Life with 3 Boys

Life with three boys is certainly interesting–and wonderful. I love to see Josh play with Jonathan every night. It warms my heart knowing my boys have such a wonderful daddy. This week has been a bit of a blur–I think I’m still recovering from my crazy week last week both physically and emotionally. I have flashbacks to some of the bad moments and they make me cry, talking about it makes me cry, ugh–I hate that. Jonathan went to moms 3 days this week and Monday, the day he didn’t Elaine came to help me. I was fighting thoughts of being a failure last night, and felt that I was missing this opportunity to spend more time with Jonathan. I know I could handle it if I had to, but being so sleep deprived it’s easy to take advantage of help. I’m really hoping for a regular week next week where I can spend more time with my big boy. He is hilarious, sweet, devilish, smart, and I just want to soak up all this special time with him! It’s hard though when I have a newborn that doesn’t like to leave my arms, a house to clean and mouths to feed. I have lots of respect for SAHM, it’s definitely not an easy task.

Here are my two little boys:

Today, I am feeling much better. I rested a lot this morning which I know was good for me, went to the grocery store, folded laundry, and made dinner (pumpkin turkey chili). Whew, how good it feels to be accomplished! I am hoping tomorrow is another good day. Josh is actually off work to do a special project for work over the weekend so I am hoping we can spend some good time together as a family.

Update on Jeremiah: He is doing remarkably well. He had his 1mo well visit and Josh and I both took him. He now weighs 11lbs 12oz (90%) and is 22.3 in long (75%). They must have measured him wrong at birth because I know he’s grown more than .3 inches! His incision site looks good and I think irrigating the wound and antibiotics will end tomorrow. He’s already been off Tylenol for 24 hours and I haven’t noticed him in pain (though now that I think about it, he’s not sleeping great today, hmm).

Also, I recently decided to join my aunts, sister and a few cousins in Gatlinburg in a few weekends! While it’s a bit daunting to think of taking care of JJ all by myself, this is one of my favorite places and I am really excited to go back!

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