Monday, July 28, 2008


well, here he is folks! the little blessing that has been bumping and kicking me for the last nine months came home with us 3 weeks ago tomorrow. he was a big boy, and he really didn't want to come out... i mean, really, how many kids have to be vacuumed out during a c-section??

anyway, he is beautiful (says his completely unbiased mother) and is doing really well. a very mellow little guy who loves to cuddle....what could be better.

big brother is happy, but there has been a little bit of regression as of late. mainly because not only is little brother home now, but dad is also back in football season at work and is, therefore, not home. bad timing, i know, but hey... what are ya gonna do. he is working through it like a champ and we are making every attempt to help him feel included and remind him of the special big guy that he is. big brother is so helpful, and he really loves the little guy.
just wanted to let everyone know i appreciate all the emails and good wishes! we are a little sleep deprived, but overall doing wonderfully. hey, i might even get back to my sewing machine in the next week or so- before i have to return to work that is...
by the way, i appreciate all the prayers, but the job teaching at the local Christan academy fell through. the Lord knows what is best for my family and i trust him totally, so now we are in a holding pattern, waiting to see what will come next. yes, i was really disappointed and quite disheartened after getting word that they passed on me, but i have such great encouragement around me in the form of family and friends and they all reminded me of how the Lord has blessed us so much so far and i have complete confidence in His faithfulness.
blessings to all. i'm gonna go take a nap! lol!


Anonymous said...

The school passing on you is their loss! You are such a great teacher!! Your little one is beautiful. I had already seen his picture on the hospital website. Glad you all are doing well! We love you! Janice (Kelli's mom)

Mrs. Mandy said...

Thank you so much for the kind words, hon! So great to hear from you! Hope all is well, I hear you may have some grandkids a little closer to home soon, huh? You are a blessing! :) Mandy

tammygirl said...

How precious is little Mathew and ALL of you!! I am so happy for you and hope/pray you get the sleep you want and need. He has the perfect job waiting for you and He is orchestrating it all at this very moment to make it all happen just for you--His beautiful daughter!! Love you! Tammy

Kait said...

Congratulations on your new baby! I love to read your blogs. They're very informative and rather amuzing to read! I found your blog long ago when I came home from the fabric store with some great new Eric Carle fabric for my son Joe who has eaten gallons of food daily since the day he was born! Good ol' google took me right here... I found it amazingly coincidental that I also had previously purchased sock monkey fabric! Anyway I'm sorry I've been silent for so long! :) Congrats again your children (and all the quilts!) are absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Mandy:

I'm sure that you are real busy with your new little blessing! Matthew is so precious!

I've been praying for you and your family. I can't wait to hear what job God has provided for you! Has DD started school yet? How is he adjusting to the new Christian school?

Have a great Labor Day week-end!


Mrs. Mandy said...

kait - thanks so much for coming out of the woodwork to let me know you were there! i love seeing the faces of blog friends! i haven't yet used my hungry caterpillar fabric, but fons and porter have a great pattern that i may just get to try once my little guy decides to sleep through the night! ill hafta visit you soon!