Friday, September 12, 2008

Help and update

I am a terrible blogger in every aspect of the word. I don't have time! Please pray for balance for me and my sweet family!
Help-Someone please tell me how to get my blog looking right. I have no idea, or the patience to figure it out. I'll give you my log in if you want to play around with it.
Zach is sick! It is his first time being sick like this. He has horrible congestion. You can hear how congested he is. He cries while he is sleeping. So, Zach and I or rather Zach has slept on me in the recliner the last 2 nights. I feel so helpless when he feels bad. To top all of this off, he had his 4 month checkup and shots yesterday. He was so tough when he got his shots. He only cried for like 5 seconds. He started running a fever last night from the shots. So between the shots and the congestion, Zach is a miserable little boy and mom is exhausted. So far, he is doing well today.
Zach weighed 16 lbs (75th percentile)
His head was in the 80th percentile
AND his height was in the 97the percentile!!!!! (26 and 3/4 inches) He is too long for most of his pjs!
I think he might be a hoss (that is such a hick term).

I'm having a really hard time lately putting on a happy face and pretending like everything is okay. I feel like I am juggling so many roles and not being 100% at any of them.
Other than that, all is going really well.
I started reading the Twilight series. I am hooked! I ready while I pump.
I hope all you guys are doing well. My goal today (sense school was cancelled because of rain) is to catch up on all your lives.


Leah Dooley said...

I'm right there with ya on the trying to put on a happy face. My emotions & hormones are all over the place. It's so weird to feel like this. Praying for you right now. Love you Dana.

The McDons said...

Hang in there Dana! I bet things will be better when the little guy starts feeling good again! :)

jaklotz1 said...

Dana, all of us moms know how you are feeling. It is such a balancing act to be a mom. Not only do you have to dedicate you life over to your children basically, but you also have to maintain the roles of wife, teacher (in your case), friend, woman, leader, sister, daughter, etc. as well. I don't know how you working moms do it. I am home each day and still feel behind on everything. Give yourself time. Zach is just 4 months old and you are still adjusting to having this special boy in your life, and on top of that you are back at work. Yet another big adjustment that had to be made in a short period of time. On another note, I know it seems cruel, but the bulb suction is your best friend when babies have congestion. Little ones have such a hard time clearing the congestion on their own, and the bulb suction does the job. I called myself the suction Nazi when my kids were babies. At the first sign they were getting even a little bit sick, I would suck away. Get your self some saline spray; spray it in his nose to loosen the junk and suction. I also always have a cool mist humidifier on at night as well. Especially in dry Lubbock. If you know all of this ignore me. I just wanted to help if I could. Hang in there; you will catch up with life again one of these days. By the way, there is no denying who Zach’s daddy is. He looks just like James.

Christa Greene said...

I'm right there with ya Dana...half the time I don't feel like I'm doing any of my jobs well. The beginning of the school year is always the will get better, and we'll get used to our routines, and then it will be summertime! :)

Jay and Julie Foy said...

You are so tough!! I'm not a Mom yet, but I am in awe of you and all that you do. Keep loving that little bow (and the big one you married) and I know that God will bless you like always!!

What is the twilight series??

Brie said...

I will be praying! To fix your page: I think you have to change your template to Minima and not have it stretch or stretchy or whatever it says. Does that make sense? Praying!

Jennifer-Colley said...

Hey girl! I am actually in the hospital on bedrest and I feel like I am going crazy bc I cant get out and do all these things that I feel need to be done! My emotions and hormones are crazy mostly bc I am about to be a momma and I am stuck in hospital not able to be at home preparing! God has a plan though.You are a great mom and he has blessed you with an amazing baby! Hang in there. ( speaking for myself too ) lol. praying for you!

Tara Powell said...

if you still need help with your page let me know. I know how frustrating life can get some times. Hang in there, you will get it together soon!