having a newborn is a lot of work...why do we forget this?
street weighed 10 lbs, 6 oz last friday. the dr said he didn't need to eat every 4 hrs at night. he has been waking up about every 2-3 hrs to eat at night. am i a bad mom for letting him cry 5 min last night in an attempt to get him to go back to sleep without eating? it was out of desperation and it worked.
i so desperately want price to talk. the crying is getting very old. i think i am treating him more like a toddler now that we have a baby in the house. i decided if i treat him like a baby, he will act like one.
wow, i sound like a mean mom. we really are doing great. street fits right in.
yesterday i asked nathan if i could die from no sleep. he said yes.
i was off therapy duty for 2 weeks but it starts again this week. price was so happy when i picked him up on monday. it made me feel so good.
price is very interested in his baby brother all of a sudden. i see the beginnings of a life-long friendship. we have been praying constantly for price's healing and development. why do i feel like street is just part of the Lord's answering of that prayer?
speaking of price, his lumbar puncture went just fine last week. we won't get results for months. there is only one place in the entire usa that tests for what we are testing for.
i have been doing alot of late night thinking about suffering. i came to the realization that suffering will never end here on earth. i always knew this but it really hit me. it makes me long for Jesus to return.
nathan and i have been doing a lot of talking about price and our hopes and prayers for him. i said we are running a marathon. i don't care when we get to the finish line, i just want to get there. nathan corrected me and said we are walking the marathon. so true!
ellery is sounding out every word she says lately. it's funny and awesome to see her learning more and more each day. i am just crazy about her.
poor street..i am watching him like a hawk. is he smiling? is his head control okay? etc. etc. i have to remind myself that he is only 2 weeks old. i kind of want to fast forward to a year old and see him walking but then i know i need to take it one day at a time and enjoy him.
i hope to post pictures of streeter tomorrow. what a blessing.