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Hi! I live under a rock….

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Or at least I think that I do…or did. The last five months have been a whirlwind of new baby, sick, holidays, sick, kids, sick….catch my drift? I’m embarrassed to think that Kyle is five months old and this is probably my first time to really sit down and write ANYTHING. Maybe I did this a few months ago, but I don’t remember it. Well, that’s the third child for you! I logged every doctor visit, growth chart, birth story, milestones, etc., with Ella and Seth. Poor Kyle’s birthday got announced…I think. He doesn’t even have a baby book yet! Isn’t that terrible?

We’re doing pretty okay. Life is adjusting to another new normal with Kyle in the picture. We call him Ky Ky, as Seth named him early on. Sometimes I call him Rainy from his middle name, “Ranen.” Or even that evolves into “Little Storm Cloud” when he gets fussy. Or even Ky Ky Rainy. Whatever we call him, we love him. He is a DOLL. Joel and I look at him all the time and gush over how beautiful we think he is. It’s fun having a baby around again, but let’s not overlook the HARD WORK part of it all.

Ranen means "joyous"

So, in the first four months of Kyle, I had mastitis twice, strep throat and the flu. The kids (even Kyle) have all had ear infections and Seth has had 2 rounds of strep as well….and his daddy had it once too. Whew! We’re tired of sick! I hope to be singing again soon. Now that I’m sleeping well and physically well, I am anxious to get back to leading worship because it just blesses the Lord and is such a great high point in my week!

The kids are all great. I’m working now to get Seth registered with PPCD- Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities- within our local school district. He’ll get to start school on his third birthday, so Monday, May 2nd, my little three year old boy will start going to school five days a week from 9-noon. And did I mention that he’ll be riding a bus? My heart is having a hard time thinking about letting go of him. I know it’s just a few hours, but for the past three years, I’ve been ON TOP of this kid…every therapy appt, every doctor visit, every detail of everything Seth has done, I’ve done with him. I’m prayerful for his teachers, the bus driver, the aids, everyone that touches my little fella while I’m not there. I’m prayerful that they show him love, patience and kindness….but in so many ways, I’m praying that they are affected by him. Praying that our family shows the love of Christ, praying that Seth is their little sunshine just like he is ours. What a privilege that these folks get to teach my kid. (I bet all parents feel that way too!)

Seth is fortunate to have Ella as a sister

Kyle is darling, did I mention? ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s rolling over, playing well on his tummy and smiling like crazy. He constantly has his eyebrows up with a look of surprise on his face. He seems laid back and doesn’t laugh easily, though he is quick to smile and tuck his head down like he’s being shy. Mimi says his daddy was a lot like that as a little fella. It would be okay with me if he was like his daddy. He looks soooo much like Ella as a baby.

Ella seems to be on modesty patrol. She’s quick to tell me if some girl needs to “put on more clothes” or if something I’m wearing is not quite up to snuff. She wants to wear dresses and skirts all the time and LOVES LOVES dress up and accessories. I wish I could slow down the growin’ up train….it’s just moving too fast.

Well, off to clean up a kid….Seth actually. He has the stomach virus. I forgot to add that to my list….yes, praying the rest of us avoid this one, but we all seem to share things around here!

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2 Responses to “Hi! I live under a rock….”

  1. elissamizell@gmail.com March 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    I love reading about you guys.

  2. shannon michaelis March 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    I like your rock, and you will emerge soon, sweet mama. Sickies do me in, and I realize how much of a sinner I am! Love you for persevering, and blogging about it. See you soon…

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