Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
My sister's birthday was two days ago and I had all intentions of wishing her big happy birthday then, but like most of my blogging... its a little late:) So with no further ado...
And of course, a birthday gave me an excuse for some sewing... I was most eager to share this FREE pattern with you but had to wait until I knew she had received her gift! From the moment I saw this pattern on this blog, I knew I had to make one. It only took a few nights to finish and was really easy to follow. The only problem was it was so cute, I didn't want to give it up... I guess I will just have to make myself one now:)
I don't have many new photos to share... we've been spending most days indoors as its been rainy and dreary... oh how I can't wait for spring! We did manage a play-date last week though with three other girls I used to work with at Jeffers and Mann. It was our first trip to Pullen Park and will definitely not be our last!
Yesterday, I ended up making these homemade Thin Mints which turned out pretty good! MUCH easier to make than the Samoas, but I think the Samoas tasted more like the real thing than the Thin Mints. Either way though, they're pretty darn good cookies!
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
So, I promised on FB a few days ago that I would post the recipe for HOMEMADE GIRL SCOUT COOOKIES!!!!! I found the recipe HERE a few weeks ago and just couldn't wait to try my hand at them. Well, Tuesday posed a wonderful day for baking! I will first say that they turned out wonderful and taste just like the real thing... but if you want to try - know that you will spend ALL afternoon in the kitchen:) I might try the samoas bars next time. Thin mints are definitely next on my list...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I think I've mentioned before that I was reading "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges. Well, I am almost done and considering reading it again because there is so much good stuff in there... but it seems like there are so many people in my life right now that I could pass it along to. This past weekend was quite a weekend to trust in God's sovreignty. I decided this morning to go back and reread certain sections in "Trusting God" to remind me where my hope is. I wanted to share a few short passages with you:
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
but she's got my tastebuds:
So I introduced Eden to the infamous "BBQ Chicken, Twice Baked Potatoes and Yeast Rolls" meal this week (since I HAD to make it for Heather when she came home from the hospital). Needless to say, Eden was a huge fan! The *secret* BBQ sauce is a family recipe (my grandma's) that I've shared with only a few people, but has been cooked oh so many times, mostly by Mama Cita and enjoyed by many. Eden finished 1/2 a piece of chicken, a whole twice baked potato and a yeast roll!
The past few days have been spent mostly outdoors, or inside with all the windows open - the best way to spend the day I think. I've managed lots of photos! Yah! I took this photo today after her visit with Dr. Fuchs... the bandage and stitches are all gone - she was pretty excited about it:)
As I mentioned in the last post... I've been up to a little sewing lately too ( I know... big surprise!) Here's my latest (and new favorite) creation.... the Mama Chic Wrist Cuff. Its a FREE pattern by JCasa! Its a very simple, easy to follow pattern... I'm in love:) I've already made a few for myself and a few for my neighbor... and I'm offering one to you too!!!! Every order from my shop from now until 3/23 will receive a Wrist Cuff with their purchase! Just mention my blog in "notes to seller"!
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Sunday, March 8, 2009
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Friday, March 6, 2009
So I promised a picture last night and I forgot:( I did take some pictures and was going to post them now, but the camera is dead... again... my fault, I think I left the camera on yesterday (shhh... don't tell Josh - I'll get in trouble!). I still don't think I've caught up on my sleep.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Sorry for the lack of post(s) yesterday. I was busy getting ready to take Eden home and then *oops* left my computer in my friends car after we got home.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Dr. Fuchs came by this morning and gave me good news! Her ICPs were stable all night and he thinks that the high pressures yesterday were "faulty". Her MRI looked great and another doctor just came in to take the drain out.... Can I just take a minute to tell you know STRONG my little girl is:) The doctor pulled a tube out of her brain and stitched up her scalp and she didn't even cry - just kept sucking away on that passy and looking at me... I love this kid!
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Monday, March 2, 2009
at Duke that is. Its been a long day. No MRI - it was canceled because they were short staffed. We are planning to have it at 8:00 tomorrow morning. Since the night shift nurse came in and "re-zeroed" Eden's drain, her pressures have been back where they were this morning (prior to the day shift nurse messing with it). I'm convinced that her high pressures may have had something to do with the way the nurse had it set... I've got some questions for them tomorrow:)
This picture is mainly for Gigi, PopPop, Nana and Papa Joe - just to let you know all know that Edens been more like herself today:
Posted by Unknown at 6:57 PM
Its monday morning... and it defintitely feels like a monday. The fact that I didn't sleep last night probably isn't helping my attitude. Eden is hanging in there. She had a great day yesterday with her drain clamped and her pressures had been stable. Dr. Fuchs came by this morning and said everything looked good and we would do an MRI to make sure the "inside" looked good too. About 2 hours after he came by though, Eden's pressures (in her brain) have been increasing. The nurse came in and opened the drain since they stayed increased for more than 5 minutes. They paged the doctor and one of the residents came in to check her out. She said she looked good and they reset her parameters and clamped the drain again. We're watching her closely today to see how her pressures do. If they keep going up with the drain clamped, the chances of Eden needing a shunt will increase. Just waiting now to her from Dr. Fuchs himself as to what he thinks.
On another note, it snowing here so Josh got out of school today and is here with us! YAH... I needed some relief today after a night of unneeded interruptions (diaper changes at 1am and 4am, an extra blood draw because the nurse "forgot a lab"). Off to *maybe* get some rest before the MRI... updates to follow
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
Eden had a fairly good night - by that I mean I wasn't up all night with her... but don't be fooled, I don't think my sleep amounted to much. She woke up pretty uncomfortable however. I don't think she got much pain medicine last night since she and I were both sleeping and the pain medication was "scheduled" but "as needed". So, it took us a while this morning to get her pain under control. She's been asleep now for almost an hour - PRAISE THE LORD! She just can't seem to settle and wants me or Josh to be right by her face when she's awake.
I talked with her doctor this morning and her pressures were a little higher than he expected last night and her drain put out a littl more too so they are going to watch her today to see how she does with the drain clamped. If her pressures go up and stay up, we'll have to open the drain back up and will be here until her pressures stabilize. If they don't stabilize, we'll have to start talking about a shunt. PLEASE PRAY that her body is doing a good job of reabsorbing the fluid on its own and that her pressures stay where Dr. Fuchs wants them (right now they are). So far, all her cultures are negative and she has been without fever for 24 hours now. Thanks for your prayers for that and continue to pray that her body stays free of infection.
I've been reading some of Jerry Bridges' book, Trusting God while we've been here. I'm reminded of God's Soveriegnty and Goodness even in hard times.
"In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity to His will" Ephesians 1:11
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