Monday, July 27, 2009

A New Level of Sympathy

Today was a looonnnngggg day - even that is an understatement. Jason had a 16 hour shift today which is typical of a Monday so I had David all day by myself. David woke up around 6:30, ate, and went back to bed. He woke up the second time around 8:30 with a huge bugger in his nose - I mean it was ginormous! Didn't you want to know all about my son's buggers? I thought so... Anyway, I fed him again and once again around 10:30... it was all downhill from there. Alex had been watching him for me and as I was walking back over to the couch, I could hear David having something like the hiccups and gasping. I got over there just in time for him to puke all over himself and my pillow. He's only puked like this once before and it was no big deal so I figured this would follow suit - wrong! As I was holding him 20 minutes later, he puked all over me. He threw up again 15 minutes later so I called the pediatrician. They told me to give him a teaspoon of Pedialyte every 15 minutes for an hour and if he kept that down, to bump it up to a tablespoon every 15 minutes for an hour. I could resume breastfeeding after he keeps fluids down for 4 hours. After he puked the fourth time, David was in bad shape. He had no color, his eyes were only opening half way, and he would barely stay awake for a couple minutes - I was so scared. I was trying the Pedialyte, but he wouldn't keep that down either. I called the doctor back and they wanted me to bring him to the hospital for IV fluids. I didn't want my 4 month old to have to have an IV needle, so I thought of other things to do. I let him sleep for awhile before starting over again with the Pedialyte. Then, in the midst of my tears, I knew David needed a blessing. Jason was in the middle of his 16 hours and his dad was in Nauvoo. I got the impression to call a member of the ward who lives just over a street. I looked up his work number and asked him if I could come over when he got home from work because David needed a blessing. He said he would be happy to. David woke up shortly after I got off the phone and already seemed to be improving. I went to the ward member's house and got a terrific blessing for David. As soon as we said Amen, David sighed, looked up at Brother Robertson and smiled - I started crying. I knew that my little man was feeling better and all because of the sweet blessing a worthy priesthood holder gave my son. I am so thankful for the priesthood and the men who are worthy to hold it. I am so grateful for the peace I feel knowing that when Jason is unavailable, I can call on someone for the things I need. David is still not 100%, but atleast he is able to be sleeping peacefully in his swing

Monday, July 20, 2009

Why am I so...

Blessed? I am blessed.

Blessed to have the love of a man of whom I feel completely undeserving - A man who puts up with my crazy as we have come to call my pre-during-post pregnancy hormones. A man who works 16 hours shifts so I can stay home and spend every waking moment with our son; who will always put me before himself, and not get upset when I forget how often I take advantage of it. I have truly married my best friend and know Heavenly Father gave me the BEST one!

Blessed to know the love of a parent-child relationship. To go through the hardest 9 months ever and to experience the worst pain for 20 hours and not hold a grudge to the little man who caused it all. To have a sweet baby look up at me and know that I am his whole world... to know he loves me unconditionally.

I love my beautiful, little, ETERNAL family!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

That time of year again

Today is the first day of the Lincoln County Fair. I've been a part of the fair in some form or another for 12 years now and I can't believe it's been that long! I've either been showing, judging or on court and it looks as though things will remain that way for some time. Alex and I took his sheep up this morning and weighed it in for the market show tomorrow - 100 pounds even! This year is quite interesting having David around. He was a big hit this morning with everyone in the sheep barn... he's definitely the favorite, lol. Tomorrow, Alex will be showing his lamb and I will be doing my Pampered Chef booth. Thursday Alex will sell his lamb and the fair will be half way over - it goes so fast! Friday I will be judging the Lead Line... Kids dress up in wool and walk around with their sheep to show the versatility of wool. I used to do this when I was younger and it really sucks when it's 100 degrees. Fortunately, this year won't be quite that hot - yes! Saturday is the worst day in my opinion. At 9 in the morning, the breeding sheep show starts and will last until about 5 in the evening - yuck. I may have to show Alex's sheep since he also has a baseball tournament all week long. It's a stressful and hectic week we have ahead of us... why do we all think it's so fun?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Days go by

As we approach county fair "season", I am beginning to realize that my summer is basically over... The next week and a half will be full of preparing for the fair, then we will have state fair, then we will be moving - I love and hate the fair for that reason. The fair is a lot of fun and I get to see my friends I graduated with, but it also means summer is slowly slipping away. I feel bad because Jason keeps commenting that he hasn't enjoyed summer yet. I need to fix that...
David is still amazing! He's now rolling over and teething like crazy. He is SUPER ticklish under his arms and smiles and laughs so sweetly! He's learning to scoot his way across the floor an I'm already having to buy size 3 diapers and 6-9 month clothes. I never really got to experience a newborn sized baby seeing that I gave birth to toddler, lol. I am still absolutely in love with being a mommy and am trying to find a work from home job so I can have income while staying home with my love! :)
Throughout my late adolescense and adulthood, I have had many positions (professionally and volunteer basis) that have helped me develop skills necessary to serve as a liaison to the community on behalf of a professional organization. I have spent many years in various organizations which have helped me grow skills such as public speaking, note taking, and scheduling. I am proficient in organization and mediation – always keeping the mindset of finding middle ground and while meeting the needs of those involved. I excel in the area of community outreach and thrive in situations where I am given reign to be creative and managerial. I am committed to achieving the best outcome and feel I have many fantastic qualities to contribute to any organization.