Micah loves it!
(and Mama loves the break)
As for added updates: everything is going so well! I am EXTREMELY grateful that Jared's parents are still here. They have been a great team playing with Luke and making sure everything gets done. Until today I feel like all I've managed to do is feed the baby, feed myself (the food that Jared's mom fixes), and try to sleep. My body had a hard time adjusting to getting up so much in the night. Micah is actually a pretty good sleeper. He wakes up to eat every 3-4 hours at night and goes right back to sleep, but my brain would wake up during the feeding and it would take me 2 hours to fall back asleep. So I got an hour nap before I had to feed the baby again. It was exhausting. I think I may have been having withdrawals from the Unisom sleeping pill that I had to take during the duration of my pregnancy to combat sickness. Whatever the reason, I needed the problem to end. Last night Jared and his dad gave me a blessing that my mind and heart would be at ease and that I would be able to sleep. What relief! I did! Whenever I felt my mind start spinning, I would whisper to myself, "God is with me. God is with me," and I'd drift right off. I feel so amazed and grateful that every prayer and problem has been answered quickly and lovingly for us. Our blessings are overflowing.
Speaking of blessings, one of my greatest concerns was breast feeding. It was a big struggle with Luke, but feeding is going well so far. Micah latches right on, he usually eats for around 30 minutes each feeding, and he is already back to his birthweight. Because of his bilirubin levels, a nurse was coming to the house everyday to do a heel prick (thank goodness that is over!) but he had to be weighed each day as well. He gained about 3 ounces a day. I think I must have pretty good milk. What a relief!
The boys' room is almost done. Jared's mom was so nice and made the bumpers for me while I slept. I can't wait till everything is in place-- there will definitely be a post with pictures because they may end up with the CUTEST ROOM EVER.
And Luke is eating up the attention he is receiving. He still isn't too interested in Micah, but I think it's mostly because Micah is most often tucked away sleeping in my room, so Luke isn't around him as much. Yesterday was the first full day off the biliblanket, so it was also the first day that Micah could really join the family. Luke liked watching him in the swing. He touches Micah's hair and says, "so soft."