Thursday, March 19, 2009

3 days and everyone is still alive!

so we are on day 3 of being home. I now understand why my brother's blog isn't updated very often. Having a 2 year old, and a baby who needs constant observation, leaves zero time for fun things like blogging. Simon went from eating 3 ounces every 4 hours while in the hospital, to eating like 1-1.5 ounces every hour during the night. This has created quite an interesting milk supply situation. The last two mornings, I have pumped 12-15 ounces. I read that it's best to drain completely when you pump, but after 15 ounces, I'm so bored and somewhat mystified that I usually quit. I'm almost healed enough to nurse him exclusively, which is good, because he seems to hate all the bottles we have been given. He loved them at the NICU, but the ones we have here, don't seem to do it for him. It's definitely been an adjustment.
I'm so glad the weather rocks! Yesterday, Ava went outside to play 3 times. Twice with Hayden and Co. and once with Madison. She was super tired last night though, due to no nap, and so much play time...and had to go for a car ride to get put to sleep. She was out by 10pm though and up at 8am, so we're making good progress on getting her schedule back to normal. While I was in the Hospital, she was staying up till 12:30 or 1 and sleeping in until 11:00. Sandi has been coming over after work this week and helping me make it to bed time. She's headed to St. George today and so I'm on my own--but not really...because tons of people have offered to help should I begin to lose my mind or become overwhelmed.
We're still receiving yummy meals from our ward--which has been a daily miracle. Thank you!! Chris left this morning with a small laugh and "well, good luck hun!" Thanks to prayers and priesthood blessings, I know we're going to make by day....hahaha sometimes hour by hour.


Kris said...

I'm so glad you're home and that everyone is well. I'm sorry that I haven't been around much to help! Don't worry, it takes some adjusting, but things will get back to a new normal. When I brought Nick home and would need to nurse him, Ella would scream at me, "Put it down, put it down." lol But that soon passed and now we couldn't imagine our life without him! :) Can't wait to meet Simon Heiner (oh, namesake)!

Sandra said...

I had tears in my eyes all the way to Provo - didn't even turn on the radio! I hated to leave your little family! Soon we will go on an adventure to Red Butte - The kids play area looks so fun! Ava would love it. I forgot to leave Ava's clothes - oh well - they will ride with me for awhile. Thinking about you! xoxoxo

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