Monday, May 26, 2008

It feels like Saturday


If you weren't in Macclenny, Florida this weekend, you missed out on a great church meeting!It truly was a wonderful time. The ministers were blessed incredibly, and the fellowship was heart-warming. Even though we are exhausted in body, I hate that the weekend is over. I miss everyone and can't wait to see them again this coming Sunday. It's amazing how a church meeting can bring you closer to each other over and over again. The girls were good this weekend and Nathan did so well during his introduction to a full-weekend Primitive Baptist meeting. Hopefully it was the first of many meetings for him.

Nate had the Oxygen study done last Friday and did very well. He dipped down pretty low a few times, but those were mostly accredited to the fact that he has a very active flex on the foot that the 02 sensor was taped, thus giving a wrong reading. For the most part, he stayed in the 90's, so he does not require any oxygen for now. If his grey episodes turn bluish-purple or if they last longer than the few seconds they are currently lasting, then we will re-evaluate. I think he is fine. He is continuing to grow stronger each day, and we are continuing to do his strength and breathing exercises. This week is the first week in ages that is free of any doctor or therapy appointments. Oh, that is such a great feeling!

Nathan's new bottle has made a huge difference in his eating habits. In just a few short days, he went from eating 1.5-2 ounces each feeding to eating 3-4 ounces. He is also going longer between feedings, and he slept from 7:30pm-3:00am last night without waking. That was a huge step for him! We are truly thankful for the progress he has shown lately.

I absolutely love having our annual meeting on Memorial Day weekend because that always gives us Monday to rest and relax from the busy weekend. This is what our Memorial Day looked like: Emma displaying her perpetual wedgie...poor gal takes after her mama in the bodunkadunk region.I think we wore out little Nafey. I have never had a kid fall asleep while I was washing their hair...this cracked me up so much. Poor little guy was tuckered out, for sure.

13 comments:

Misti said...

Amber,
What a great writer and talented photographer you are. You are just amazing and your walk through life is inspiring. May God continue to give you strength.....

Emily on May 26, 2008 at 11:15 PM said...

LOL!!! That is so funny seeing a kid asleep in the tub. Oh goodness.

I hope you enjoy your week ahead of no doc appointments!

Mom of TWO Princesses on May 27, 2008 at 8:26 AM said...

Aww, looks like a great weekend, for sure! I'm glad Nathan is doing so well. Cute that he fell asleep in his bath. I love that picture of Abby & your husband!

Dana on May 27, 2008 at 9:18 AM said...

Now that is a sight, Jay on a slip n slide. I'm afraid I would be taking Michael to the emergency room if he tried that! Glad yall had a wonderful weekend! Nathan looks so big in that bathtub!! Hope to talk to you soon.

Merrie on May 27, 2008 at 12:04 PM said...

Asleep in the tub -- that IS a tired baby! Glad you had a wonderful and refreshing weekend. You deserve it! God bless.

oh amanda on May 27, 2008 at 12:40 PM said...

What cutie-pies! Mhhm! I could just eat them!

So glad to hear some good news about Nate! Praying always!

Mrs. Hinson on May 27, 2008 at 1:43 PM said...

Too precious! I'm glad that Nate is eating better. Aunt Wanda keeps Mom updated, who in turn keeps me updated. We're praying for your precious family!

Amanda on May 27, 2008 at 2:18 PM said...

Wow, falling asleep during a bath. That is exahustion in it's truest form! I thought James and Audrey were tired when they went to sleep at 7:15 pm and didn't awaken until 8 am. But little Nate has them beat! SO GREAT to see y'all over the weekend.

Bizz on May 27, 2008 at 4:47 PM said...

Your children are even cuter in person than they are on the blog...too precious!

Kelly Spezzano on May 27, 2008 at 6:15 PM said...

I hear we missed a really spiritual weekend. I am sorry we couldn't make it!!!

Love the above ground pool ya'll have there (i.e. the cooler filled with water) LOL

The girls looked like they were having too much fun on the slip-n-slide!

Thankful to hear the Lord is blessing in Nate's life... there sure have been a lot of prayers going up!

Becky on May 27, 2008 at 10:38 PM said...

What GREAT pictures! It was so great seeing you and your beautiful family this weekend. I continue to stand in awe of you as a mother. I know you don't want to hear it, but that's just one more thing that makes you so wonderful! Keep up the good work--you inspire the rest of us.

TracyVDM on May 28, 2008 at 12:57 PM said...

Oh Amber, I'm so glad you guys had a good weekend! I've been thinking about you (and praying) a lot. I was also a little worried when you hadn't updated in a while. LOL about the bathtub. What a sweetheart!

Dawn on May 28, 2008 at 10:06 PM said...

The kids were laughing at me today for taking a picture of Lily's little bottom hanging out of her bathing suit. Those baby bottoms are just so cute!

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