Wednesday, September 5, 2007

It is morning and I just caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I’m quite the sight…I haven’t showered, my hair is a rat’s nest, and I have spit-up on me. I’m a legitimate mom! I couldn’t be happier to look so horrible. The funny thing is, since I had Elijah, I feel more beautiful than ever. He took a toll on my body, but giving life is such a beautiful and miraculous thing. The stretch marks I despised when I was pregnant are now beautiful to me because they mean that Elijah came into this world. I really can’t imagine this world without him.
Elijah and I are alone right now. Andy had to go back to work. He did have paternity leave and his employer was really understanding with our situation, but it was time to go back. It’s kind of a bummer because we finally get to have Elijah home and now Andy has to be gone. No fear, though, he’ll be back tonight and then we’ll all be together again. I feel like we’ve been robbed a bit since typically that paternity leave would be used when the baby gets home and we would all be getting used to being together. But, on the other hand, I know how fortunate he is to have any paternity leave at all. We’ll have plenty of time to be together while Elijah grows.
Grandma Lausted will be coming today to help me out. It’ll be nice to have some backup while I’m trying to get into a mommy rhythm.
It is now night time and this has been a wonderful day at home with Elijah. He got his first bath at home and now he is all clean and cozy. Our house is kind of hot since we’re trying to make sure Elijah is warm enough. He has been keeping his temp up, but he has to be pretty bundled up still. I believe eventually he’ll be able to wear fewer clothes and keep his temp up on his own. It would nice to stop being paranoid about it. He always feels nice and toasty to the touch and I’m sure he’s fine.
It seems to me that Elijah is just thriving at home. He really likes it here. I don’t blame him, I like it here too. J He has been waking up at regular intervals and it seems to be the only times that he tries to sleep through his feedings is when he’s supposed to get his medicine. Again, I don’t blame him. J He was awake a lot today which was really nice. It seems like he’s getting plenty to eat. We have his first appointment with his new pediatrician tomorrow, so we should see if he has gained weight since he’s been home. I hope we like his pediatrician. He was recommended to us by the doctor at the Children’s Hospital. Every day is a little better than the day before and I hope that this continues. Elijah is such a joy to have in our lives and we love him!
Well, I suppose I should go to bed. I’m really tired, but I think that goes without saying. I hope this finds you all well. It was really a wonderful day at home and I can only believe that things will continue to get better. Please keep praying for us!


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