Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy 2011!!

Hello! After a long absence I have finally returned :) 2010 proved to be a very eventful year for my family. Including a new member to our family. Little Maci Evonne Postin was born Nov.10, 2010. She weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz. and was 17 3/4 inches long. She was born a month early..but, came out healthy, only needing to be given oxygen and monitored for a short period. We were so happy that she didn't need to go to the NICU. Although, she wasn't born into the perfect family situation..(Sarah and Maci's Daddy aren't married,) we still LOVE her dearly and pray that things will work out for the best given the situation. Trever (Maci's Dad) was in the delivery room and watched her being born. He has been doing pretty good at helping take care of her.
She is growing like a little weed and has quickly made up for being early. She is now weighing about 9 1/2 lbs. :) All I can say...is that being a Grandma is heavenly!!
Little Angel... Just a couple hrs. after she was born....

She had her days and nights mixed up...but, she's doing a little better now. She wears her Mommy out :)

Growing SO quickly:)
On December 13, I had a hysterectomy. I have been so sick for so long...so, this was a GOOD thing. I am finally feeling a little better and seem to be less tired and moving around a little better every day. I go back to the Doctor to check in on Tuesday. It is SO hard not to do what you aren't suppose to do :) I did learn quickly that the bending over didn't feel so good....I tried not to do that very much. I also had a swollen belly up until about a week ago. Now I am hoping that the severe anemia issue may hopefully get better for me. I won't know for sure if my blood count is up until they check it again. I am hoping they do that pretty soon. If it doesn't get better, they may refer me to a blood specialist or to a rheumatologist. I have trouble with arthritis and hurting everywhere. My family doctor has done some tests in the office and seems to think I definately have fibromyalgia too. She has give me medicine for that too. So, hopefully I am on the mend for 2011. I am SO ready to feel better :)
The last time I posted...we had a new puppy at the house. Peanut....Well, he is still here with us and Mickey finally adjusted and they get along pretty good. They even cuddle up together. They do have little spats over the toys once in a while..but all in all, they are buds. Teddy even joins in on the fun sometimes :) Peanut likes to watch out the window for birds and kitties too!

Sam is doing pretty good too. We had a really rough fall with his Tourettes. It was probably the worst that he's ever been. We literally had to take about 3 weeks off from school. He had a cat-scan done on his brain, and then started on some new medicine. It seemed like it had been helping a little to begin with but, now it seems his tics may be coming on stronger. He is suppose to see a new doctor here in town the first of February. It will be a regular Neurologist, not a Pediatric Neurologist this time. Since he is 13 now, I figured we could possibly go in that direction now. Plus, this doctor is much closer by...not an 1 1/2 hrs. away. School work is sometimes a challenge. He has a biting tic..which makes him have to bite things when he is reading. When he is writing he has to beat the pencil over and over...so things take a while to get done. In comparison to the terrible tic he was having in the fall...this is somewhat better. He had a terrible tic where he had to pull his head down forward into his chest as hard as he could..over and over. It was to the point that he couldn't talk, and hardly breathe. It was really serious. His vocal tics are still there too. It's really hard to watch as a parent. And still, so many people don't realize what Tourettes really is. I pray that someday there might be a cure. Until then, I guess awareness is SO important. I know God is in control...but sometimes it is hard. I am going to make an effort to post at least once a week. That was my New Year resolution ;)I have been suffering with depression and just couldn't seem to find it in me to post. My family doctor...who is a really super sweet lady, recommended that I read "Life's Healing Choices, " by John Baker. I am taking something for the depression as well. I just couldn't seem to get out of dark hole I seemed to have been in. I seem to be doing a little better. Just the fact that I've been able to sit and put this together is amazing :)

Please keep my family in your prayers. My oldest son has still been having troubles and got himself into some pretty big trouble. He could really use some HUGE prayers as well.

Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting,) but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. II Corinthians 4:18

And he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

Hoping each and every one of you are doing well and that your new year is off to a beautiful and blessed start! With Much Love, Jerelene


Lori said...

(((HUGS)) to you...so nice to see you posting again! Praying for Sam. Ty's tics are bad too. He has so many right now..wow. Someday I pray too that people will understand about TS and what is is and what it is not. Hope you continue to feel better everyday Jerelene. Your granddtr is precious, babies are such miracles. I will say some prayers for your older son as well. That must be very hard on a mother's heart. ((HUGS))

Rebecca said...

I'm glad you posted, Jerelene. You've REALLY been through it in 2010--the good, the bad and the ugly (and the SWEETEST little grandbaby, too).

Hope your body recovers from the surgery and you find some of your other trials improving as well.

Eileen said...

So sorry to read about all your troubles, Jerelene, it's no wonder you've been depressed. I'm glad things are looking up, and I'm so happy about Maci! She's so beautiful, and I guess it's hard to stay depressed when you are holding that little Blessing!

I think of Sam often, especially when my own vocal tic is acting up, I just think of how exhausting it must be for him, and for you too.

I think of you often too, Jerelene, and I'm glad you post once in awhile on Facebook, it's a nice way to keep up. Just a line or two from friends helps a lot.

I saw on Facebook that you said you did a post on your blog but when I tried to get here blogger wouldn't let me, I can't get to a lot of blogs anymore, I almost never get access to Lori's blog. Sometimes if I go through their comments and through their profile pages I can get there, but lately I've had no luck with that either.
Anyway, I'm glad I was able to get here now.
Stay well. And keep us updated!
I've missed you.
Love and Prayers,

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene,
Boy you have had your share of difficulties haven't you? No wonder you haven't posted for a while! That beautiful granddaughter of yours is the sweetest little thing and I'm sure well I know how fun she must be for you!
It takes awhile to recover from a hysterectomy. Honestly I wish that I never had to have one but it is what it is.
So sorry to hear about Sam's troubles.I am glad that he has such good and understanding parents, God chose for him. My prayers are with you and your family always, hope to hear more from you EVERY WEEK!!
Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

Welcome back Jerelene, I am sorry you have had such a rough year but that beautiful granddaughter has to lighten your load a.lot.
Hope you are feeling better and I think of Sam so often and say a little prayer every time I do. You have many blessings.
Look forward to hearing from you again, be well my friend....:-)Hugs

Charli and me said...

Dear Jerelene it was so nice to hear from you. Thank you for the kind comments. It sounds like you have had quite a year. I'm so glad to see you are back blogging again. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Your little animals are adorable. Wow! How blessed you are to have a new little granddaughter to love! She is just beautiful!!! I was so sorry to hear about Sam and your surgery. I hope things are better now. I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year and are blessed in every way possible.


I wish you Happy New 2011!
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