Thursday, April 9, 2009

So let me start off by saying it has been a while since I have been here as you can see! We have been busy, out of town and just been notified by my hubby...that he was getting worried I had post-partum depression!! Can you believe that! I know I have been down lately but post=partum depression!! Where is his mind!

We got to have our first babysitting outing on Tuesday night! James & Scarlet went to church for Passover and yes they let us keep Lauren. Stoney & I ventured out to there house to keep her and she was the sweetest little one ever. I held her as much as I could....she would look at me and just "Coo" She would smile and try her best to talk to me. I know she was saying Grancie lets go shopping...but I was under strict instructions that we could not leave the house! She was fine until around 9:10 and she decided she might be Stoney got to hold her while I heated her bottle. Needless to say she was crying a little, but he talked to her and calmed her was so sweet. So I got her bottle down her and she was ready for sleep, well her body was ready, but her mind says NO WAY STAY AWAKE, I MIGHT MISS SOMETHING! Yes she fights sleep just like her daddy did...I feel sorry for Scarlet. She would nearly dose off and jerk to wake herself up. She was not going to sleep, not if she could help it! So I walked around with her and then mommy and daddy came in...Mommy took her and she went right to sleep! All this and I forgot to take my camera with me, so no pics for this post!

We really enjoyed keeping her and look forward to many other times! I can't wait till she gets old enough to fill her with sugar and send her home!!! Just kidding kids!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Load of Happy Birthdays!!

Well today is March 24, and today Lauren is 6 weeks old! I can't believe how fast she is growing. I saw her yesterday and she is really filling out, she is watching as you talk to her and following with her eyes with movement. Before we know it she will be grown. So here's a shout out to Lauren...Happy 6 weeks birthday!

Well on to older most of you know tomorrow is MY Birthday!! I am not going to tell how old I will be....let's just say old enough! I actually remember when I though the age I am going to be was OLD! Now thats a different is a very young age!! So Happy Birthday to myself!!

Now, My only brother who is 4 years and 1 day younger than I...his birthday is on Thursday...So Happy Birthday to Rusty!! I bet you thought I was going to say how old he would be....ha such luck! I know he is feeling old...he says it all the time! I say age is just a number its all in how young you act!

I hope that the next few days are good ones, it has rained here most all day. When it does that it makes for a dreary old day. But I did go get my hair cut off is short..and I love it. Makes me feel younger, Friday I am going back to get hi-lights. It is amazing to me that taking the time to get a fresh new look will make you feel so much better. Now if I could get back to getting this weight off....however I have started my walking CD's again...if I can just make it the 21 days that makes a habit I will be doing good!

Guess I better get off and get something done around this house...Obama is on and I really don't care to watch him tonight...tired of all this mess!

Happy Birthday to all!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I am awake...really I am!

So on fri night I got a text...with Lauren's photo wide awake....James & Scarlet are always telling me that she doesn't sleep much at night I am not convinced! (LOL) Everytime I am there she is sleeping.

This morning Scarlet called me at 10:45 to tell me that Lauren was wide awake if I wanted to come see her...she had let them sleep in this morning. What a sweet little girl to think of her parents needing all that sleep! Of course, Grancie put on some clothes and headed out to see her. She is so precious, loveable and kissable. She would look at me and grin, as I was talking to her. She now weighs 10# 5 oz. She is a growing little girl! Oh and did I mention how precious and beautiful she is!

Here she is in her little jeans....isn't she the sweetest little one!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Work, work, work...NOT

I know I haven't been here much lately, with Mom, the business and to top it off I have not felt well the last week. This past week was the first that I have actually worked since the first week in Feb. But I have made it back into the shop, with new rules.....we are only to work 5 days a week and with decent hours..this last week I worked M-F, actually took a lunch hour to watch my soaps and quit between 5-6 each night. Wow that is a big step for me! But I have realized that work is all we were doing and we must take time to enjoy each other and our family!

I know there will be times we will have to work much harder but Lets just wait and see how long this lasts....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Coming or Going?

Well...that is a good question, one I am asking myself a lot lately. Folks it really seems as if my life is being pulled in so many directions, I don't know which way I am going!! This is why I haven't been here and posted lately!

You see Stoney and I drove to the other side of Orlando, FL to help dad get mom back home to TEXAS! It was 1054 miles-0ne way...and we did it in about 17 hours driving straight through. When she made her recovery out of ICU-she did it in fast forward. They released her from the hosp 2 days out of ICU. We got there Sun night around 7:30and left the next day to head home, pulled out around noonish. Stoney followed dad in the motorhome or bus as Mallie calls it! Stoney pulled the dogs and four wheeler with our truck. I rode in the take care of mom. I couldnt sleep as I was worried much about mom, she was so weak. I wanted to be there for her every little whimper. I know we drove her crazy, but we wanted to make sure she was taken care of. We finally got home on Tues afternoon around 4:30 pm. LONG TRIP, LONG RIDE

Sunday, February 15, 2009

All Smiles

What can I say but every time I think of Lauren I have a smile on my face. I can't believe that I am a Grancie and I am so excited about it. She is so precious and such a blessing to us. James & Scarlet are the best parents I have ever seen. They are so caring and gentle with Lauren, tending to her every little whimper. I spent the afternoon holding her and stealing her kisses. She is just absolutely perfect. I can't say enough good things about her, and certainly can't get enough time with her. I think James and Scarlet might get tired of me before she is grown!

This weekend I also got to see my favorite little niece Mallory, she came down to see Lauren and welcome her into the world. Of course my sister, Jen brought her! It was so nice to see them both, espcially with all that has been going on with mom. I love having our girly times together. No men allowed! Mallory loves coming to Aunt Cheles to sleep on the "Wavy bed" (that is what she calls our waterbed) Of course she also loves the fact that she gets to sleep with Winnie! She is such a joy and I love her beyond words. She makes my heart melt with those big brown eyes... she reminds me so much of her mommy..I remember so much of her childhood being that I was nearly a teenager when she was born. My family is such a blessing to me.

Friday, February 13, 2009

News on Mom!!!

I am so relieved that words can't tell you how I feel...My mom has been taken off the ventilator!! I am jumping for excitement right now-and the good news is that she is holding her own (with the help of a Bypap machine). She seems to be coming out of this nightmare we have all been living in -it has been a week and half but it seems like several months.

Today she recognized my dad and she also knew her birthday-She also wanted to sit up and when asked if she would like her hair washed she shook her head yes! This is a day I have been dreaming would happen. The nurse also asked dad to bring moms dentures as she wanted to eat something soft....I understand it was a piece of cake! Mom when you get home we will bake you all the cakes you want-

I called dad and his spirits were pretty high today-you could hear the relief in his voice. He put the phone down to moms ear so I could talk to her-of course she couldnt talk back due to the by pap- but I told her I was laying on the sofa with Little Lauren on my chest-dad said she shook her head yes. I can't wait to get down there so I can see my mom and help my dad with the recovery process.

All I can say is that God does work miracles and he answers prayers