Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Friday, July 25, 2008


Paige went this morning and her x ray showed her bone looked good. She had one small piece of bone that was not in the right place but they said it should still be okay and should heal. Soo... more than likely no surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Praise God! When it first happened and I saw it I just knew it would require surgery and if fact most from the local er here thought she would require surgery. So she has a hot pink cast on now. She seems to be feeling better. On the other hand we found out more about the insurance situation. It paid for today since she was seen in the er . It will pay for office visits for the next 3 months with them for this but will NOT pay for things like x rays,splints,things like that if she has to have them. Which we know she will. Sooo... I think I am gonna try to call our insurance and see if they know what we can do. Maybe go to another doctor who is covered or something.So if you ladies could continue to pray for this. BUT God is good and he DID answer our prayers. Continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers while she heals. And be careful with those scooters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are dangerous

Thursday, July 24, 2008

update and thanks

Thanks so much for all the prayers ,. please keep them coming. WE go tommorrow to find out if she will need surgery or if they can just put a cast on it. Also she had a couple big gashes so not sure what they will do about those. I do want them checked out that since they will be under a cast. She has had some rough nights with pain. NOt much sleep going on around here. We also find out tommorrow if insurance will pay for anything else so please pray for that also. Well that is about it for now. Just wanted to update everyone. I think I may have dropped today and have had a ton of contractions since this morning, not exactly sure the reason for that but not baby time yet as I am a little over 32 weeks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Broken arm,bladder infection, and midwife appt

after the last day and a half I could really use your prayers so I will not lose my mind. Sunday night around 7:30 Paige's scooter broke with her and she broke her arm VERY BAD. I rushed her to the emergency room here where they took x rays,also did a ct scan cause she hit her head too. Ct scan was good though,. We were told they would probably since it was so late just splint it to keep it still and then we would have to go out to another place that is 45 minutes away the next day(where Dustin went to get his arm fixed). Well then they came back and said the er doctor called and talked to the orthopedic doctor and actually the place we wanted to take her to had one of their orthopedic doctors on call. They both agreed she needed to come right then. They wouldn't even let me drive her , we rode in the ambulance there. I thought I was gonna get sick going over there , felt like I was riding in the back of a tin can. Billy had the other kids the whole time ,but my mom picked them up and he met us over there. The finally sedated her, they did not put her totally under but gave her meds where she did not know anything, it was weird cause she was blinking her eyes and stuff but wasn't really awake, then he put it back in place and put a hard splint on it. Told us we have to come the end of the week and if it was still in the right place they could go ahead and cast it, if it had shifted ANY she would require surgery and would have to have pins in it. She broke it right where your growth plate is,so it has to be fixed correctly!!!!! We got home at 5 am!!!!!!!!!!! Then I had to take Brittani cause she has only gotten worse. I had to have her there at 10:30. So I woke up took paige's pain meds to be filled, went and picked Brittani up from my moms and dropped Paige off. Took Brittani , she has a bladder infection. gave her some antibiotics , soooooooooo took them to get them filled and pick up Paige's meds and pick up some stuff at Wal-Mart and I needed to pick the kids up something to eat to take to my moms. So I got them something to eat, went back to my moms to feed them and visit with Levi a bit. I also had to get to my midwife appt, and needed to take a bath. While I was at my moms dh called and said he was home, so I brought Paige back with me so she could rest better. Put in a load of laundry, fed my bread,straightened up a bit and then went to my midwife appt. Said everything looked good except my hemoglobin was REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY low and my feet looked horrid but what do you expect. Baby is head down and said he really already seems locked and ready hehe. Weight looked good she said. I go back in two weeks. So..... after my appt. I went and picked the kids up(thank goodness someone worked for my mom so she could help me out)and came home. I was EXHAUSTED And hurting. I got Levi to sleep a little before 8 so I went straight to bed when I got him down. Good thing cause Paige was up alot, she was in alot of pain. Which worries me cause they said if it stayed in place she should not hurt too much and her fingers are really swollen and on the paper they gave me it said they really shouldn;t be. Icalled to make her follow up appt yesterday but they never called back so I am gonna call here in a bit and gonna mentioned all that to them too.
So that is what has been going on, I left out the nasty detailed stuff,it was not pretty. Please pray it heals right. Of course she broke her left one , she is left handed.

*******On top of all this they are giving me problems with out insurance. saying it will cover this follow up but not anything else!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What even without surgery she will have to at least go back probably at least twice. I said well what if she has surgery. They are suppose to let me know what they figure out Friday when we come. Please pray

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Confused homeschool mom

Well I was going to use Christian Liberty this yr but we just cannot really afford it. So I guess I am back to picking and choosing, I know we will be using Saxon Math for the older three and for Brittani will be using the Hooked on Phonics complete kit. It just seems so daunting to pick and choose sometimes cause of how much is out there. Dh agreed that he didn't really want to go with Christian Liberty because it was so much money and really for the most part we like the picking and choosing, Just sometimes I worry because it is not accrediated. I know, I hear it all the time that it does not need to be and kids do fine later in life but it does worry me. Have any of you had a child go in to tech school early while still doing homeschool? WE have researched this and found for homeschool children that is a wonderful option but I wonder what requirements there are for that. I think alot of the worrying is hormones seeing Iam almost 32 weeks along but still I am sure I am not the only homeschool parent that worries.
In other news my parents kept all 5 kids last night and dh and I got to go out alone. Alone, do you know what that means, By ourselves. WE went to Ryan's to eat and then went to a race. No getting all the kids out of the van, no getting a stroller out, no checking diapers. HEHE! It was nice but I am always glad to see the kids. When I picked them up this morning I was glad to see them.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Saving money

I forgot to add in my other post we are ordering again from Angel Food MInistry's again and that is a help, If you have not tried it you should, it is a good deal.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pregnancy catching up with me

I have had a busy past few days and last night my back hurt so bad!! Then this morning I have been trying to do laundry and the shooting pains are terrible. I think it is finally catching up with me but I was hoping it would not be this early. I am 31 weeks and 2 days. My back feels like someone punched me bunches of times. I am trying to rest a bit but still have things that HAVE to be done to keep things organized around here.
Been trying to think of ways to save on money. I have started making a menu plan and sticking with it. NO more eating out as much . I go to the grocery store less often which is a bit harder cause I have so much to get when I go but it has been worth it. CLipping coupons has helped for some stuff like diapers , cleaning products, and such. We planted a garden and it is starting to come in so hopefully that will help. WE have chickens that give us eggs and that really helps. What other cost saving things do you do??????

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Linking to Jane's blog
Haven't totally figured out how to post links so just copy and paste. A little boy needs your help.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This and that

I know i have not posted in a little while but really nothing much to say. I am now 30 weeks and 3 days so almost 9 weeks to go :) I know he will be here before we know it cause I cannot believe I am already this far. I have not been getting much sleep cause little man has not been sleeping , think it is his teeth. I sure hope he gets it worked out in the next few weeks. Getting to be to be rough. WE have almost everything though so we are pretty much ready. I gave the kids a break from school today just cause I am tired and I think we all are pretty much burned out from all the practice testing,etc... I have one that I am having a bit of trouble with and I am not sure why cause he has been doing pretty good. OUr youngest dd I have been working on the whinning with her, I made a chart and if she has a good day she gets a sticker. She has gotten a sticker everything except Monday when I left her with my mom for my midwife appt.
We had a storm last night and it was pretty rough!!! We were all sitting in the living room when we heard a loud thud. The top of a tree fell and hit our add on dh built. Luckily he is a super handyman and it did not mess much up. just a few shingles and such so he can probably fix it pretty easy. We were really lucky cause of the way it fell. We are hoping to get someone out here to cut it down very soon and top a few other trees. There was alot of damage with trees and such around here from last night but we got some much needed rain.
I have been thinking alot about how people think about kids. I hear so many parents saying I cannot wait till my kids go back to school or have been watching while some of these kids are not even being supervised and are out at all hours of the night. Here I am thinking wow they have hardly been out of school and are ALREADY going back. Glad I do not have to send mine to ps. When did kids become such a burden to people???? I guess when people became selfish. Do not get me wrong! AT 3 am when I am tired from the little one from inside kicking me and our littlest one wakes I sometimes pray please let me get some sleep. And sometimes i get aggravated with the kids and I have been having to pray for patience alot lately! But I do want my kids with me. I get so upset when people now notice I am expecting and their first question is so is this the last one???? OR the other one is don't you know what causes that. I do not know how many children God will BLESS us with, nor do I know what the future holds but I know I do not raise these children alone. It is only with God's grace. They are his children! I only get to borrom them for a bit. AFter having saying that I do have to be honest and say I do hope God gives me a little break between this baby and the next one if there is going to be anymore. But we are leaving it up to him. I just hope all these people that want to hurry their children along do not regret it later as I am sure they will. I know my younger 3 I kept saying I can't wait till they do this and that and now look the twins are 11 and oldest dd is 9. Where has the time went. people really do need to slow down and take time with their kids , if it is only for a little talk or to play around.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What a day!!!!

Man so while we were doing school my baby boy feel out of the chair. He hit really hard and scared me to death cause he was acting funny. NOw he seems to be acting fine, thank goodness. I give God thanks for that. YOu would think with 5 kids it would not bother me , but every little bump and bang still does. Also still practice testing with the boys and working on Brittani learning to read so it is a bit stressful. I am almost 30 weeks, will be MOnday anyway. I made for the first time some Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread today and it turned out pretty good. Should of took pics but now one is in the freezer and the other has been ate off of lol. I think I might buy me a bread machine so I can start making bread. With this though I can make alot of variations like Cinnamon buns, bannana bread,etc... SO I will be baking bread every 10 days now. :) Gave one of my starters to my neighbor and really need to find one more person to give the other too but guess if I don't I will just make alot of bread next time lol. I am trying to find ways to cut cost everyone cause everything is getting so high, I could not believe how much I spent yesterday at Wal Mart and used to what I bought would of never costed that much, We do have a garden and it seems like it is fixing to start making so crossing my fingers, think we are gonna make a fall garden too. WE have chickens so we always have plenty of eggs. Anyone else have any more suggestions, Especially since we will have another here in September. :) Well I have one getting up from nap so I better go. Have a blessed day!