Thursday, August 28, 2008

heavy heart...

Lauren and her mom, Ramona, are on their way to Atlanta tonight
so that they can take the first flight out early tomorrow morning.

The doctors are unsure why she is bleeding.
It may be a small blood clot on the outside of the uterus.

Chris and Lauren feel its best that she get up there are
soon as possible just in case anything happens.

Please pray for them.
Today has been a hard day.
Everything is so unclear right now!
Pray that God will give them strength as they are apart
for a few weeks.
Pray that God keeps them safe as they travel!
Pray that they will feel at peace with their decisions.
Pray that the doctors will have wisdom, and gentleness as they
care for them!

please pray!

Just wanted to write to ask for prayers for Lauren, Chris and Gage.
Lauren was in the hosptital Tuesday night from about 1:00am until Wednesday around 3:00pm.
She was having some complications.
The doctor let her go home without many restrictions.

She just called me this morning to tell me she was on the way back to Dr. Boddy's office because
she is having some more bleeding and pain in her stomach.

Please pray with me for them!

God is in control!

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139: 13-16

Monday, August 25, 2008

rain, rain, rain...

it has been raining for three days straight.
it is supposed to rain all week long.
it has been making me lazy!

I start 12 hour shifts next week.
Something I haven't done in 2.5 years.
Kinda anxious about the long days...
Very excited about 2 days off per week + weekends off!

I start sewing classes on Thursday!
If you recall it was a goal for the New Year for me!
They are beginning classes.
Four consecutive Thursdays!

Been making some stuff lately!
I want to share pictures, but if I do it will ruin the surprise for two
recipients of the surprises!

We are going home this weekend!

I'm off!
Gonna try to do better with my posting!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

what's up...

This past Thursday, Lauren (and Gage) and Chris went on their last trip
to Philly before the go up for Gage's "birthday".

They got good news. Gage weighs approximately 5.3 pounds.
Everything else seems to be going well.

Lauren and her mom will fly up on September 10th to wait for Gage to be born.
The original plan was for them to induce, but now they want to
wait for her to go into labor. Chris will come up closer to Lauren's due date.

For the next two weeks Lauren will go to the doctor twice a week here.

She had a baby shower today at County Line in Douglasville,
the church where our friendship began.
She said they got lots of great stuff...I can't wait to see everything!

It's crazy for me to think that my best friend is
going to be a mommy.
She is going to be such a great one.

Next weekend she is having a shower at Sinclair.
I have had so much fun shopping for all kinds of goodies for this little man!

Alan and I are still waiting for our house to sell.
I have gotten pretty discouraged about it all.
We haven't had any "lookers" in about three weeks.
The house that we have been looking at here is still on the market as well.
My prayer is that ours will sell before that one.

Libby, Luke, and I spent Friday together.
We always have a great time together.
That little Luke is such a sweet, happy baby!

We gathered up supplies to make some personalized ID badge reels.

I ordered one off eBay that is similar to the one below.

Libby's mom has a friend that has a monogram machine,

so she is gonna make some more for us! They are so cute!

Since I wear blue scrubs everyday at least we can have

something fun to wear to hold our ID badges!

Alan and I started a little project a few weeks ago... it's this antique glider. Our realtor showed us this website and we were instantly hooked on them too. A few Saturdays ago we went to the poorer section of town and knocked on doors asking if we could buy the different people's gliders. We came home with three gliders and two matching chairs.

So far we have sanded, and primed the one pictured.

The plan is to paint it red, and the squares black.

I am going to make black and white polka dotted pillows to go on it!

If only we had a porch to put it on!

That's all for now!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Lauren & Gage...

Lauren had a doctors appointment today.

She got a great report...
-Gage weighs approximately 4.7 pounds...(give or take 11 oz)!
-The lung-to-head circumference ratio is 1.38!
-And Dr. Boddy couldn't even find the VSD today!
Praise the Lord!

The lung-to-head circumference ratio (LHR) is an ultrasound-based
measurement of the contralateral lung area taken at the level of the
4-chamber view of the heart. The measurement is corrected for
gestational age using the head circumference. Values less than 1.0
are considered severe, and are associated with increased morbidity
and an increased need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).