noises with your head. If daddy or I say your name you can usually find where we are.
  • You still love your hands.
  • You are much more vocal these days.
  • You can grasp things and bring them to your mouth.

We praise God for you everyday, sweet sugar plum. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you. We love you so much! Happy four months!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Could you please?

I need to ask ya'll for a favor. You know, the 5 people that read this blog? Can you help a sister out? I am really struggling with something and I am a total believer in the power of prayer, so I am reaching out to you guys.

I received this wonderful gift via C-section on July 16th. I am thankful for this gift every single day!
I also received this "wonderful" gift via C-section---this gift, not so thankful for.
This. MRSA. Staph Infection. A very scary infection that without treatment can kill you. I found out I had MRSA about a month ago when I found a lump in my armpit. I thought it was a infected lymph node, or an ingrown hair. Turns out, it was staph infection, and that is how staph shows itself. These annoying bumps show on different parts of your body. Mine chooses to show itself in my armpit. I had it lanced, took antibiotics, bathed in Clorox stuff and thought it was all better. I knew I would live with this for the rest of my life, but I didn't know it would be so...bad. A few weeks later, I found TWO more bumps and one more on its way. I headed straight back to the doctor and was put on two new antibiotics, a nose treatment, a ointment for my bumps and a hibiclens bath for 7 days. I really thought this time it was over.
But no. Just yesterday I found another lump, meaning I am going to have to start another round of antibiotics and cleaning. I am just discouraged. I really wanted this to be over, or at least done for now.
I get so worried about little LC. I don't want her to get my staff infection and have to live with this too. I also worry that someday it won't show itself in my armpit and not show itself anywhere except internally and I won't know about it.
So, I am asking for prayer. I am prayer specific and while I know this is an infection I will always live with, I am asking that it keep at bay for awhile. I also pray that I never spread it to LC or Scott. Please just pray it stays away so I can feel better again. Thank you in advance... it means so much to me to have friends in Christ!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Peanut Festival

This year added a new element for our household as we attended the Peanut Festival... carting around a baby! I enjoyed every second of the fun of the Nut Fest this year. Here are some of the crazy pictures from our adventure out. Hope everyone had their fill of all fair food. I know I loved my ear of corn, my elephant ear, boiled peanuts, Lady Antebellum, and all the interesting people who show up for the fair! Welcome to the South. Sisters! I do love this crazy girl!

Lucy having a ball at her first real concert. I hope there are many more to come.

Family shot in the tractor section of the fair. Check out LC's Ugg boots and adorable outfit. She was the trendiest person at the fair!