Saturday, January 10, 2009

the first days

Things are good around here. I had somehow forgotten how painful being a new mom is. I remembered it was painful, but forgot how much. The stitched up parts, the contracting uterus, the milk coming in..... yowza. Luckily I seem to be the only one suffering around these parts and everyone else is grand.
Well, I'm grand too, just a painful version of it.

Then again, Sir O busted his chin open on the bathtub last night, and in lieu of a trip to the ER for stitches, we located some steri-strips and patched him up at home. There was some stress, mostly performed by myself. So I guess Sir O has had a wee bit of suffering himself. (Although judging by behavior, not too much).

Sir O shows off his "banade"

And I'm most happy to report that Sir O is proving to be a most excellent big brother. He's very attentive, sweet, and almost always very gentle. Such a relief. This morning we found him bringing baby toys to the Captain in the bouncy seat, and pushing all the buttons for him so he could listen to the sounds they make.

I'm genuinely beginning to feel that once the painful phase is over I may be able to handle it all. Not perfectly, but I think I can keep these kids alive, possibly even keep them happy a good portion of the time. That's a happy thought.

14 comments:

Methodical wormer said...

Oh my goodness, I love that last picture so much. Your babies are beautiful. That picture makes me excited for our new addition.

I am so glad Oliver is being a good big brother. I'm so anxious about that.

I so hope the pain starts to get better soon. I'm so sorry.

--jeff * said...

"and how are doing with your new baby?"

"oh, i'm just painfully grand!"

sounds good to me. ; )

hearing about sir o bringing the toys to capt. graham and pressing the buttons for him, now that's grand; made me smile deeply.

la_sale_bete said...

hooray! glad everything is going relatively well. congratulations!

Kori said...

So sweet! It really is so fun to see your kids interact, huh?! Good times...especially when you have narcotics/anti-inflammatories on board! Please don't be afraid to take them; Capt. G won't mind the nap, either!

amyorr said...

Oh....the contracting uterus. HORRIBLE. I remember. Recovery is so much harder than delivery. I think. The boys are adorable. Feel better soon!

glittersmama said...

A little bit of happy tears looking Oliver's sweet little hand on Graham's head...

The Hodges Family said...

That is awesome news that things at home with two boys are going better than anticipated....Hope you start to feel better soon=)

Cam said...

Sir Oliver and Captain Graham. I like it.

hairyshoefairy said...

What a sweet brother Sir O is. I love that he's bringing toys and trying to play. Aww.

Every time I think about beginning to nurse again I get all nervous in anticipation. That was painful, but worth it. I'm glad things are settling in for you and the rest of the fam.

Angela said...

I am having serious warm-fuzzies looking at your sweet little boys. I wish you all the best during this wonderful and painful time of adjustment and addition.

Brittany said...

What a precious picture of your two boys. And yay for a sigh of relief that Sir O is an excellent and gentle big brother. I will be checking in on you frequently, and reassuring myself that if you can handle it, so can I. (??? Still a touch of doubt for me though.)

Taylor and Stina Cline said...

they are so cute Ems, and I know you will be great at taking care of BOTH of them! They'll tell you so themselves when they're older! I have faith in you! I love you!

The Shaws said...

Congrats, Em! I'm so excited for you to have two little boys...double the fun! Hope you're feeling better fast. I just remember the second time around the post-delivery contractions and breastfeeding being so much more painful. Capt. Graham is ADORABLE! Maybe the cutest baby I have seen in a really long time.

Happy healing and wishing you silent nights...

- Suzanne

Krystal said...

He is just so adorable! I bet you all just fight over who gets to hold him. I am so gald Oliver loves him, and is being the best big brother. I think it is so fun to watch your children love each other. Enjoy! I love seeing all the pictures, so keep them coming. Good luck on the recovery side of things. Let everyone help, and you just get rest. You'll be doing it on your own soon enough, so just take the extra hands of help, and let them take care of you as well. Congrats!

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