Why am I doing this?

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Ok, ok...I am updating

Sorry people, I have been a little busy. I am in survival mode. Everyday does get a little easier, thank heavens. We took Dillon to the Dr. today to have him weighed. I am VERY HAPPY to report that he is up to 8 pounds now! That is awesome! Jason and I were hoping for 7 by Labor Day. He blew that estimate out of the water.

As I said, everyday gets easier. People told me that and I did not believe them until now. This is the hardest job I have ever had, but totally worth all of it. Dillon is a great gift!

I will try and post more pictures soon! Happy Labor Day!!

Friday, August 12, 2005

No one tells you about the worries

Or maybe I just worry too much. He is so little, I worry I will do something wrong or miss a major problem. Last night I was up most of the night. I did sleep on the couch a little bit. My mom went home this afternoon, so I am officially alone!! The next weeks it will just be Dillon and me. I hope it cools off a bit so we can get out some. I hate being confined to the house. I try and sleep when he sleeps, but sometimes I cannot. I did take a little nap with him today. This nursing thing is a BIG challenge. It is a lot harder than I thought. Once again...something no one tells you!

Good news! He gained 5 ounces. He now weighs 6 pounds and 4 ounces. That is exciting and makes the tiredness worth it.

Next week I have to write my paper for class. I had to take an incomplete because I was admitted to the hospital the day before my last class, so I could not make my final presentation. SUCK! So now I have to write a paper!! Fun, fun.

Feel free to come see me next week!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

One day at a time...

Not only is this saying good for recovering addicts, it is also good for parenthood. I live day to day to see what Dillon is going to do. Will he eat every three hours, or every hour and a half? It changes daily. Sleep is ok. He usually is up two or three times a night, but so far, just to eat. I hope he keeps it that way. I am trying to get some errands ran while my mom is here and I have help. I went to the DMV today to renew Jason's plates. Some older gentleman commented about how I should not have my baby out in the heat. I guess I am a terrible parent!! Even though we were going from the air conditioned house, to the air conditioned car, to the air conditioned building. Oh well, I suck! Funny what people will say to you when you have a kid. I thought being pregnant was bad, but actually having the kid and getting comments is worse.

He is a wonderful addition to our family! I can't remember what life was like before him and he has only been here a week and a half. More to come soon...

Saturday, August 06, 2005

It's about time, but I have a good excuse...

So our son is here! Dillon Isaak arrived on July 30th at 6:34 pm. I was in labor for about 12 hours. I had to be induced because I was diagnosed with preclampseia (Sp? Just because I had doesn't mean I can speel it!). I was actually hospitalized the Tuesday before and put on bed rest. My blood pressure is back to normal and I feel good. I will spare you all the details - ask if you want to here them. (I know not everyone wants to here the entire story.) He was three weeks early, so he was 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 1/2 inches. We came home from the hospital on Monday.

Anyway, being a parent is the best thing in the world. It is still so crazy, but VERY cool.