Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just keep Swimming

As my good friend Dori would say.

having a new baby is tough. But there is nothing that compares to that little body snuggled against yours, and the feeling you get when he stares into your eyes. This week I am brought back to when Lucy was a baby, and it was hard to get her into a sleeping routine. I think this is why I ended up going home to Btown for a few weeks. I was sleep deprived and needed my momma. Having Tyler's Mom here was the greatest blessing. We were able to catch up on some much needed Zzzz's, and she left with my apartment clean. I am so grateful for her and her selflessness last week. I hope that someday I will be able to do that for my daughter or daughter-in-law... woah... that is weird to think about!
Needless to say Jake is not a real fantastic sleeper. At the most we get 2 hours out of him. This is hard for Tyler as he works late and though he is awesome at taking turns with the feedings, I feel bad and want him to get his rest. But for this week and part of next, I also need my rest as I still have school to attend and study for, which means, I can't take naps during the day. Finals next Monday and Tuesday are going to be killer, especially since I haven't been to class since I had Jake. I have been relying on what my teachers post to the web sight. I have a lot of catching up to do in the next few days in order to be prepared to take my finals. But I know there was some reason that Jake was born 2 1/2 weeks early, and I know that The Lord will help me through the next week of my life.
Also... He has some gnarly bum rash, we have been trying everything (changing often, bathing often, air dry, desitin) if there is anything else that you have tried and have had success... PLEASE SHARE. I hate to see his little bum so raw. Lucy went through this the first month too, my kids have sensitive skin. The doc says its normal and to just keep doing what I am doing, but if you have some advice to give, I would love it. Like does "butt paste" work better than desitin? or should I try anything else?
I am a little overwhelmed right now, but that was to be expected. Christmas is coming, and we have no money, so there is a little depression there. There will be no gifts this year, so we will be focusing on the True meaning of the season, which is how we prefer it anyway. Tyler and I don't need anything. I just wish we could do something more for Lucy. I hope we can find somewhere pretty to look at some lights, I have really wanted to do that this year. We are so blessed in many other ways. Jacob is such an awesome addition to our little family. We can't wait for my family to meet him in Jan. I am so happy and excited that my parents and Doug will be able to attend his blessing on the 15th. I wish more of them could come, but I totally understand the circumstances. Sometimes it sucks living so far away.
So this ended up being a PURGE of my mind. Sorry about that. but this thing is more like a journal so you get what you get! lol. Love you all and I am so grateful for family today.
OH! And happy 3 weeks to my baby boy!

1 comment:

Shu said...

Kendell had a really bad rash that we still fight daily. The latest thing I have found is cortisone 10 topped with A & D. We have also used butt paste and I like it better than desitin. Another thing we have used and worked great for Piper is Antifungal cream. The key is not too much, a light coat of cream and consistency. That was also due to Kendell's lactose intolerance. If you are nursing try limiting dairy and see how he does.
As for Christmas we know how it is with limited money. We have 2 awesome neighbors who do awesome light shows and have it set to music. If you make it to IF let us know. I still haven't taken piper and Kendell to see them and would love An excuse to park outside their houses and enjoy.