Thursday, June 26, 2008

I was a victim

Tonight I was the victim of a random act of kindness.  I won't go into the yucky details of what was a very very long day but I went to HEB to "get away".   I took Zoe with me and she slept on the way there while I cried.  I pulled myself together and went in.  I didn't need much but she had a tummy ache and screamed most of the way off and on through the store.  I was patient and quiet, got my few items and patted as she spit up on me several times and was almost settled when I got up to the check out.  I am used to people smiling and saying things like how sweet and how old is your baby etc.  There was an attractive woman who approached me- she had her hair pulled back and was wearing a tee-shirt and shorts.  I was waiting on her to ask how old Zoe was but instead she said, "can I help you by unloading your cart"  I couldn't speak!  I only nodded and began to sob.  She looked up and said, "oh please don't do that you'll make me start."  The whole time she was unloading she was talking about how beautiful Zoe was.  By the time she was finished Zoe was sound asleep on my shoulder and the woman said, "you must be a great mom with the perfect touch."  I don't know who she was but when we hugged- Because I was not going to let her get away without hugging her- she was one of the most beautiful women I had ever met.  I have often bestowed upon others random acts of kindness because I love to see people's faces when you do something nice for them.  But after this one I will do it way way more often!!  I would like to say thank you again to my HEB hero whomever she is!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

All Smiles

One of the hardest things about having a preemie is the developmental part of it.  We are always left wondering if there are any developmental issues as a part of being born early.  Zoe turned 2 months old yesterday and had been tracking things with her eyes the last few days.  On Sunday I thought she smiled at me but it was hard to tell.  Today she did for sure- She looked straight into my eyes and when I said hi to her she smiled that sideways grin that starts the whole smiling thing.  Thank God for these little milestones!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Little Fishes

Today I embarked on something that I had been fearing and realized that I had made it a bigger deal in my head.  I took the boys and Zoe to the pool at lifetime for a little summer fun.  We took food and drinks so we didn't have the pressure of "mommy can we buy a snack/drink/whatever?"
The boys were great and Zoe slept in the shade.  My sweet friend Heather, came out to say Hi and took Zoe to visit inside.  She fed her while spending some cuddle time with her and I got some no pressure time with Jaxon and Cooper in the deeper water playing ring around the rosie.  To sum up a great time was had by all!  They are tired and happy tonight and I am looking forward to an early bedtime for them : )  I will take my little fishes back again I think- It was a great way to spend the day!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Every Hour of Every Day

This is a common site around the house these days.  Cooper is in love with Zoe and begs to hold her all day long.  It is hard for him to understand that Zoe needs her sleep and needs to be put down every once in a while.  I am soo glad there is no jealousy there.  On a side note I have now figured out how to put a picture on my post after having a blog for how long now?!  Yeah Me!!! [Ok stop laughing at my stupidity : ) ]

Lovin' Summer

I am lovin' summer especially since it is my last one with Cooper before he officially becomes a school age child.  I have spent this week rediscovering the movie Greese with both Cooper and now Jaxon.  (Thanks, Shannon- we promise to get our own copy)  Both of them have always loved music but this has dancing as well.  Cooper just finished his dance routine to "Summer Days"  and Jaxon sings the end notes with Olivia and John as if he were part of the cast- What a crack up!!!  Oh I know I've said it before and will say it a million times more - I love kids-

Monday, June 16, 2008

What's on my mind

What's on my mind- I feel blessed today- I got the bill from the hospital for Zoe today!  WOW!! I feel blessed that God has Jeff in a great job with great insurance.  We have a roof over our heads, way too many clothes, gas in our cars (even at these prices), food in our stomachs.  Just in case you are wondering-$55,000 for 17 days- yes, you read that correctly!  Our part-$239!  That's it that small amount.  Now, that doesn't include the doctor fees or my cost that is just Zoe in the NICU- but how blessed are we-there are not enough words.  I thank all of you for your kind words of encouragement, gifts, food for the family and for your prayers.  My cup runneth over!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Day 2

It is Friday - Day 2 of summer vacation.  It is around 5:00 pm and the boys are quietly waiting on their dinner after spending about 20 minutes outside.  So far So good.  I have taught Cooper how to play some games on Nick Jr. and have played the playstation with Mason some.  I have wrestled with Jaxon and Zoe is happy and fed.  I have had dinner with my family 3 nights in a row and hopefully tonight will be 4.  I have done 4 loads of laundry this week and two of the have been folded and put away.  I had forgotten how hard, yet how fun it is to be a SAHM.  I have said it before - time passes so quickly may we never forget to enjoy even the most mundane of tasks as mommies and wives!