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.