Life as Me, Again

Here’s the scoop on my life this week:

FishBaby – It’s amazing that our girl is already two weeks old today. The days have just flown by. I am pleased to report that she nurses well, and her eye appears to be completely healed. We’ll know later in the week, once we’re off eye drops; she might still have a residual blocked tear duct. But, Wednesday the ophthalmologist cleared her on the dacryocystocele.

(Man, my spelling is getting a workout these days!)

Anyway, my girl is a good nurser, no longer looks like Sloth from the Goonies, and while she may not be a marathon nighttime sleeper, I am thankful to report that she doesn’t do the 8 to midnight crying jag that Babies 1 and 2 did.

(It only takes having six babies to be freed from some of these things. It’s too bad so many people quit at two!)

Moving – 19 days until liftoff. I am astonished. I think we’ve ruled out the possibility of my staying (alone with six children) until the house sells. There might be some advantages, like saving on mortgage/rent, but there are also some major costs – like my sanity. So, in about three weeks, we’ll all be heading west, some way or another.

Real Estate – had our first open house this weekend. It was compromised a little by the Chiefs game. But, it was a good run-through and we’re going to work on improving it for next week. Please pray for ready buyers — for both our home and our rental property.

It took a long time to get ready for our open house. I think we both underestimated what there was to do and how many interruptions and distractions there would be. This is an excellent hint to get packing!

Frugality – we are amazed by our surplus this month to carry us into moving month. It is my hope and prayer that God would provide what we need to do this completely debt-free. Right now, I have my eyebrow raised. Oh me of little faith!

Thanks for your prayers! Maybe this week I’ll get back to regular blogging….

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  1. The house looks GREAT!

  2. Baby looks GREAT. Hard to believe two weeks already!

  3. Actually, it was fun to read up on what was going on in your life!
    Wow, back to ca eh?
    I’m glad that worked out.
    I cannot immagine doing all this with five kids and a newborn….good job!

  4. JessieLeigh says:

    Awww… thanks for sharing a new FishBaby pic!

    Your house looks more pulled-together than mine and you have six kids vs. my two. I must be doing something seriously wrong. ; )

  5. I love what you did with the house — love the colors! (Yeah, it’s been far too long since I’ve been for a visit…I think it’s been that way for awhile!)

    As for baby, her eye looks sooo much better! She definitely looks like a FishBaby now. Can’t wait to meet her.

  6. Your house does look great! It’s a lot of work to prepare for a showing or an open house. Hopefully, you won’t have to do that too many times! Wish some of us were closer to help you out in some way! I’ll be praying for your family!

  7. You’re moving? If you’re ever in the San Francisco bay area, please look us up. We’d love to have a visit with y’all.


  8. Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart says:

    I agree. Your house looks fantastic.


  9. What a sweet baby. God is good. The sleeping sounds great. My first was an all night cryer. Hope house sells soon. It looks great.

  10. sockiepuppetsmom says:

    Your newest addition is beautiful! The house looks great and I am keeping you in our prayers. I think you’re awesome!

  11. Oh, she looks soooo beautiful!!!! And the house looks fabulous… am praying for the first offer to be the right offer and to come before you move (for both houses)–banking on the God who does exceeding abundantly more than we can ask or think– will pray he keeps you debt free too. I love that verse that says that God honors those who honor Him in Samuel (1 or 2 I forget)– 🙂

  12. I’m glad everything is working out for your move. I will keep praying for y’all! Your baby is beautiful!

  13. dancebythelight says:

    You have a lot on your plate! I’ll be praying for you guys as you get used to having a new baby, sell your house, move, etc!

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