Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Boyz

It has been such a dream since last Thursday in our house. While pregnant I had many anxieties about this new baby coming. Would I be able to do the night feedings and be able to function the next day, how would Jase handle this new addition, how could I possibly love a new baby as much as I loved the first. Well, love is an amazing thing and you have plenty to give. Jase is handling Zachary so well and just loves him sooooooo much. He is very concerned when he cries, he wants to kiss and hug him all the time. He likes to say "Look, Baby Zach" every time he sees him. He points to his nose, eyes, ears, hair, mouth and says them while doing it. He used to mostly want me to hold him and do things for him but now he is going to Jason more often and lets me take care of the baby without getting upset. The first time he saw me nursing the baby he opened his mouth real wide and came at me saying "aaaahhhh". Luckily Jason was there to intervene and grabbed Jase's sippy cup and told him that he drinks from his cup. He surprisingly was okay with that! Sheesh, all that stress for nothing. I guess that is how it works. I have healed from my pain a lot quicker this time than the first. Zachary is sleeping most of the days and he does wake up for little bits here and there but of course the longest stretches are in the middle of the night. I have to wake him to feed him because he sleeps so long and they don't want them going more than 4-4 1/2 hours without eating. So I woke him at 1 am last night to feed him and he wouldn't go back to sleep until 3am! Then he woke up at 6am and fell back to sleep at 8am. By then it was time for me to get up and get showered and ready for the day. Zachary has jaundice as a result of our blood types coinciding. We have been taking him for daily blood tests and the results state that the billirubin levels are steadily increasing. We go back tomorrow for another blood test and then back to the doctor to discuss the next step in treating the jaundice. Poor little fellow is looking like he has been using a self-tanner. Jase is saying everything now, he repeats whatever you say and he even can say 2-3 word sentences. Of course there is still tons of jibberish in between that makes no sense. My parents came to help take care of Jase which was a great help and eased my mind while in the hospital. My mother was in the delivery room during labor and when Zachary was born and I hope that she will be there for all of our children's births. She was our "videographer" and photographer. Thank you so much for being such wonderful parents and taking care of me and my family!! This weekend Jason's parents are arriving for a week long visit to come see the baby and help us get back in the swing of things. Next week I will be getting the little girl that I watch back in the house so I will need some help with Jase and her while I tend to Zachary. Luckily the little girl I watch is a dream child and listens to me and only cries when she gets hurt. We are so excited for Grammy and PawPaw (that is how Jase says Grandpa) to come and see us. Thank God for in-laws!!!! We are so thankful for all the wonderful comments that everyone made on the blog and we hope you keep them coming.

An Angel looking at the Angels
First time puddle jumping!!
Our new sweet sweet baby. Sigh
Jase went for a walk with Abuelita and came back wearing his daddy's hat. So cute
Just absolutely adores his baby brother
His neck is so strong, look at him holding it up! After a several seconds it will slowly fall forward
Right when we got home from hospital, Jase was so excited to see us and was yelling "Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy!!" Music to our ears.
I found these knee high socks at the Baby Gap. I need to go back and get every pair they have. They are the only socks that will stay on him.
See you in a week!!


titi said...

What a great post! All of you look great. Love titi Liany

Anonymous said...

love the pics, can't wait to see ya'll!

susan said...

What a sweet picture of the brothers. Glad you are doing well!

Anonymous said...

Those two boys are going to be best friends. Jase really loves his little brother for sure. Zach is gorgeous. Can't wait to be with you again.

Anonymous said...

only 2 more days and I'll be able to give those beautiful boys lots of hugs and kisses!!! I can't wait------See you soon!! love Grammy

Melissa said...

Congratulations!! You have two beautiful boys. Thanks for sharing the blog, I'm loving all of the pictures!

ashpuck said...

I love all the pics. How precious both of your boys are. It reminds me of when mine were little... Harrison turned 6 on Monday! I love having 2 boys too.

Meaghan said...

Wow! I love the last picture of Zachary! And those socks are ADORABLE!!

Glad to hear things are going well for y'all. Sounds like things are under control and not totally crazy! What a good big brother Jase is....what a relief! :)

I'll get those blankets to you soon....I just need one free second! Let me know if there's anything you need or anything I can do! Looking forward to next weeks post!

Anonymous said...

Love the boys pics. Glad everything is going well for all of you. Jase is such a love bug, how could you have worried that he wouldn't accept his new baby brother? Keep the pics coming........what a beautiful family!!!