Sunday, February 19, 2006

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He's slowly learning

So this is day two of a new routine for Justin. He still wakes up twice at night, but now I don't nurse him until the second time he awakes up. I"m hoping that soon he'll learn that waking up at 130/200 a.m. gets him nothing but cuddles and that he can just sleep through. :) By the time 500 a.m. rolls around though he is VERY hungry. So I feed him then, and he goes back to bed until at least 700 a.m.

I have to admit...he's not always impressed with not getting up before 7. My long term goal though, is to back to my routine of walking the dogs at 6/630 before he gets up for the day, and having him be able to stay in bed would help a lot with that. So he will need to learn to fit into our family life a bit more, rather than have us run to his schedule. He's old enough now to learn some of these things now anyways. :)

Well, i'm off to walk the dogs, my little screamer seems to have fallen back to sleep! Go figure that one eh?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Nerdiness Levels

73% scored higher (more nerdy), and
27% scored lower (less nerdy).

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Not nerdy, but definitely not hip.

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I read this yesterday

I read this yesterday when I was doing my devotions from Matthew 27.
51And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"

I find it interesting how people will question the facts of Christ's death. They say it couldn't have happened, or that it wasn't important since Jesus was merely a good man, or that the bible is wrong or... whatever reasons they give. It makes me wonder why or how they could say this, especially when I read how the events surrounding his death caused eyewitnesses to be filled with awe and to know that Jesus was indeed the Son of God. If eyewitnesses believed it, and they were there to experience it all, then who are we to argue with historical fact and say oh.. it couldn't possibly be true? Seems a bit trite to me. Like we don't believe it so we'll just ignore anything that suggests it could be True. Jesus is indeed the son of God. He was also the Son of Man. God and Human in one. It is awe-inspiring to imagine it, even more so to believe it.

That's all my thoughts for this early morning. :)

Monday, February 13, 2006

My Boyo is Teething

AH... teeth... so useful for so many things... eating, nibbling, sampling things, biting... just to name a few.

My boyo got his first teeth when he was 4.5 months old, and now he's just over 7 months and he's getting his top two teeth. He's finding the process to be a bit of a challenge. He's had two poor nights of sleep (which means his mommy's is also getting two poor nights of sleep). Advil and Tylenol help, but not completely. he's got all this extra fluid in his body so he gets all stuffed up and can't breathe properly.. especially if his Mommy has let him cry for a bit. It's been a rough couple of days, but we'll get through this. Hopefully by the end of today both teeth will have broken the skin and the worst of the pain will be gone.

It has one added side affect. It has pushed up his weaning schedule just a tad. He's been doing well eating solids (except when he's not feeling up to par). He does well drinking from a bottle (and those he can bite to his heart's content). :) So it's just a matter of giving him those more than giving him mommy.

I can fully see myself not nursing him during the day at all within two - three weeks and saving the nursing for at night and early morning. Must admit... I"m rather looking forward to that. :) BUT we'll see how it goes. For if Justin catches another cold, or life gets too hectic... then it's best to just let him have mommy (according to all the experts), but hopefully no colds or hectic lives. :) We'll see what God has in store for us.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

My Dad

Jim, Justin and I went up to see my father yesterday in Palmerston hospital.

It's hard to describe the difference, but Dad looks MUCH better this week. It's like he's improved so much since last week it was really heartening to see. :) yet what the difference is, I can't really say. he just looks SO much better.
He wasn't wearing just hospital clothes so that might have made a difference, but I think it was more than that. He just looked better.

Dad was able to hold Justin for abit until Justin said.. enough of this I want DOWN!!!!! (he squirmed lots and lots)

He did a one point get this real "deer in the headlights" look about him. But for most of the visit he was able to chat, and connect with the different people who came into to see him. He was able to ask good questions of the nurse who came to give him his antibiotics, and he was even able to help turn on his "pic-line" (not sure if I"m calling it the right thing or not).

Dad mentioned that his days and nights are a bit mixed up. He wants to sleep days and be up at night. I asked if the doc would be able to help him with that OR if he thought it was something he just needed to deal with. He thought it was just something he just needed to deal with.

He stood while I was there, using the walker which was good to see. He seems a bit stronger, but not as strong as what.. almost a month ago now when he was in Palmerston hospital.
From what I understand from overheard conversation.. he is getting better physio now which is a good thing. He can't feel anything with the clots in his lungs so... that's a really good thing. Doesn't mean that they are gone, but it does mean that the blood is flowing well enough.

Okay...what's next for dad? Next week Thursday he has an early morning appointment in Kitchener to get fluids drawn to see if all the infection is cleared out of his body. If so, then he is on for surgery on Feb. 27. If for some reason the infection is not gone...I have NO clue what that would mean. I figure that's for dad to ask.. and for him or mom to tell me later on. But the assumption is that it will be all cleared up. :) (prayer is good here) :-)

Dad had lots of company today. Cor Poot was there when we arrived, Ben and Rient Luesink, Mr. Cooper and Tante Josie's dad, Angela (a girl they met in hospital) and I think there was someone else but can't recall who. So a busy day for dad, and he was still looking good by the time we left again.

I think that is it.

Never realized before

So, I"ve been learning to read the bible every day on my computer. Makes it easy to have things sent to me, but I still find it a bit odd to read on the computer. I have to talk a lot with God for his word to impact me when I read it this way. I'm getting better at it with his help. I have passages sent to my from

ANyways, I was reading from Genesis 12 this morning.
"37And the people of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. 38A mixed multitude also went up with them, and very much livestock, both flocks and herds. 39And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough that they had brought out of Egypt, for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves."

And this verse caught my eye: 38A mixed multitude also went up with them, and very much livestock, both flocks and herds.

This caught my eye because I've never really seen before that God had this bigger picture in mind. I've always thought that after the plagues were over the Egyptians hated the Israelites so much that they shoved them off and that just the Israelites were redeemed from slavery. But then I read this verse and I see these Egyptians travelling with them. And when I read later in Chapter 13 that all who travelled with them had to redeem the firstborn, whether man or beast. See here what they needed to do:

11"When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and your fathers, and shall give it to you, 12you shall set apart to the LORD all that first opens the womb. All the firstborn of your animals that are males shall be the LORD's. 13Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. Every firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.

Anyways, it just makes me think of how God's plan is for the whole world. That yes, in the Old Testament he focused on his chosen people, but even then, those who were not his people who followed him, he still used and taught and accepted. It paved the way it seems to me, for his total inclusion in the New Testament.

I don't know, I'm probably not wording the thoughts in my brain very well, and may indeed end up reposting them when I'm feeling more alert. But I just thought this was cool. The Israelites are running from the Egyptians because they are an anthema to them because of all the plagues, and yet some Egyptians chose to travel with them. Chose to leave with the Israelites .. I'm not sure why, but the Israelites had stated all along that they were leaving so they could worship their God. Makes me wonder if some of the Egyptians had also learned to worship God.

Neat thought for me for the day anyway.