August 15th, 2012
Posts filed under 'Atomic Bombshell'
We made it through the first three weeks with a newborn and as good as we thought our son was, our daughter makes him look bad. She is just so sweet, or at least she is so far. This is a huge blessing because the past week was very difficult. Our boy caught a cold that turned into a double ear infection which didn’t respond to amoxicillin. He’s finally on the mend thanks to a stronger antibiotic but that was rough on all of us.
It seems like everyone we know, regardless of what part of the country they’re living in, has suffered from one illness after another this winter. Almost positive I’ve been sick continuously since October. The second the last chunky cough from the previous cold goes my nose clogs up with something new. Really looking forward to sunshine and warmer days for everyone’s sake. Bring on the Vitamin D!
Read on for Day 22 of 30 Days of Truth
Something I Wish I Hadn’t Done
Twelve days ago we welcomed the newest member of our family, a baby girl weighing a healthy 8 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long. We had her second check-up today with the pediatrician and she’s already gained back her birth weight and then some. She’s eating well, sleeping plenty, and we’re just so excited to have her here with us!
A few days ago I watched as a light bulb went off for her big brother as he realized she’s a kid, too. I changed his diaper then hers, then gave him a bottle then started to feed her, and little man just figured it out. Wish I could say he finally learned what “gentle” means right after that, but unfortunately we’re still working on it. We’ll get there.
Overall, this birthing and newborn experience has been vastly more peaceful and joyful than it was the first time around. I’m sure it’s both a combination of the strength of already having experience with a baby of my own and also not having the extreme stress and anxiety of having my child yanked away from me and put into the NICU for a week. All in all, I’m so grateful to have enjoyed such a positive experience.
As you would imagine, My Ninja has been simply wonderful. He’s just the best partner you could imagine. We have some truly masterful teamwork going on around here right now as we wrangle these two munchkins and care for their needs. I am so grateful for my beautiful family. Never thought I could be this happy. Thank you, Jesus, for giving me an amazing life!
Day 21 of 30 Days of Truth
Quarrels Among Friends
Question: Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Answer: I’d high-tail it to wherever he or she was and behave like the best friend I should have been all along!
6 comments February 8th, 2011
Two days until we debut the newest member of our family. In the meantime I’ve been enjoying these last few weeks by lavishing attention on my only child. It’s going to be strange (to say the least) dividing my efforts among two little ones. Part of me mourns the loss of our fun daily routine, but for the most part I’m excited to meet our new baby and happy to provide Little Man with someone more his own age to interact with on a daily basis.
It’s wonderful how much easier it is to face “labor day” the second time around, especially since it’s a scheduled c-section and I already know pretty much what to expect. The house is clean. There are quick-fix meals in the freezer. I even wrote a thirty page illustrated manual about how to care for my son while I’m in the hospital. (Yes, I’m that mom.)
We spent this last weekend as a trio just enjoying one another. On Sunday afternoon we headed over to one of our favorite beach resorts, watched a beautiful sunset together, and then shared a fantastic meal at our favorite local restaurant, a “last supper” of sorts. I’m relaxed and ready! (However, prayers for a healthy baby and smooth recovery are still appreciated.)
Read on for Day 20 of 30 Days of Truth
My Views on Drugs and Alcohol