Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thank You


Here's two pieces of great news!

1. We owed a very large chunk of money to the hospital from last February when we lost our baby. We have been steadily paying it down every month, but in very small amounts because we just don't have that much. It was at just under 6,000 this month. Then today we got a letter in the mail. The letter stated: "We understand you are experiencing a temporary hardship so we would like to offer assistance by writing off 100% of the balance." (!!!!!)
I love that they say "temporary"... I need to remember that.

A debt canceled is a marvelous thing.

2. My baby has been sleeping 5-6 hours in a row at night, leaving me a very happy and more sane mommy in the morning!!! Woohoo! Now, I'm not gonna brag on myself, but on a method that I have seen work again and again. That is routine. I keep my babies to an "Eat, Awake, Sleep" routine during the day. This has worked for all four of my babies now, so I'm totally sold on it. When I follow this routine, their sleep patterns usually follow their age. My Eliot is 6 weeks old today and is now sleeping almost 6 hours in a row at night! Wonderful how it works, yes?! I also try to make sure they don't get into the habit of falling asleep and staying asleep after nursing (except for the middle of the night!). Of course, this is harder with sleepyhead newborns, but eventually they learn that after they eat, it's time for play then time for sleepy!

Sleep is a wondrous thing.

~ christa jean


Sarah said...

Oh that is so wonderful not to have to pay on that bill! What a blessing for your family. And that is amazing little eliot is sleeping so long, you'll have to let me in on your secret before my little one gets here :)

So glad to here things are going well.Take care!

Blessed Mama of 4 said...

Praise God! That IS wonderful news.

I love the EAS method - it makes life so easy! ;-) Good job mom. You are allowed to be called an expert mom after at least 4 kids... not perfect, but definitely experienced. (thus says the mom of 4). And isn't your well slept baby so much better for your wisdom! Great job mom!

Amy Whalen said...

Ditto everything Blessed Mama said!

The Everett Family said...

Great things keep happening after we meet and pray! Not that we are taking any credit or anything :)

Darcy @ lwm3b said...


Oh my goodness gracious girl. He is gorgeous. An absolute bundle of baby blue gorgeousness.

Sorry it took me 6 weeks to send my warm wishes.


SuperDave said...

Way cool on the 6k. I love sleep, it's a favorite hobby.