Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
I did this one for Madeline my 3 year old. Can you tell the difference in my girls personalities?
I have 2 more to finish. One for Will and another one for the nursery.
Painting makes me feel so happy!
Brought a little "normal" back to me.
I am linking up to:
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This is our old queen bed. It was way to small and too firm for us. Besides it was my husband's furniture he got in high school..... 15 years ago. It was time for us to focus on our room.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Let me tell you patience is NOT a virtue I have. I can hear my mom and husband read and say "I second that"
Some of my impatient qualities:
- I almost always mess up my paint projects because I cannot wait for them to fully dry
- If I want something I usually find a way buy it... now
- I don't like sitting still and waiting (doctors, meetings.. etc)
- I'm almost always waiting until that next dream house... the next season... the next big change
- I hate my house being messy and clean almost obsessively
As I look at these I see the word "I". So much we get caught up in "me, me, me". It's during this difficult time of being on bed rest that so many of my friends have come and let go of their "me's" and helped our family out. What a blessing to take time out of your day to do something nice for someone else. A phone call, a play date, a meal, a card.... all many blessings and encouraging.
God is teaching me patience right now, in a big way! I've been able to get off strict bed rest and now I can get out a bit but I fine myself overdoing it. Why? Because I am impatient. I have to get things done right? No. I heard God telling me many times during the day "Patience Jennifer, be patient."
I have a feeling my mom and husband have been praying for my patience. God really has a sense of humor because he gives you opportunities to improve yourself and holiness exactly the way you need it. Wow, change is painful!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Next time I make a skirt I will take photos of each step. I'm getting my sewing machine set up on a desk so I can sew while on bed rest. My DR says it's ok for me to sit up.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It's very, very difficult to not get up. I've gotten up to try to do things on my own and then the contractions start up again even through my meds. So my body definitely needs me to rest so this baby will stay put a bit longer.
Tomorrow we have a cleaning service starting, that is a huge relief! The meals people have brought have been wonderful and such a blessing. It saves me from eating frozen pizza 7 nights a week :)
Thank you for all your prayers and sweet comments. I wish I had something better to blog about but it seems this is all that's on my my mind right now.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I'm still having some contractions break through the meds. No more than 3 an hour so I don't have to head to the hospital. I go back on Monday. Hopefully I haven't dilated and all is well.
One more important thing, I have some great friends! The last couple nights we've had some fantastic meals brought over. My family is in heaven with some good home cookin. I've also got all week scheduled out with meals and play date for the kids. Thank you all so much for your kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. I feel very blessed during this difficult time. XOXO My Friends!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Since I am on bed rest I'm doing my shopping online. This is new to me because I am a window shopping type of girl. I want to touch and feel the item before I buy it. However my husband buys almost everything online.
With Fathers Day around the corner I had to venture out online. He will be so proud of me.
OMG.... why haven't I done this earlier!
I found this great site for online coupon codes Retail Me Not . It's got all the coupon codes for my favorite stores. Gotta check it out!
Gotta go, I am heading back. I've got some shopping to do......
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A 4 am trip to the hospital with pre-term labor. After a day in the hospital and different meds to control the contractions I am officially at home and on strict bedrest.
As a mom of 3 kids out of summer break this is going to be interesting.
Please keep me and our little one in your prayers. I will be on the computer so I will update what's going on.
Any suggestions for other moms that have been on strict bed rest? (Strict bed rest meaning only getting up to use the bathroom and shower)