Friday, February 24, 2012

Surgery, conferences, spring break, oh my!

Levi is still trying to recover from his surgery. It was exactly a week ago and he is doing well. He had some trouble in the last few days with the new skin peeling off and it bleeding. Poor baby, he's in so much pain when that happens. We have started trying to have him sleep on his side so he is more comfortable, but he is just like his momma and is a tummy sleeper no matter how we place him in the crib. Hopefully he will just heal soon and we won't have to worry about it.

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up in the next couple of weeks. I just put my schedule together and starting the last day of February before and after school until March 8 I will be busy! I dread this time of year because I feel like teaching stops to make time for doing report cards, making schedules and phone calls, etc. Not to mention I have started doing something new in my class where I switch half of my kids for half of her kids. Kinda late in the year, I know, but it is what it is. The students are doing well with the switch, but it is hard getting used to so many new students this late in the year. At least it adds a little bit of variety to our lives! I really enjoy my class, but I am also really looking forward to when I can stay home with Levi and our next kid, whenever we choose to have another.

Spring break is immediately after conferences and what awesome timing! I don't have ANYTHING planned for spring break so it is going to be a wonderful time of rest, relaxation, and hanging out with Levi all day every day. I have a feeling it is going to be really hard to come back to work after that week off. Then it is the sprint to the finish though. I haven't started a countdown til the end of the year yet... but it's coming...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Surgery Update

The surgery went well yesterday, praise Jesus! He was a little fussy because he wasn't allowed to eat when he got up, but overall he was in great spirits all the way until they took him back. He was in surgery for about an hour and we waited (rather impatiently in my case). Then the doctor came out and told us everything went well and we could go see him when he started waking up. We went back about 30 minutes later and I got to hold him right away and feed him. He was not happy to have his hand all wrapped up to hold the IV in place, but other than that he was donig really well. I fed him a bit and just snuggled with him for a little while. They took the IV out and we got to go home. Just like that! It was so much better than I was afraid of. I know I need to trust in God in situations like this, but it seemed like no matter how much I tried to place my fears and anxieties in His hands, I still held on to some. It is definitely something I want to work on in the future. Thanks for all the prayers and they are still appreciated as he is trying to heal. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Surgery tomorrow

Levi's surgery is finally here and will happen tomorrow morning. I have been (unfaithfully) fretting about it all day, because not only is my baby boy having a for-real surgery, but I had to get my class ready for a sub tomorrow. It is stressful getting ready for a sub, but it's worse when I have this major event hanging over my head. I'm trying so hard to just trust that God has everything under control and that Levi is in his hands, but the humanity comes out in me when I start thinking of all the scary things that could happen. Not to mention, Levi will not be allowed to have a bottle when he wakes up in the morning, and we are going to have one CRANKY baby when he gets up if he can't have his bottle. We vascillated between waking him up at midnight or just letting him sleep, and we decided to just let him sleep tonight because regardless he is going to want a bottle in the morning because it is his routine. Sigh. It is going to be a rough night of no sleep for me, but an even rougher morning when we have to bathe Levi and not let him eat. I don't know how people do this with kids that are always going to the hospital for one reason or another. This tiny, minor surgery is nothing in the grand scheme of surgeries, but I am still so anxious. I suppose this is the hardest part about being a parent: not being able to help your child no matter how badly you want to. I'm so thankful that he is so healthy and that we are able to get this surgery done for him. I know we are truly blessed to have our precious baby boy in our family and that God trusted us enough to be his parents. Thinking about that amazing blessing and responsibility is completely overwhelming.
On that note, I need to go mentally prepare for tomorrow. Please keep Levi in your prayers tonight and tomorrow as we jump this huge hurdle. And please pray for Jason and I as we have to wait for his surgery to be complete and make it through the morning with a supremely cranky baby.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

More jewelry and getting excited

This jewelry endeavour is working out so perfectly! I am making about half of my teaching salary just working a few nights a week! I am really starting to see the potential for this business and the possibility of me staying home with Levi part time next year is becoming more and more a reality. Not only that, by my sponsor has told me that she has only seen two other people in her 10 years that she has sponsored that have had the drive and natural talent that I do for this. That was very kind of her to say and totally surprising because I don't feel like I am doing anything special. I'm just doing what I always do when I want to be successful at something, so it seems very natural for me. I'm excited about what she said because I know how much money she makes and it is plenty for her to stay home with her kids, and that is my ultimate goal! Hopefully it can happen sooner rather than later.

Levi update:
He has 4 teeth- two on top and two on bottom
He is scooting around on his belly finally. He's not actually crawling, but he keeps getting up on his knees like he wants to but he just isn't sure how.
He is having surgery on Friday to fix his circumcision. We are not super nervous about it at the moment, but of course we are a little concerned because he will have to go completely under before they can do it and that always is a tiny bit of concern. We are just praying about it and asking God to take care of him and give us peace about the whole thing.