Friday, October 26, 2007

What to blog about first?

I have gone weeks without blogging, and now that I have a chance to post something, I don't know what to talk about first. Maybe I'll just give a few highlights:

Bad news: Test results show that April has lupus. It is a genetic type of lupus that has caused her kidney damage. Please pray for her and for my mom. More about that later.

Good news: I have been so stressed out over trying to get Noelle to sleep in her crib, what with the lack of sleep and heartache of listening to her cry it out. Finally we seem to be reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. She was asleep tonight by 8:30 pm, and only whimpered a bit when I laid her in her crib. Of course, watch this be an anomaly... but still - I'll take it.

Interesting news: We piled in our new minivan and took a road trip to Albuquerque this month. We visited Lance's family, and took in the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and a challenging corn maze.

Concerning news: Have you heard about the new Nicole Kidman movie coming out called The Golden Compass? I haven't researched this on my own yet, but I've been told that it's based on a children's book series by atheist author Philip Pullman whose purpose in writing the books is to "kill God." Evidently the movie is very mild and can trick parents into thinking it would be okay to let their children read the series.

Local news: Don't miss out on the current Just Between Friends consignment sale at the Camp Jordan Arena. It's happening right now.


keri said...

Lisa had a good article on that movie. And hang in there with the crying it out. You will be so thankful once she really does start sleeping through the night.
Love, Keri

Lisa said...

I just heard about that movie too-sounds awful! I think the danger is the message seems to be subtle. Hope Noelle has slept well this weekend and that she's sleeping well tonight!

Erica said...

Oh Laura, I can SOOO relate to the crying it out thing. I thought Benjamin took a long time to sleep (11months!, then came Bradley (16 months!). I am not good at the crying it out either. I would just rather have them in my bed. I actually let Ruth be the one to put Benjamin in his crib for the first time and cry it out. Thank the Lord for sisters! Fortunately, he only cried about 30 minutes. Bradley would and did cry for hours. I just gave up on it for a few more months, and then tried again. It was miserable. But, fortunately, one day just a short time ago, he GOT IT! He fussed for a minute and then that was the end for the most part of our struggles. I hope you have gotten over the hump. But, if you haven't, The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers was the only thing that helped a little with Bradley. He is one stubborn baby. Good Luck. I feel your pain.

Lance said...

Great post, Laura!

Regarding the Golden Compass... This is very interesting. I believe evil can be subtle and tricky, sometimes seemingly harmless. This movie is bound to create a lot of controversy and discussion.