Showing posts from January, 2015

Any Day Now, We'll Be Going Home

Life is so short. 
Even the fullest and longest of lives, when they're over, it still seems too soon. 

This weekend has stirred some thoughts in me that I don't usually think about.  The judgement of America.  Potential genocide in the States.  The salvation of my children hanging in the balance.  The lives of my family members.  The souls of people I see, walking about not realizing they're destined for hell.  My very real and uncomfortable apathy (or fear?) to share the gospel.  My apathy about Israel.  My responsibility to lead my children to the Lord. 

I mean, typing it all out makes me just want to get in bed and hide under my covers. But even though my thoughts have landed on some pretty heavy topics, there is one big thing that bothers me about myself. 
I find myself clinging to this world. And I mean white-knuckled-grip kind of clinging. I'm excited about my next cup of coffee, my daughter's next milestone, my next child, my beach vacation next…

Daphne Anne: Five Months

Weight: I haven't weighed her since her last appointment. 
Height: I haven't measured her since her last appointment. Bad mom? 
Sleep: Hallelujah for sleeping through the night! Daphne still takes her normal 4-5 naps a day, and she goes to bed around 7:00 pm for the night. We've introduced rice cereal and I think that's helped her feel fuller and stay asleep longer. She wakes up between 3-5 am to nurse and then wakes up for the day around 7-8. 
Eating: She's been going every 2.5-3 hours between feedings. Still nurses on one side for 5 min per feeding. The second-to-last feeding of the day I do only rice cereal mixed with breastmilk and the last feeding of the day I do rice cereal mixed with breastmilk and I nurse her. So she's pretty full and happy at bedtime! 

Diapers: Size one.
Clothing: Her 6 month size sleepers fit her perfectly...which worries me that I'll need to go ahead and get more 9 month sleepers before she outgrows these! She still wears her 3-6…