Here’s a little update about how things have been going around here. (I wrote this late Monday evening but it isn’t getting finished until after midnight so the date is wrong with respects to when I say everything happened.) A warning, this tale includes various bodily fluids. It is not my goal for this blog to share about such things often or even ever but indulge me this one time.
First of all, we are doing well here, except for the fact that I am sitting on the opposite side of the couch I normally sit on because the other side got thrown up on. Poor Audrey got croup two nights ago and then last night started throwing up. Then this evening she got a fever and right before bed threw up again, right where I normally sit on our sofa. Poor baby, hopefully she’ll start feeling better soon. The kids definitely like to make you work at learning to juggle 3 kids. They don’t hold anything back. I really am hoping that none of the rest of us, especially the baby, get her virus. It is times like these that I am so thankful that I breastfeed to help boost William’s immune system.
We dragged everyone to the dr. this morning for William’s two week check up. He’s doing marvelously. The boy is a growing machine. He is now 22 inches long and weighs 9 lbs 13 ounces. So, he not only regained his birth weight but he added a pound for good measure. He also added an inch since the last visit. I am wondering if he has gained so much faster than my other two because he doesn’t spit up hardly at all! This is such a blessing because both my other ones were insane spitters. I pretty much had a burp cloth (or two) attached to me for the first 6 months until they could sit up and their system got stronger. Those kids would make it look like they lost everything they just ate even though they really hadn’t. I have always dreamed of a baby who didn’t do that…I have seen others out there…but to actually get one of my own, well, let’s just hope he keeps it up. Go William!
Ok, that’s two paragraphs and two bodily fluids. Let’s go for three. While taking care of my kids I have seen a lot of things, but this was a first. Last week I was changing the baby’s diaper and all of a sudden he went again (if you know what I mean) while the diaper was down. But this was no normal poop. The stuff squirted out and, I kid you not, it flew 3 feet across the room and was only stopped by hitting the pack n play that he currently sleeps in in our room. It was all over me, our bed, the floor, everywhere. All I could do was just stand there and just laugh until I cried. I yelled for help and when Josiah came in he thought I was sad because of the tears. The poor kid has seen me cry so many times these last months with hormones, pains, tiredness, etc. Anyway, I couldn’t stop laughing. Thankfully that had never happened to me before and hopefully won’t again. It was quite impressive. And thankfully Ken was home to help clean it up.
Ok, enough about all of that.
As for how I am doing…my headaches lasted for a week but then finally went away. Life has been so much better without them. I have always felt so bad for people who deal with migraines regularly. It is so hard to function with a headache. My bloodwork came back normal so there are no other issues with me. I am tired of course and still healing but I am really feeling pretty good. My quality of sleep is so much better than it has been in months. William has been sleeping really well at night too. I was worried maybe too well until I heard his weight today. I don’t mind getting up in the night to feed him though because the sleep I get in between is so superior to my pregnancy sleep. Oh, and by the way, for those who read my earlier posts, my feet are back! Just in time for cooler, wetter weather too. I am able to wear shoes again. Hooray.
Some updates from the web.
I have managed to make the kids’ Halloween costumes already!!! Last year the ones I made were in the costume parade on Modern Kiddo. In a post last week they were asking for more costumes this year and showed them again. So, if you happen to have pictures of your kids cute costumes that you want to share (maybe last year’s?) send them to Alix! I’ll share pictures of this year’s costumes and links to the tutorials I found around the internet to help me. I was able to use clothing we already had and sew a few items which helped keep the work manageable and the cost down. I am so glad I got them done early so I do put them off until the night before Halloween.
Also, Jacinda, from Prudent Baby bought some of my baby’s first Christmas ornaments for her kids and as gifts for new babies! She shared them on instagram and on their site as well. Her kids were born in 2007, 2009, and 2011…so don’t think you can only buy baby’s first ornaments the year they are born! Your kids will never know! (Oh, and if you were interested in an elephant ornament they are going fast.) If you’ve never been over to Prudent Baby they have so many awesome sewing tutorials (as well as non sewing ones too). I have gained so much knowledge about sewing from them.
On a sidenote: One of the things I love about little babies is that their arms only go up to the top of their heads. It is so cute when they stretch and put their little fists in the air. The picture above isn’t of William stretching but just happily napping. Same idea though.