Today had some good times, but there were some not so good times too. For example, Zeke decided to wake up every three hours last night—crazy. Maybe it was God’s way of waking me up to check on Brian. He was on the couch last night because he needed to be propped up, he didn’t sleep at all. He watched movies all night. He just couldn’t get comfortable and he was waiting for the nerve block to wear off. He was able to nap today and he’s been steadily taking pain killers. This morning was terrible—just terrible. The two older boys woke up at 6am and Brian let them come downstairs to play, I slept till about 6:45. I took it from there and they were just at each other all morning. It was just so exhausting, I gave them an early lunch and they napped a little earlier today. Then Zeke and I went for a walk to the post office, I picked up several packages. One was big enough that it wouldn’t fit in the bottom of the stroller, I had it on top of the stroller and then carried it some of the way. I got home and my phone wasn’t in the cupholder of the stroller anymore–what?!? It was extremely hot here—felt like 105 degrees. So I drove back to the post office hoping to catch a glimpse of my phone on the sidewalk along the way—maybe by some of the bumps I remembered going over. Couldn’t find it–walked into the post office, asked the ladies, they hadn’t seen it, but one of them saw me leave with it still in the cupholder. That was helpful. I walked back a different path than the walk to the post office. I drove back home and rewalked my path—nothing. I even took Brian’s phone with me and called mine all along the way. I kept getting my voicemail which means it must have had a really hard fall. I left many voicemails hoping to hear the beeping it makes after a voicemail is received….but, nothing. Brian started researching new phones for me tonight. I hated my phone anyway–it was a freebee with the plan. It wasn’t very user friendly. After cooling off in the a/c, I got a little nap while everyone else napped. Someone from church brought us dinner tonight—that was one of the good times. She made enough food to last us several days, just wonderful—truly, truly magnificent!!!! We even have a whole container of fruit salad and homemade chocolate chips—two of my favorite things. Yummy!
Two days ago I was changing Zeke’s crib sheet, he was on the floor and he wasn’t too happy. I handed him a blanket that was from the Elledge’s—one of those really soft stroller blankets from Pottery Barn. He loved it, he stopped crying immediately. It was just very surprising. I’ve been giving it to him to sleep ever since, he just loves it. He has barely even cried the last few days for naps, he just snuggles right in and sucks his thumb—so I have my third blanket boy.
Happy, awake baby!
Elijah was on fire today. He told me his basketball was his “favorite ball” today. After he told me this he suggested we play outside. This kid kept making shots. He also tried moving the ball around his legs and bouncing it through his legs. Every time he’d make a basket, he’d say–yes!! When he’d miss, he’d say—miss! He didn’t miss many. He also raised the hoop up higher and started back much further to make shots. He’d take baby steps closer to get just the right distance from the hoop. I’ve got to get this on video—that would do much better than my explanation.
They love to play—