I am so behind on this BLOG CHALLENGE.... so this particular topic is PERFECT since I haven't been on here.
A new light has entered the world -- my eldest brother and his wife had their #5 child on Sunday. So I have been pretty busy helping out with the other four kids. Baby Benson had a few complications but all is well with my sister in law. He suffered from meconium aspiration syndrome. It's a disorder that occurs when a child inhales fecal matter that has leaked into the womb. He was born on Sunday and should be home by Friday or Saturday. I'm just grateful that all will be well with the baby.
I can't even describe the feeling I had when I first laid eyes on him. I suppose I feel this way everytime I am in the presence of a newborn. I am still in complete awe. The morning that he was born, no one was able to hold him. He was in the nursery, hooked up to the oxygen machine, all alone. My heart was so tender as I looked on him. After being in the womb for 9 months, he was suddenly without the companionship of his mother's heartbeat and I felt for him... so all alone.
My sister in law is such an example to me. Everything is natural. She doesn't do the epidural and passes on any kind of pain meds. She has noticed that her babies come out fully alert when she is drug-free. Her first two children were so groggy when they came out of the womb. She swore off the drugs after that and noticed a remarkable improvement in their temperament after birth. I can't wait til its my turn.
My brothers #4... she is so cute. She asks me all the time, "Do you have a baby in your stomach?" I always tell her, "NO. Not yet. Can you ask Heavenly Father to help me out?" She's so cute. Twice, when we had this same discussion, she bowed her head and closed her eyes and said, "Heavenly Father, can you help aunty to get a baby." Oh my precious nieces and nephews. I am the luckiest aunty in the world!
More good news -- I am so close to being co-owner in a smoothie shop! I can't wait! I'm so excited. Also I have a job interview for a temp position at the University that I used to work for. I'm glad that it is a temp position because after I become co-owner in the shop, I am going to really build that business!
Yesterday, I met with the Student Activities Coordinator at my high school Alma Mater. He requested my services with the Homecoming Cheer Fest so... I put together an itinerary for him lastnight. I love being involved. This is the ME that I used to be. The ME that I feel most comfortable being and I'm glad that I can commit to things now without worrying that husband will want to leave the island. :-) HUGE SMILE!