Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Adjusting

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!!!

7 comments:

Jen said...

Happy birthday Jacob!

Glad to hear things are adjusting. Welcome to the new normal. :-)

Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

Happy Birthday, Jacob!

Thanks for the update. Give yourself some time to feel normal and get back into the swing of things. Before you know it little Camden will be off to college! :-) I know you are enjoying every minute! Cant wait to meet him....

:)

mylittleducks5 said...

Happy Birthday Jacob!! 8 wow that's old. Not old like Mom just old like a big kid;p hahaa
:>Michelle

mylittleducks5 said...

I have a small request. Can you please blog more often? I have no idea what is going on in your life anymore:o I usually know this stuff as it's happening:)
:>Michelle

Aimee said...

Hey Candi! I'm anxiously awaiting pictures of Camden! :) I've been checking and checking but no updates. I mean come on, you just had your 4th kid. I'm sure you've got nothing but free time on your hands!! :) JK

Kristin said...

I agree with Aimee-get off the couch watching tv and start posting pics of Camden! Only kidding, my kids are bigger and I am still busy as ever!

ellinghouse said...

congrats on your new addition....looks like you have a really beautiful family!