Monday, September 1, 2008
Long Week, Long Weekend
Where To Start
Good morning every one and happy Labor Day. If you are not working today, good for you and I hope you get to enjoy it this day of rest.
I hope you are not in the path of the hurricane, and
if you are, I sure hope you are prepared and safe.
Last week was a very difficult week for me. My precious baby either is not bonding with me or has colic. She cried nearly the whole time she was with me
last week. And that was only three days!
It starts out good, her momma brings her here in a really good mood,
but with in 20 min at the most she is crying and here we go.
It does not seem to matter what I do, rock her, change her diaper,
sing (that could be part of the problem!), hum to her, hold her close, hold her on my lap, hold her on my shoulder, lay her on my tummy, put her in the swing, in the pack and play with visual stimulus, or feed her. Nothing seems to work. Thursday I had to put her in her bed and just let her cry for a little bit. Nothing I did made any difference. I cried.
I feel bad when I can not make things better. I don't want her to hurt, I don't want her to be unhappy, and nothing I did made it better. Oh that hurts my heart.
Then I got my grand kids on Friday. We went to Stillwater to watch our niece and nephews show their livestock at the county fair. Oh how that brought back memories from my high school days. We ate lunch with Scott's brother and wife, then we drove around the town looking for sites to take family pictures in the next couple weeks.
They are getting ready for their 50th wedding anniversary and asked me to take a picture of them, their son and his three children. I am so excited about this.
We found some very pretty places, and of course the OSU campus being one. Scott's brother taught at Oklahoma State University for years and I think that would hold some special meaning for them. But we also found another place that is very simple, with rocks, waterfall, and greenery.
After spending time with the families, we stopped by and got the kids. But while there a big storm came in. Good grief. After it passed we jumped in the car and headed home. And of course there was no rain here. We need some rain badly.
The kids were so much fun to have.
But I do believe Caleb talks from the moment he wakes up till he goes back to bed!!
Oh my goodness. But he is so funny, and so full of energy. Allie is cutting several teeth at one time, she has a little snaggle tooth right now and it is cute. I could not get a picture of it, but oh my how funny. Her little bottom has a severe rash right now, has the runs and even in the middle of the night. So sleeping through the night is not something that happens. Bless her little heart. She has been to the doctor three times, has medicine and it is starting to look much better.
It is so nice to have my little girl snuggle up to me and want her grandma.
It is fun and heart warming to have my grandson want to play and do fun things with grandma. This...THIS is what life is all about right now. The joy of these grand kids while I am young enough to really and truly enjoy them is such a blessing. Nothing is any better than the hugs and kisses from those two little beings.
Today I hope I get to spend some time with my parents. I hope to just slow down a little bit and enjoy the day. I hope to be able to watch some TV, and rest. We will see.
So no matter what you are doing today, I hope you are going to have some peace in your life. I hope you get to be with some family or friends.
Summer is ending,
Winter will come,
Let us remember
we all need love.
Spring will be here
Summer will complete
the year all around.
Time Flies: Have Fun