For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Another injury

I didn't take a single picture with my camera this week.  I guess we just got busy.  It was a great weekend until about 9:00 this morning, when Sam slipped on some water on the kitchen floor.  We knew it needed more than an bandaid, but we weren't sure what to do.  We started at the walk-in clinic, and they wouldn't see him.  Then we let a neighbor who is finishing nursing school look at it. She cleaned it up and said we should go to the E.R.  We sent a text and picture of his chin to Pam, and she saved the day.  We all loaded up and went to her house, and she fixed him up right on her kitchen island.  He didn't move a muscle the whole time.  As we were leaving, he spotted their trampoline. Pam is so laid back that she jumped with them and held Sam's hands so he didn't fall.  Luke, of course, was wide open on that trampoline.  Despite the fact that we've had yet another injury just a few weeks after the first one, it was still a great day.  We are so thankful for Pam, and so thankful we didn't have to go to the emergency room.  Just another day in the Murphy house!

On another note, Thomas got his second tooth this week.  And he started taking a little more milk out of the bottle for Peggy.  He's still not up to a normal amount, but it's way better than 2 ounces all day!

Sam tied bungee cords to different things in the den and made a "boat."  Thomas fell asleep holding a bungee cord in one hand and his paci in the other.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sweet Brothers

Our boys definitely had their crazy moments this week. but there have also been lots of sweet ones, too.  Sam and Luke are starting to play with Thomas more, and it is so cute.  The pictures tell the story better than I do, so here you go...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

First week at Fairview

It was a big week for us.  Sam started going to Fairview CDC, and he had a blast.  I, on the other hand, was a nervous wreck.  Tuesday was his first day, so I took him.  He woke up at 4:15 that morning ready to go, and he went in the kitchen and got his lunchbox.  We got to school a few minutes early, so we sat in the car and talked for a few minutes.  I took him down to his room, and he was a little clingy, but he didn't cry.  He was playing with some magnets when I left.  I have a student whose mother teaches another class there, and she sent me pictures of him playing on the playground later that day, and it made me feel SO much better.  Beverly picked him up, and he didn't want to leave.  He did great Thursday, too.  He has told us all about his new friends, the Bible stories, the songs, and the books they've read.  

Thomas has not adjusted to the bottle, so we had to make a decision.  He has only taken about 2 ounces all day long while I'm at school, so after talking to the pediatrician, we decided to try rice cereal.  He LOVED it.  Peggy will give him some on the days he doesn't drink much milk.

We spent the weekend relaxing and just being together.  It's hard to let go of all that needs to be done around the house, but after busy weeks, we just need time to hang out.  We've read books, played in the tent, snuggled in the bed, taken good naps, taken walks, gone to church, and played outside.  It's been great!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

5 Months: TCM

Thomas was 5 months old Monday, and I'm just now getting around to posting.  I won't ever forget this, but Thomas is the sweetest baby!  He's not just content.  He is happy!  We drag him all over the place, and he just takes it all in.  He lays on the floor or sits in his Bumbo and just watches his brothers.  He laughs at them, and that just gets Sam and Luke going even more.  It is hilarious!

Here are his stats and things I want to remember:

  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Clothing: He can still wear a few things that are 6-9 months.  It's time for 9 month clothes.
  • Diaper size: 3
  • He is always grabbing at things within his reach, and they go straight to his mouth. If nothing is in his reach, his hands are in his mouth.
  • He rolls all over the rug, from back to belly and belly to back.
  • He loves his paci, and he only likes one kind.
  • He started twisting in his rocking chair, and how he wiggles all the way onto the floor on his belly.  He grins when he gets to the floor.
  • He got his first tooth, and he still rolls his tongue over it.
  • He sleeps all night (9:00-6:00).  Yay!!
  • He is so loved by his brothers.  Even though they are rough with him, they constantly talk to him and check on him.  It is so sweet.
  • He reaches out and grabs my face when I'm holding him.  It's one of the sweetest things I've experienced as a mom.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Back to School

It was a big week around here.  I started back at school.  The kids started back at Peggy's.  Sam got his staples out.  Thomas got his first tooth (Wednesday).  We were all exhausted by Friday afternoon. We didn't do much this weekend, except our usual errands, house cleaning, and church this morning. I enjoyed every minute of being with my family this weekend.  I may not be able to stay home with them all year, but I cherish and take advantage of every moment I have with them on the weekends. Now we're gearing up for another busy week.  Sam starts school Tuesday, and I could cry just thinking about it.

A couple things I want to remember:
  • Sam and Luke are really into trains.  Luke particularly likes steam engines.  He calls them "hot choo choos."  So funny!
  • Thomas doesn't know what to think about his new tooth.  He keeps rolling his tongue over it.
  • Luke has started getting really bossy.  He tells Sam to eat his supper all the time.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Goodbye, Summer!

It has been quite a week. It was my last week of summer break, and I was determined to soak up every last minute with my babies. We went to school a couple of times. We ate lunch with Nana. We organized Sam and Luke's room. The big event was unplanned, though. It was our first visit to the emergency room. Sean was playing in the bed with Sam and Luke Thursday night, and I heard a bang. I knew instantly that it was bad, and I went running in there. Sean knew instantly, too. Sam had hit his head on the metal post, and blood was EVERYWHERE!! We grabbed a bag of necessities for the kids, loaded them up, and headed to the ER. I've always said that the easy things are hard and the hard things are easy with Sam, and that was certainly true this time. He was so calm and happy. He let the nurse take his blood pressure, clean the wound, (which took forever), take an x-Ray, and then he let the doctor put staples in. He didn't cry until the last staple went in, and that was only for a second. We got home around 11:00 that night, and we all crashed. We were very thankful that it wasn't any worse.
I go back to school tomorrow, and I've been weepy all day. We'll all be fine, though.

Summer highlights:
- beach trip with Pop and Linda
- morning snuggles
- canning tomatoes from our garden
- fresh peaches
- trip to Jackson
- visit from CiCi and Susan
- swimming lessons
- swimming at the hotel pool
- Sam's first fishing trip with Daddy
- lunches with Nana
- riding bikes and looking for frogs
- our nightly walks

It's been a great summer!

Nanny gave Sam and Luke pogo sticks when we were in Jackson last weekend, and Sam is obsessed with it. He can make two jumps, and then he falls. He is determined to get it, and he will. He wants me to do it, too. Thank goodness no one has taken a picture of that!