Monday, April 23, 2012

Milky White Lie?

Oh, sweet Carter is growing!  : )  He had dropped down to 5 lbs. 15 oz. when we left the hospital, Monday he was back up to 6 lbs...but Saturday?  Back to 6 lbs. 7 oz. -Yay!  It certainly makes a momma feel like the feeding is going well. ; )

But the reason we went in?  Not so good..he was circumcised with a plastibell, and as it came off, he had swelling.  Ick.  : (  Friday night, we called our pediatrician's office, and they WOULDN'T let us make an appointment to come in!  I was super mad, then upset, then incredibly disappointed (little emotional?).  Finally, Ches called Saturday morning, and told them Carter was congested...heehee..he did spit up a little at night, and sounded kinda froggy when he had milk in his throat.  ; )  But, they thought it (the swelling) would  be okay.  It doesn't seem to be infected, and we are getting ready to go in for his two week visit tomorrow, so we'll check it again.

My biggest boy was gone camping, for three days!  He left Friday with a new backpack, new hiking boots, and a new sleeping bag that was supposed to keep him warm down to 20 degrees.  It was a good thing too, since it went down to 41 the first night!  I prayed all night that he was warm enough.  I wish I could have checked on him. : /  I know he loves going, but I miss him...I couldn't wait to see him again!  It totally went well-he had gone once before with his troop, but they are supposed to camp every month!  And Sunday afternoon?  Asleep on the couch, sweet thing had to catch up on sleep! ; )

Mary Claire had a father daughter dance Friday night!  And guess who didn't get a picture?  : (  I was busy washing and drying Mary Claire's hair, feeding Carter, calling the pediatrician's office (getting turned down), and Ches had just gotten back from dropping off Clay at camping, so it was a little hectic.  I just found a picture a photographer took at the dance, and I can buy a 4x6 or 5x7 print, but not a digital copy!  Sorry.  Suffice it to say they were cute!

And Ethan?  Totally got an evening full of *me*, but thought he was getting the shaft.  Since the big kids got to go somewhere, and Daddy took Mary Claire for a smoothie afterwards.  Making him pancakes and bacon totally didn't make a difference.  Sometimes mommies and pancakes just aren't enough.

Praying for babies in tummies..that they are healthy and make it full term.
And for the mommies afterward...that they can balance it all (and fit in sleep here and there).  : )


Amy@Diapeepees said...

Sounds like your picking up the four kid thing!

Unknown said...

Holy CRAP! I don't know how you do it. Sounds like you are juggling a lot very well my friend. Congrats on Carter!!! I haven't been blog surfing in awhile. I am so excited for you. xo

Mary Ella said...

Sounds like a lot of going ons! love it! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to meet Carter!