Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Prayers answered!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers! The meeting went beautifully.

We got there in time, and Logan had eaten right before we left the house, so he was happily resting/sleeping in his carseat. My boss was very friendly and open to hearing my reasoning. When I finished explaining my thoughts, she sat quietly for a second and said "Well, we'll give it a try!"

It was nice to be back on the unit and get to see people for just a few minutes. I truly do love my job, it has been such a blessing, and I am thankful that she is letting me come back.

Thanks again for your prayers!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Prayer needed!

Many of you know that I am planning to go back to work part-time at my position in the NICU. My goal is to go back at 30%, which means one 12-hour shift per week. When I brought this idea to my boss in late October, she was not very receptive to the idea. As in, she was fairly shocked. She said she would think about it, and never said anything to me about it again before I went out on maternity leave.

Well, I emailed her last week to see if I could come in and speak with her about my hours when I return, and I am going in tomorrow at 1:00. I am extremely anxious about the whole thing. #1 - I am anxious just about the meeting. I want to keep my job, but working 2 days a week isn't an option. In the year and a half I have been there, I have fallen in love with what I do. I love the babies, the families, my coworkers, and I feel at home there. I am comfortable with who I can ask for help and advice, and with the routine there. I want to stay! #2 - I am taking Logan with me, and I am afraid that he will need to eat around that time, or scream through the whole meeting, and I don't know what to do about it!

Please pray for peace for me. Peace that God is in control of this situation, peace that Logan will do okay, and peace to say the right words. Deep down, I feel like she will let me do 30%, but I think some of that is pure denial of the fact that I just might not get to stay there. I don't want to question God if she won't let me come back.

I will let you know how it goes. Thank you!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Isn't it wonderful...

When God chooses to show us how He cares about the little things in life?!

A little bit of mom is making a baby blanket for Logan. She crocheted a blanket for me when she was about 6 months pregnant, in the hospital trying not to have me, and it has been well loved! So, when we found out we were pregnant, I asked her if she could make a replica for our baby. We spent several weeks trying to match the colors of the yarn, and couldn't find the colors exactly. Then, Mom called one day to say that she had found the yarn...the EXACT yarn, in the basement, leftover from my blanket! She thought it would be enough to do another blanket.

Last week, I got the following email from her.

“As I finished almost the last row of color last night on Logan’s blanket, um, I began to worry if I’d have enough purple left. Check the picture for the end result."

If you look VERY closely, you can see about one inch of yarn left. How neat! It is such a little detail, but I'm very glad to have this blanket for Logan, one that matches, exactly, the one I had growing up. Made by the same hands, with the same yarn.

I love how our God loves us!

Friday, January 16, 2009

5 weeks

Wow!! What has happened to the last 5 weeks?!

So, this post was originally going to be one about the first month of my little Logan's life, and the week got away from me. He's already 5 weeks old, I cannot believe it!

These last weeks have been full of joy and smiles, with a few tears and some frustration thrown in the mix as well. The first 3 weeks of Logan's life, we were greatly blessed for Danny to have time off to spend with us. We were also able to spend a full week with my family in Frederick over Christmas - and it was a wonderful week. :) Logan was snuggled and loved by a combination of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. I got to spend a ton of time with my mom, sisters and was so much fun!

We have had the typical challenges of having a newborn - lost sleep, new family interactions, high expectations (mine of myself). In addition to this, Logan has had some tummy issues that have been a little challenging. He spits up, a ton, and his tummy definitely hurts him often. Usually he spits up the most in the middle of the night, straight down my chest or my neck...sanctification in progress, I suppose. ;) My wonderful sister has been a huge help to me, walking me through eliminating certain foods to see if he's sensitive to anything, and it seems to be helping in the past few days. We'll see!

Overall, we're doing very well - loving this new where we're both home, a lot. It's been refreshing to spend time together, and in our home. We are feeling greatly blessed!

I love being a momma. It is so much more than I ever thought it would be! It definitely has challenges, for sure - but I love it. All the rough nights and days are more than made up for when he snuggles into me and falls asleep, or makes eye contact with me, or any of the other number of cute things he does! I love him so much.

I'm hoping to catch up in the next few weeks on posting, updating pictures, etc. I still can't believe that 5 weeks have gone by without 1 post. We're still here, I promise!