Six weeks old!
I didn't realize it had been so long since I was on here last. Time flies when you're having fun! I thought I'd give a recap of what's been going on around here since last time I added a post.
Last Saturday was our Soul Winning Marathon at the church. This year instead of going soul winning in our town we decided to go to another town about an hour away and help out a friend who is just starting up a church there. We had 13 groups that went out soul winning (there were at least 2 people in each group) and had 7 people saved. That's quite a few for a town of only 2,000 people! The groups were also able to get heaps of addresses of people that were interested in attending the church there. I wasn't able to go this year. About 10 minutes before we were supposed to leave Abby started to get sick. She started to get really cranky - usually she's quite quiet - and was throwing up most of her bottle. Nick decided we should probably stay home in case she got worse. She seemed fine after a couple of hours.
Sunday was ANZAC day. For those of you from the States ANZAC day is like your Veterans Day/Memorial Day. There is a service at the war memorial here at dawn. Usually I go, but decided I'd better not this year. Nick was up at 4:00am to get ready and pick people up before it started at 5:30am. In church we had a special song about ANZAC Day and the message my husband preached was themed around the day.
Monday Abby was really cranky. We tried all day to get her in to see the doctor, but weren't able to get an appointment until Tuesday. After she had been up and crying almost all day we gave her a bath and put rubbed her down with Calamine lotion. The rash that she had was gettnig worse and spreading on her body. After the bath and lotion she calmed right down and slept from 9:30pm - 6:30am!
Tuesday morning we took Abby to see the doctor and found out that she has eczema. We were given some creams to put on her and they seemed to be helping already by bedtime that night.
Wednesday Abby was much better and the eczema was gone from under her neck. She seemed much happier.
Thursday the Plunket nurse came. Abby now weighs 10 pounds 14 ounces. She's growing like a weed! The nurse was so nice and seems very practical and down to earth. We have been blessed with really great midwives during my pregnancy and for the first 6 weeks after. It's nice to know the Plunket nurse is someone we get along with as well.
Friday was a pretty quiet day at home. Now Nick is sick! :( If it's not one of them it's the other! He's been complaining of a sore throat and he just feels yuck all over. We're praying it won't come to anything. Weekends are not a good time for pastors to be sick!
Today (Saturday) we all went to bus workers meeting and then to visit a couple families. Only one family was home, but we had a nice visit with them. They said they'd be in church tomorrow. Last week they were sick and unable to come. Yeah! I can't wait for Sunday!
Well, that's what's been happening here this week. Hopefully next week I'll be a little better at keeping up with posts! Thought you might enjoy some pictures of the cute girl! She is six weeks old now.