Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thank You #1
Newborns and consistent blogging don't go together very well but I wanted to give my family an update. First of all: A BIG "Thank You" to my mother-in-law, Nadine Brown, for spending the first two weeks after Stephen was born! She took care of the boys while I was in the hospital (which included taking care of two boys with the stomach flu!) and made sure things were running smoothly here at home. After I came home she did "night duty" with Stephen and that enabled me to recover from the birth and in general helped me return to "normal." That was such a blessing! I'm not sure how ladies handle it who have to come straight home from the hospital, take care of a baby through the night and toddlers during the day and yet try to get back on their feet physically. I'm blessed to have a family who was able to pull up beside me and carry the load until I got back on my feet. Thank you Mom Brown for all your hard work...she still had to teach school and go to work during the day. Also, I big thank you to our church family who provided meals for a week which took that burden off of our shoulders...Thank you! And to our GBS family (both individuals and D-groups) who provided food, meals, and grocery items. We feel very humbled by your generosity knowing most of you gave out of what little you have...Thank you!
During weeks one and two Stephen changed quite a bit...from newborn to baby. He weighed 6lbs. 7 oz at his first Dr's appointment. Sidenote: I took him to a new clinic and he saw: a student, a resident, and then the honest-to-goodness pediatrician - he initiated the first two right away when they chose to not keep his diaper on during examination...they'll soon learn.
Allan and Daniel recovered from the flu and have loved having a little brother to kiss and help burp. Two very big answers to prayer - that none of the adults in the household got the stomach flu and that Stephen made it through his first cold.