Sunday, April 22, 2007

She's my little flower child!

What would I do without my man? What a huge help he is to me! The Lord knows that some women have it all together and don't need any help around the house and with the kids, and then the Lord knows, too, that He created me to need Brent! How I love him! :-)

So I bought this sweet little dress for Sarah off of Ebay, and it came with a matching hat! I love hats on babies, but I don't have too many! Several people commented on how much Sarah looked like a little flower in her hat!

Notice how squishy those arms are getting? There's a reason for that...I took her back to the doctor this past Friday for a final check to make sure the wheezing was gone from her lungs...she's all better and a pound heavier! The girl gained a whole pound in one week! She was 16 pounds 6 ounces! The doctor and I were just laughing at it all! She's getting more and more rolls on her arms and legs everyday! That's my girl!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I miss signing!

One of the perks of interpreting for the deaf is that you really have to pay attention! I was reminded of this last night during the song part of our Wednesday evening prayer meeting. It's so easy to go on auto pilot and sing the words and never even pay attention to them. But when you're signing, you really have to focus on the words so you can sign their meaning.

I was struck by the words to "A Mighty Fortress is our God" as we sang them last night. I noticed how poetic they are and how easy it is to focus on this particular tune and skim right pass the wonderful message. I typed them out in stanza format and it was much easier to see the whole thought. So I've been meditating on them this morning and how our Lord really is our fortress that we can run to. Praise the Lord for the wonderful reminder that He is supreme and will quench the devil! Just a few musings from somewhere in the depths of a frazzled mom's mind! :-)

Monday, April 16, 2007

She's definitely a Griffin!

I took Sarah to the doctor this past week for her 2 month well-baby check up. Yes, we're a bit late on this, but at least we made it before she was 3 months, heh?!? I knew she was growing, but I had no idea she was GROWING!!! She's 15 pounds--95th percentile, and 24 inches--80th percentile. She's definitely a Griffin Baby! Her arms are my favorite...they're so squishable! Makes you just want to sit and squeeze the old commercial, "Please don't squeeze the Charmin!" I just want to know when it changes--why are her thighs so adorable, but I can't stand mine?!? :-)

I knew that Sarah had picked up my cold...nursing is a great thing for the immune system, except that I can't tell you how many times I sneezed on her while I was can only ward off so much! But I was surprised when the doctor told me her lungs were wheezing! So I had to go get a nebulizer and Albuterol for it and give her breathing treatments 4 times a day since Wednesday. She's better now, and I'm glad the Darth Vader days are over for now!

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Sarah slept the entire morning...even through all the jostling around on Daniel's lap during the photo shoot! Check out those "squishy arms!" I love to squeeze them!

Daniel is a great help...and he loves holding Sarah. Until she spits up and then he sits there and yells until I get it cleaned up! Spit-up attack! Spit-up attack!

I had to do some things at church this morning for the Easter breakfast. I did Hannah's hair before I left, but when I arrived back at home to pick everyone up...Brent had everyone ready to go...which meant giving Sarah her bath and dressing the girls in their fru-fru matching outfits! He's such a great daddy to our children, but an amazing husband as well! Many dads I know would scoff at helping me as much as he does! I'm not surprised he had it all together...he's just like that! My love tank was overflowing this morning as I thought about how much he is willing to help! Some men are lost without their wives...Brent just jumps in and does what needs to be done! Praise the Lord for bringing us together. It is such an amazing way to see the verse, "As for God, His way is perfect..." played out in real life!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Matching Babies

It's hard to believe that my first baby girl is so big, but it's quite obvious when she's sitting next to my other baby girl! Grandma Kelley gave Hannah matching outfits for her and Sarah for Hannah's birthday. She turned 5 about a month after Sarah was born and was so intent on getting matching outfits so she and Sarah could look alike! There's a little turtle and tulips along the heline of Hannah's shirt...the lime green socks are our favorite, though, with little turtles on the sides! They were such a hit that I'm making matching Easter dresses and just found another set of matching dresses on Ebay for them! I'm doing my best to leave Daniel out of the matchy-matchy thing, but it won't be easy!