Sunday, January 25, 2009

I am missing my good friend...sleep.






Perhaps I raved a little too soon about our transition. Last night reminded me of the days of having an infant. You know the every 2 hours of night waking...the tiptoeing away from the bed only to have the baby screaming again. I knew he wasn't feeling well, so I cut him some slack (not that babies really need an excuse for slack!). But when he woke at 6 a.m., I noticed he was hot. Really hot. Took his temperature and it was 103.5. Yikes! So I gave him some tylenol and just listened to his drippy, runny nose and yucky cough while reading him stories and playing with him. Ugh. I knew we could be in for a long day. After a little while, I passed him off to Steve and got another 1.5 hours of much needed sleep. I called the doctor when I woke up, who told me to bring him in, and sure enough - he had an ear infection. After 2 doses of antibiotic, I'm really hoping for a better nights sleep...In fact, I'd love to wake up at 7 a.m (and no sooner!), but I have a feeling that is a little while to come. :)

He has been such a sweet baby, even being sick. Although we are certainly seeing a little more sadness - who can blame him? I included some photos of our last two days. I finally got him to sleep in the sling today. Believe it or not, he's been fighting any daytime sleep and is WAY to curious to fall asleep on my back! This is despite the reports that this is how he napped in Korea! Hmm....

Ben and Ella have not only enjoyed having Levi here, but have enjoyed having daddy AND mommy home all the time! We've really enjoyed this family time, although Ben and Ella are starting to fight more, and Steve is getting a little bored, so I'm ready to send everyone back to school and work tomorrow! :)

Tonight, as I rocked my baby boy to sleep, I cried hard. It was the kind of cry where you are sobbing and can't stop. After I laid him in bed, I came downstairs and sobbed in Steve's arms. It is all sinking in. This amazing baby, Levi's birth mom, his foster mom, the arrival day events, doctors appointments, baby sneezes, loosing my "Independence", THREE college tuitions...I could go on and on. It's been a FULL 6 days. Someone pinch me...

4 comments:

coreytimes.blogspot.com said...

Angie~ thank you for sharing. :)

Nicole said...

Love you!

emily said...

oh, angie. i am praying that this finds you well rested... i hope that levi is feeling better, and that all of those feelings of being... overwhelmed... are starting to feel a little bit more comfortable. i agree... thank you for keeping it real, and thank you for sharing it with us, as wonderful and as scary as it is.

Rebecca said...

Oh, I remember the napping-in-the-sling days! Such sweet photos. I hope you get some time to process all the amazing things that have happened this week. And I hope you get some sleep!