Thursday, October 23, 2008

2 week update

Well, on the lighter side, my little man is just over two weeks now. On Monday at his check-up he was up to 10 lbs 4 oz. He's my hungry little piggy.
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(Also, he may have been a little constipated, so that may have added a bit. Later that night he'd have been nowhere close.)
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On the diapering subject,
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(I love how when parents have a baby it's totally okay to talk about poop and puke, and we think it's all cute calling it "presents" and "spit-up" etc. I don't get why it's okay, but that doesn't stop me from doing it, and now I'm blogging about it. If he were any older he'd be mortified. Actually, I take that back, my three year old would be delighted to share all her details. Anyway..)
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I have to brag about how blessed I've been in this area. I have not had to change 1 poopy diaper since Sunday the 11th.
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(But that one was a doozy and it was my first little boy with a pistol, on a changing table at church, pee all over the stall, other stuff coming out faster than I could grab wipes, while trying to shield the waterworks extravaganza. I did clean up any mess, and I sensibly stayed home the next week. Luckily, I did have another outfit (for him) a lesson I learned from my cousin over 8 years ago when we ran into her at the mall for her little ones first pictures. They ended up being really cute naked or diaper baby pictures, but I learned my lesson, so there's a tip for you.)
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Anyway, yeah. Jerrod has gotten that privilege. Somehow little man knows how to time it to spare momma that unpleasant task. So actually, I've been double blessed, a baby with great timing, and a husband awesome enough to change diapers! Or maybe he's only so willing because that's the only time I'll let him hold the baby! haha.. kidding.. slightly...
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(Now that I've admitted that though, I'll probably get like 5 in a row while he's in class.)
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Jerrod's been incredibly awesome throughout all of this. He's totally kept the house from falling apart. I've maybe unloaded the dishwasher once since Helam was born, also not many times the month before. He keeps telling me not to worry about it, and just to enjoy my baby. How sweet is that? He's also helped Sariah with homework, and has gotten the girls breakfast for them for the past two weeks.
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(Actually, I think it's all part of a big conspiracy. He wants to have more kids. Lots more. I think he's hoping I'll love these newborn days so much that I'll forget what pregnancy and labor is like, and I'll willingly consent to more. There's a reason that Essi is almost 4 years older than Helam, and I still wasn't ready to get pregnant when we found out I was with Helam. Don't tell Jerrod, but it's kind of working. So, it's either that or he's just a truly wonderful husband, or maybe a combination. But he really is wonderful. Thanks Babe.)
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Well that wasn't much of an update, and I'm not even posting more pictures yet. I know. Lame. I just don't want to go get the camera right now, I'm still holding my sleeping baby. But, I will post some, soon.
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Thank you to everyone who has sent well wishes, posted comments, and everything else. Sorry I haven't been able to thank you all individually. But, thank you. It means so much to me.
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Now while he's still asleep, I need to decide whether to...
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A) Sleep. I'll need it as he's always up between 11:00 and 3:30.
B) Shower. I stink like baby barf, and it's been a while.
C) Wash his quilt. It, and his other boy blanket are covered in aforementioned baby barf, and he's currently wrapped up in his sister's fuzzy pink blanket.
D) Dang-it. None of the above. He just woke up while typing out C for his previously mentioned in A routine.
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(Oh, and to you who won the predictions contest, you'll get your prizes before my next baby I promise. If you know who you are (by looking at the comment page) and you don't live locally, please email me your address.)

3 comments:

Sister Brittster said...

Tenise, he sounds adorable. When I read about what happened at church I about fell down laughing! LOVE IT! Hang in there and keep enjoying the moment! HUGS!

Sherian and Co. said...

Ok lady!! Are those Cori's naked pictures? And would that be ME, the first time Mom who had NO CLUE a baby could poop like that? Maybe a baby boy...but not a baby girl! Honestly!!! (but i must say, it's a darn cute naked picture)
I'm so glad to hear you are doing so well. Jarrod is one GREAT husband, a real keeper! I can't wait to see your little man. (that would be Helam, not Jerrod...just wanted to clarify)

Tara said...

Glad everything is going well. That is one thing about little boys they love to prove their water works are functioning properly. Just beware cold air is a big trigger for a shower. Just a little tip.