Friday, August 29, 2008

Meet Hydi

Here is a picture taken of little Hydi (pronounced like Heidi) taken just a few hours after she was born. Look at all that hair.

We thought she was going to get to come out of the nursery today, but she had a little set back. The nurses were nice enough to sneak me in the nursery - only moms and dads are allowed - and I got to feed her twice today.

Brandy (her mom) and I did a little shopping today. Brandy was released yesterday evening, but they are letting her stay in a room at the hospital. Anyway, we searched for a little frilly dress for Hydi to get her picture taken in, but couldn't find any. Effingham doesn't have a lot of stores to choose from for baby clothes.

Anyway, I thank everyone for their prayers and ask you to please continue to pray for both mom and baby.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's A Girl!

I'm sorry for not keeping everyone updated, things just happen so fast. I do thank you all for your prayers.

Brandy delivered a beautiful baby girl at 2:15pm Monday August 25th at St. Anthony's hospital. She was 6lb 11oz and 18 1/2 inches long.

Everything that could go wrong with the delivery did go wrong. It's a long story and I don't have much time. They did end up doing a c-section.

Brandy had some problems yesterday and we had some health problems with the baby. The are both doing ok right now. But Please keep praying for them both. After an episode of the baby choking and she stopped breathing, they have put her in the nursery with oxygen and have started an IV as she hasn't quite fiqured out how to eat yet. There are several other health issues as well, but again I don't have time to explain.

I will post more when things calm down.

Thanks again for all your prayers

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Quick Update

Brandy got to come home Monday afternoon. She is still taking medicine to stop her contractions, but they are few and far between now. She will be on bedrest until she delivers. She goes to her own OBGYN this afternoon, so maybe we will know more this evening.

She is 34 weeks now and since she has had the steroid shots, the doctor at Carle Hospital in Champaign was sure that they would deliver her baby at St. Anthony's if the labor started in again. Normally, St. Anthony's won't deliver a baby until you are a min. of 35 weeks.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Update on Brandy...

Brandy is still in the hospital. She was feeling pretty good when I talked to her a couple of hours ago. She was just getting ready to eat supper from Fazoli's.

They have taken her off the mag drip. They started her on some oral medicine that is supposed to help stop the contractions. It didn't work real well. She started having contractions again, so the doctor ordered some kind of shot for her that caused her to have a lot of chest pain. They won't be giving her anymore of those. Tomorrow she is 34 weeks, so if she keeps having contractions, they may go ahead and let her deliver.

I thank you all for your prayers and will continue to update as I can.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sorry - no new cards to post

I just wanted to apologize again for not posting. I had planned on posting pictures yesterday of Brandy's (my oldest daughter) baby shower. Of course that didn't happen. So just a quick update.

Brandy went into premature labor, so it's been kind of chaotic the last two days. She is 6 1/2 weeks early. She's doing ok so far, but they are still giving her medicine (magnesium) to slow down her contractions. She can't be on the medicine much longer and they will have to switch to an oral medicine tomorrow evening. If this medicine doesn't work, then they will let her go ahead and deliver early. They have given her two steroid shots (the last one about 6:30 Friday evening) that are supposed to help the baby's lungs incase she does deliver early, but the shots needs 24 hours to really take effect. So that is why she will be on the magnesium until tomorrow evening.

Please keep her in prayer.

Thank you

Monday, August 11, 2008

You Can Start Ordering Today....

The new Stampin Up catalog is now available. I just put in an order today. They have a lot of cool things in the catalog, it was hard to keep the order "reasonable". I did order the Big Shot, which is a die cut machine, and it will be available to customers starting September 1st.

I'm planning on having an open house in September if all goes well, and you can all come over and play with my new toys.

I've been trying to get my new Stampin Up site up and going, but it is a little more complicated than I thought. I did send out a newsletter tonight (at least I tried to), so some of you should be receiving it soon.

I'm sorry I don't have a card to post tonight, but I hope to have pictures of Brandy's shower up tomorrow. I want you to see the diaper cake I made and the bouquet of roses made from baby socks that my friends made. They are adorable - so check back tomorrow.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I've been busy... Again

I'm sorry I haven't posted for awhile (again). I've been busy (again). I keep hoping things will slow down. Anyway, I've been busy with my oldest daughter's baby shower. My middle daughter Jessi and I hosted a shower for Brandy. She is due September 28th.

And while trying to get ready for that, I was also trying to get ready for Vacation Bible School. If you have ever helped with VBS, you will understand what an undertaking that can be.

I will be posting more about each event later, but to hold you over, I'm going to post a card I made some time ago. It uses the set Pun Fun.

I also want to remind everyone that the new catalog is available for ordering starting tomorrow, August 11th. There is a lot of great stuff in there. Also, I just started a Stampin' Up website. I haven't had time to personalize it yet, but if you want links to the new catalog or specials, it is all right there, just go to and enjoy!


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