Friday, May 28
Posted by Tamara at 8:20 PM
I really should have been recording all of the funny things my kids have been saying the past few weeks. Here are a couple of cute and funny things.
Thursday, May 27
Wednesday, May 26
Well, Benjamin is now over 2 weeks old. I don't know how it happens so fast. I hate that the pregnancy takes a lifetime and their first year flies so quickly. I am trying to gobble this little guy up and not wish away a single moment. So far so good. I spend much of my day holding and loving him. I also love watching his siblings adore him. They are so good, especially Becca and Ash, to know they have to hand sanitize before even touching him. We are going through the stuff like mad, but it is well worth it.
Tuesday, May 18
So, I really struggled with the fact that with my last child I didn't get my normal hospital experience. I love sitting on my bed holding my baby hours on end, showing him off, bounding with Brad baby and I. Instead I had to hold him in a not as private nursery with cords all over him. However, we bonded and had more special moments than one normally would have. When we got to take Benjamin home they had us go in the room I had "rented" over night and get him ready while the nurses did a shift change. I really felt like we had contraband having him in there. It was a weird feeling. However, as I was changing him into clothes and then nursing him in the room I suddenly had the wonderful moment of what I usually have with all my babies. Peace and quiet in our own room. It was a wonderful way to end the crazy hospital ride. Normalcy. At that moment I knew we could take care of him and all would be well.
Monday, May 17
I had a really hard time seeing a tube down my baby's nose. I am grateful he didn't have to have oxygen too. After a few days we decided we should document the NICU stay with pictures. Beate, our wonderful nurse, put him in this cute outfit!!
Saturday, May 15
I feel complete. I am finally at home with this little guy. It has been so wonderful having my entire family all together!!! The kids can't get enough of their little brother. He can't get enough of being held all the time. I can't get enough of holding and nursing him without a million cords in the way or worrying about pulling out the cords or making the sensors go off!!!