About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Picture shows, from left to right, Brandy (me), Jess, Jeffery, Mitchell (Bubby), Alice (Mom), Joe (Dad). Ayla had passed out and was taken home by Sean by the time the pic was taken. 

Ayla was the flower girl in the wedding, Mckey was the ring bearer. Bubby was Best Man, and I was the Matron of Honor. (I had to keep correcting Jess on that one.) 

Jess's wedding is done and she only has about a month left before the baby comes. Now that we're done with the wedding, we get to start planning the baby shower. I will be so glad when this summer is over, it's just too busy. Jeffery lit up the day before the wedding when I pointed out that the next day he would be Ayla's Uncle.
I'm taking Jess to the OB in a few hours. I think we're just about down to weekly visits now. Baby shower is due to be near the end of the month. Hopefully Baby Barthel doesn't come earlier than the shower date. Thanks for continuing to watch for updates!  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Latest news (again)

Jess's wedding is drawing close, two weekends away. Hard to believe my little sis is going to be a married woman soon.
She and Baby Barthel are both doing good. She goes to the OB again today, Jeffery and Mitchell (Bubby) are going with her.
Jess was kind enough to come over yesterday to give Ayla a bath for me, since I'm sick.
I had a tooth pulled last Thursday, as it was $300 cheaper than a root canal, and we have enough medical fees to pay as is.
Sunday evening I had chills and was cold to the touch, by 9:30pm after wrapping up in a quilt and drinking some hot chamomile tea, my body temperature spiked to 103*. Joy. Went to doctor yesterday, since my temperature was fluctuating between 101 and 103. Doc says probably strep, even though test was negative, with how red my throat is, it's more than likely is. So I was given a z-pack (azithromycin), I am hoping it'll work, cause I don't care for trips to the Doc or being sick, as Ayla doesn't care if I'm sick.
Fever's down today, but still spiking towards 100* occasionally, taking ibuprofen for fever and pain. Hurts to swallow, so sticking to soft foods, really want some teriyaki chicken that I cooked though.
Ayla's cutting molars and is moody as anything. She wants to eat the food off my plate, and is mad at me cause I won't share, but I don't want her getting sick with whatever I may have. So she's currently throwing a fit, and won't touch her chicken and green beans, though she likes both foods. Can't wait for this to go away.
Other than that, not much else is going on. Going with Jess tomorrow for a finally dress fitting so it can be extended to fit over Baby Barthel.

Sorry bout the lack of posts. Things will definitely pick up again once the wedding is done and Baby Barthel is here, and I still have to work on that lavender post. I think it's nap time for Ayla. Till the next post. :)