Monday, June 29, 2009

Happenings

Lots to talk about in the Chastain household...well, not really, but let's pretend my life is fascinating and we have all kinds of news to relate. When in all actuality it was a regular weekend of trying to get sleep, feed a baby, church, and maybe clean the house...maybe. I have a few min to write because the Riggster is napping...or just laying quietly in his crib...see proof, I just snapped it!


Rigg no longer has to use the Billi Blanket. His level was down to a 10 as of Saturday morning. So he had his first night in his crib without a surreal glow about him. I think he slept better not having a glowing paddle attached to his torso. He is eating every 3 hours or so...I stretched him to 4 last night...by stretching, I mean I slept and I am still waking him up to eat. He has a Dr. apt on wed. and then we can see how his weight is...I think he is beefing up a tish bit...last wed he was 7.9...a whole pound lighter than when he was born. Here's to gaining weight...the babe, not me!


Little bits' umbilical cord came off Sunday morning. I did a happy dance in the middle of the living room and told him he was almost a real person! He just stared at me, I think he realizes already I am not normal...exhibit 1~the happy dance...


Rigg Got his first piece of mail last week. It was so precious! Our friend Jen is wonderful, Andy and I both loved it so much it is on our fridge...and will eventually go into a baby book...if I ever get around to one....another story altogether.


As for me, I am a glutton for punishment, I am still measuring myself just for fun....as if it is really any fun. I have lost a few inches around my middle...nowhere near where I want to be, but it is nice to see it going down. I am in serious "try to lose the weight in a healthy way while still getting you and the baby the nutrition you need" mode because my sister has moved up her wedding date. From December to. August.!!!! Wedding pictures people! I will have to truss myself up like a turkey to squeeze into a semi-flattering figure! Incidentally the picture below is of a very cute Rigg and a very unshowered Cari...



The captian was such a huge help this weekend. I got 2 naps during the day...long ones, he fed Rigg and helped out with dishes and all kids of other stuff. He is so wonderful. I think he bonded with Rigg this weekend too. It was great to see them "hang out" together.



My dog is feeling a bit neglected, he walked around the house for the first few days after we brought Rigg home with his ears down and his tail tucked. Now he just stares at you as if to say...remember me? No worries, he is still fed, loved and taken out...when I can remember. Luckily the captain is around or we would have one uncomfortable dog on our hands!



The captain starts his second round of chemo on Wed. he goes to the doc today to get a blood test to check the white cell count. I know he is not looking forward to it...a new baby, still having to find rides to and from work, and now more chemo...not to mention a post prego hormonal wife. The stuff he has to put up with! I am lucky he seems so normal! :)


Andy and I have been praying nightly for peace and calm regarding our son. Letting him rest in God's hands. I know many of you have been praying for us as well. I can tell. I am sleeping peacefully and have not wanted to get up and "just check" on him. I am still struggling with little things during the day. But as they come, I pray and ask God to calm me and take it away...I know this will be the case for who knows how long...but the captain and I are choosing to let God and let go. Thanks for all the prayers....now and in the future.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

YAY that the gross umbilical cord fell off!!! I cannnot get enough of Rigg just hanging out. He CRACKS me up.

Just Me - The Champion said...

Cari,

Nice to see your udpate. I've wondered about you this weekend! Rigg looks so good! He's adorable and looks so amazing! I can imagine your day is full of resting, feeding and snuggling. It's a haze of mommyhood in the beginning. Thanks for posting pics. I'll keep praying for Captain and the strength to get through the next round of chemo. I think you should do the Mommy dance around the house as much as possible. Dance parties in our house lighten the mood. I'll often crank my favorite 80's music and dance around. My kids think and understand their crazy Mom... but we gotta do what we gotta do! :) Let loose, have fun with your new boy and have a great week. Still praying.

Peace.
Jen

The Kelly's said...

Cari, Rigg is adorable!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word! The 3rd picture of Rigg is so so cute!!
Praying for you.
Carley

r- m val said...

oh the picture of baby rigg with his eyes wide open gives him a totally different look. he's darling. i LOVE the bedding by the way, not sure if i mentioned that when you previewed the nursery. i continue to pray for peace, faith & SLEEP! enjoy that little blessing!

Richard said...

Hey, when Bo needs someone, text me and I'll come up and bond with him for a few minutes. I don't mind. . .

Heidi @ Indy Photography said...

As I told you on Sunday...you look great, Cari. Seriously. For having had a baby 9 days prior, you look fantastic.

As for the issues with my blog, I don't know what's going on. Maybe if you tried removing it and then retyping it in at a later date? I don't know. In all honesty, I'm not even sure WHY that old blog is even showing up! It should be gone! Vanished! History!


tilesl

lindsay(s.a) said...

He really is a cutie!!!!

dg darling said...

He is so cute!

Penny said...

You sound like you're in a good place! I am SO thankful! Every time I check your blog, I think that baby gets more beautiful! Praying Andy does well. =)

denise said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. It cracks me up that you're still measuring yourself.

Shel said...

arg, i donno where my last attempt at a comment went.pardon if this is a repeat...BUT Rigg is so handsome!! Car you look GREAT! Glad you can hold him and squeeze him as much as you want now! So encouraging to hear how you see answered prayer. Will be praying especially for the treatments this week.

Ms. Kid Magnet said...

Your Rigg is soooo cute!! Praying for your family during this bittersweet time. :)

Lindsey said...

Love his little expression in the third picture down! HE IS SO CUTE! (And so are you!:)

Jess said...

He is so precious! I have been following your blog, and praying for you and your family. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Psalm112 said...

I can't get over how adorable he is...I understand the concern and have to turn a lot over to the Lord. Ben still has a lump on his neck and I always touch it and he has to tell me it's okay, but that's how we first found his cancer. We go to MD Anderson next week for his check-ups, though.
Praying for you!!