It’s hard to believe, but Lucas will be three weeks old tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday that we made the trip in to Labor & Delivery, more than half expecting to be sent home after being told it was false labor.
I’ve been largely MIA, so I thought I’d do a quick update on life.
Life is good. Really good. It’s also exhausting and busy and that’s hard. However, I wouldn’t trade my life for anything. I never expected to be so happy, but I am. I’m just very happy. Before Lucas, I didn’t feel like anything was missing in our life, but now that he’s here, I can’t imagine life without him. It’s like he’s completed our family.
The big boys are so awesome with Lucas. Buddy seems to have developed a special bond with him already. While Buddy wasn’t very happy when Buster was born, it’s been a totally different experience this time around. When Lucas makes a peep, he’s right there trying to give him a pacifier, talking to him, doing whatever he can to soothe him. It is such an awesome thing to witness. Buster has been a huge help to me. He loves Lucas, but he’s really been focused more on helping me, and I truly appreciate it. It’s so fun to watch Buddy and Buster interact with their little brother and seemingly grow up drastically right before my eyes.
I’m still recovering from my c-section, but the recovery has been much easier than with the other two c-sections. I’m so very thankful for that, especially since our life is so busy. Since the recovery has been easier, I’ve been dealing with some cabin fever. The super cold weather we’ve had here in Michigan doesn’t help. I’m anxious to be able to get out and do some shopping. Since the little guy came early, we didn’t have everything we needed for him, and we still really don’t have everything we need. I’m listening to my body though, and taking things slow. I hope to be able to do a big(ger) excursion within the next week or so, as having things on my to-do list that I can’t accomplish is driving me crazy.
To update on the jaundice issue…After 3 days of blood tests, Lucas’ bilirubin levels finally started to go down, so we were able to escape light therapy. As you can imagine, we were very happy about that.
Lucas is breastfeeding like a champ. A champ who likes to eat every 1.5 to 2 hours. As you can imagine, that makes for long, or maybe very short(??) nights. We’re also still battling Lucas’ efforts to be held while he sleeps. We’ve transitioned him into his crib in the nursery, yet he still manages to find his way into my arms around 3 or 4 a.m. each morning. We have 6 more weeks until I go back to work and I’m determined to get him sleeping in his crib for the whole night by then. I know we can do it. Of course, by the time we finally accomplish that, I’m sure I’ll be missing our late night snuggles. That’s the way it works, isn’t it?
I plan to do monthly updates, just like I did during my pregnancy. You can expect the first monthly update the week of February 18th.