There is hope for Kenya! There is hope for any one who believes.
Henry is 3 weeks old, I have mixed feelings about all this, I want him to grow but at the same time, I do not want my maternity leave to end. I can tell he is growing, he is eating more and sleeping less. My friend, Jessica, is here to visit. It is really awesome to have her here, for many selfish reasons. There is another adult to talk to, there is someone for Rehema to talk her ears off, someone to help me.period. and our house has never looked so neat 🙂 plus she cooks awesome chapatis. I am so glad and very thankful that she chose to come visit with us.
Next week is one of my favorite consignment sales. I had a consignors pass and went to shop saturday and there was plenty of stuff to buy, the only catch was that I was in line to pay for a full hour.
If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less, and know to care more
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I’d do more hugging and less tugging
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more
I’d model less about the love of power
and more about the power of love
Henry is two weeks old today!! I took him in for a weight check and he is back to his birth weight and a few ounces over. I was very happy to hear that since the doctor had told me for babies who are nursing, they usually take 2 to 3 weeks to be back to their birth weight. He is pretty laid back, and he even lets me sleep a little longer at night, like 4 hours 🙂 and for that I am so very grateful. But I must say I had forgotten how hard it was to wake up at night. Rehema is my little helper. She wants to carry him and clean him when he spits, and the other night she was ‘reading’ to him and that was very sweet. I think she has now accepted him. Yesterday I saw the UPS van stop outside our house and I was wondering, what that could be! It turned out to be a huge box of diapers from my boss!! I have to say, it made a great Valentine surprise.
I got this from one of the blogs I visit, I do actually listen to the podcast done by her pediatrician husband called pediacast. It has some very useful information.
The rules are:
1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2. (No cheating!) Find page 123.
3. Find the first 5 sentences.
4. Post the next 3 sentences.
5. Tag 5 people.
Here’s the quote I found:
“Maybe you have heard about, or even experienced, how visualizing something you want can help make it happen. This exercise is part of that fine tradition, with a twist. Here, you use the theater of your mind to enjoy the pleasure of a well-written piece, and-even more dramatically-to help create the piece that brings such joy.”
I am not tagging anyone, just thought the quote I found was interesting and wanted to post it. Have a fun Sunday 🙂
“Truly, truly, I say to you…you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned to joy. Whenever a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to a child, she remembers the anguish no more, for joy that a child has been born into the world. Therefore you too now have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one takes your joy away from you.” John 16:20-22