Friday, July 8, 2011

Homework for the Weekend

I'm baaaack!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday.  I fully intended to but my Thursday morning didn't start exactly as planned.

Lily has not slept well the past two nights and that's usually a cue that something's going on.  So Ryan and I loaded her up and ran to the pediatrician's office to have her ears checked.

Sure enough - double ear infection.

At least we caught it early this time.  We're learning to watch for those nonverbal cues that Lily sends and look for the message in them.  For her, sleepless nights usually mean ear infection.  No fever, no tugging on the ears, nothing else at all.  Just interrupted sleep for a few nights in a row.

The nurse practitioner thought we were geniuses.

She couldn't get over the fact that Lily's lack of good sleep made us think to have her ears checked.  But it's only been through much trial and error (click here if you need some proof) that we've learned that our kid likes to sleep and if she can't, something's going on.

Lily started her antibiotic yesterday, had some ibuprofen before bed and had a great night of sleep. Which means Ryan and I did, too.

My family functions well on good sleep.

So.  It's Friday.

I have some homework for you this weekend if you're up for it.

There won't be a test on Monday.

And the only "prize" I can give you for completing it is my grateful appreciation.

I'm going to spend some time in prayer over the weekend.  And I have a couple of specific things I'll be praying about and I would love it if you would join me in praying for these same things.

First, Lily is still conking herself on the head.  Read here to get the back story if you missed it.  I am just going to start actively praying that God would remove this behavior.  Just take it completely away. I mean g-o-n-e gone.  There's not a doubt in my mind He can do this.

Secondly, I sent an email to the California doctor to make sure he had received the immense package of Lily's medical records I mailed a little over a week ago.  The receptionist responded that he does have it and will be looking it over to see if Lily fits "the profile" and if so, they will then contact us to set up an appointment.  I really like this doctor's philosophy and approach and I just feel like he can help her.  I will be actively praying that God will open this door and that we'll be taking a trip to California in the near future.

If you would pray for these things alongside me this weekend, I would be ever so appreciative.

From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young -

"I am a God of both intricate detail and overflowing abundance.  When you entrust the details of your life to Me, you are surprised by how thoroughly I answer your petitions.  I take pleasure in hearing your prayers, so feel free to bring Me all your requests.  The more you pray, the more answers you can receive.  Best of all, your faith is strengthened as you see how precisely I respond to your specific prayers.  Because I am infinite in all my ways, you need not fear that I will run out of resources.  Abundance is at the very heart of who I am.  Come to me in joyful expectation of receiving all you need - and sometimes much more!  I delight in showering blessings on my beloved children.  Come to me with open hands and heart, ready to receive all I have for you."

Psalm 36:7-9,  Psalm 132:15,  John 6:12-13

Thank you for praying with and for me and for being a blessing to me.

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Praying for Lily and your family. Sorry to hear that she has double ear infections. Amy asked me to work with Lily on Sunday, so I hope to see her healthy:) Colleen

  2. I absolutely will pray with you. Thank you for sharing something specific for us to pray about.

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  4. Lana,
    1) It looks like blogger is allowing me to comment once again! Yay!
    2) Lorelai was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction at 11 months old. At one point there was concern it might be autism since many of the "symptoms"/behaviors overlap. ALL this to say, AFTER Brighton was born and sleeping through the night, we had a FULL year of Lorelai staying up until 2 am and then waking up at 4am. I recall that being a tense year for me and Matt;). I finally asked 42 godly women (from BSF leadership) to join me in prayer to make this awful sleep behavior stop. Within a week she was sleeping six to eight hours a night. Although I feel sheepish it took me a YEAR to go to the Lord with this instead of reading every book out there that dealt with Lorelai's diagnosis, the Lord surely taught me He knows more than any book and is sovereign over any diagnosis. I will be praying, because I believe He can remove the noggin' conkin', too!

  5. I will be praying very specifically for your requests--thank you for the privilege.

  6. Thanks to all of you for letting me know you'll be praying for us this weekend. I am so blessed by your kind words and prayers.

    Jaime - Oh, how many times have I looked to books, the internet, and other parents before it finally occurred to me to take it to the Lord! I hate to say that it's still not always my first, natural reaction to an issue (good or bad) but I'm learning! Thanks for sharing - and praying! And BTW - glad you finally broke through the "comment wall"! :)

  7. I'm not religious, but I'll certainly be keeping my fingers crossed for the best outcome for you all on both points. :)

  8. Praying for that awesome baby tweeter. God is so good when we truly believe He is who He says He Is.

  9. Thank you, Shadow. I appreciate the finger crossing, too! :)

    Allison - Miss seeing your face!

  10. Will be praying diligently for your requests this weekend.


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