Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Well life as I know it now has resumed. Mom back to work, all kids home, and off we go. Camden is doing GREAT!! I took him back to the Dr. yesterday and he looks wonderful. He left the hospital on Saturday weighing 8lbs 12oz. Yesterday, only 3 days later, he was back up to his birth weight of 9lbs 5oz!! The kid is an amazing eater!! The first couple of nights home he was up alot at night, which was ok with me cuz if he didn't eat often mom might explode!! Last night he went down around 9:30pm and slept until 1:00am. I fed him, only half, then he fell asleep. I changed his diaper, and laid him in his bed unswaddled and even left the light on, expecting to hear from him again very soon. I must have dozed off because the next thing I knew Jay's alarm was going off and it was 5:00am. The light was still on, I was half sitting up, and Camden was sound asleep!! I can't complain about the sleep thats for sure! Although if he isn't going to eat in the middle of the night, I may have to get up and pump cuz by 5:00am I am pretty uncomfortable.
The kids are just in love with this baby. I am actually hoping the novelty wears off pretty soon because they are constantly fussing with him. Sam says he is "his baby!" If he even whimpers, all three boys come running to help him. Heaven forbid if I leave him cry for even a moment, they all yell at me to take care of him. They are trying so hard to be "helpful" I love to see them be so sweet with him. They are like 3 little daddy's.
I am anxious to get back to feeling a bit normal. The postpartum hormones wreak havoc on your mind and emotions. I feel a bit overwhelmed be even the smallest things. I know this will pass, but I am not good at waiting (see last 5 posts:)! I can't imagine life with out Camden being here, and being pretty certain he is our last, I am doing my best to enjoy every minute!!

On another note, Jacob is 8 today!! I can't believe I have an 8 year old!!! He is so much the little man in our house and such a great brother. He is a very typical first born. Obedient, pleasant (most of the time), and he has a huge desire to learn all that he can all of the time. He loves to read and studies about different subjects that interest him all the time. He has said ever since he was able to talk that he wanted to be a paleontologist when he grows up. He still loves dinosaurs and loves to learn about them. I love this kid so much and I am so proud of the man he is becoming!! Happy Birthday Jacob! We love everything about you!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Camden Ray Jeeninga
July 19, 2007
9lbs 5oz, 21 inches long
More details and a picture to follow

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

It's 1:32am and that can only mean one thing

MY WATER BROKE!!!!! I will be back with all of you soon to let you know the details for now it is off to the hospital!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What not to say

Every time I leave the house I am bombarded with comments from people. I do my best to smile politely and quietly repent as I walk away. This has inspired me to make a list of those things not to say to an overdue pregnant woman.

5. "That is definitely a girl (or boy)"-the truth is you have no idea and it is a bit irritating.

4. "Is it twins?"- no explanation required

3. "Oh another boy, I am so sorry."-Is a baby not exciting enough? Do we really have to make negative comments about the genitalia they have?

2. "Hello Preggers"-from friends~not so bad, from the deli lady at the grocery store~so annoying!

And number one has got to be
"You have a ways to go, you haven't even dropped yet."-really do you want to leave with your life intact???????

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Crazy dreams

Yes still pregnant!! But even better is the turn my dreams are taking. For the past month or so, I have dreamt every night about either childbirth or the baby. These types of dreams have been crazy enough themselves, but last night iced the cake. I had a dream that Jay went out to the store to get some "ornaments" for my belly. He came home with some hook-type dangling earrings. After discussing how we could not hook them into my skin, he then proceeded to go back out and buy this gaudy gold belt with large circles on it. He came home put it around my ENORMOUS belly and hung all of these earrings from it. So instead of dreaming that this belly might sometime be gone, in my mind, I've just begun to decorate that which will never leave. I guess this is my best attempt at making the best of it!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Its Official

Well folks I am officially OVERDUE!! I know (Elizabeth) its only one day late so far, but I have NEVER been overdue before. This waiting game is beginning to consume my life. I know of a total of 5 people all due on or about the same day. They are all currently loving on their newborns and I am trying to get mine off my sciatic nerve!! Oh well I must remember that God knows the day in which he will enter the world and even though I think I know better sometimes, His will is perfect. So the waiting continues......

Saturday, July 14, 2007


.......still pregnant.........

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Went to the doctor this morning. I am almost 3, 50%, and -3. If you know what that means, you are a mom. If you don't, google it. Please pray that this baby comes soon, my doctor leaves for vacation on Sunday!! That is all for now, I am going to do some squats, jump on the trampoline, scrub a floor.......

Monday, July 09, 2007

Yes I am STILL around and no it is not twins!!

Well we have reached 39.1 weeks of pregnancy and all is going well. Gotta say there is no feeling quite like being this pregnant in 98 degree weather. I have become an indoor girl lately. Other than being rather large and a little moody and impatient, I feel pretty good. I have people asking me every where I go if I am having twins! They must not have read my last post warning against those very comments:) I go back to the doctor tomorrow so we will see if any further progress has been made. For her own safety, I hope she has good news!! I am trying very hard to "be content in any and every situation" but it is difficult to say the least. I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET THIS BABY!!!!! Well that is all for now I will try to keep you posted in the event that something actually happens here.