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It’s a New Year!! Welcome 2014! Welcome Baby Derrick!

Doctor and Derrick

Hi y’all! Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and an Awesome Happy New Year!! First I would like to blab about our new grandson, his name is Derrick, he was born on January 2nd at 2:55 pm, he was 6lbs, 6ozs, and 19 1/4  inches! And he is the sweetest, most precious gift, what a way to celebrate the new year!

I thought it would be neat for him to read the details someday so for the record, this is how his birth went. His doctor scheduled the day, Christina would come in at 3:00 am to have meds administered to start the labor, and she should deliver by 8:00 am, as most deliveries go it didn’t quite go that way. I arrived at 4:15 am and the nurse said the doctor wouldn’t be in until 8:00 to start meds so I asked for a blanket and pillow and laid down on the sofa next to her bed and we took a nap to the rhythmic sound of his little heartbeat thump thump, thump thump, thump thump.

Christina was dilated at 3 and contractions were mild and about 15 minutes apart. Around 7:00 am his other grandma Alma arrived and I went for coffee. Derrick’s daddy couldn’t be there for the delivery unfortunately, he was working out of town for a few days. At 8:00 am the nurse then told us, the doctor was running a little behind and she would not start meds until 10:00 am. I was so glad I had gotten a nap in at this point, daddy’s two sisters arrived and his mom had to leave for work. At 10:00 am, yep, here comes the nurse again, she had another doctor order the epidural, and said the baby’s doctor had a cesarean scheduled with another patient at 12:00 pm, so the epidural was given around 12:30 pm and labor inducing meds finally started around 1:45 pm. Christina was doing fine, she was dilated to a 5 and contractions were getting stronger and closer together. By 2:30, she was applying make up and asking when she could eat ??? ha ha, that’s my daughter. She asked for a mirror so she could watch the birth. Of course, once I positioned  that mirror for her she blurts out garroose!

Then we could hear the baby’s heartbeat slow way down and become very faint during the strongest part of the contractions and it got a little scary for awhile, the nurse had Christina turn and reposition herself  and this helped. Whew!! It really makes you nervous when you all of a sudden can’t hear the heartbeat. And while his Aunt Crystal,  Aunt Vanessa , Christina and I watched, little Derrick was born, the miracle of life! He’s a little purple, squishy faced and crying his little lungs out, perfect and ohh sooo beautiful!

New years post gsr

Derrick gsr post

 His first bubbles  :)

Doctor and Derrick

Awesome job Doc! That’s Dr. Bosco

New yera Derrick post

 and two days later….SWEET

I will share more pictures of this little guy and other grandchildren as well later this year.

Reminiscing about 2013….

Well 2013 for me has been much different from what I thought it would be.

January 15th was my last day of working in the Aircraft field. I was an Avionics Installer. I worked  in this field for 25 years!!! It was a chapter of my life that has closed and I have moved on beginning a new chapter. I will never forget how it changed my life, most of all I will never forget the wonderful friendships with whom I love dearly and will always be close in my heart. This is what I miss most. Oh there are so many who came and gone over the years, anyone working in this field knows there is a never ending revolving door but those who remained and even some who moved on touched my life and have become like family to me. And because I met the love of my life, my husband Gary, is, in fact my family. I will forever be grateful for living that chapter of my life.

I have began this chapter as a middle aged retired person, once again uncertain of what direction I would go, I decided to start this blog and I have learned that although fun to share the goings on around here, it is a lot of time consuming work. The least favorite part to this is the photo editing and I know I am not alone with this feeling, often I have put off publishing a post because I didn’t feel like editing photos, another would be temporary writers block. Sometimes you just have to walk away from it and live your life and inspiration will soon reappear. So when I am M. I. A. just know that I am busy living my life and working on projects. I will share once again when I am ready. I ask from you please be patient with me. I will never be a daily poster, I’ll be lucky to get one out once a week or month as you may have noticed lately. I cannot be a drive by quick poster. If you check out my Twitter, Facebook, Hometalk, and Google Plus pages you will notice this. I spend a lot of time proofreading and editing hoping to put out the best post I possibly can.

I feel I am very fortunate to be retired from work at such an early age, but it is not as I imagined. I have worked since I was about 13, legally under age, my first job was at a bowling alley. At 15 I spent 10 years of my life working in the fast food industry. Yes, I was a highschool drop out, though I did get my G.E.D. and tried a little college. I then became a single parent and that was a totally different chapter of my life, not a fun one but it made me who I am today! This I am grateful for as well.

As I was saying, retired life, it has been mostly a year of rest,very deserving rest, at times I have felt like I am on a never-ending vacation, at times I have felt like I worked harder than I did when I was at work, at times I feel very lazy and as if I have no purpose, especially when my jeans get tighter and I realize I have physicaly accomplished nothing today. That’s usally because I am doing research on the computer.The best part, being able to sleep in when I want and visiting family. I have spent more time with my sisters this year then I have since I lived with them as a little girl. Awesome and I will cherish this time and am looking forward to doing more of the same. I have three amazing sisters, and because my parents are no longer living I crave their closeness, life is too short and I want to spend as much time with them as I possibly can.

Now on to resolutions for 2014!!!

This year for me, I will finish! Finishing what we started!!! I have very high hopes and a very tight budget. I have an attic full of projects and ideas that I will be implementing this year. Another is to purge and get organized!!!

oh and lose some weight….

So please tell, how was your holidays? Have you reminisced about your life in 2013? What resolutions have you made? I would love to hear from you.

  • Lauren January 14, 2014, 8:22 am

    Congratulations on your beautiful grandson! He is a cutey. It has been quite an adjustment for you in 2013 and it seems it takes at least a year to adjust. For myself, a new year lends itself to evaluate, readjust, and recommit to those things which are pleasing to God, as those are the things that will remain into eternity. Yet, the world is so loud and demanding, it is often difficult to discern. Praise God for His Patience and His Grace.

    I enjoy reading your blog whenever you get to it. Great pictures.

    • Cindy January 15, 2014, 8:06 pm

      Lauren, you are awesome! What a thoughtful and sweet comment. Yes, I Praise him each and every day. Thankful and grateful for he is an Awesome God!

      I am so glad that you enjoy reading and thankful for your patience

  • Judy February 10, 2014, 11:59 pm

    Cindy that is one beautiful grandson with great hair! I envy you. I will have to wait again until the great grandbabies start coming, although it better not be too soon. My one and only grandchild, Jake, is 19 years old and in college. He has a very sweet girlfriend, but if it is lasting, it better not be at least until they finish school. Wow, the time passes so quickly though, enjoy every little thing about him..Happy Monday..Judy

    • Cindy February 11, 2014, 3:29 pm

      Oh I will and I do love all my grandsons and enjoy every minute of time I get to spend, I have three! Thanks for the visit! :)

  • Heather February 26, 2014, 7:01 am

    Very cool that this can be a DIY project. Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone had one of these! I just found your website through Green Willow Pond and I look forward to scrolling through your projects. I live in Austin right now but we are likely moving in a few months to Boston :( The one upside is that I hope to get a century house to restore too. I’ll head over to Facebook and give you a like!

    • Cindy February 26, 2014, 9:07 am

      Hi Heather, thanks for dropping by, hope you will enjoy! Yes, it would be amazing if more people saved these old homes, what could be greener? Seems there is entirely too much waste in the world!:(
      Good luck on finding that diamond in the rough in Boston and have fun fixing her up! I will return the FB like!Thanks again 😉

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