Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hanging In There

I found this photo on my camera when I got home from the hospital. I was told that Taylor had everyone dress up for dinner and eat with a table cloth and fine china and wine glasses. After dinner they played classical music and danced. It is Taylor's dream to have a ball with fancy dresses and tuxes. This photo reminds me of that old fashioned picture of the farmer and his wife with the pitch fork - classic. I am pleased to know they can hold down the fort with me gone. We are having a tough time getting back into the swing of things. Some of the children are having more trouble than others. To top it off I went and got my hair cut and colored and the lady took so long that I missed Taylor and Ian's awards at Keepers and Contenders. I was so frustrated. The cut is fine but shorter than I wanted and much blonder than I requested.
I slept for 5 hours in a row last night and it has made all the difference in the world. However, Libby lost another 1/2 ounce. I am not sure how she can be eating 30ml of fortified breast milk plus 4 ounces of breast milk and still not gain. We are checking out our other options as far as getting more calories in her. We desperately want to avoid the NG tube and another hospitalization.
We were able to go to church today and it was such a blessing to be welcomed back into the flock after being gone for what feels like forever. We are so excited to have finally found a place that we feel like we belong and that cares for the members in the magnitude that they do. I hope that I can in turn be a blessing to others when I am able to get my feet back under me.
I am going to sleep now because I only have 3 hours. Please continue to pray for clarity and for God's will.


Alliwoo said...

You've been in my thoughts. You're a strong woman and an encouragement to all mothers and wives as an example of a woman after God's own heart.

Where are you all attending church?

Nicole said...

Hi Carolynn! I wish I could hold that baby right now! She is very lucky to have you for a mom. Please give everyone kisses. I have a blog now too. It is

Thanks for your updates. We love you!