Small Successes :: August 27, 2009

by | Aug 27, 2009 | Math, Pregnancy, Small Successes | 8 comments

“It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.”
~ 1 ~

Last week I received a call from the library letting us know that Rascal’s name had been picked from the Summer Reading Program drawing, and that he had won a Barnes & Noble gift card!  You know, when the children all turned in their drawing slips it did go through my mind that we might have a slight advantage with five of their names getting entered.  😉  Yet another benefit to living in a small town and having a “big” family!

~ 2 ~

Math is going GREAT this year!  Talking to Dr. Cotter, the author of Right Start, at the conference last May really helped me understand the program a little better and now I too (my children already did) LOVE the program.  

~ 3 ~

I finally got back in to see my midwife yesterday! (It had been 7 weeks, since my last appt.  I had one scheduled for a couple weeks ago, but it had to be canceled since it ended up being at the same time as hubby’s diagnostic procedure — his biopsy’s came back negative by the way!!! Thanks for all the prayers!)  The appointment went great and I was very happy to hear that even though I’ve had some contractions each night, at this point I don’t need to worry about bedrest.  My midwife said “Your just being YOU!” (I tend to contract daily from here on out, but only a few times has that progressed into actual pre-term labor.)

Oh, and I had a new nurse check me in.  She asked “So, is this your first or second?”  I just said,”ummmmmm….” (with a smile!) She said “your THIRD!!!!!”  I laughed…  “NOT your FOURTH!!!”  Nope, my ummmm, sixth.  (Then I went on to explain that this is actually my eighth pregnancy, and that I have two little ones in heaven.)   I wish I had a picture of her face!   😉 
What are your Small Successes this week?

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  1. Kelly

    Great successes!

    I'm so happy to hear hubby is ok. Bless the Lord!

    I had to lol on #3, I too had a new nurse and she asked me the same question (#9 pregnancy and #8 baby) and her expression was priceless. 😉

    Thank you for sharing your small successes with us. You're such a joy.

    May God bless the rest of your week!

  2. ViolinMama

    I echo Kelly – such a JOY!!!!! I love it…it shines through!

    I only have 2 so far, but love the stories of people's shock at more than 4 LOL!! What a light to others!

    Thanks for sharing, glad you and your hubby are OK!

    God Bless!

  3. Party of Eleven

    Ooooo, we love bookstore gift cards around here! My oldest daughter received 3 for her birthday! What is it with Math? I'm glad it's working out for you all 🙂 I love #3 and I'm glad your husband's procedure came back negative! God Bless you!

  4. Kristyn Hall

    Glad all is well with you, your husband and little Rose. I tend to contract a lot too, particularly over the last three months. I guess I am just being "me" because most of my babies have come late. It can be a little annoying! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Kathryn

    Glad to hear that hubby's doing fine!
    Once I reached my ninth pregnancy I just prayed no one would ask me how many this was because I was sooo tired and didn't want the litany of questions after that. God was good and really I only got the questions when I was in the right frame of heart to answer them in a happy manner!

  6. Unknown

    Wow, that math looks so fun!!!

    Glad to hear that your dear husband had good test results. Deo Gratias!

    Praise God for all 8 of your children. Like flowers they make a beautiful bouquet all together!!!

    Praying for a wonderful rest of your pregnancy. God be with you. I'm with Kelly and ViolinMama. You just SHINE His Light. It's amazing and wonderful!!!

  7. Anonymous

    So glad to hear about the doctor appts! I am really wanting to try the Right Start math after talking to you about it the other day! I am going to try and sell some other stuff and pick it up! I think Rogue would love it.

  8. Karina

    Glad to hear RS is going better for you this year. I am anxious to get started – we won't start school for another week or so though.
    God's blessings on your husband's continued good health, and on your pregnancy. Love the story of the new nurse – we need to be witnesses to the joy life brings! I tell people I ONLY have 5!


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