Friday, December 19, 2008
Parenthood bliss. . .
Life is full of new adventures. Being a mom is what I was born to do, the love that you have for your child is indescribable. I could spend every waking moment just staring at him, he is my angel. Carter is a perfect baby and I am not just saying that because he is mine. He does not cry or fuss unless he is in need of food or changing and it only lasts about 30 seconds. Feeding is a big success, we are breast feeding during the day and bottle feeding (my milk) at night. Bottles are easier at night because breast feeding usually we both fall asleep. I wake up exposed and Carter is laying in my arms, mouth open with milk dripping down his face. Plus eventually Daddy can take over for some of the night feedings. He is eating about every 3 hours now and I am not exactly sure how to leave the house and feed him on time, although we have only left the house to go to the doctors so far. I am sure I will figure it out as time goes on.
Speaking of the doctors, we had an appointment yesterday. Carter has gained some of his weight back and is currently weighing 7 lbs. 6.5oz., which is almost back to his birth weight of 7 lbs. 9oz. Carter also had a PKU (blood test) done and he didn’t even cry although he did give the nurse a dirty look like “what did you just do?” And to finish off his appointment Carter bug was circumcised. Daddy opted to go into the room with him while Mommy nervously waited in another room. He was quite the trooper! He is healing just fine with about 4 inches of Vaseline in every diaper.
We are hanging in there and enjoying each new day as the proud parents of Carter Nicholas Tharaldson. We will keep you posted. Thanks again for all of your love and support. We are truly blessed and love you all!
(Pictures- Cow & Carter- watch me grow. . ., Grandma with Carter, discovering his thumb, & Mommy still trying to maintain a clean house.)