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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tuesday Thoughts

Well, I guess you all know by now that when I have thoughts in the title, I am going to talk about what is going on in my life.

Today the baby is three weeks old. Now that I can get around better and even lay on my side. Holding the baby has been so much easier to me. I actually enjoy holding the baby so much better. The past couple of nights, we have just sat up talking. His eyes are so bright, I just love looking at them! When he was born, they were pretty black. Now I THINK they are moving more toward the blue side. Neil has been doing better about sleeping at night, but he still gets up about 3 times a night. He is now about 8 pounds.

Nathan and Katelyn are doing so well with the baby that it has actually suprised me! They love to rub his head. Nathan likes to help me burp the baby and he takes used bottles to the kitchen for me. Katelyn likes to rub his head too and she does a pretty good job holding him with help. She likes to bug him while he is sleeping and put his pacy in his mouth. Both do bug him at times. They will not let him swing in his swing. They want to push him and then the swing gets all messed up. But, anyways they really love him and are doing quite well with him. My 7 year old likes to hold him but really does not want to help do anything. Oh well.

My life is starting to get back to normal, well kind of. The only problem I have had is that I can not do all of the things I want to do in one day, that I used to do. I struggled for a long time at how I was going to even care for 4 children. My mom had 4 kids and twins included but she was really not very supportive in my eyes. She just said, "I did it." Well, she did not have any c-sections either. They do take a little more time to heal from. So, basically my biggest problem right now is exhaustion! I really need a night that I can sleep and not get woken up. That would help so much, I think. By about 3 pm, I am just so tired! I have decided that for now, taking care of the kids (which is a full time job in itself), laundry, dishes, and cooking is about all I can do right now. My dh is still not working so he has been helping me with a lot of night stuff since he is just going to school from 9 am -2:30 pm. I really do not know what I would have done without him. He tells me he is not going back until he sees that I am ready and he really feels like I am not ready yet. This has been the hardest baby to recover from and I really think it is because it is the first time that I have had other kids to care for. With the twins, my ds was pretty much able to take care of himself. I know they tell you it takes 6 weeks to recover and I have only had three weeks of recovery. Well, I will just be so happy when I get things as back to normal as possible!


KC said...

awwwwwwwww a new baby how wonderful.. this is my 1st time visiting your blog and I see your baby is 3 weeks old, well congrats on that.. I have 4 kids also, and my youngest one ended up being an emergancy c-sect.. WOW now that was alot different to heal from then my older 3 where i didn't need a single stich.. I too found it hard to care for the 4 of them while i was healing up, then to top it all off I was having gallbladder attacts but had to heal up from the c-sect before they could remove the gallbladder only I got really sick from it and ended up back in the hospital when the baby was 5 weeks old ended up there for a week with emergancy gallbladder surgery.. that was exciting.. the 1st 2 months of the babies life is a burr to me..
BUT what i do know is that you will be just fine. Don't mean that in a mean way of any sort.. but God wouldn't have blessed you with your family if He wasn't going to be there to help you. As the weeks go on you will find yourself just changing your normal to fit your new growing family and before you know it it will be 2nd nature to you.. ((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))
hang in there, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping my my menu plan monday post, I'll let you know about the easy chicken pot pie, this will be our 1st time trying it.
Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Now i'll let you go so you can try to get some rest :)bye

Beth said...

I'm glad you're being easy on yourself -- you can let a lot of things slide as you're in this stressful time right now. Nate and Kate sound cute about their "helping!" I'm glad they are involved. Get some rest when you can -- I'm glad you're enjoying this little baby!

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