Sunday, March 04, 2007

I can't believe that it's been a whole week already since Sophia was born! It seemed as though the weeks before her birth went so slow and now life is rushing along. My dh has been off all this week and it's been really nice having the extra help and him to have some time to get to know our new baby. Monday starts my new life with 5 kids. I'm guessing that it's going to be tough to juggle everyone at first. I'm hoping that the little ones will give me a little grace as I figure out how to meet everyone's needs. Sophia is a wonderful little girl! She's a good eater and a great sleeper. I'm getting more rest now then I was before she was born. Isaac was upset at me when we first all got home. It has taken all week for him to forgive me for leaving like that.lol Just last night was the first time that he would let me love on him. I'm thankful that he's o.k. now. He really doesn't think too much about Sophia, I think he's just young and as long as she's not taking his toys, he's fine with her.lol Evie loves HER new baby, as she calls her.lol She's wonderfully gentle and just loves to hold her. She loves to tell visitors not to touch Sophia's head, as "it's still squishy."LOL Isaac loves to rub his nose on her head. He says her head tickles him.lol Allison loves to hold the baby and is a wonderful help. Eric was not feeling well for a few days and Allison just took right over. Poor Jon has been sick since I was in the hospital and is staying with my parents. We're hoping he'll feel well enough to come home today. I'm sure he's dying to spend some time with the new baby.

I've been feeling great! It's really hard to take it easy when I feel good.lol I did over do it once and realized that even though I feel good, it doesn't mean that I'm all healed up. I've been taking it easy ever since, even though the house is a mess and I really want to clean it.lol

We finally decided on a washing machine.lol I hate buying appliances. It seems like a process more geared toward my dh's disposition. He loves to research and hunt out the best machine whereas I just want one that works. I really didn't want a front loader because they take forever and I have so much to wash that I was looking for capacity and speed but Eric found that the newest front washers can fit twice as much in them as my old washer and the one we bought has the lowest wash time for front loaders. We ended up with the high priced LG model. It is supposed to save us a lot of money in water and electricity. We'll see. My biggest issue is; will it make my life easier? If so, then it's worth it.lol We get it on Tuesday, so I'll let you all know how I like it.

Well, I'll post our menu later today once Allison has had a chance to make it. I need to help get everything ready for church now. I wish I was going but I've committed to staying home until next weekend. I think it's best anyway since it's cold today and I don't want the baby out in it. I'm really trying not to overdo it.lolol I've never felt this good after having a baby and it sure is hard to sit around.lol

Blessings,

Lisa

6 comments:

Liz said...

You rest, rest, REST! It's ever so much better to spend a few days doing nearly nothing & let your body heal from the stress & strain.

As for starting your new life with 5 kids -- you need Reeses peanut butter cups (& I hear that DeEtta has given them up so maybe you could get her to mail you some) & also a supply of duct tape. Use the duct tape either to entertain or restrain the children, depending upon how the day is progressing & whether or not you've had enough Reeses PB cups.

And if this makes you snort & you blow out your stitches, please don't tell us -- I'm trying to keep those sorts of memories TOTALLY repressed.

Lisa in Jax said...

LOL! Yes, chocolate is definitely going on my list of "must haves" for this week. Duct tape is a good idea, if anything it'll keep the littles from messing the house up when I'm busy with the baby.lol

Don't worry about stitches, I was lucky enough to skip that this time. But you definitely made me snort.lolol

MamaSMorgan said...

I'm glad you are feeling so well. I know how hard it is to rest when you feel good.

De'Etta said...

I'm so glad you are feeling well - but REST.

I was surprised when we were in the gospel service that they still hold to the "mommy and baby stay home for 6 weeks" thing from generations past...but you know what? What a great way to adjust to homelife before trying to resume everything you were doing before. With Stacia I was determined to take it easy for at least 2 weeks...then I ended up on bedrest for 3 weeks and light duty for a few weeks after that....guess God knows some folks need a little help implementing wisdom. ::snort::

Lisa in Jax said...

I'm TRYING!!!lol I know I need to rest, it's just hard with each new little one since there's so much that needs done. I have been good so far and I have my first check up next Monday and hopefully the dr will let me off for good behaviour.lol

Emily said...

I second what everyone else is saying Rest Rest Rest. I always stayed home with the babies for the first four weeks. I just didn't want them to get sick as little infants so my doctor said to keep them in for a month which I did obey! By the end of the four weeks we couldn't wait to get out and show them off!