Monday, December 31, 2007
Yes, we are still alive.....and kicking at that :-) AND I have a new look, it appears that the masses were getting restless with the eye popping polka dots......hahahahahahahahaaaaa and throw in a giggle and a snort along with that! In case you feel like you are an outsider in all of this, you will just have to look at my last comment :-)
I would LOVE to write a bunch more, more about what's been going on around here and some deep and thoughtful things as well, but it appears that my brain is on vacation. I am very serious. It is a sad, sad thing to behold. But the results of mega hormones racing through my body! I know not everyone was able to get a letter from us this Christmas, so for those of you who don't know yet, we are expecting our sixth blessing!!!! It appears that the due date is July 4th! How cool is that? Although that would make three of our 6 children's b-days in July! A busy, busy month.
I have a funny little video clip to share on homeschooling, also my original version of my arrow story that we didn't put in our newsletter, I still want to write about the conference, also Christmas pictures and I'm sure there are other really deep and meaningful things as well. BUT until my brain comes back, it may have to wait :-)
Have an awesome NEW DAY!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
We called our regular family doctor today to see about getting the other kiddos some of the flu drugs. He didn't suggest them for the girls, but did urge us to get them for Jedidiah. So far Jedidiah seems to be fairing the best of us all! However with his compromised immune system he said it could take *weeks* for him to get over it! Not a pleasant thought. So Jerry will be heading out to the pharmacy soon to get a lot more meds. We have decided to get them for the other girls as well. Moira is on day 3 of high fevers, and the meds are not bringing them down, just like in Isabella's case. So far Flannery is responding to fever reducing medicines, but since she just started hers yesterday she has the best chance of making a much quicker recovery from this.
We have been eating all prepared meals these last few days. The funny thing is that no one really likes them! When you don't eat convenience meals and then have to eat them everyday, well it;s a bit weird. I can taste the loads of salt in them. Although they haven't been a fancy for the taste buds (or pocket book!) they have been a great relief to me as I have not been able to cook.
I am really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Although I think this whole week will be dedicated to recovery. I've decided to cancel all our appointments and we'll have to pick up where we left off next week.
Friday, December 07, 2007
I haven't forgotten the post I said I would write. We have all been terribly sick over here. I don't remember being this sick in years! So it will be a bit longer. But I just had to share Jedidiah's big accomplishment.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Until then, have a great day.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Too funny! He is really getting better about feeding himself. But he really got into that pudding!!
Here is a cute one on Jedidiah admiring the Christmas tree. We still need to take some pictures of the tree, but we wanted to get Jedidiah's reaction to it first. Every morning he points outside and says "something" about the trees. He kind of says the same thing when he is in awe. It's kind of like "ooooo oooootah". I have been translating it as "look at". So he thinks having a tree right in the house is really neat.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
We put up our Christmas tree. It is half way decorated. Only the bottom half is decorated. We needed to get new lights and bought 2 sets (we had the same two sets for the past 5 years). Well it seems that there are not the same amount of lights on the new set as there were on the old set as they only get half way up the tree. Ugh. I'll take some pictures when it's finished.
Jedidiah is just totally improving day by day in how he handles food. We bought him a massager the other day to continue the same therapy that the OT does with him. And he actually ate mashed potatoes yesterday! This is really huge! He wanted to also show off for Nana and Grandpa yesterday and he ate (all by himself I might add) three quarters of a jar of baby food. He was in show off mode and didn't want to turn off! It was nap time shortly after Jerry's parents arrived, but Jedidiah would NOT go to sleep! I had to eventually get him up. He held together very well all day. He is such a people person. Whenever we go anywhere he will wave to EVERYBODY! I mean people aren't even looking our way and there he is waving his hand as hard as he can at them. It is sooooo adorable. Every once in a while someone notices and they will wave back at him.
This wasn't taken yesterday, but here is Jedidiah eating all by himself. He really enjoys it.
Here's Moira's teddy bear ornament. Very cute and creative. I didn't tell the girls what to make, they came up with these ideas themselves.
Isabella's very cute snowman taking a ride on her sled (and sharing it with Moira's teddy bear).
I had a bunch of wooden stars in a bag. So we colored them with markers (I was not willing to bring out the paint) and used glitter to dress them up. We also used beads as well. The girls had such a blast. It was a big clean up, but worth it.
Now off to start our day!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
And I FAILED, but it looks like I am not the only one. When I went to the help feature other people were asking how in the world you are supposed to do this. So for now, I have a slide show of just some nature pictures or something generic! UGH! Computers frustrate me so. Don't these programmers know that there are computer illiterate people out there who need things to be a bit more simpler? Oh well, I'll try again later.
Well if you go to this link it should take you to the photos that I wanted on my slideshow. If you click on the "i" in the middle of the first picture it will make the captions pop up under the photos. This is the best I can do for now. Bummer.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Here is his before picture. He's so cute!
Here he is after, so handsome. I had some other photos of inbetween, but blogger is having issues and won't let me down load them. I am trying another hosting site on the side to see if they work better. If it does I will transfer everything over to there. But I only have so much time to check things out......
Our last few days have been productive and busy. Jedidiah had his physical therapy yesterday. He is doing so well. We also went grocery shopping. It is amazing to me that sometimes my cart is very full and other times it's not, but that the smaller cart full can cost so much more! Ugh!
Today we will tackle school. Then we may go off to BJ's and then the library. Maybe even the park. I am trying to get the girls out and running around as much as possible. I think they do better overall when they have that outside time.
I have been reading a book called Nourishing Traditions that I had only skimmed over before. It is a huge book. Part recipes and part information. It is so hard to figure out what we are supposed to be feeding our bodies. This book does seem to make some good points, with lots of research to back it. I may try my hand at making some of the lacto fermented products. This means we may need to go back to getting our raw milk. I also am very motivated to get our own chickens. I would love to have our own fresh eggs each day. Lots to think about and ponder.
I am still working on the leg warmers. I also started a wrap skirt for me. It is SO EASY to make!! If only I would have used the proper thread to begin with! I am ripping out my stitches right now to redo it. But there is a tutorial on line (I'll have to find it). You only need three yards of 60 inch wide fabric, a measuring tape, pins and something to cut with (and your handy dandy sewing machine of course). I will post pictures as soon as it is done.
Off to start the day!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Tomorrow I have a Bible study to go to. I am reallly excited about it. We will be reading Nancy Wilson's book, "The Fruit of Her Hands". I read it a few years ago, it will do me good to re-read it. They will have the older kids in one room doing their school work and the younger kids in another, playing. The girls are really excited to see their new friends. Then we have to leave the study early as we have an occupational therapist coming to evaluate Jedidiah. She will determine if she is capable of helping him learn to eat. He can take his pureed baby food, but nothing "more" than that. Any kind of chunk or piece leaves him gagging or choking. And then we may even try to go to the prayer meeting tomorrow night. We shall see how everyone has held up during the day.
Thursday will be shopping day. That makes for a LONG day. On top of that Jedidiah has his physical therapy later in the afternoon. I think I am getting worn out just thinking about it all :)
I think that leaves Friday as a chill day!
As prep work I got the van cleaned out. We have the house all cleaned. The children are all bathed. We just need to get their bags ready for tomorrow, and their clothing all put out.
gotta run....Jerry needs the keyboard. Have a great night.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jedidiah is in love with stuffed dogs. He loves to put their faces right up to his and hug/snuggle it. Very cute indeed. Here he is posing with Isabella's dog and Flannery. He was very sleepy and needed to go to bed, but the girls wanted to give him a few rides back and forth across the living room. He loved it and was laughing. Well as long as they didn't stop! Then he started on them for stopping! That kid has a bit of an attitude starting!
I think he had just had a fit about Flannery not pushing him quickly enough and so he was a bit teary eyed, but he looks so cute....
Ready.....set.....hold on!! Yes, they found out the hard way that you really do need to hang on to Jedidiah when you push him. Thankfully he wasn't really hurt, just mad he fell and wasn't cruising.
Here's Moira, looking like me.
I let the girls each have a turn taking some pictures. I thought I would put a couple up so they could be excited to see "their" picture. I'm not sure what type of face Saoirse is making here, but I like how they are all standing in a line.
Flannery and Moira with their puppy dogs.
Well it was bound to happen, silliness that is. Isabella taking a picture of her nutty sisters :-)
Ok, off to bed I go.
Friday, October 12, 2007
I'll have to let you know how Jedidiah's 15 month check up went. I'll have to do that later as I have the little guy in my lap which means I am typing one handed. He's doing well.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
The yummy tarts Isabella made. They really did taste great. They bubbled over so they don't look great. I think it would be neat to buy those mini muffin pans and make little baby tarts.
Some of the paper boxes we made. The girls were making so many they needed to get a cardboard box to put them all in!
Isabella working on her project. She wants to make a shawl. However this is the first time she is knitting and it is going slow. So we decided that she can make this into a head scarf. That way she will get the satisfaction of a completed project sooner!
A close up of Isabella's knitting. It is a cute pattern. You keep making an increase in the beginning of each row. You stop when you get it to the size you want. So in a few more rows it will be a head scarf, or in a few hundred rows it will be a shawl. Or you can get it to the size you want and then decrease it until you get a square. You can leave it small for a wash cloth size or big for blanket size. Great pattern! Lots of versatility.
Flannery's leg warmers. When we are in the van on the way to church during our VERY freezing cold winters :-P the girls complain of their legs being cold. The thing is if they wear thick tights they are too hot inside. So I thought this was a good solution as they are very stretchy and will fit over their shoes for easy take on/off.
Here is her matching ear flap hat. It has a picot edging and braided ties which you can sort of see. I made a cute hat topper which is below. They really add some character to the hat:
And then we had Saoirse who wanted to try it out as well. Because the original hat pattern was for a preemie baby I was just going on the basics to make it big enough. Although the hat fits Flannery, it fits Saoirse better. So for the other girls I will know to make it much larger.
Well that's it for now. It is almost bed time for the girls. Although Moira has been sleeping for some time since her tummy wasn't feeling very well. I felt bad for her. I was really tired out from our busy day and we had just gotten done eating when she comes up to me and starts wimpering that her tummy hurt. UH OH!! Now most of you won't know what that means. Of all the children to have to get the tummy bug, Moira is NOT the one you want to have it. She started her 'whinning/crying/moaning/wimpering.....' ordeal and I told her that if she continued that I would have to leave the house. It is that BAD!! Thankfully she was wise and stopped immediately. I can not tell you how many times we have had the following conversation during these tummy ill problems:
Moira: Crying/moaning/wailing (yes she really does wail!).....
Me: Moira, does crying like that help to make you feel better?
Moira: (In her very whiny, crying, wailing voice) NOOOOOOoooooooo! But it huuuuurrrrrrrtssssssss! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Me: Well since it doesn't make you feel any better and it only makes the rest of us really stressed out, why don't you stop crying and lay down.
Then Repeat, repeat, repeat.....until she finally feels better or falls asleep.
So tonight, I really could not take that whole senerio, so I just told her I would have to leave the house. She stopped, layed down and fell fast asleep!
Now the internet is a wonderful thing *well, it can be* and sometimes things like tone of voice, motive and the like are lost in "translation" (going from real life to blog posts). Sooooooo just for clarification, the above senerio was said calmly and firmly. I dote on my children when they are sick. I get a comfy couch sick station made up for them and get them their favorite blanket, and any other things to comfort them. I also sit and stroke their hair or rub their feet, or read stories or a million other little things. Just in case anyone took the above situation out of context and thought I was being an evil mommy :-)
PS Please make sure you stop by Shereen's blog to check out other peoples crafty Friday. Everybody there gets theirs in on time :-) Check out her new 'store', she has a lot of neat fabric. And please pray for Shereen, you can scroll down her blog to find out why.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Here's a picture I tried to get of Jedidiah's mouthful of teeth. You can see 3 of the top 4 new ones. And here he is having fun with his dinner.
This is one of Jedidiah's favorite toys!! His therapy ball. He gets soooo excited when he sees it. Although his new all time favorite is his push toy that he can hang on to and walk along with. Although he doesn't know how to steer it, so someone needs to go along with him to help him out. I will have to get a picture of that soon.
We have our own track in our back yard. Ok, not a running track, but an agility track....for the dogs. Here is Isabella working hard to get it all put together. She also made some jumps and a teeter board.
Here she is trying it out. Maybe she is even giving the dog a lesson. I think our dog has ADD! Ha, ha! That lazy dog is laying in the middle of the track! Actually though Isabella has been training the dogs to jump and do other 'stunts'. It's pretty amazing.
I hope everyone has a great day. I am hoping to participate in the Sew Crafty Friday next week. I've been working on a few things all along, I just haven't gotten around to photographing any of them yet.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Then I have a few other projects in the works. I got some knitting books out at the library and fell in love with a whole bunch of designs. I chose to make the dishcloths and a bath mat. The bath mat below is made in the likeness of a log cabin design. It is hard to see here as I am using all one color. But I do plan on making a knitted log cabin blanket with the new Vanna White yarn by Lion Brand.
Here is the dishcloth/wash rag. I love the design, so spunky and refreshing. That's nice over the boring white cheapo Walmart cloths I have right now.
Please make sure to go check out what others are working on by clicking on here: http://w8ng4him.blogspot.com/
In other news Jedidiah had his GI follow up. All went well. He does have a bit more "stuff" coming out of it than there should be, but the doctor said he wasn't concerned. If it doesn't clear up in a week I will have to call back and he'll give me an antibiotic for it. But overall the doctor was very pleased with how everything is going.
Isabella is looking forward to tomorrow. She has been waiting a whole YEAR for this day. You will NEVER guess why. Two years ago about this time of year we just happened to come upon a flyer for the AKC dog companionship day. So we went. And of course it was the highlight of Isabella's life. So she was looking forward to going last year. However with Jedidiah being so small and it too hot out and so on and so forth we couldn't attend. She has literally been looking forward to this all year. It is tomorrow and she is ready to go!
Well I need to go get Jedidiah up to eat. He had a long day of no formal naps. I'm hoping to gather the energy to clean. I'm sure I can find some energy around here somewhere.... :-)
Sunday, September 02, 2007
He was a bit fussy this morning. I hadn't given him any medicine through the night. He slept all night, but he may have been uncomfortable once he was moving around. He is not pleased when I have to clean it. Poor thing. I feel like the big bad evil mommy when I have to do something that hurts him :-( Hopefully it will not hurt too much longer.
I wanted to post some pictures of all the cousins together. But all the pictures are blurry!!! Boo hoo. I guess that means we will just have to get together again so that we can get some good pictures :-)
I broke my fast yesterday, a day early. I needed to or I was going to crash. I was out doing a long day of grocery shopping and my body said, NO MORE. so I listened and ate an apple. But I am proud of myself. My first juice fast accomplished. I was able to do it for 13 days. I wish I had some profound experience to share. I did clear up a few health issues (small ones). The amazing thing was that I was never hungry the entire time!! I am sure that made it very easy for me. I did waiver when I was making some yummy dish, but once I had it done and walked away I was fine. I stayed the course. Now that I am eating a bit more food I feel more perky. It will be a challenge to continue to eat healthy. Not that I eat poorly, but just making the healthiest choices all the time. I seem to slip in to eating less quality foods once I start eating them here and there. Then I want to eat them all the time. It was amazing to see the number on the scale today! I lost 10 pounds during the fast. Most of that will come back quickly as I am able to work out more and the increase in calories. I didn't need to actually lose any weight, but that can't be helped when you're fasting. If we are not expecting in another month I may do another fast. Not sure how long, maybe only a week. We shall see. I would like to put more emphasis on the spiritual side of a fast the next time. I was surprised to "learn" a few things during this fast. Again, nothing profound, but something to put more emphasis on the next time.
Well I need to get going. It is a beautiful day today. Although we can't go anywhere as a family as we are keeping Jedidiah home until he heals.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
And I came home to a very clean house! Uncle Joe put all those kiddos to work! My sister and brother in law unfortunately found that we have a mildew problem. We can't smell it at all, but my sister is VERY allergic to it and could smell it on our clothes and towels. It was a bit of a blow to find this all out at this time, but a blessing as well as this may be causing a lot of "issues" that various family members here in the house have. It may even be a reason for Jedidiah's issues! We won't know for a while since it will take a lot to get rid of it. It will be especially hard since we can't even smell it! We won't know if what we are doing is working...until we see some changes in allergies around here I guess.
We are so thankful for my sister and her family for coming. It was soooo great to see her kiddos. All the kids got along great and had so much fun. Their help was so very much appreciated and needed. Jerry was able to work on Thursday and then he and Joe watched the kids on Friday. We got home around 7 or so last night, maybe later. Jedidiah was still doing his crying thing. He looked so pitiful. He was already all puffy from all the IV fluids and his eye's were all purple and puffy. I thought he may never get to sleep. But after a few lullabies from auntie Tracy he was off to la-la land and slept ALL night long! Yeah! And can I just tell you I LOVE the new pump. Right now for the next few days I will have to get up once to just dump some more formula and then I can go back to sleep. But the new bags that will be sent to us will have a pocket for an ice pack, so I just hang the bag and put it on and can sleep ALL night long too!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!
Ok, I better get going. There is some grocery shopping that desperately needs to get done. Thank you to all that have prayed for Jedidiah. Please continue to pray that the site heals well and that he will have no future complications from it. THANK YOU!
Monday, August 27, 2007
I have only cleaning to do now. My sister thinks that they will be able to come down still. They were having truck issues and it looks like things are ok. Please pray for their safe travel and that all the kiddos will be good.
Ok, I am tuckered out. I need to get the girls into bed. Jerry took BOTH feedings last night. That really made a big difference in how I felt today. I am sure that is why I was able to get so much done. Now he's all tired! So I am taking the 3 AM feeding. Which has been made worse since we went back to Alimentum. He kept throwing up on the soy formula. We are SSSOOOOO bummed about that for a few reasons. Number one, the soy formula is thinner and will go down quicker and the second, soy costs a lot less than the Alimentum. Oh well. I will need to put into practice some of the more extreme frugal practices :-) Like making my own laundry detergent, maybe hanging our clothes out when it isn't like 98% humidity, cut a bit back on AC, try using more beans and rice in our dinners, things like that. They are not really extreme, but they are being added to some of the things I do already.
Good night all. I will have to tell you later about my experience of juice fasting. I am in the middle of a two week juice fast. Nothing too exciting, but something I have wanted to do for a few years now. But you can't if you are nursing or pregnant. And I have been either/or AND sometimes both for over ten and a half consecutive years! I am doing neither at the moment so I saw this as my chance.
Talk to you all later.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
The countdown is on for Jed's surgery. I am trying to make meals ahead of time to make things easier. The bummer is that we will be home on friday and Jerry will get paid on Saturday. I only buy groceries for the two week pay period, and then everything runs out and we need to go shopping come pay day. So I need to add on my to do list to make up a grocery list. That way Jerry will be able to do the shopping come that Saturday. It will all work out, but it's just bad timing. My sister is still hoping to come down. They have had some issues with their vehicle that may prevent them from doing so. Right now we will wait till the weekend is over to see how their truck is doing. I am sure there is other stuff going on right now, but I need to get going and get some stuff done. Hopefully I will write later.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
The birthday girl and her birthday sign.
A picture of Isa with her cake (sideways) and the paper next to it is her planning sheet for the cake design.
All of us, minus Daddy as he was taking the picture. Poor Isabella had cut her thumb while cutting the Twizzler candies. Not a great thing to happen on your birthday.
She was very excited to receive this book!! She is only a 'little' obsessed with dogs, yeah just a little (the previous statement would win the understatement of the year award!).
When looking for a box to use as a base for the cake to rest on the girls brought down this HUGE box. That was a bit too big! So they played in it! Jedidiah thought this was great fun.
Just being a cutie pie. I have to figure out how to get videos on my blog. He looks so cute crawling. I need to get a video of him before he gets the crawling thing down pat.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
In other news we had his one year neurology appointment. I figured it would be a quick in and out, he's doing great, ,see you in six months kind of appointment. But not so. When you first come in they take his vitals, measure and weigh him and check his head circumference. Then off you go to the examining room, where you wait for the doctor to come. I knew something was up when another nurse came in and said she just needed to measure his head again.....hmmmmm... and why would that be? Oh, just to double check our numbers she replied. Oh, great, that can't be good. And it wasn't. Nothing too terrible, but his head is continuing to climb up the growth chart, as in climb up in percentile numbers. She said that she was concerned about the disparity between his head size and body size. His body size curve is the same shape as the other curves, just that his his way below all the other curves. Jedidiah has his own curve :-) So his body is growing, but his head is growing more so. So she called in another doctor, who was surprised he was so alert and active. (?????) He kept asking me if I was sure that Jedidiah hadn't lost any development or skills. I assured him he hadn't. So I wasn't sure what the doctor was thinking. He then asks if I can stay for them to get a urine sample. Come to find out that during his hospital stay months ago he had an abnormal result come back on his proteins, or something like that. So they wanted to recheck. Supposedly that could cause a road block of sorts and if it was happening in his head, could be the reason for his large head. Although he followed that up with the fact that he was surprised he was so alert and active. So I am assuming that a child with this protein problem would be exhibiting more symptoms than just a large head. And to be sure to cover their bases he will have another MRI tomorrow. So we get to do the no eating thing, and sedation and waiting for him to come to tomorrow. The actual MRI takes less than 10 minutes, it's everything else that takes so long. I am praying for favorable results. We are waiting to be scheduled for the g-tube. They need to coordinate with both GI doctors first. So it may be a few weeks.
Must be going, I need to make a bunch of stuff today. Pancakes, waffles, small pizza crusts, granola bars and blueberry muffins. I want to freeze most of it so that on our busy doctor visit days I have something to just pull out and warm up.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Ok, here are the girls before we got their hair cut:
And now how they look after. This was right after they got it cut and so it took another day for their hair to 'settle'.
They love their new styles. And let me just tell you it has been wonderful for Moira as it was always a screaming fest around here come hair brushing time! Now she can brush her hair herself in a minute.
Now for a bit of an update on Jed. We went to see a kineseologist about two weeks ago. She also does chiropractic care as well. We have come to the end of our rope as far as getting answers for Jed. So we decided to seek alternative medicine. Well after one visit there was a huge change in Jed! He was a boy who wouldn't eat any real food (except pureed baby food). He wouldn't even put it in his mouth. He didn't put his hands or toys in his mouth except on a rare occasion. He was very quiet and didn't "talk" much. Well he had his first visit. Afterwards we went to get a snack and I was about to eat a granola bar. Jed reached out and grabbed it from my hand and stuffed it in his mouth!! Now he doesn't know how to chew, but he mouthed that thing and licked it and sucked on it for a long time. I was in total shock! Did you know that babies learn to chew by all the mouthing they do of their toys and hands? That is why Jed doesn't know what to do with food once it's in his mouth. Anyways after that he needed to be wiped off. HE always freaks out when you wipe him off with a wet cloth. So I was prepared for it, except it didn't happen, he actually started licking the wipe!! Unreal! Since then he has been putting all sorts of food in his mouth. And he is much more vocal! He is really telling us what he likes or doesnt' like. So that is it in a nutshell. We will continue to see the kinesiologist as she is the only one who has made a difference for Jed. We will still be going through with the g-tube. We are hoping he will be able to get it by the end of August. I am not looking forward for him being in the hospital (only an over night stay), or him being in pain for a week, but I am looking forward to our lives becoming more normal. It will be nice to not have everything we do revolve around his feedings :-)
Ok, gotta go wake up some kiddos.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The girls on the dragon's head. We hadn't been to this park in a few years and they had a great time re-exploring it.
Sisters enjoying the hot day.
A cutie pie.
Playing in the grass. Something that Jedidiah wasn't too sure about. The grass was a bit overstimulating for him. But he got used to it and had fun.
Little man's cake. He played with the tractor. At least he did when his sister's weren't hogging it :-) Boy toys are a novelty here.
His future vocations.....
Digging in!!! That's what birthdays are all about!
The happy birthday boy!!! Although he wasn't too happy to have to get cleaned up!
I'll have to write more about some improvements that Jedidiah has had. Also have some pictures of Isabella and Moira who look totally different from the pictures above. They both donated 10 inches of their hair to Locks of Love. But it is time to get the kiddos in bed and then myself in bed so that I can get a few hours sleep before his 3 a.m. feeding. Thankfully Jerry and I have worked out a plan that is making it easier on me. He takes the 11 p.m. feeding and I take the 3 a.m. feeding. I was doing both for months. That got to be too much for me to handle. A person needs more than 4 to 6 hours of totally broken sleep to be able to function. Goodnight all!