Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Cavalry has come and gone.....

Once again, it has been so long since I have blogged...
I sat down to look at my pictures from the past two months to see what I would like to post and there are so many. A lot can happen in such a short amount of time.

First of all, Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Each holiday I look forward to learning about that holiday's origin and traditions, etc.
Unfortunately, since I often function on little sleep, I quickly forget what I've learned.
So each March I read up on the origin and traditions of St. Patrick's Day.
I couldn't tell you what I learned last March, or the March before that, or the March before that..... Sad, huh?
I do like green though.

Secondly, I love this blog background.
I wish I could say I found it myself.
Well, I could say that.
I found it myself on my sister-in-law's blog and shamelessly blog-lifted it.
I'm sure she won't mind.

Third, I can't believe Carissa will be two months old on Friday!
The Cavalry has come and gone.....a few times.
Some of our family graciously changed their plans when the baby came 5 weeks early.
Others kept their original travel plans and we had visitors (visitors=help!) until just a few days ago.
God sure knew what He was doing with that arrangement.
In other words, He knew I needed long term help!
My parents were our final visitors and my Mom just left on Saturday.
It's back to real life now.

I will get around to posting pictures of what we've been up to.
I just don't know where to start.

Last month, our kids were passing around a cold - along with everyone else in the school district. Carissa got the sniffles and then a cough. I wasn't too concerned because her one month well-check was scheduled.
Her well-check became a sick appointment and she ended up in the hospital for two days with RSV. It was not a fun time, but we are so thankful she has recovered fully. We had about a week of breathing treatments and returning to the doctor for regular oxygen checks, but we know it could have been SO much worse and God really protected her! Thank you to our friends and family for your prayers!

Carissa's first breathing treatments did not increase her oxygen level, so we were sent to the hospital to have her checked.

Hanging out in the E.R. waiting for a room upstairs.

BIG Stretch!!!

In our room...sleeping peacefully

The hospital provides 'visitors'. We allowed them even though they were Buccaneers :)

The only comfort from home I need is Daddy's lap to get a good night's sleep!

All better now and so happy my sisters can play with me again!


Alicia said...

Hi there!! have been so busy the last month or so!!

I'm so glad your precious baby is fine now. She is adorable!!

It's nice to have so much help, and at the same time, it's nice to have the house back to "normal." Whatever that is, right? LOL

Kaleena said...

Sorry to hear that Carissa was sick and in the hospital, but I'm so glad that she is all better now! She is such a little cutie (but then again, all of your girls are beautiful!) and I can't believe it's already been 2 months!

McCrakensx4 said...

Sorry to hear that she was so sick...not very fun at all, but happy to hear that she is doing so much better! She has gotten so much bigger than your pics a few posts!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh you young mama's...I am amazed at the energy you must have to get through the days! Your newest sweet pea is just a doll, sorry she was sick, but sounds like she is on the right track now. Scarey!!! Those little polka dot leggins gave me a cute can you get? Take care and I will be waiting for some new pictures!

joey said...

Hiya Kristin

oh hunny I am so pleased little Carissa is ok, what a worry that must have been for you all, she is an absolute doll, I love her little stretch picture, I love those baby stretches. I hope you can get some rest in now all your visitors are gone.

I often think of you and how your little one is :O)


Brian and Jeanine said...

It was a joy to come out and be a bit of a help to you. You've certainly got your hands full, but what a joy they are! We love you guys!

pondering said...

Oh wow, you have your hands so full, I will pray that God gives you the strength each day that you need!
Your new daughter is so beautiful, I love her name too! I'm so glad to hear she is better.