Friday, August 29, 2008

baby girl

Last Tuesday I had a second sonogram. The doctor found a problem with the baby's kidneys. The valve between the kidney and the bladder either have not developed or aren't working properly. So, her urine is coming back up from the bladder into her kidneys making them enlarged. The doctor assured me that this is common and to not worry about it. There is nothing that they can do right now. When our baby girl is 6 weeks old, the dr. will probably do an ultrasound on her kidneys to see how they are doing. Please keep our baby girl in your prayers!

Friday, August 15, 2008


I used to think that I was good at organizing things in the house and office. For the last year or so I have realized that isn't the case. I think when you have a child there is definitely a lot more clutter. You have to be in a constant state of transition of baby stuff to toddler stuff.

Dust has mentioned that we are in the process of moving our office to the basement. We have gotten rid of some stuff. I am proud of Dust for throwing away two drawers of computer stuff. We have bought some new organizing containers for the desk. We have been analyzing ways to consolidate. This process has been good. I feel like we will be more functional as a household. We used to have piles and piles of stuff in the office. I want to make sure that there will be no more piles!

Monday, August 04, 2008

beat the heat

NJ and I wanted to go to the pool today, but when we got there at 10 am it was closed. I guess the baby pool at Marty Pool isn't open anymore at 10 am?? We sat in the parking lot for a little while just to make sure we weren't too early. I guess I should have looked up the hours on the website. I didn't want to come back at noon. It is supposed to get to 100 degrees today.

We were in a pool mood, so I told NJ we would put up the baby pool in our backyard. I filled up the pool and put his slide down in it. He had a great time! There is a hole in the waterhose so when I turned on the water, the water shot out of the hose like a sprinkler. I let the water run so NJ and I could run through "the sprinkler".

We had a picnic lunch outside. NJ has a little picnic table with umbrella that I put up. He enjoyed eating at his table outside. I sat on our picnic table beside him. It was already pretty humid by then and about 94 degrees, so NJ and I went inside. He wasn't happy with that. He can stand the heat better than I can!