Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2 Weeks Today

I can hardly believe it's been two weeks! Camden is growing well and such a cutie! I forgot what it's like to have a rough night of sleep but still wake up to the most adorable face and all your feelings of frustration from the night before melt away. Last night was hard as he wanted to stay up for 2 hours at 3p.m. Otherwise, he's a great sleeper. He's nursing like a champ and his weight proves it. He now weighs 6 lbs 15 oz. Good boy!!!

The delivery experience was quite different than my first. It was so weird going into the hospital knowing I'd have a baby in my arms a few hours later. I HATED the spinal epidural. I think I was less aware of all the pain the first time because I had already been in labor for 18 hours. So...this time I was wide awake and alert during the procedure. It was still amazing to see him the first time. I can never get over the miracle of a child. He cried the second they took him out and I heard my doctor say, "We've got a baldy." I laughed and cried. It's been a while so I forgot mostly everything that happens after the csection-difficulty breathing, walking, sneazing, coughing, laughing...moving for that matter. I seriously had the BEST nurses ever (Linda and Kristi). I feel really blessed to have had such a great hospital experience. It really makes a difference when you can't do much of anything. With Jace, I had 12 different nurses. This recovery has seemed much easier though and I feel like I've been up on my feet a lot earlier. It helps that I have NO stairs to climb anymore :)

When I got home, I was welcomed with that cute sign and it just made all the difference. I also received a beautiful flower arrangement from my best friend and it made my day! The first couple days were pretty hard because I felt emotionally ready to care for this sweet baby but physically, my body couldn't do much. Everything seems to be going well. I should be able to start driving again in 2 weeks. Thanks for all your love and prayers and support. I felt them.
Jace has been doing amazing with baby Camden! I love watching them interact. He talks to him, kisses his head, hugs him, bought him a toy (kitchen stuff...imagine that). He's done better than I thought he would. It's really helped to have his gmas and gpas spoiling him. Hope he continues to be so sweet after everyone leaves. Everytime Camden cries, he comes running and wants to help. Can't wait till Camden can interact back. He likes just watching Jace these days and smiling.


Lynn said...

Wow, he is growing! His face has already changed since I saw him, last Thursday! Just as sweet as ever!

Winn Family said...

Stace and Heath,
I'm not a big commenter, but Cari showed me the pics of you little boy last night, and I was flabbergasted! He's gorgeous! Normally babies look like lizards (I say this from experience). Some babies look cute, but I can't remember having seen a baby who looked so beautiful right from the get-go. You should call the Sears Catalog, I'm sure they're looking for hot models!

Jill Manning said...

He is so handsome Stacey. I am so glad that overall it was a good delivery and you have so much family around to help with the transitioning. I hope we get to see you around Christmas time.

Ben&SaraStarks said...

I am so excited for you guys! Congratulations on your new baby, he is beautiful. We'll keep you in our prayers, hoping recovery goes well so you can enjoy your new family member even more. We just had ours last week!

The AZ McMillans said...

I can't get over how cute he is! He's precious Stacey. I'm so glad things are going well and that you are healing up. We miss you!

Andersontaculer said...

He is just so perfect! Congratulations! He is such a beautiful little boy. I swear C-section babies are so much prettier, they have such nice round heads. Good job!