Thursday, October 4, 2007

WHY GOD CREATED CHILDREN

Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children.

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was "DON'T! "

"Don't what ?" Adam replied.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.

"Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve...we have forbidden fruit!"

" No Way!"

"Yes way!"

"Do NOT eat the fruit!" said God.

"Why?"

"Because I am your Father and I said so! " God replied, (wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants).

A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked!

"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? " God asked.

"Uh huh," Adam replied.

"Then why did you? " said the Father.

"I don't know," said Eve.

"She started it! " Adam said.

"Did not! "

"Did too! "

"DID NOT! "

Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

BUT THERE IS REASSURANCE IN THE STORY!

If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake FOR YOU!!!

(From an email forwarded to me by my hubby...)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

What Makes Me Smile These Days

1. Watching my little girl sleep with a full tummy.
2. Having Karrots fall asleep on me.
3. Cuddling with my husband.
4. Good friends who love my little girl almost as much as I do.
5. Hot showers.
6. My mom's willingness to help me out.
7. Watching Big Red with Karrots (they mostly sleep when together).
8. Being able to afford Christmas presents.
9. Seeing pictures of me on my friends' myspace.
10. Getting through a night without leaking milk.

I also love that Karrots has decided to let grandma in on a lot of her firsts, like when she pooped during bath time today for the first (and hopefully ONLY) time...

Colic Calm

Thanks to Colic Calm Homeopathic Medicine, there is finally a safe and natural remedy that ensures relief for everyone. Thank goodness there is no longer any need to suffer while "waiting it out"...

Our unique homeopathic gripe water calms the irritation of baby caused by colic, infant gas, stomach pain, hiccups, teething and even reflux. It also helps baby’s digestive system adjust to new foods and relieves stomach upset caused by infant teething.

Contains: Caraway, Peppermint, Ginger, Fennel, Aloe, Vegetable Carbon, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Blackthorn.

Just $18.95!!

Anyone try it before or heard about it? I'm curious how it cures hiccups...how fast and does it work on adults?

Milk Supply


This past week Karrots has been so hungry I've had to nurse her on both sides. Well, last night I ran out before she got her fill. If she's just nursing for comfort I can usually sooth her with my knuckle (see picture), but that wasn't the case.

The only thing I could think to do was run to the kitchen and eat so I'd have the nutrition to make more food. She was crying the whole time.

After eating I went to nurse her, praying out loud she'd get her fill...and she did! She didn't sleep right away like we'd hoped, but she stopped crying!

Lesson: If mommy doesn't eat, baby doesn't eat, so let her cry so you can take care of yourself first.

Baby Hernia

My mom and a couple friends have noticed Karrots' belly button is a really big outtie. They've even insisted something was wrong with it. She doesn't fuss because of it and at her two week appointment with her doctor it wasn't brought up by the doctor.

Out of curiosity I looked it up and according to this site, Karrots has a hernia.

"About 20 percent of all newborns have an "outie", also called an umbilical hernia. This is a bulge caused by the umbilical cord as it enters the baby's abdomen. After birth, as the umbilical cord heals and falls off, the opening to the abdomen usually closes spontaneously. Occasionally the opening doesn't close, and you may notice a bulging belly button, especially when there is increased abdominal pressure such as during bowel movements or crying."

But it's all good...

"These hernias usually go away by 12 to 18 months, and surgery to close the hole is rarely necessary."

If you are lucky...and I remember...I'll get a picture of it! Nothing too impressive...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Praise Report

My breast is healing! I had a lump and it's gone (clogged duct) and the "rash" (felt like cottage cheese and was red) is just about gone as well!

Wisdom I followed...

Chilled cabbage in the bra (a couple of times).

Change positions and nurse over the baby.

Apply heat, get rest and nurse often (LLL).

Let it air out.

Praise God for giving me all this wonderful advice!