Thursday, July 24, 2008

July 24 - Seven Months

Seven Months
Originally uploaded by claire.pass
Aiden is seven months old today. Another reason that I wanted him born on the 24th and not on Christmas ( when I realized he wasn't going to come weeks or days EARLY like I initially wanted), was because Andrew's birthday is July 24th and 24 was always his favorite number. Kind of silly for it to matter to me, I know, but it makes me happy in a small way. I am wondering about this idea: when Aiden is older, and birthday parties with friends are important, in order to make his birthday special and not overshadowed by Christmas, maybe we should adopt Andrew's birthday and celebrate a sort of half-birthday. To be truly "half" it would need to be in June... so maybe I'll just call it his summer birthday.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fingers Crossed: I think we're out of the woods

Many thanks to those who prayed for Brad last week. I'm glad to say he is feeling much better now that the fever is gone. I think having a couple days of weekend recuperation helped a lot. He got some blood taken for testing but the results haven't come back yet so we're not sure what the whole story is.

And Stan is on the mend too. I realize I haven't really gotten into his whole story... I'm still trying to decide if I should even go there. Ooog.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Just to update anyone who's interested...

Brad's fever has continued and fluctuated through the week but every morning, he stubbornly forced himself out the door. He's on some prescription strength Motrin and is doing pretty much everything he can... except what he really NEEDS to do - and that is REST for DAYS. Fortunately, he has Saturday and Sunday off - although he has a mandatory study group on Sunday afternoons. But I think at least twenty four hours of doing NOTHING at all will be very helpful. He has had papers every night this week which has not really allowed him to relax much in the evenings but it has been kind of fun for me to help him craft them.

I am hoping to set up an appointment for him to get some bloodwork done this afternoon so that we can find out if there is something more sinister afoot - like Lyme's Disease or something. Gulp.

Thanks to all of you who prayed - it made a difference. Brad said he could tell people were praying for him.

In the midst of all this, Stan had a health crisis of his own that necessitated a visit to his primary care physician. But that is another story for another day. But, suffice it to say that we have had enough drama around here to last us for a long, LONG time.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

If I wrote blog posts like my Facebook status

Claire should be putting away laundry but she isn't.

Claire thinks that this day of work was FABULOUS and that everyone should go check out what Philip wrote on his blog this morning. ( see my links section.)

Claire hopes that Brad is feeling better and wants everyone to pray for him. Okay- have to stop this Facebook talk and expound a little here. Sunday night, Brad came down with a fever, and thrashed and moaned all night long, hardly sleeping, only to get up around 4:00 in the morning to take off for his very first day of police academy. What timing. He came home pretty exhausted last night and his fever spiked way up to an ungodly number...between 102 and 103. Poor man. Chills, headache, sweats... the works. And he had to write a three page essay about himself. So as he huddled under the covers, he dictated his life story to me. Thank goodness for laptops is all I can say. Well, at 5:15 this morning, he didn't seem much improved but he dragged himself out of bed and took off for the academy again. I do not know how he did it. He was the picture of pure misery. He should be home some time in the next hour and I can't wait to hear about his day. Please pray for a miraculously quick recovery.

Claire is heading back to laundry land.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Aiden makes a new friend

On Thursday, our friends Jeff and Fritha visited, with their 6 week old daughter Dani. It was so fun to meet her - she has ten times more hair than Aiden! - and hold her. Aiden was quite captivated by her. We had a wonderful day together.