Monday, January 12, 2009

Simple Joys of the day

What's been going on with us lately --

With the holidays over, we are trying to get back into a routine again. This last week seemed to be all doctor for Jace, me and one for Camden. His 2 month check up showed he is doing great. 9 lbs 8 oz and 22.5 inches.

On Wednesday, Heath celebrated the big 29. Neither of us can believe he's that old! Our sweet friends watched the kids for us so I could take Heath out for dessert! THANK YOU!!! That was the first time we'd been out together in about 6 months. It was really nice. He may think he's an old man, but he's my old man and I love him.

This morning we woke up to 5 inches of snow. I love it. There seems to be a stillness that comes when it snows. So, as a snow-in day, Jace and I made snowmen out of play-dough, sang winter songs and even created a wheather wheel. It was fun. Camden is doing so much better now that I've eliminated dairy from my diet. He cries much less. He has his occassional fussy days, but I expect that...he's just a gassy baby. I'm testing out soy milk this week to see if he does okay with that. The hardest part of this is trying to figure out new things to eat. It seems like everything has milk or cheese with it. Heath has been working full-time while he's out of school, but starts up again next week. I think he is anxious to start so he doesn't get in too much of a no-school mode. :0)

It's been such a joy to have a newborn around the house again. I find so much happiness in his sweet little smiles and coos. When he gives mommy some sleep, it's even better! Two nights ago he did a 6 hour stretch and i was THRILLED! I know my milk just goes right through him so he gets hungry so fast, but atleast he's learning a sleeping pattern at night. I think I figured out why mom's are always ready in the morning so early too....they have to be otherwise there's no other time to get it done. Oh, what a difference a shower makes! Jace is still being sweet to the baby and he and I both can't wait until they can interact more.


cj said...

Your boys are too cute! Thanks for the hope that one day my sweet babe will sleep more than two hours at a time. I am glad at least one new mom is getting some sleep :)

Lynn said...

Wow, he looks so different since Christmas. I want that picture. He's so cute and looking less and less like Jace!

Jared and Lauren said...

It sounds like things are going so great!! I'm glad to har it!
Hey, if you need some non-dairy recipes, let me know. Jared's dad is extremely lactose intolerant and has been for the past 30 years. SO, J's mom had to get really creative with her weekly meals. Usually she substitutes non-dairy creamer mixed with water for milk in recipes. Sometimes it works and sometimes not, but it might be worth a try!

Lano said...

happy b-lated birthday heath! We miss you guys here:)

dixonfamily said...

happy birthday Heath!! Stacey, I am so glad that things are going well with two kiddos. You look GREAT! Camden is seriously one of the most beautiful babies I think I have ever seen. I hope that he can handle you having soy milk. I don't think I could handle it if my kids reacted poorly to that while nursing. I live on milk. Anyway, keep up the good work!! I'm so happy that things are good!