Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Our May was full of fun and yet rest! It began with Mother's Day! Each year it gets sweeter! We paried for Walker's Birthday, enjoyed our last few days of school Mason graduated from preschool and we prepared for our summer of activity!
We celebrated Birthday's the only way we know how ... all out!
Walker's FOURTH birthday!
We had a build a bear party with cookie cake and jumping bands! and THEN!!! a party at Memaw and Poppies to end the week! So much fun and so thankful for my Walker Bryce!
Mommy had her 21st again!
This month was a bit of relaxing and regrouping! With the Month of June the family visits began!
Sunday April 25th my wonderful sister's birthday, I enjoyed church, shopping with my mother in law and three boys in tow along with a nice and yummy dinner and returned about seven o'clock to get the boys in bed and plop myself on the couch. I walked down the driveway to get the mail with abrief and puzzling pain in my tummy... Hum I thought and carried on. I buzzed about the house getting the things in order to begin our week and tidied up a bit and then plugged in to my nightly face book addiction with two trips to the restroom. Mike came out of the boys room about 10:00 to lay on the couch. At 10:15 and I know this because I was talking to Katie on FB I went to the bathroom to find what I know now was "the bloody show" I know what a yucky name but at that time it scared me beyond being scared. Yes I have had two other children and no I have never seen anything like this. I told Mike we need to go to the hospital ... now... and he began his buzzing around (: There was talk of moving stuff from one car to another and whatever but I said lets go get in the car now. Mike called Dr Lane I called Marion, yes their personal cell phones :/ and then we called the office to tell then we were headed in. We got to the hospital in about 4 min, Mike his 65 on Old Clyde Road, this time he dropped me off at the door YEA and I walked in and told the guy at the front desk I am not in labor but I need to be checked out because I passed a chunk of blood (sorry for those of you who this bothers Beth) he asked how far along I was and I said 38 weeks and he pushed a button and sent me through this door. I sat and this lady asked me many questions while she also gave a detailed story of her last trip to Walmart and all her encounters during the visit. Mike ready to get up toLabor and delivery never sat down... We finished the paper work and she asked us to wait in the hall and that someone would come to get me soon. Mom and Pop walked in, Dad and Grams were called and we waited. The doors opened and I saw the face of my angel Stacey, a friend and labor and delivery nurse who I totally trust and I began to relax. She asked what was going on and she gave me a gown, I changed and she checked me and hooked me up to hear Zane's heart beat. I asked if she thought everything was OK... She said his heartbeat sounds great and you get comfortable because you aren't going anywhere, you are a 5 andwith your labor history you will not be discharged. I sat back and took in that not only was I in labor I was half way through and had not had any, what I considered, real contractions yet. I put my I-pod on and began to relax and the contractions came. Stacey asked if I would like an epidural and for the first time I had no answer. I wanted a natural birth but a choice hum and with a smile I declined and am so thankful I did! Dr Lane and Marian arrived about 12:15 and he said he was going to go wait and she sat with Mike and I. They took turns rubbing my back as I sat on the birthing ball. Stacey came in and checked me a few times and checked Zane's heart beat once. I was a little difficult in that I didn't want to be hooked to amachine. I asked for a rag because I got very hot and it kept falling off and we all laughed. Marian told me that moaning would help the pain and move through the contractions, I tried it and it worked FABULOUSLY!!! I was a moaning fool (: At 2:30 I decided to get in the bed and I think this is when my water broke and at 2:45 I think is when everyone came in... the baby staff, Dr Lane, all the nurses. I pushed twice and Zane made his entrance at 2:59am and he was beautiful! I have loved each of my boys births and holding your child for the first time is an amazing and crazy feeling but for many reasons holding Zane who was healthy and breathing perfectly and happy to be held the peace and the serenity of this moment wasamazing! Blessed and fortunate. God allowing me to mother this child, another gift, another boy, another blessing, I could have stayed in this moment forever! Zane's sugar levels dropped which we knew could happen because of the diabetes but Mike and I took turns holding him skin to skin and everything was balanced in a few hours. Mason and Walker came to meet Zane the next day along with Grandma Giusti and Papa. Daddy ran backand forth and kept all happy and the boys busy. We stayed in the hospital until Wednesday and then took our precious little package home. This summer was spent with loads of family visits, lots of camps and a littlefamily of five learning exploring and growing into the family we know God is excited to have. Everyday I am thankful, everyday I am in awe, every moment I am truly truly humbled that God has given me these four boys to be apart of their world and a blessing to mine. Here are some photos of the day and a few that followed.
Monday, May 31, 2010
It is MAY!!!! Almost June and Oh the things that have gone on! Today I am going to post that Mike and I are learning, growing and sometimes just staring at each other across the car, living room, kitchen with blank expressions but most of the time we are the ring leaders and excited parents of three Giusti boys! We welcomed Zane Carter Giusti April 26th at 2:59 in the morning! The story of this post to follow! As for now we have had many visits from family and friends, and have been overwhelmed by the love and support from all around us! Our friends and church family provided us with food for three solid weeks and we have been blessed with special friends keeping the boys busy and taking them to and from school! Katie has been a rock star making sure we are all ok, loved and rested! As for now I want to say thank you and share a photo of our sweet sweet smiles! I hope to be better and from this point on (:
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Asking for help! Today we had a bit of a ruff day... tomorrow is suppose to snow so... staff meeting was moved to today, I had a chiropractor appointment to get me through the week and a very big weekend that is on it's way, the boys had to be signed up for Nature camp that I REALLLLY know they would enjoy by 8:15, we need things from the grocery so if it does snow we have something to eat and all on the energy of one pregnant momma. These things I can handle but I asked for help and it felt GOOOOOD! Pop registered the boys for Camp YEA!!! he had to stand in line for 1 1/2 hours uggh and I asked the grocery boy to help me out...what a funny feeling! Got to Dr. T and she straightened me up and staff meeting was very beneficial and productive yea morning! then I walked in the door began lunch and the cubes of lemon I keep in the freezer for tea or add to dishes were ... no longer cubes so I felt around and the fridge was not working! I called Mike and asked if he could come move the stuff if I got it all out and he along with Pop and Medford came and helped me save all the food! While the adults were in the middle of this adventure sweet Walker tried to "help" flush the potty... the chain broke the other day and he has seen the way it must be flushed...sticking your hand in the back and pulling the plug... So my dear three year old tries to do this arm deep his Dad says "WAIT" and Walker drops the back of the potty and it breaks... sad wet Walker... Then I try to make dinner and that is hard with no food so I made zippy beef, shrimp with cocktail sauce and edamame and for dessert cream puffs! Yummy and yuck all at the same time. So we all went to bed before 8 and it was nice... I did have to wake up a little while to watch a very special finally (; but we are all ready for a good nights sleep!
Beauty is to try something new... This little bird tried the newly filled bird feeder and I hope he was pleased! Without trying something new, thinking new things, listening to others without judgement or comparison, loving being in the moment... what would Life be like? Happy Feast little bird!
Giving! I love giving! It is such a blessing weather it is a hug, a smile, making something for someone, a nice encouraging word, or my MVP card at Ingles, the smiles on the other end are such a blessing to me and a beauty I KNOW God loves to see! My your day be full of giving!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
This day was full of blessings, Church was very wonderful, the spirit was there and the message was great! I got to spend time with family at the Nature Center, friends at a baby shower, I had one on one time with Walker and I loved it, Pop babysat for the second day in a row! Mike came home and had a great time and above all else the sun was out and beautiful!
This is the day you made and I will lift my voice and give you praise! and I will...
Saturday, February 20, 2010
When your 5 year old LOVES family night! Movie, yummy dinner and time with Dad, Mom and brothers! Love it and in the summer... we are outside so this is a season that movies and snuggles are wonderfully treasured! ~not that we don't snuggle in the summer BUT there is less time inside and especially in front of the television!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Today the blessing is: People who love you not because but anyway... today I thought of people and situations in my life and I know that loving someone is a choice everyday and sometimes it is really really hard to be unselfish and not think about the way I feel about things but I hope that in my overall life the people who I am in contact with know that they are special to me and that I will love them ANYWAY not because.
He loves me ANYWAY!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Today I read a Friends blog and she gave the challenge to find beauty in the next 30 days! I want, need, have to do this challenge. My Florida blood is running thin with all of this snow and confusion of the days so this is how I am going to attempt to reach spring. I know my blessings and I know they are more in one day then most have and experience in a lifetime but I am searching for routine and a bit of consistency before our third little bundle arrives and flips our world once more. We are anxious and excited about our new adventure but I really feel the need to have calmness, peace, consistency before he gets here. I pray that you too may find beauty in today and know that God's love and wonder truly is everywhere.