Friday, November 7, 2008

My heart is fragile...

Well, we have finally made it home. And our life is changed so dramatically already. On the trip home, a guy in a big truck was being awesome--as a lot of guys in big trucks are--and tailgated me for a ways, before speeding out and around me and giving me a dirty look. Normally, I do have a short fuse and would've sped up and gave him his look right back. But, I was quickly telling myself, it's not worth it; I have a little life to protect and that's all that matters. So, we drove home peacefully and we're happy to have our bed back and our privacy.

Jericho is doing well. He's eating a ton. He gained 6oz. yesterday! And he's been wanting to eat about every 90 minutes instead of every 2 hours. He's such a cute baby. And he's already showing his cranky personality. I'm trying very hard to be mature and to not get my feelings hurt. It sounds so lame. But now that he's eating so well, whenever I pick him up, he quickly realizes that I don't have anything he can use and so he starts fussing until I give him to Brynn. For the first couple of days, he seemed to love when I'd pick him up and hold him. Now, I've either got to hope MY milk comes in too, or just be OK with him doing some extra bonding with Brynn and a little less with me. I am happy that he's healthy. And, people have told us we're so lucky that he came out knowing how to eat and that he's already putting on weight. (Not that he didn't have a pretty great start on the weight, being born at 9lbs. 1oz.) Who'd have thought I'd be cherishing changing his diapers?

We're so lucky to have Brynn's mom staying with us for the week. And she is more helpful than we could hope for. She'll be such a great grandmother to Jericho. He is a lucky boy. She's also cleaning our house, non-stop. The thing is, the house was clean when we left for the hospital on Monday. So, who has been making a mess? Our cat, Frank?

We're looking forward to sharing our new experience and new addition to our family with all of the rest of our family and friends.

P.S. We're also pretty excited for my sister, Chelsey and her husband Jared. Their first child was also born this week, just last night. He seems to be healthy and doing well. We're so proud of Chelsey, as she never gave up on getting this sweet little boy here. We know she'll make the greatest mom and we're excited that Jericho has such a cool aunt.


Kari said...

Glad you got to come home. It was so nice to just to come home and sit on the couch and not have anyone coming in to check my blood pressure or ask if Will was eating yet. You are lucky to have a good eater, I did not get one of those, or a good sleeper, maybe they go hand in hand. We had to go into the doctors office every day the first week to do weight checks, and he was .01 ounce away from having to go into the hospital. I'm glad you don't have to deal with the stress of that kind of thing and can just enjoy your son. I guess the only benefit to Will not catching on to nursing was that it meant dad got to spend a lot of time feeding him too. I can understand how you would feel a little left out of that. It's nice that Jericho will have a cousin so close in age, I don't know how far away your sister lives, but I love that Will has cousins close in age on both sides. I think it helps make up for him being an only child.

I don't know if you have already seen this poster, but I thought it might come in handy. Especially the nursing part since you mentioned it :)

Iverson's, the baby :) said...

OK Wade you really have a way of expressing yourself in wonderful words, I have teared up at everything you have written about Brynn and the baby. You are an awesome dad already and I literally am counting down the days to seeing you guys

Joel said...

I really like your blog entry. I predict these entries about Jericho will be priceless to you and to him when he has his first child. I wish I had written down how I felt when Lincoln was born. Please tell Chelsey congratulations.

The Hone's said...

Thanks Wade. It means alot.