Thursday, January 22, 2009

Harbor's Two Month Dr. Visit

What a busy start to the new 2009 year! Harbor and I have stayed busy at home playing and crafting and David is loving his new position at Danaher. It feels good to have a "husband" again- no more papers for him to write in the evenings or exams and projects to study for and complete. I feel so blessed in my marriage to have such a provider as David.

This week David has been leading a kaizen at work with the other engineers at the plant, and he has been leaving home at 5:30 a.m. and not getting home until around 8:00 p.m. With those long hours, it can be hard to make family a priority. Every evening David and I do a devotion before bed, and since his time at home is short, Harbor sits on his lap and listens to his daddy read and pray outloud. Before Christmas, David and I purchased Dr. Dobson's, "Bringing Up Boys", chapter book and picture book devotional. We read a few paragraphs together from that and then do a short couple's devotion from a different book. Harbor usually falls asleep in David's lap, lulled by the sound of his voice. It is by far my favorite part of my whole day.

Last night's message was so good.. one quote still resninates with me tonight.. "To your husband's virtues be kind, and to his faults be a little blind." What a wonderful reminder for me on weeks such as this when we see each other so little, to make sure that I make our home a place of refuge and peace- a place set apart from the busyness of the world.

I recently painted a tile for Harbor's room. I'm hanging it where his verse was rubbed onto the wall. Though I loved the verse, the texture of our walls made the letters lift, and it was driving me bonkers.

Harbor's 9 week pictures...

Mom, David, and I all went to Harbor's two month well-baby visit. It was great fun to have them there with Harbor and I. I love that my mom takes pictures of all of our "events." David looked SO greasy at the doctor's office. I'm sure they thought he had been under the hood of a car all morning. Even now that he is out of school, he finds some way to get "dirty" at the plant. Ha! I tease him that his "banking" hands are officially gone for good!

Harbor's stats at nine weeks:
12.5 pounds (75th percentile)
24 1/2 inches long (90th percentile).

Bichon is such a sweet little friend to Mr. Harbor. I don't know how David and I get so lucky, but as far as Bichon is concerned, we think she is quite perfect. Really. She is very gentle with Harbor and for that I am grateful.

I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the weekend. We have lots planned- dinner with friends, house projects, and maybe a date out on the town! I've been busy with crafting projects, so hopefully I can post on those later.

God bless and enjoy your family this weekend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Baby Harper update

Kelly's mom sent this to me today- let's keep praying that Harper will begin to use less oxygen from the machine and start to use her own lungs more. God is working a miracle in that little girl and I know the prayers of His people are being heard.

Hey Jessica! I just wanted to thank you for the offer to keep Dawson. Kelly's Dad picked him up today at Doggy Daycare on his way home. He just had to go home because he needed clothes, his medicine and needed to go back to work. I am staying with Kelly and Scott and Steve will come back and forth.

We think Harper is doing some better...very slowly. We go day by day. Thank you for your continued prayers. We want her to come home with us!

Harbor is looking great! Give him a big hug for us!
Blessings! Kelly's Mom

Monday, January 19, 2009