Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Update-marathon of one

Well....Blake is doing well. He got his tongue clipped on Saturday, April 26th. He did great! He cried afterwards, but I think it was because he was hungry. Blake is for sure more alert and awake. He loves his Elmo gym and his swing now. He sits under the gym for a half hour watching the lights flash, elmo go up and down, and the music play. His swing has been wonderful because he sits in that when he is so tired he can't fall asleep. I am not saying it always works, but it helps settle him SOMETIMES. We made an appointment for a paediatric neurologist to look at his lip. That's not until May 15th, so I am anxious to hear what he has to say about it. Blake is sometimes sleeping for four hours straight. Jason will do a 10:00 feeding while I go to bed at around 8 or 9 and then I get up for the 2:00ish feeding and then the 4:00-5:00 feeding and the rest of the day. This way, I am guaranteed at least four hours of sleep every night! Major blessing. Blake has been smiling at Jason and's been so wonderful to see that. He listens to stories...when he is in a good mood, and I will often just talk with him for awhile and tell him our game plan for the day. I need to get better at resting when Blake is...but how do you do that when the house is a mess, dinner needs to be started, you need to shower yourself, then on top of it need to workout...I need to get better at resting at least a half hour when he is. I love watching him sleep or other people hold him. It amazes me that God gave Jason and I Blake. I miss him when he's sleeping at night, and when I go to feed him, I just smile at him with love. Sometimes though, when I have to rock him 2 hours to go back to sleep, I am not always smiling then.

I am doing well. I went to the dr. yesterday and will continue to be on cumadin for 5 more months. She reiterated to be careful not to fall or bleed. She also mentioned to be cautious of my diet. I go to the OB on Friday and can't wait to hear what she has to say. I am not sure what form of birth control we can use since I have blood clots, so I am curious what she will suggest.

Jason and I together are doing well. We are trying to figure out what to do for our 4 year anniversary...we have an idea...but not for sure yet.

I went to visit school today, and I totally miss being there. I had lunch with a friend and it was so sad to realize I am not teaching there right now. I miss the kids and so bad wanted to go to my classroom and give them all hugs. I can't wait to go back and visit sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Sorry to all my friends who I have not been able to keep in contact with. I rarely have 10 min at a time to talk. I hope as Blake settles down and takes longer naps, that will allow me to chat on the phone adn catch up with you all.

Thanks for your support and understanding.


Janna Banana said...

so glad you are both healthy. auntie J and uncle J promise to make time for you to rest...we will take him! :) I get to meet him in 4 days!

Megan said...

Thanks for the update. I have been praying for all three of you.

I am glad to hear that you are getting some sleep and on some sched. I am sure that helps a lot.

Love yah girl.

Kelly Weinberg said...

It sounds like things are going wonderful as a mommy!! I will be praying for Blake's appointment on May 15th. Keep me posted.

Judith and Lance said...

He is such a precious gift and a sweet baby every time I've seen him. He was SO good last night!!

kdana said...

so sorry i have been late checking the blog. glad for the updates.