Thursday, November 12, 2009

 {And she starts to feel human again}

I can watch Halmark commercials and only get misty eyes now instead of experiencing the ugly cry. Oh yes my friends - I am now 4 weeks post partum and starting, starting, to feel normal- ish again. YAY! I can not tell you how thrilling this is. We have good nights and bad nights. After a bad night I would beg to differ with the above statement, but last night was the best night we have had yet. Kai went a five hour stretch between nursing and it was wondrous for me. The night before was horrible. Awful. I was up nearly all night. Kai was spitting up like a fountain. Over the course of 8 hours he went through 3 outfits and I went through 2. He was gagging, choking, sputtering, and spitting. I have now taken all dairy out of my diet among other things. He seems to be doing better. I don't know yet what all is bothering him, but I am going through the process of finding out. Kinda limits me - but it must be done. Dave has been so sweet as he watches me go through some of these rough nights. Tuesday afternoon he said was "mine" - to do whatever I wanted. So, of course, I went shopping. And it has been forever since I have done a little fun shopping for me. I got a great new sweater, which incidentally matches Kai's pants in the pictures below, and dark denim jeans, New clothes just make me feel a little more "together" than I have in a while. Yesterday, while Dave was at work, he called his mom and asked if she could come over to the house so I could take a nap. Heavenly! And This little one continues to capture our hearts daily. Four weeks old and 9 lbs. 3 oz. He gained 12 ounces in one week. Oh my. Nice to know all that projectile spitting up is not affecting his growth. I continue to be very infatuated with theses little feet... And loving the little bit of sanity that is returning to our lives...

15 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh I just love his little toes! I bet they look even smaller in person! What a little sweetheart!

So glad you had a good night last night. I'm sorry that you've been having some rough ones...nights without sleep are SOOOOO hard :( Praying you get lots more rest in the days ahead!

and ps - the sweater is fabulous!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh the sleep deprivation is just too much, isn't it?

I love the photos. Although, I am a bit mad at you for being so stinking thin. YOU JUST HAD A BABY! Wow, smokin' hot, friend! :) Love the new sweater. A lot.

Katarina said...

YAY! Happy to hear that you are starting to feel "normal-ish" again. What a wonderful feeling that is!
Praying it continues.
Kai is just adorable!

Rach@In His Hands said...

I was going to say word for word what Heather said. :-)

Yay for noraml-ish!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Super cute sweater! Yay for a nap! I didn't JUST give birth....but I could sure go for one.

Dawna said...

He's beautiful, you look amazing, and I am tickled pink to get a glimpse of him in one of his personalized onesies. Happy to hear that you're feeling better. Much love to you, sweet friend!

Anne Elizabeth said...

I love Kai's outfit and yours:) You look so amazing! You do not look like you had a baby four weeks ago. I am STILL waiting for Eli to have a long stretch at night.

3 Blessings said...

You look fabulous!!!

I love baby feet...they melt my heart.
Blessings,
Amy

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Yay for feeling normal and baby feet! :)

You look bee-you-tiful. Seriously. Never would've guessed that you have birthed 5 children, one only 4 weeks ago. I'm just a wee bit jealous :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Seriously, ridiculously cute...both of you ;)

creative gal said...

Too cute! :o)

Mama Belle said...

Look how cute you are! And, of course the baby too.

Leslie said...

You SO don't look like a mamma in newborn fog, not even one bit.

Darn you.

and yeah for sleep, and good hubbies, and sleeping babies.

just love you

Lisa said...

you look amazing and I am thrilled to hear you are feeling amazing too - even in the midst of all the spitting up....

he is adorably sweet and worth every minute of lost sleep!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

I don't know who's cuter, you or Kai! You look amazing for only 4 weeks postpartum.

I'm so glad you are feeling normal-ish again. :)