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.