Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I got to Meet the Duggars!

Okay, so not meet! (because I'm to chicken to go up and talk to them) But I did stand next to them and even brush shoulders with Michelle. And can I just say that Michelle is more beautiful and sweet in person than she is on TV! All the girls and Anna, Josh's wife, are wonderful. One of the little Duggar's served me in the concession when I purchased a bottled water to quench my thirst. Here's the kicker, remember the lady I discussed in my "Not Me" post, the one who let her newborn baby's head flop? She was in line behind me! Go figure! Anyway, she had her mother with her and they start chatting about the Duggar's (remember that Michelle is maybe a foot away from me at the time). Let's call the mother here Granny, since we know she is in fact a Grandmother. Well, Granny in her heavy smoker's voice says "How in the world did she have all them kids? How many kids does she have?"
I say: She has 18, and is pregnant with number 19.
Granny: Well, why in the world would they do that?
Me: Because that is their calling and it works well for them.
Granny: There is no way they can afford that many kids, what does the husband do?
Me: They are debt free and self sufficient, they get a long just fine. I'm not sure what Jim Bob does but I know they own several commercial real estate properties.
Granny: She's got to be old, how old are the kids?
Me: Michelle, the mom, is 42. Her oldest is in his mid 20's and the girl standing next to Michelle is Anna, that is her oldest son's wife.
Granny: I sure hope that is her first child, are you related to them?
Me: No not related, I just know about them from the news and their show.
Granny: They have a show?
Me: Yes, it's on TLC.
(mean while, what I assume is dad, calls and says that the baby is hungry. New Mom's response is just give her some formula, cause I'm not close to finishing)

In case you can't tell, I'm a fan of the Duggar's. I think that their show is a great witness for the Lord. It's not normal that a woman can carry that many kids to term so God's hand in her life is evident. How lucky or blessed rather, is she, she knows what God's plan is for her life. I'm 28 years old and don't know what God's plan is for my life. I know people are judgmental, just like I was judgemental towards that New Mom. That doesn't make it right. MckMama put it best when she said "Would we want to be judged because we don't have enough children?". No, I'm sure we wouldn't.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Not Me" on Tuesday?

Oh yes, that's me, the rule breaker!
First of all, I'm not writing this post on the wrong flippin' day in a week when MckMama isn't even hosting "Not Me Monday" because she is moving, nope, not me!

I did not just turn a dirty bib to the clean side to use for my daughter's supper time because I can't find or didn't do the bib laundry. I would never do something so heinous and disgusting (although it wasn't that dirty, but I didn't do it anyway:)
While dropping clothes off at GKS I did NOT frown and tear up when I saw a woman with a brand spankin' new baby in a sling, moving clothes and boxes all while the poor baby's head was floppin' all over the place. I was not judgemental and didn't want to scream "Pay attention to your baby's head for DARN sakes!"
I also would not occupy my daughter with my son's emergency vehicle toys so that I could put a load of laundry in the washing machine. That's not girlie enough so I wouldn't do it! LOL
In regards to my son's behavior and lack of apparent discipline, I have not resorted to a swat on the bare hiney, only to find out that it works SO well, and think "Why didn't I start this a LONG time ago.
Lastly, I'm not writing this while feeding my daughter and counting down the minutes until bed time. I would never count the minutes until I get a few blissful hours to myself! Maybe bed time will be earlier tonight!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

8 Months *tear*

Yes, she is 8 months old! I'm holding back tears as I write this blog. I know it's a few days late and NO I didn't forget that she turned 8 months. I've just been so busy and really tired. This past month has been a whirlwind of growth! So, Little M, what have you been up to?

  • You are truly all girl, just as your brother is all boy! You love to look pretty and always have a matching briarclaire clip for every outfit. Here you are with a new shipment.
  • You are scooty pootin all around the living room. Not crawling, just bouncing and scootin.
  • You are now accessorizing with glasses. Of course they are pink to match most of your wardrobe.
  • We love hearing your squeal with excitement. You also have many other noises, one that lets me know that your brother is picking on you. Already a tattletale.
  • You still wake up at least once at night, and that is okay by me, I love that time when it is just you and me.
  • You have the sharpest nails and I can't find anything to take care of it? (any ideas?)
  • You have your Papa completely wrapped around your finger.
  • You are eating three times a day with a snack and juice. Your also just nursing about 3 to 4 times in your waking hours. Just another reminder that your growing too fast.
  • You are a girl on the go! Whether out to eat, shopping, or to the park. You are such a happy baby when we are out and about. (I don't look forward to the winter season when our going slows down to save from germs)

Here's a little dress-up picture!

Little M,

You are such a blessing in my life. Every giggle, cry, and sigh melts my heart. I'm thankful that I'm able to stay at home with you and your brother (who is also growing too fast). I enjoy every moment with the two of you. I adore watching you grow, it's just going by to fast. But for now I will lose myself in your baby smell and hold you in the night all the while praying for your future.



Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gorgeous in Glasses

You may have heard....Little M needed glasses. It breaks our hearts that our 7 month old will have to wear glasses for a long while, maybe forever. But, she just makes it so darn cute!
She may not be good at sleeping (she still wakes up once or twice). She may not be a good pooper! But wearing glasses and looking cute, she does quite well! Where's the briefcase and business suit? I decided a while ago that I would not force her to wear her spectacles ALL day. I planned to start out with one hour and slowly work my way up to the whole day. But hey! She loves them. She donned this translucent pink accessory from 6 to 7:30 tonight. And she did it well, only touching them one time. Now, if I can keep her brother from pushing them up for her and leaving 4 year old prints on her glasses then we will be good to go.

Here are my glasses, my son's glasses, and her glasses! Can I just say what a nightmare glasses were for my son. It all started out with a doctor that didn't know what he was doing when it came to working with little ones. Turned out that his first pair of glasses were 10 times to strong for his little eyes! And I promise you that I am not embellishing that fact. Tears came to my eyes when Dr. Thomas from ACH told me that if I had forced him to wear them it would/could have caused permanent damage. Praise the Lord for 'Mother's Instinct'. A blessed gift from God that 'Instinct' is, even saving my son's life once. To God be the glory for the little mothering skill I possess.A girl after my own heart.
Disclaimer: I realize that my son is not often given face time on my blog. It's not because I don't adore him, but because the eye issues he has had (mainly the surgery) make it very VERY difficult to keep his eyes open when I take a picture. Our camera is just a point and shoot so I don't have any control over the flash.