Monday, September 24, 2007

Not about Sofi's birthday

Okay, I know there are some of you expecting me to blog about The Party of The Century, but I don't have the pics yet, so I'm postponing that till then.

Instead some random "catching up"....

I'm so thrilled these days with the way the Lord is blessing our business! (My Sisters' Weddings) It's been our goal to do about six or so weddings a year and we realized this month that we are averaging two a year for the last three years! Now that might not seem like a lot, but it's 1/6th of the way there! Yay :) We are interviewing with another bride right now for a wedding next summer. So this year we interviewed with three brides (not counting this one) and got two weddings and we're now interviewing for next year's crop of brides. It's so encouraging! So, pass the word around, you guys!!

Judah has begun night-time sleep training-- Marc Weisbluth style. For those of you who have read "Healthy Sleep habits, Happy Child", you know what I'm talking about. For the rest, it's basically a program of eliminating night-time waking. And yes, we do let him cry. I know it's very controversial, but it worked wonders with Sofi and so far it's going really well with Judah.The idea is that the crying is simply that of protesting lack of interaction, and for the sake of your child's health (and your own sanity) you have to teach him that bedtime is inviolable. Judah is much easier than Sofi in that his crying is not the heart-wrenching sobs of an abandoned baby, but rather indignant shouts of protest. He really doesn't cry, he just yells. We called Mom and Dad tonight to let them hear it :)

Anyway, after three nights of no waking for feeding on my part (we turn the monitor off), I am a new woman!! I think maybe we can handle four or five kids! :) Just kidding. Two is enough for now. I believe that God in His wisdom would never give us twins. We can only handle one baby at a time over a several year time span.

Prayers for tonight:

Sleep for all of us (always at the top of my list)
Sam's health
Laurie's recovery and Josiah's continued health
Denise and her little baby beans
My husband--that God would uphold him always
My children, that God would give us grace and wisdom in raising them
Myself, that God would enable me to truly love my children (for only by His grace can I love unselfishly) and that I would be able to communicate that to them daily, that they would never doubt it

1 comment:

Matt and Laurie Beardsley said...

Thanks for the prayers!! I feel like a new woman...and Josiah...he's almost a pound over his birth weight...and at only 10 days!! That's my beefy little man!