Wednesday, July 23, 2008

He's One Month Old!

Well we've made it one month now and things are looking brighter. Creed has been such a cute little guy (did I say little???) Mitch weighed him on our kitchen scale and he was a whopping 11 and half pounds! Oh boy, we are gonna have another BIG boy! I guess I should stop wondering if he's getting enough to eat from me, but for some reason, that's just what moms do with new babies... please tell me I'm right!
I took a few pictures today, I've been hesitant to be camera happy because he's going through the "baby acne" stage and it's getting progressively worse. But here is some shots of Creed and the kids. He started out happy, then as you can see, he got cranky pretty quickly...

Creed at one month:

Some tummy time- he usuall loves this and is getting stronger at lifting his head- I just didn't get it on camera.

A close up of our little man
Don't mind the crossed eyes... maybe Cam is squeezing his head???
"I am done with this and I want my mommy!"
"Maybe I didn't make myself clear... I don't want to do this anymore!"
"Oh I give up, torture me with your kisses if you must... but then give me back to my mommy!"
As for me, I am feeling much better and let's keep our fingers crossed that the problems go away for good and life will feel normal again. It is starting too finally, now if I can just get my nerve up to take all the kids out... yikes!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Christmas in July???

This morning, July 9th, I come downstairs to my kids watching their Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and when that was over, I heard Madeline and Collin singing Jingle Bells. While Cameron was playing the Wii with his buddy, I heard him pop off with "Up on the housetop, click click click..." And then, not ten minutes later, he's singing the Star Spangled Banner...
Strange? I think so, but kids will be kids... at least Cameron brought back the true spirit of July with his last hit!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Rough Start

WOW!!! Let me repeat... WOW! It's been two weeks already! Two long and painful weeks! As Mitch mentioned in the last posting (which I think he did an awesome job on) I had complications with my epidural and had to deliver naturally... not so much fun, but what can you do? I ended up with a Spinal headache which was the most excruciating pain I've ever felt! We got home on Wednesday and he took me back on Thursday to have a "blood patch" done. Again, not a pleasant experience, but well worth it- for a day that is! My headache was totally gone after the procedure and all day Friday, but returned on Saturday and Sunday- not half as bad thankfully, but still painful enough to have me down flat most of the time. After many prayers and blessings, the headache finally left when Creed was one week old. It was so nice to wake up and have my back, neck and head feel normal again! But then the next day, I developed some rather embarrasing complications located on the southern most region of my body that I will not go into details about... let's just say it's uncomfortable and painful! So the prayers and blessings are still happening and I really hope I am on the mend. At least I can walk and get out of a chair today!
But onto a more positive note... Creed is coming up on two weeks old, and he's been such a cute baby! I will post a bunch of pics that we've had fun taking. He seems to be a little fussy, but he may just be trying to adjust to this strange life- we hope!
Many many thanks to my wonderful husband and mom who have been caring for me for these past days and weeks! I could not have survived without you both and I love you to infinity and beyond!
We caught Creed in this pose right before I was going to feed him... a blessing on the food???

The kids just love him... especially Madeline- she's a great sister!

One of those "sweet dreams" smiles caught on camera at just the right moment! I love it!