Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Since we live a great distance from our family we have grown accustomed to spending Easter alone. That fact makes this year EXTRA special since my Mom is here with us. It is also EXTRA special because it is Haylee Kate's first Easter.
Today was "prep" day.
I planned lots of activities that Mom could participate in since she loves being active. And, don't tell her, but I even managed to snap some photos while she was "working" (and not looking).
with the prep work.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 2:54 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I cleaned house yesterday and it felt really good to wake up to everything in it's place this morning. The lawn care folks also came by yesterday and worked for two solid hours to get the yard into shape. It felt really good to wake up and see the yard, minus all the Spring weeds today. The sun hung in a clear blue sky, and it felt really good to see it's glow.
Those girls simply "rock my world"!
So good to hear their sweet voices!!
BTW, Lil' Mama took Haylee Kate to the doctor for a weight check on Monday. HK had gained 6 oz in four days!! Whoppee! She is doing very well!
"Feel Good Day"!
Posted by Sweet Tea at 8:20 PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
- Two of my favorite people have birthdays this month.
- Spring begins
- Spring/Summer clothes appear in stores
- Time change
Spring weeds in my yard
- Cadberry Chocolate Eggs
- End of cold/flu season
- March Madness Contest tradition that Mister and youngest son have rivaled over for 20+ years
Posted by Sweet Tea at 7:00 AM
Sunday, March 24, 2013
I've been searching for a great primer for over a year and have tried a variety at all different price points. Hands down - this one is the winner! No - I didn't get paid a cent to recommend this. Consider this a public service announcement. *wink
but I must admit I am also lovin' that her Mom is feeling good again and is back in "full-time Mama mode",
Posted by Sweet Tea at 8:11 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013
Posted by Sweet Tea at 9:23 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Yep - the bow is GINORMOUS,
but this is the south and this is how
baby girl's roll in these parts. Every baby girl
has gotta be able to "rock the bow", so they begin
the balancing act in the crib.
She's a bundle of entertainment wrapped in pink.
Confession: sometimes we all sit and simply watch her sleep.
I know many of you are grandparents so you fully know the joy of having a grandchild. This is our fourth Granddoll and we revel in all these precious girls God has put into our life.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 5:46 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
as soon as you send me your address.
And, Thanks to all of you who played along!
Posted by Sweet Tea at 7:55 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sweet Granddoll, Haylee Kate!
She and her Mom are scheduled to come home from the hospital tomorrow, a week after this hospital stay began. They are both doing well now. Her Mom had a second blood patch yesterday and it seems to be holding.
The baby daddy, his mom, and his sister have been in town all week.
Today she shows up in little Mama's room declaring that she has made arrangements for a paternity test and that she wants shared custody of the baby for her son. Little Mama called me hysterical. She and Baby Daddy have an agreement on how they want this to happen and have already talked with a social worker about this. Now, the other Grandmother (his Mom) steps in and says if Baby Daddy doesn't comply with her wishes she will begin to charge him room & board, etc. etc. and he will not be able to go to college. Manipulation is her game.
My husband is enroute to the hospital and has called our attorney.
I can't tell you how glad I will be when Baby Daddy and his family go back home - 4 hours away.
Little Mama and Baby Daddy have agreed that Li'l Mama will have custody but that he can come here to visit Haylee anytime he wants, and he will continue with his college plans.
Forgive me, but she is.
We'd love to have your prayers
on this issue.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 12:07 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Blogging from my ipad so I will apologize for typos in advance.
I am spending the day at the hospital.
Our sweet new Granddoll continues in the NICU but will probably be ready to come home on Monday. YAY!!
Her little Mama is not doing so well. She continues to have complications from having 3 epidurals during the birthing process - she is leaking spinal fluid, which in turn gives her horrible headaches, severe dizziness, and she has fainted 8 times. Yesterday they performed a procedure on her called a "blood patch". Have you heard of this before? This was something new to me. They actually removed blood from her arm and then gave her yet another epidural and fed this blood into her spine to clot all the previous epidurals. When she awoke she felt wonderful - headache and all dizziness was gone! But she awoke this morning to another awful headache and the dizziness has returned. Not sure what comes next. I'm sure this can be resolved but in the meantime she is feeling awfully sick. We'd appreciate your prayers.
Thanks Bloggy friends!!
Posted by Sweet Tea at 2:24 PM
Thursday, March 7, 2013
when we get .everyone home from the hospital)
I will check the list and announce the Winner's.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 10:46 AM
Sunday, March 3, 2013
We got up and left the house at 5:15 am on Friday and made the 6 hour drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma to appear in court at 1:30. The issue was basically to decide what the future would look like for our Mom. My sister and I met at the courthouse with out attorney. Mom arrived shortly thereafter with her attorney. The great news for that day was that my sister and I were made co-Guardians for our Mom. It was also decided that Mom would come to live with my family in Louisiana, but would also have extended visits with my sister and her family at certain times during the year. This was a win/win, in that it will provide for the best care and also the freedom to move between the states of Oklahoma and Louisiana at will. Mom has been diagnosed with dementia and our goal is to help her live her best life, with as much freedom and opportunity for happiness as we can make possible.
Now we're about the business of doing just that.
Yesterday we took Mom out for Mexican food.
Today we went to church then drove around our town showing her the sights.
Then of course we needed some lunch, so today it was Italian food.
Tomorrow we'll begin to find some type of routine that is hopefully pleasing to everyone.
Let it be known that I have the best husband in the world.
You can be sure there will be lots of stories ahead as we all make the adjustment to living under the same roof.
Posted by Sweet Tea at 5:36 PM