I started to write a post about two weeks ago about life RIGHT after the baby, but things just kept happening that prevented me from finishing. We LOVE our little boy! He is so adorable and so sweet!
For a quick overview, in his quick four weeks of life, we have had the regular sleepless nights, feeding like crazy, and trying to balance our elderly care job and Devin's schooling with a new baby (with LOTS of help from our moms).
However, we have also had the irregular: recovery after an almost ten pounder that I thought was just really bad until we realized my 103 fever and killer pain was an infection called endometritis, and ALMOST hospitalization, 2 shots to my hips, 2 weeks of antibiotics with mucho nausea, the out-the-"other-end" experience that follows REALLY strong antibiotics, another infection that comes with all of that, limited breast feeding options, and beaucoup problems for baby's tummy because of the five pills I was taking; and now, a week of the swine flu for Devin--accompanied by all its disinfecting, endless worry, constant rectal temperature-taking for Camden, etc. etc. (Yes, that is the hugest run-on sentence ever! But that is literally what our life has felt in the recent weeks) We have had to ask for a lot of help and are very appreciative of all of the ways we were extended help and blessings. Luckily, Camden nor I have gotten the flu, but I am sure we are not over the scares yet. Believe it or not though, I can honestly say things have really gone well for us! We are so grateful for our handsome young man. He gives me some of the cutest smiles!
In the midst of all of that, we WERE able to bless our handsome boy. He was SO sharp in his little white tux and SOOO good! It was his first experience at church outside of the womb and he did AMAZINGLY well! Devin gave a beautiful blessing and I was impressed, as usual, with the spirit that he is able to convey. I'll get a few pictures up when I can get ahold of them.