Monday, August 22, 2005

I went to the animal auction on Saturday to see my mom. I came home with $10 from selling rats and a free rat that was gonna be snake food. He's so sweet but I can't think of a name for him. He's really fat and has dumbo ears.

When I got home the kids were all running fevers so I had to go back out and buy Motrin since we didn't have any in the house (just Tylenol). So we skipped church on Sunday, since we didn't want to spread whatever it was, and I kept Libby out of school today to make sure she had fully recovered. Judging from the way she's jumping around, she'll go tomorrow.

Ben started homeschool today. UGH!!! Once he gets into the rhythm of it he'll be fine, but so far he's been driving me nuts. In fact, we still have a few things left to finish, but we needed a break. In fact, I'm not sure who needed it more. This too shall pass.

Lord, grant me strength and patience....

Monday, August 15, 2005

I went by the elementary school earlier today to see if any spots had opened up for Libby. As I walked down the hallway toward Ms. Sanders' classroom I ran into an old friend that used to teach at Redcliffe Elementary. Libby's speech teacher was also in the hallway and was thrilled to see me there. She accompanied me to the classroom and showed me around. Ms. Sanders said that she was planning on calling me in the afternoon to let me know that there was an opening in the morning class.

I am so scared. Libby starts 4K tomorrow. She has to be in the classroom at 7:35am. Most mommies have the whole summer, or for that matter their whole lives to prepare to send their little ones off to school. I've been planning to homeschool since before the kids were born. But this has all happened so suddenly and I just don't know how to feel about it. It's in Libby's best interests for her to go to 4K, to help with her speech and social development.

Dear Lord, please watch over my sweet little girl. Please help her to gain what she needs from this experience. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

I had a meeting with Libby's speech therapist yesterday. Libby started speech therapy last year through the public school system (it's free if you go through the school system). At this meeting Mrs. Davis emphasized that she thought it would benefit Libby greatly to go to 4K at the elementary school. I suggested the local private Christian school and she pointed out that their environment is much too structured to help Libby. And so after I left the meeting with Mrs. Davis I drove over to the elementary school where I proceeded to register her for 4K. Normally there is a waiting list but Libby takes precidence over other children waiting because she is in speech therapy. I met Amie Sanders who will be teaching Libby if a space opens up in the class. Ms. Sanders is fairly confindent that she will be able to call me on Monday afternoon and let me know if they have a spot for Libby (she doesn't expect one of the little girls to show up; she heard that she moved). So once I got home I called Libby's prediatrician to make sure that she was fully caught up in her vaccinations and they said I could pick up a copy of her shot records on Monday. Then my mom showed up with Libby (she'd spent the night with Granny) and we headed to the walmart where we bought her a backpack, lunchbox, folder, and crayons. We also picked up some cute shirts and little skirts that have shorts underneath from the clearance rack.

And so even though Benjamin will be homeschooled, Libby will be going to 4K at the public elementary school. I am more nervous about this than I can begin to describe.

Lord, please watch over my little girl.

Friday, August 12, 2005

What a surprise! In fact, days later I am still a little shocked. Apparently my IUD stopped working in June and so I found out that I'm three months pregnant. My due date is February 24 and I am positively ecstatic. It's a good thing I gave in to my nesting instincts and reorganized all the stuff at my mom's house. It made it a lot easier to pull out my summer maternity clothes which I already need. I had noticed that my clothes were growing too small, but I thought that I was just getting fat.

Boy, that first trimester just flies right by, doesn't it?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Jeremy and I have decided to start trying for number four and now I've got baby fever like mad. It's all I can do not to drive up to my mother's house and start organizing maternity clothes/nursing clothes and baby clothes. The midwife suggested that we wait a month, since I only had my IUD removed on Monday. That will also allow me to build up a month's worth of prenatal vitamins. And last night I lay awake rearranging the bedroom furniture in my mind. After the trying past few months that I've had, this is just what I need to bring my priorities back into focus. The good Lord has given me a wonderful loving supportive husband and three wonderful beautiful clever loving children. This is the path that God wants to stay on, this is the path to happiness.