Saturday, July 26, 2008
OK so I survived my first day alone with all four kids. A little scary and a little overwhelming as Michael left and 2 of the four kids were crying and one was complaining about the breakfast she was eating. We have been to the doctors twice this past week Jordan and Madison have strep throat and Jaden has had a weight check amazingly he has gained a good amount of weight. He is now up to 5lbs 6oz the same weight Jordan was when she was born. He's so awesome. The girls fight over who's turn it is to hold him and they just love kissing on him. He's so little and cute, with the exceptions of the reflux, that kind of sucks, squawking all night from the discomfort, but he is on Zantac and hopefully that will help him feel better soon and sleep better at night. The new born thing is always a little rough but with each child you know you are going to be tired and you just go get through it. This will really be our last baby so I have to enjoy everything about the new born stage now because come the fall and school starts I might miss something. Our family is definitely complete and praise God we had a good day alone. I managed to make the bed, get the dishes done, everyone had 3 meals plus snacks, they got to play in the inflatable pool I got to have an hour and half nap, while Jordan and Kaleigh watched a movie, (Madison and Jaden slept too) and we got to play soccer outside. Nothing super mom about it, just trying to keep everyone happy, we SURVIVED!!!
So we have made it through the past 3 weeks. It has been quite a journey, Thank You God that Jaden is the baby that he is, Thank You God for the amazing husband he has given me, he has been more than amazing. He has taken it all on and then some. Thank You God for my mother - in - law, her support while Michael was working has been invaluable. Thank You for the wonderful families who have brought us meals, one less thing to have to worry about and truly a blessing. My time of healing has been much easier with so much support. We have been truly blessed. Thank You God you are so good.