Oh my! Our little guy, "Baby W", is not such a baby anymore!
Monday, October 27, 2014
It's crazy how fast time is flying by. This little sweetheart is a month old already. He is such a good baby... Only wakes to eat about twice a night and rarely ever cries. He's becoming so alert and watchful of his surroundings now. Baby W has adjusted very well to no longer being the baby of the family. He loves his little brother.
Friday, October 10, 2014
He's actually almost three weeks old now, but I hadn't had a chance to post his two month pictures yet.
He's doing great! He had jaundice in the first few days, but is doing very well now and has gained almost two pounds!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
My wonderful mother passed away last week on Friday. She had been fighting stage IV lung cancer for about a year, and in the end it took her pretty quickly in her sleep. I'm thankful that she's not suffering in pain any longer, but her absence in our lives will be felt for a very long time.
On Saturday, the very next day after her passing, I was admitted to the ICU ward of our local hospital. I had been having extreme pain throughout my stomach, back and chest, and after extensive testing, they found that I had acute pancreatitis. I was kept there for four days, three of which I was on a strict starvation diet, where I was not allowed to have any food or water. I couldn't even brush my teeth or use lip balm. Here I was, 37 weeks pregnant and not allowed to eat. It felt like torture.
My lipase enzyme levels were in the 23,000s upon admittance (hospital staff were shocked how high they were), but by the next day they were sharply dropping. My hospital stay was much shorter than anticipated, since my pancreas was responding nicely to the "bedrest" it was on.
I was discharged on Wednesday, and my mom's funeral was Friday morning. I'm so glad I didn't miss it. I feel extremely worn-down and my body is still recovering, but hopefully I'll have all my energy back before I go into labor. So, at this point, I'm perfectly content letting this baby grow for another two or three weeks. I can't imagine having a baby any time soon, feeling the way I do.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Oldest Daughter started school last week at the local high school. She is a sophomore.The two boys started homeschool today. Son "J", who is in 2nd grade, loves school and couldn't wait to start, but Son "P", 4th grade, says he hates school.