Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sweet Sleeping Baby

I gave Parker a bottle and put him down on his mat so I could finish doing something and the next thing I know the bottle is almost gone and he was out!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Then the clouds opened up and God said, 'I hate you Alfalfa!"

It seems like that is how my week, maybe even month has been going. I mean I know that God doesn't hate us and that he gives us trials that he knows that we can handle and get through...but I am thinking it is time for the Haynes Family to have a break from the trials for now!

I hauled all of my laundry to my grandmother's thirty minutes away because of our stupid dryer on Wednesday. Then on Thursday I made dinner for some family members so that my Uncle would come take a look to see why my dryer wasn't working. He said there wasn't any power going to the dryer. You see - the lovely electrician our lot uses saw a wire that was run and said it was making everything short out so he just cut the wire. The wire was only powering my dryer apparently. So luckily along with family, a friend came over too that happens to be an electrician. He got the wire fixed temporarily so that our lot electrician would come fix it and bury it. Yay for not having to buy a new dryer. My grandmother said that it was a good thing we hadn't bought one (we had been looking earlier in the week) because if we would have got it home and it not worked, I would have been even more ticked. So it looked like things are turning up.

Then Friday we were awakened by our sweet little boy at 3:30. I laid with him on the couch for a few minutes and he was burning up. I took him to Adam, we checked and he was running 102 fever. So we gave him Tylenol (which we gave him the rest of the day every four hours) and he decided it was play time. Are you kidding me at 4 in the morning. He finally went to sleep about 5 and woke back up around 6. Adam brought him in to me and he slept with me until 9 or so. I love cuddling him, but I don't like when he sleeps with me because I never sleep. I worry that he is okay ya know. I checked his temp again when he woke up at it was 99.3 so it had gone down a bit. All day he wouldn't let me put him down. He slept off and on, but wanted to be in my arms at all times. Adam came home and we got him some Motrin and gave that to him because at four it was 99.8 and at 6 it was back at 101.3. The Motrin helps him sleep better. Tylenol makes him hyper it seems. He fell asleep in my arms on the couch at like 10 or so and when Adam went to move him, he woke up and was hyper and wanted to play. We gave him more Motrin (we were switching the Motrin then two hours later Tylenol etc hoping to break the fever). He went back to sleep on me (around midnight) and I carried him to bed. We finally were able to try to get some sleep. However, Parker had other plans. He woke up at 3 crying and wanting to play so I put him down to play and he freaked out and wanted to be held. So I held him and he went back to sleep around 5 or so and so I went back to bed and Adam stayed on the floor asleep. Parker woke back up at 7 and he is currently laying on the floor with Adam and both are sleeping.

We wanted to give Parker a blessing last night, but it was after midnight. Hopefully we can get him one today and hopefully he starts feeling better. We are supposed to go to Buna to see Adam's family today. I may have to get them to watch Parker for a while so I can get a nap. It takes me too long to fall back asleep.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I can't believe

that I made dinner last night after I got home from Vidor (had to do my laundry at my grandma's because our stinking dryer is still broken and mom's house is under construction so there is lots of noise and no where for lil Parker). It was only quesadillas, but they sure were good.

that I have the main course of dinner already halfway done. I am making Cavatini in hopes that Grammer, Uncle Andy, Holly and McKenna will come join us for dinner! I told them if Uncle A came to look at my dryer that I would make dinner so I am crossing my fingers that they will be able to come tonight because they had a lot going on today. I have it all put together and in the fridge and all I have to do is bake it this evening!

that Parker is 7 months old today!

that it is already the middle of August.

that Adam's birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner!

6 Months checkup (only 29 days late)

Well Parker is 7 months old today! Time is sure flying! He had his 6 month checkup on Tuesday (29 stinking days late) because the doctor was so busy and couldn't see us before then.

Adam made a nice little chart to show Parker's Progress:
His weight is only in pounds because he couldn't get the chart to do pounds and ounces but it's all good! You get the point right? The doc said he is in the 65% for his height and weight. I can't believe how much our lil baby has grown!

Here are a few things about sweet lil Parker:
-sit up by himself
-pull himself up
-walk along the furniture (I am afraid he will be walking sooner than later)
-is happy 95% of the day
-hates when people cross the gate into our kitchen
-when people leave, he goes to the gate by the kitchen and cries in hopes that they will be back
-doesn't like sitting still for 3 hours of church
-gives me kisses
-eats well with a spoon
-ate rice and jello yesterday for the first time and loved it
-doesn't like people to eat in front of him (as in whatever you are eating you better be willing to share)
-loves going swimming and Grandpa and Grandma Haynes house
-thinks its funny when I tell him no (we say no, he smiles and laughs so we laugh - we are going to have a hard time punishing him when he's older - how can you tell such a cute kid no?)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I wish...

that I had a lot of money.

that I had friends to hang out with during the day while my husband works his butt off for our family.

that I had already gone to the grocery store today.

that I didn't have to hang up all of our clothes and towels to dry.

that I didn't have to buy a new stinking dryer.

that Parker would cuddle with me more (he's growing up way to fast).

that Parker wouldn't have woken up just yet!

My wish list seems to go on and on forever, why is that?

Monday, August 10, 2009

I hate...

Being an adult and having to make decisions for my family and having to pay bills.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Have You Ever Wondered...

Why ME????

Remember the 1994 movie The Little Rascals? And things have been going wrong with Alfalfa and he says, "Then the clouds opened up and God said, 'I hate you Alfalfa!'" Do you ever feel like that sometimes.

Friday I was sitting at home and around 1:00 or so the power went out. I called Adam and told him and then called my mom and asked her to call energy for me because I had no power to look up the phone number and who really uses a paper phone book these days?!? Parker was asleep so I jumped in the shower quick and headed to moms. Adam went by our house on his way home from work and the power was still out and there was a note from energy saying it wasn't their fault that it was our main breaker box. So Adam trying to flip the switch several times and it just kept popping back off. So we packed and stayed at moms that night.

Saturday we ran by and Adam flipped the switch again and the power turned on. We still stayed at moms though just in case. Sunday Adam and Matt ran by to check on it in the evening and it was on. So we packed everything up (minus Parker's pack n play just in case - I promise I'll come get it mom!) and headed home. The power was fine but the electrician was still going to come by.

So Monday I stayed home and waited and waited. They finally showed up at 3 and turned off the power until 4:30 or 4:45. It turned back on and everything seemed fine. They said they had fixed it and replaced it with new stuff. However, when I went to put clothes from the washer to the dryer, the dryer wouldn't turn on. My first thought was great - somehow the dryer broke during all this mess. Adam went out and flipped the switch and the dryer started working.

We went to sleep last night and everything was fine or so I thought. I was tossing and turning all night and it seemed like it was 3 or 4 in the morning and it was only 1 when I looked at the clock. All of the sudden the power went out and I woke Adam up to tell him. He thought I was joking and when he realized I was right he went out and flipped the switch again and it came back on.

Parker and I woke up around 9ish and he was happily playing in the living room and I had the tv on for background noise and was checking out my facebook and email and all the thousands of blogs I read. All of a sudden the power went out again. I headed to moms, Adam came home for lunch and turned it back on. Kari and I headed to our hair appointment (pictures soon to come if you are lucky - I love my hair!!) and when we got home things seemed fine. I threw a load of Parker's stuff in the washer (it seems like I am doing a load for him every few days). I had Adam get up and put them in the dryer for me. They were in there forever I thought. I figured they would be done by then and so I went to check and the timer or whatever was still at the 40. Are you kidding me. I thought "great Parker's clothes are probably burning up". So I opened the dryer and they were cold. They seemed dry though.

It seems like lately anything and everything is going wrong. I feel as though our Father in Heaven only gives us trials that he knows we can handle, but they get so annoying and frustrating. It almost makes me want to move away. Our trailer has been such a blessing. A good friend I met from working at the UPS Store helped us find it and the owners were so nice to us. It's very old, but they ended up selling it to us for way cheap so that we wouldn't have to keep paying them rent. Now it's almost like we are paying rent again because we keep having to fix everything. Luckily the trailer park has to pay for the breaker box because it's the one in the ground. I really do appreciate all our blessings and everything we have been giving and it has been so nice having mom and dad so close for these types of incidents so that we can stay the night over there easily. I'm just tired of it! Why ME????