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Monday, January 28, 2008

More Elek Photos

Not a happy camper!

Big Eyes!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

New Photos of Elek

Red Hair!

Elek in his snowsuit from Miss Peggy

He's thinking hard here.

Mommy with Elek in his Moby Wrap. (I look like a doofus, I can rarely keep my eyes open for photos.)

Sleeping with Daddy.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Pet Peeves

1. Air guitar. Don't do it. You look like a dork.
2. Hypocrites in any shape, form or fashion.
3. The smell of syrup. It is for this reason alone that I do not eat pancakes.
4. Open cabinets/drawers. Say it with me: “Open. Close. Open. Close.” Thank you.
5. Phone people. Especially you blue-toothers.
6. Red-light runners. Thought you could squeak through, did you? You could hit someone. Someone like me. And if my child is in the car when that happens, I will make you sorry.
7. People who toss cigarette butts on the ground. Who decided those weren't trash?
8. The expression, "I hate to say this, but..." If you really hated to say it, you wouldn't say it.
9. People who cough and/or sneeze without covering their mouth. EWWW.
10. People who use YOUR when they mean YOU'RE.
11. Poor grammar in general. Is it that difficult to learn the difference between its and it's? Or their, they're, and there? Like it or not, many people will make assumptions about your intelligence based on your writing skills.
12. Those voice-activated customer service lines.
CS: "How can I help you today?"
me: "Make a payment."
CS: "I think you said 'Keep me on this moronic call for an hour and a half and then disconnect my service.' Is that correct?"
13. I hate it when people say "literally" when they actually mean "figuratively"
Even newscasters do it a lot now.
"The man literally exploded with rage"
No he didn't, otherwise all that would be left of him would be little chunks of goo scattered around...
14. Suburbanite kids who think they’re gangsta.
15. People who DEFINATELY can't spell. It's definitely definitely.
16. Noisy neighbours with screaming kids who bang drums all hours of the day.
17. When people mispronounce EASY words i.e. the word "axe" as in "let me axe you a question"
18. People who throw used diapers in the parking lot after changing their kid in a car.
19. When people don't listen to what I am saying, then make me repeat it when they hear me mention something that actually interests them.
20. Any celebrity who feels that it is in their duty to tell me how to think, feel, act, vote, or live. We are all different. Unless you understand that and just deal with that, then you will never really know what tolerance is.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Things I've Learned About Elek In The 3 Weeks He's Been Here

1. He hates baths, getting his clothes changed and diaper changes. Apparently he will not be a future nudist.

2. When awake he is extremely alert and will calmly lay in your lap and just look around with those huge blue eyes of his.

3. He is my calmest, most laid back baby.

4. He has red hair. It looks like it may be semi-curly too.

5. He likes when I open the living room curtains and sit him in his bouncer in front of the window. Just stares and stares at the sunlight. (Which makes him sneeze on occasion.)

6. Likes when I hold him while I'm on the computer, just looks at the screen. (He is currently in my lap as I type)

7. Will not sleep in his bassinet, but will sleep for hours in his bouncer. I guess he likes to sleep with his head slightly elevated. Do they make Craftmatic Adjustable baby beds?

8. When it's time to eat the bottle had better be ready!

9. A year ago I thought our family was completely with 2 kids....was I ever wrong! I love that God knew better!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Biblical Humor


Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth?

A. Ruthless.

Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?

A. German Shepherds

Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?

A. Noah He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.

Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?

A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?

A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David's Triumph was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord.

Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?

A. Samson. He brought the house down.

Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden ?

A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.

Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?

A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.

Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?

A. The area around Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.

Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?

A. David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.

Q. Which Bible character had no parents?

A. Joshua, son of Nun.

Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark ?

A. Because Noah was standing on the deck. (Groan ...)

P.S. Did you know it's a sin for a woman to make coffee?

Yup, it's in the Bible. It says He-brews

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm....

1. Why is it that Elek can be sound asleep in my arms and the second I lay him down he wakes up and starts crying? And why can't he be happy when his dad (or anyone else) hold him? Why am I the only one that can quiet him? Not that I mind, but I really need to take a shower. The people around me would really appreciate it.

2. Why am I craving meatloaf? I don't even like meat for the most part. There were several years of my life when I didn't touch meat of any kind...now all of sudden all I can think about eating is meatloaf???? (My mom swears this is because I'm so anemic right now. My blood count was 8 and I'm now taking iron 3 times a day.)

And as I type Elek is now waking himself up. Thought maybe I'd have 30 minutes to myself...WRONG!

3. What possessed my neighbor to buy her kid drums? Morning, Noon and night all I hear is that kid banging away.

4. Why does Ian love to gel his hair on weekends, but refuses to let me gel it for school?

5. Why don't more stores carry preemie clothes? I've only been able to find them at Wal-Mart and Babies R Us and they carry just a couple of things each. My poor kid wears the same few outfits over and over.

6. Why is my daughter the biggest slob I know? I have never met a messier person. Now mind you, I'm not the neatest person. That person would be my mom or one of my aunts, they all have OCD. Madison is messy about everything. Her bedroom, her appearance, etc. Yesterday I tell her to put on deodorant after she has already gotten dressed...mistake right there. She's wearing a black shirt. She proceeds to get deodorant all over said black shirt. I spot it instantly and ask her to either scrub off the deodorant or change her shirt to which she replies "You know I don't always have to look perfect!" I never asked her to look perfect, but she's not going out in public looking like a pig. And trust me, she'd definitely go out looking like a pig. A girly girl she isn't! (I love her just the same though.)

Okay, I've got to stop now, baby man is wailing!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Pictures Of EJ

Sorry that the quality of these pictures is so lousy. I've been using my sister's camera and I hate it. My camera is still broken. :(

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

You Know You're From Michigan When...

1. You've never met any celebrities.

2. "Vacation" means going to Cedar Point.

3. At least 1 member of your family disowns you the week of the
Michigan/Michigan State game.

4. Half the change in your pocket is Canadian

5. You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right.

6. Your idea of a traffic jam is 40 cars waiting to pass an orange

7. You know how to play (and pronounce) Euchre.

8. It's easy to get VERNORS Ginger Ale, Sanders Hot Fudge sauce and Faygo Pop.

9. You know how to pronounce "Mackinac."

10. You've had to switch on the "heat" and the "A/C" in the same day.

11. You bake with SODA and drink a POP.

12. The movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" wasn't funny. You consider it a documentary.

13. Your little league game was snowed out.

14. The word "thumb" has geographical meaning, rather than anatomical significance.

15. You show people where you grew up by pointing to a spot on the back of your left hand.

16. Traveling coast-to-coast means driving from Port Huron to Muskegon.

17. You measure distance in minutes.

18. When giving directions, you refer to "A Michigan Left."

19. You know that Kalamazoo not only exists, but it is either raining or snowing there.

20. Your year has 2 seasons: Winter and Construction.

21. Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas.

22. You know when it has rained because of the smell of worms.

23. Owning a Japanese car was a hangin' offense in your hometown.

24. Everyone you meet out of state thinks you know Eminem personally.

25. You actually understand everything I just said.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Fussy Pants Has Finally Let Me Put Him Down!

Whoo, I'm tired. Elek has hardly let me put him down in the last 24 hours. He spent most of the night asleep on my chest because everytime I went to put him in the bassinet he woke up and started howling! Today hasn't been much better. Currently he's asleep in his bouncer seat. Let's see how long that lasts!

Got his hospital photos in the mail today and I think they are too cute!

I could just eat this baby up! I've taken to calling him Loafy because he's no bigger than a meatloaf!

Also could you please pray for Elek. I believe he has a blocked tear duct in his left eye. It's all watery and goopy and it sticks shut sometimes. I know it's not painful, but it has to be irritating.

Well, I'm off to try and take a nap while he's sleeping. Hopefully he sleeps longer than 15 minutes!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Boredom Has Gotten The Best of Me

You Are a Peach Jelly Bean

You have a distinct style that you don't really have to work for. You're genuinely quirky, and people love your understated charm.

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!

God Answers Prayers!

Thank you all who prayed for me! I'm much better. Not panicked at all anymore. I know that everything is in God's hands and I have no control over it. Now that the panicing is over my blood pressure has gone down. Last time I took it it was 127/79! Thank you Jesus! Much better than it was!

Elek is such a joy to this house! It's amazing how we can think that our lives are complete and God knows otherwise. I'm so Grateful that he blessed us with this tiny little boy.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


If you know me well enough then you know that I am prone to panic attacks and anxiety. I have been on meds for it numerous times. When I found out I was pregnant I quit taking the meds because I didn't want to hurt the baby. I have managed (for the most part) to keep myself fairly calm. Until this week.

I am in a constant state of anxiety. I am completely freaked out by my blood pressure. I think that I checked it at least 20 times yesterday. Yes, even with the blood pressure meds, my blood pressure is still high. It fluctuates between 140/80 to 160/100. Not good. Makes me panic. Which makes the blood pressure go higher. I'm terrified that I am going to have a stroke, even though with pre-eclampsia if you are going to have a stroke it usually happens within the first 48 hours after delivery. If I have a stroke who is going to take care of my precious babies. The thought comsumes me and I cry quite a bit.

I'm really having a rough time holding it all together. I know that part of it has to do with hormones and sleep deprivation. I'm trying my best to trust in God. While I know that everything is in his hands, I'm just having a hard time finding peace.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Up All Night, Sleep All Day

Taken at 12:00 a.m. Courtesy of cell phone. (I HATE the lousy quality!)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Lone Photo I Can Uplaod

Courtesy of Michael's camera phone. Taken the day Elek was born.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Elek's Here and We're Home (Well Actually We're at my Parent's House)

Elek James Turpin has arrived! (As most of you know, I'm sure) He was born Wednesday, January 2 at 5:07 a.m. Unlike his brother and sister who were both 9 pounders, Elek was only 5 lbs. 8 oz. and 19 inches. He's a shrimp and none of his clothes fit him. Eventually I'll blog the fabulous story of his pre-eclampsia induced birth, but for right now I'm tired and just wanted to say hey. Please pray for me, my blood pressure is still on the high side and I'm now on blood pressure meds for a while.

Love you all!

(P.S. I can't upload any photos of him. My camera got knocked into the floor at the hospital and is no longer working. Aghh! Ticks me off. Thankfully I have photos on the memory card and as soon as I develop them I'll scan some into the computer.)