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Monday, August 16, 2010

4 weeks!


(8-29-10: As testament to how busy life has been, I wrote this 2 weeks ago but forgot to post it, so here's my 4 week update, 2 weeks late :)

Well I'm so happy to say we've made it 4 weeks as a family of 3!! I think AJ and i have passed the first month test with flying colors. The time has gone by both fast and slow. It's been a whirlwind of hospital, family, diapers, breastfeeding, and sleep? what sleep?? and it has all been AMAZING! I can honestly say that i've loved every minute of it. The fact that AJ is able to stay home for6 weeks is an absolute God send! I think its because of AJ being home that I was able to dodge the "baby blues" I only had one day of uncontrollable unprompted crying, and that was it! thank goodness. I truly cant imagine doing all this by myself, but so many new moms do I know I would have survived all the same. I think all-in-all AJ and I have stayed pretty sane during the past 4 week caring-for-a-newborn crashcourse that Bowman has had us on.

Speaking of Bowman, he is wonderful. We are so in love with our baby son. He is spending a lot more time awake, quitely alert. We talk to him, sing, make funny faces, while he's awake and then off to sleep he goes. he's sleeping about 3-4 hours at a time during the night, and naps 1 to 2 hours during the day. The lil'guy eats like a piggy. 11 days ago he weighed 10lbs 14oz, he'll be weighed in tomorrow and I'm betting he's close to 12lbs by now. He's already in size 2 diapers!

As far as Bowman's momma goes, I'm healing pretty well. As you can imagine it was no easy feat giving birth to a 10.5-pound baby. my poor body sure took a beating during the process. I also lost a lot of blood- almost had to have a transfusion, but luckily my blood count bounced back and I didnt have to. But that also contributed to my being so wiped out. I'm finally able to start going for walks and am starting to feel pretty good!

Last week AJ booked a trip for my 30th birthday, next June- 16 days in France! We're flying in and out of Paris, definitely heading to Bordeaux and Nice and the rest of the trip is to be determined. We'll have enough time to advenure as much as we want to. We're bringing baby B along too, he'll be 11 months and hopefully not walking yet. Thank goodness AJ was able to book business class so the long trip will be a little easier, after all we're going to have a 50-pound baby in our lap! (and i'm not afraid to use the baby-nyquil if I need to ;) wink wink)

Chin-Chin!

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