I know I haven't updated about my cousin's baby...my apologies. They went in for their appointment that Monday with a huge decision to make. As I said, 7 of 8 doctors recommended they wait as long as possible. It was a nurse who helped sway the decision. She said that she's the one who takes care of these babies and knows the difference between one born at 26 weeks and one born after 30. They decided to wait.
This Monday, they went to their 8:00 AM appointment with a C-Section scheduled for noon. For the first time in six weeks, the ventricles in the brain got smaller! It's nothing shy of a miracle of God! He works in His own timeline, not ours! So, my cousins get to wait at least another week! The baby is up to 3 lbs. now and will continue growing with the steroids her mama is receiving. It's good news around here! Thanks for your warm thoughts and prayers!
Does anyone remember the mouse in the house I had last year? It nearly ruined Christmas for me. It decided to nest in my box of Christmas ornaments. When I figured out what happened, I carried the box right back downstairs and decided not to decorate for Christmas. My grandma was doing very poorly with her Alzheimer's and I was very emotional. Looking back, it was a good choice. However, that choice means I had to take care of the issue this year. Donned in stylish rubber gloves, I removed everything from the box and tossed out anything that had been chewed. I washed everything else off, unless it was wrapped well or in a box. My kids' stockings were slightly chewed. Three of them are sentimental so I decided to launder and try to keep them. Baby Girl's was the most eaten and hers was not sentimental. I threw it away and hope to find a new one before Christmas. I sterilized the rubbermaid box and plan to keep the lid tightly sealed from now on.
After I put up the new tree, I told Big Sis we still needed a tree skirt for underneath.
She replied, "Maybe we can use one of my skirts!"
"No," I answered, "your skirt wouldn't be nearly big enough to fit around the tree."
"Maybe we can use one of yours then!"
Sarcastic little booger...I love her to death!