Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baby Has A Name {Thoughts From Me}

This week I have been sick with a head cold so I haven't managed to get a lot done around the house.  I finally gave in and got some Tylenol Cold to get rid of my cold before it gets worse and spreads to the kids.  Needless to say, I have learned my lesson about sleeping underneath my ceiling fan when it's allergy season!

This week has been a lax and lazy week for us.  We had our usual therapy appointment and we've had several phone calls to set up our next set of appointments but we have managed to stay home this week.  I'm still waiting on the call to set up Emmalee's overnight Video EEG but I'm sure it won't take long for that to happen.

Emmalee is having an overnight Video EEG to see if she is having the same spikes throughout the night that Laycie has.  If so, this would explain why she has trouble sleeping and functioning first thing in the morning and possibly why I do too.  Knowing how her brain is working also helps me know how to set up her days to work best for her and us as a family.

As a photographer, I've really been wanting to take my camera out with the kids to take some new pictures.  The other week I bought a new tripod so that I can capture family pics with the kids, as well as take better maternity pics of myself before this sweet boy of ours arrives.  Unfortunately, the head cold and the weather have been against me making this happen!

Speaking of my sweet boy, I don't think I have mentioned that we have chosen a name: Jackson Lucas Lee Lambert will be arriving in late August.  In the past week, my belly has really popped out and baby Jack-Jack has made his presence known.  He's a super-duper kicker, giving me strong thumps throughout the days and nights.  He also loves listening to his big sister sing to him every day, as his strong kicks tell me every time he hears her voice.

Last week I got in a little thrift store shopping and found Jackson a Winnie-the-Pooh bassinet/bedside sleeper and matching swing.  There were bonus sheets included.  Both make soothing music to help him sleep.  I also scored a like-new wipes warmer to keep his wipes warm when I clean his little tooshie.

We are thankful to all the recent clothing donations we have received from various local families in our homeschooling assocation, VBHE.  These loving gifts allow me the extra money to purchase the other things we need to bring Jackson home, like his new bed, as well as continue to provide for his older brothers and sisters.

I am very thankful to feel a bit better today though I've still been pretty lazy.  I'm more than ready to get back into my normal daily life.  I hope this update finds everyone well and in good spirits.  May you have a blessed week yourselves!!

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