Friday, October 22, 2010
Timothy is healthy and weighed in at 9 pounds 9 oz! Not sure where Patricia was hiding that baby...I never expected him to be that big. He came out screaming - I think he was a little upset that we took him out of his nice warm home.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Today in church we sang the song Amazing Grace. You may or may not be familiar with the song but it is special to me. Special because it takes me back to the farm and summers that I spent there. Special because it reminds me so much of my Grandma Ruth. You see, we used to stay with Grandma Ruth (my mother's mom) when we were young. My brother and I spent many a summer on the farm in Ohio, living a different life than most of our friends here in southern California.
All I have to do is hear this music and sing these words~
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed."
You may ask why this song? Why does this remind me of Grandma Ruth. I will tell you ... Grandma Ruth had an old piano downstairs in her front room. Grandma wasn't the best player and she probably didn't sing that great but she sure loved Jesus. Many mornings I would wake to her plucking away on her old piano singing away, "Amazing grace, that saved a wretch like me"
"Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures."
I am so lucky to have had Grandma Ruth's love and example. She wasn't perfect but she knew where her security was and she was a shining example of God's love. She lived a tough life but never stopped loving her God. I know that one day I will see her again in Heaven. I bet she is plucking away on a beautiful golden piano in the skies and I can't wait to sing with her.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This is for my niece...I found a link that shows the actual race from yesterday...
Saturday, October 2, 2010
"In the Women's Gold 5-kilometer race there will be seven nationally ranked NAIA teams. The list includes Biola University (Calif.), ranked #1, Concordia University (Ore.), ranked #6, Point Loma Nazarene University, ranked #9, Southern Oregon, ranked #12, British Columbia, ranked #13, Eastern Oregon, ranked #16, and Lewis-Clark State, ranked #18."
I'll update later once the results are posted.
update: Biola girls took first place in the race!! Oh how I wish I had been there to watch!! Here's a tiny bit of the article from the Willamette website:
"Julia Tschanz from University of Victoria won the individual women's Gold championship with a time of 17:26.41. Second place went to Kelsey Gasner of Biola University. Gasner ran a 17:31.95. Third place was Amanda Phillips, who ran unattached with a time of 17:35.46.
The Gold women's team championship was won by Biola with a score of 55. Biola just edged the University of Victoria, who finished second with a score of 59. Point Loma Nazarene University finished third with a team score of 157."
Friday, October 1, 2010
Where did you get most of your information for pregnancy and labor & birth? Did you attend childbirth classes, use the internet, read books, ask friends and family for information?
If you attended childbirth classes were they hospital based classes or taken through an independent instructor? Did you find the classes helpful?
How would you describe your birth experience / experiences?
Did you change things from baby #1 to baby #2….?
If you could change anything about your birth, what would that be?
Did you have a vaginal birth or c/section birth?
Did you have pain medications or an epidural?
If you did not have any pain medications what did you do for comfort measures?
Any other interventions? – ie pitocin, IV, etc
Who was present at your birth?
Did you breast feed? For how long? Did you feel supported in that decision to breast feed?
Would you describe your birth as traumatic?
Do you feel empowered by your delivery?
Is there anything else you’d like to share with me….to make me a better caregiver or to help make change in the system??
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I’m curious to hear everyone’s responses.