Monday, May 4, 2009


Just a few days to go before our little (still unnamed) boy arrives. We've been down to the wire with names before. We'll have picked one by Sunday.

I have already had my steroid shots. The OBs decided to do them a week early to give them more time to work. Now I know why baseball players take those things. I felt so energetic after the first shot, I just kept going and going. I couldn't sleep that night, but I felt good. I ended up listening to Jim Berg's Quieting a Noisy Soul on my iPod for several hours during the night and finally went to sleep around 5 a.m. I was tired the next day, but had another shot, and my energy picked back up again. Over the next two days, I cleaned some of our carpets, took Cara shopping for her 12th birthday, fussed at the family for making the house a mess, stayed up til 2:00 a.m., took Nathan out for his 9th birthday, and made lots of plans for this week. Yesterday, however, was different. I was very touchy, very on-edge. One of my friends at church asked me if I had begun having the side effects of steroids wearing off yet. So I guess the answer to that would be "yes". I wasn't aware of the varying side effects of steroids, but now I know a little about them first hand, and I'm glad that part is done.

I've been complaining to Jon that my brain isn't working just right. I've been frustrated at being so ridiculously forgetful. But I really outdid myself last week. I had to call the OB's office for the phone number of another doctor. The nurse gave me the number, I wrote it down, and called right away. The line was busy, so I called back a few minutes later. It was still busy. I thought it was really strange, after three of four tries, that the phone in a doctor's office would stay busy for so long - surely they must have more than one line. I was dialing the number again when I suddenly realized that the nurse had given me my own phone number, and I hadn't even realized it. I was calling myself. It's a good thing we don't have call waiting.


Anonymous said...

HI, Amy!

Your blogs always make me smile. Thanks for sharing your stories! We are praying much for you and your family, and we are very excited for the birth of this little guy! I praise the Lord for all He has done in the last 7 months, and for all He will do! Ruth Bustamante

Anonymous said...


You cracked me up on this one :) I can't wait to see your new son and to find out his name too. I will be praying for you. Hope all goes well.

Love Tonya Highsmith Childress

Heather Shehan Currie said...

Amy, Good luck on Mother's Day with the delivery. Praying for you and the little guy daily. Praying everything works out well and that he doesn't have to spend too much time in the NICU. I will keep you in my thoughts in prayers.

Brandi said...

Isn't it normal to be forgetful when your pregnent? This is so exciting! Can't wait to find out the name and see pictures. Goodluck and well wishes. Love you :)

Tricia Hanke said...

You're hilarious, make me laugh. Thank you for your wonderful testimony and Shining Light through all of this. Thank you for being willing to use this to help my friend as well. You are truly a blessing & we have been & will stay the course in praying for you at this time.

the "other Amy" said...

Well, next time you decide to call Amy Bixby... call this one! You know I love you, and am praying for all of you. Can't wait to "meet" my newest nephew.

Donna said...

Thanks for the great laugh. You are in my prayers. Just a few days and you will be cuddling your little miracle. God is good.

Los Alfaro said...

I have not commented before because I am so ignorant of this system. I just found this, so I decided to try it. Who knows if it will work.
Amy, we are praying for all of you that the Lord will have His perfect way in each one of your lives. Ps. 18:30-32 are still precious promises. Love you loads,
Uncle Bacilio & Aunt Eunice

Rusty Kitlitz said...

We're praying for everyone this week. By the way: Rusty is a good name!!

Cynthia said...

LOL! Thanks for the post, Amy! I know you and Jon will come up with just the right name for the newest little Bixby. We're all waiting to hear the good news (and, of course, see pics) that he's arrived and that you all are doing well. You are prayed for regularly here in Brazil, not just by our family but by our small congregation, too. :)

With much love,

cousin Cynthia (for Joel, Morgan, Aydan, Daniella, and Abigail, too)

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy,

Please know you are being prayed for daily at the Satterfield's house. I am trusting that our gracious Father will bring my sweet niece and my precious great nephew through the delivery process smoothly. Thank you for always keeping us updated. I love to read your blogs. You always put a smile on my face. I thank God for you.

I love you!
Phebe & Phamily

P.S. Happy Mother's Day!