A Mess

We made it through the night in the pediatric ward as they continued the 24-hour Holter monitor test.  Not that I doubted we would.  It's just that trying to sleep between feedings is made more difficult in an unfamiliar place where people stand outside your room and have conversations (or constantly come into the room to do monitoring) at all hours of the night into the early hours of the morning.  I got at least four hours of sleep. I can't claim much more than that though. The two men in my life got much more, haha, but I guess that's how it works.  I do need to clarify that The Husband has been sooo great.  He changes him and hands him to me for each feeding (even at night).  Often, he puts him back in bed for me, too.  He's really gotten the hang of changing diapers and soothing him when he's waiting not-too-patiently to eat and even swaddling him "like a burrito" as the nurses say.  He's a really good dad, and I'm so proud of how he's stepped in and really taken to the task and the joy at hand.  I get teary-eyed just typing that. 


Actually, I get teary-eyed at just about everything these days. I'm super hormonal and so sleep-deprived that my emotions have really been getting the best of me. It takes one glance at my boy, and I melt. I think of how abundantly we've been blessed, and I weep.  The Husband leaves to run some errands, and the water-works begin.  I watch a rerun of Scrubs, and the tears start to pool.  Yeah.  It happened--I'm a mess.  But, I'm a VERY happy mess.  :)

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  1. I am SO happy for you guys! Congratulations on your little family! You did it! You made it! You are parents! What a blessing! We (the class) are all so excited for you and praying for you!

    -Jennifer

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! We miss you guys!

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  2. We haven't wanted to call today because we didn't want to disturb any rest you might be getting. Please let us know what the Holter monitor test shows. I've been showing pictures on my camera to everyone I have seen, and, you guessed it, they all think he is super cute!!! Sleep when you can, sweetheart. Love you.

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  3. That hormonal ride could last about 6 weeks. Just hang in there as all new Mommas been through it and know what you're feeling. It is a joyous time as well as a stressful time as you adjust. Although it's what you wanted, you don't know what to expect when it's your first time as every pregnancy is different. Make things up as you along. Experiment. There is no manual! LOL! Just go with it. Just do what feels right to YOU. And most importantly, just LOVE.

    ~ Tina :)

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    1. We're enjoying getting to love on him!

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  4. One day (hopefully not too far in the future) you'll look at the clock and realize -- Hey!! It's 10:00 in the morning and I haven't cried yet!! It's totally normal. :)

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    1. I almost made it a whole day without crying :). Progress!

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