Thursday, October 14, 2010


Not long ago I posted on our efforts toward establishing good habits in our home.  This is what Charlotte Mason referred to as "laying down the rails" so that education would flow smoothly along the rails of good character.  Well, we've been utterly derailed.  Gone are the days of the children being in the shower by 6:30.  I didn't leave my bedroom this morning until after 8:30!  Thank goodness my mom took Queen for me last night since she has to be awakened early to potty.  The good news is I did get about 5 hrs sleep in a row last night- more than the two nights previously combined.  Baby Calvin is not wanting to nurse, or be awake at all for that matter, so it takes about an hour and a half to get him to nurse for 20 minutes.  Hopefully we'll get better at this and soon.

What do you get when you add a sleep-deprived mommy and a grieving daddy?  Utter chaos in the home.  I can tell you first-hand.  Thank goodness for help or we wouldn't be making it right now.

I'm determined that we'll get back on track in school next week, but for now my days revolve around feeding this little guy.  He's worth it, don't you think?


  1. Celee,
    I'm thinking of you. Take care of yourself and your family right now. Having a new baby is life-changing enough....I can't imagine a death in the family on top of that. I will pray for your family...He will bring you through this!
    In Christ,

  2. he is just gorgeous! you hang in need six weeks to recoup...don't push it...and know that you will be fine.

  3. Take some time and enjoy that new little guy and don't worry about the schedule. You can get back to it when your family is ready. School will always be there, and that is the joy of homeschooling: make your schedule work for you and focus on your family relationships now.

  4. My thoughts,and prayers are with you!Blessings,Marla He is so adorable!

  5. Celee,
    Congratulations on such a handsome fellow. Love the name.
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. You will be in my prayers.
    Don't be too hard on yourself and do the best that you can do given the circumstances. This too shall pass, and you'll get back to your norm soon enough.

  6. Just focus on the precious time you are in! Everything else can wait a bit! You are in a precious season of life that does not last long! Revel in it! Even at 8:30 am!!!!!!! Be blessed!

  7. oh what a sweet picture of your little guy. i'm sure life will get back to "normal" soon. you have a plan that's the important thing. :)



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