Friday, February 13, 2009


OK! So we are officially starting to live healthier. We've been wanting to lose some weight, but have decided that the right way to do it was to change our habits, and not just diet. So we start on Monday. I'm nervous and excited all at once. Lets see how it goes!

Poor Benny has a terrible diaper rash. Its due to the antibiotics he's taking for his ear infections. Its quite an ordeal to change diapers right now. The nurse I spoke to told me that I have to soak his bum in warm water for 10 minutes with every diaper change and then let it air dry or dry it with a blow dryer. I have been using the blow dryer and when I first turn it on (with every diaper change) Benny freaks out and screams. Then I have to apply A&D ointment and then get him all dressed again. We have a cream/ointment that we have to put on him twice a day, too. Poor little guy. At least he doesn't seem bothered by the rash. He must also think Mommy has gone crazy because he's had so many "baths" in one day. He has LOVED it, though! So much fun! :-)

Ezra has been sleeping on his own for the past 3 nights. I hope it continues! Pumping has also been going well and he's been getting breast milk from a bottle once a day close to every day for the past week. Its been nice for Daddy to help feed Ezra!

One of the houses we've been looking at in Jersey went down another $5000. Maybe it will go down some more!

I have overdue library books! The library even called to remind me-whoops!

I have the new "The Fray" CD and its awesome!

I watched a neat half hour special on Gladys Knight and the Saints United Voices Choir on BYU TV. It made me think back to the time I met Gladys Knight. I was 15 or 16 and she came to church at my branch. She ended up coming to Young Women with us and she shared her conversion story. She was so sweet. She hugged all of us and kissed us. It was an amazing experience.

On Monday the 16th BYU TV is having a special on Janice Kapp Perry on a show called LDS Lives. We have the DVR ready to record it. It made me think of her visit to our stake not too long ago. Ben and I gave her and her husband a ride to church while they were here. They came to our branch to speak and it was just wonderful. It was an unforgettable experience. Benny was only a few months old and Sister Perry held him and kissed him a bunch. :-) She even autographed my "Children's Songbook."

Today has been a good day. A long one, but a good one!

1 comment:

Ed said...

Wow, I can't believe what you're having to do for Benny's diaper rash.

I'm glad to hear that things are moving along nicely with Ezra's sleeping habits.

It's interesting that you mention the show you saw about Gladys Knight and the Saints United Voices choir. They came to Baltimore some time last year. We could have gone, but opted not to, for a number of reasons. You should tell more about what you saw on the show.