Thursday, June 13, 2013
Hi there all my friends. Just a quick update as I miss you all and miss or chats and such. My 3 other babies are starting to get use to having the new baby around. However, they still haven't quite adjusted enough for me to get any relaxation or time to myself. They have all regressed a bit and so I am dealing with lots of whinny "me, me me" stuff from all 4 babies. I am trying to get them to understand about being big brothers and sisters and helping grandma more versus trying to be more of a baby to get even more attention than they already get. Scheduling one on one time has become a big chore as each one thinks it should always be there turn. A lot of little ones already have issues when you bring a new baby home and then you add special needs little ones and it is compounded, but I have faith we can get through this. Sometimes, like right now, I just have to stay awake a little longer to get a few mins to my self and hope and pray the next day they all nap together so I can catch a few extra winks. It doesn't always work, but I try. If I don't check in here every so often, I feel like I am losing myself, so I have to try and check in now and again. I did recently join one of my teams mini challenges to help remind me to take time for myself. Not always easy, but I am determined. Next week, my older grand baby has to have surgery to remove tonsils and adenoids. It should be fun trying to keep him comfy and the others occupied without disturbing the older one. A friend of mine is gonna come over now and again to help as much as she can, so that is a good thing. Well I better go for now, and I will check in again when I can. Please keep my family in your prayers and hope to see more of you guys soon. Kepp sparking my friends and good luck on all your journeys.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
I have already been raising 3 of my grand kids for the last 9 months and recently, my daughter gave birth to another baby. He was born addicted to meth, so he was also removed from her care and placed with me. Taking on 4 special needs babies is a lot to handle for anybody, however I am determined to do what is best for my precious little ones. It takes a lot of care to help a baby get clean and it is hard to watch at times. I know he needs the special attention, so I give him tons. I let the other 3 help me as much as possible for such little guys in hopes that no one feels left out. I take turns taking each one with me on outings with the new baby, so they each get a special day with grandma and baby and it seems to be working pretty good. The 20 month old has his good days and bad days, so on his bad days, I have a neighbor come over to keep new baby comforted, so I can cuddle the other who lost his spot as the baby. It is all very time consuming, but I feel up to the challenge as I know my babies all need me. I know a lot of people are worried about the challenges I am facing right, but I am not. I have God at my side and He will see me through this. It took awhile to adjust to having one baby and then 3 babies and it will take a few with now 4 babies. I am still trying to watch what I eat but not really getting regular exercises in (except a lot of walking babies). I feel that right now I have to put my plans off to the side some until I can get a better routine going. I have the other 3 on a pretty good routine, but the new little guy has a routine all his own. I am slowly getting him to sleep more at nite then the day which is a big challenge. I can't let him get to over excited due to his detoxing issues, so it is a slow process and I have high hopes I can get him through this. I pray daily for my whole family as we work to rebuild our lives and I give thanks for all the help and prayers from all my friends.
I will probably be sorry for staying up to write this blog instead of trying to catch some more sleep, but sometimes you just gotta get away for a few, so here I am. Please keep us in your prayers and know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you also. With God at my side, I can do anything. Amen
Monday, May 13, 2013
Well it has been awhile since I posted and it is part laziness on my time because the babies have consumed so much of my time lately, that by time they go to bed, I go with them. I have been keeping up with others blogs and my my important things like tracking and such, but I am just gonna say, for those of you who believe in prayer, I need plenty of it for me and my family right now.
Today being mother's day, and my youngest daughter home from college, I got to enjoy more me time today which was great. We have a lovely time at church and at our missionary today which means a lot to me. I did hear from all my daughters, but didn't let the negative Nellie's bother me today. After our running around, Me, my daughter, and the babies went to my moms house for dinner and some hang time. It was a great time had by all and we quickly bailed when the babies started getting overtired so as to cause my parents a heart attack with the crazy antics of sleepy babies. lol. It was so nice having help getting the babies in the house and to bed. My daughter then gave me some pretty cool gifts for mothers day on top of spoiling me for the day. She is such a great kid and I am glad for many reasons to have her home for awhile here and there throughout the summer.
I had a great mothers day and I hope the other mothers out there also enjoyed their days. The good Lord takes care of us and I am so happy to Him as part of my life and that my daughter feels the same. This will make things much easier on all of us for a little while.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Today, I started out so excited for the day and ready to get it started. However, the babies hadn't gotten up yet and that proved to be a challenge in itself today. I got all my stuff ready for my ministry and my Bible study and was feeling great about how well my day was going.
Then the first kiddo woke up and she is my loud one and can not keep quiet to save her soul. This meant a few minutes after she woke, the boys woke and quite cranky like I may add. They were not so pleased to be awake at that the point, so the crying and whining and fighting began. Oh my, I thought, it isn't even 7 yet. I finally managed to get them settled and the 2 older ones off to pre-school. I am so glad my school district takes kids at preschool from 2 1/2 to 5 which gives me a break for at least 3 hrs a day 3 days a week. I was ready for that break this morning. On top of it, the baby is teething which makes his crankiness even more crazy. I was still determined to make this a great day and enjoy my Bible study.
At Bible study, the baby was running a muck and still whining and getting in to everything and I tried to focus hard on my study and let the ladies deal with him, but it was hard. I got a lot out of my study and felt pretty good about it even tho I wished it could have been a little more. I thought, it is OK, it is not how much you do, but what you get out of what you do. I left there feeling pretty good and quite happy. However, it was time to get the other 2 from school and the teacher was glad to be rid of them. Apparently their attitudes carried over to school and then some. By time I got them down for their nap, I was so tired and strung out and had such a headache, I had to nap with them to regroup. I slept through a conference call, oops. Then the kids got up and their attitudes still hadn't changed. I knew I was in trouble. I threw them outside to enjoy the sunshine and run off some steam, which helped for a bit. The baby girl found a small trash can filled with stagnant water from the recent storms and took a bath in it and boy did she stink. The older boy started pounding his toys on the tree and crying because they were breaking and I am steadily trying to convince him that his toys are not hammers and can not handle such pressure. The baby is just running around throwing toys everywhere and getting mad that they aren't going where he wants them. Play time is now over as I am ruining my dinner chasing after them.
Finally my daughters friend and my forever savior lately shows up. She throws the boys to the table and straps them in and throws the girl in the shower for a much needed cleaning. She was glad to clean her since that baby girl was smelling up the house. Note to self: check all containers for water before releasing babies to the outdoors. lol.
After dinner, we got the kids to settle down a bit by throwing a veggie tale movie in for them to watch, but even that didn't last too long. They only made it 15 mins before pandemonium struck again. That was it, I was done. We put all of them to bed and sat down to relax and enjoy a little TV time to ourselves. I don't think I have had such a crazy day in awhile and boy am I glad that's over. I spent a lot of time praying today and I truly believe that is the only thing that kept me going today. I think the enemy is not happy that I am growing closer in my walk with God and he is attacking hard. But, that is OK, because I am not willing to give up and let him win. My Lord and Savior is stronger than he is and will deliver me through this and anything else he can throw my way. Amen
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