Joshua's doing good. He ate well in the night (I woke him up) and again at breakfast. I think he did 4 hr intervals last night. I hate waking up to an alarm at 3:30am, but I figure I may only get to breastfeed him for a short time - so I don't care if he CAN sleep through the night - I don't WANT him to sleep through the night. I get concerned as well because I wonder if he's waking up hungry, but not crying. So I'm never sure if he's hungry...
He's got three little drops of CSF (cerebralspinal fluid) on his head cover this morning. Please pray this stops. Like I've said before - If anything can get out, anything can get in - it's a MAJOR infection risk when he's leaking.
Brent, from stateofthenation, is coming today to take some pictures of Joshua. I'm really excited about that! I dressed him this morning in a sleeper that I thought was too big (it wasn't that bad) and I thought, oh wouldn't that be cute for his pictures on Saturday. Then Brent called and wanted to come today. Score! I don't even have to change him. :)
I'll be making cheesecake for dessert today. I know, never mind that postpartum weight loss... We have the crew of the M/V Pacific Link coming to the house tonight for dinner. My parents are directors of the ship (not captains, directors - like mom and dad of the ship). Check out this if you're curious about the ship. They're bringing dinner and we're making dessert. I have become big fan of cheesecake, because I used to be convinced it was difficult - only to find it was EASY PEASY.
Life has to continue in some normal light. The dishes still need done, the cleaning still has to be done, the laundry, etc. Me making cheesecake because my parents are having people over helps life feel normal. I need some amount of normal. I can't leave the house. In fact, since he was born I have gone on one short walk, and gone to the doctors and the pharmacy once. I feel quite secluded. Matt and Oceana took Mom to the airport yesterday and I sat home and.... get this.... unraveled yarn. Hahahahaha. Ok.
Poor Joshua's nose is still stuffed up. But between the syringe and the saline drops, he's doing ok. He's staying awake more - not tons - but enough that we get to see his eyes open. And he moves a bit more now, so I have to hold onto him tighter. I'm always afraid I'll drop him when he moves quick.
Prayer Requests for Today:
**Our family - Matt, Oceana, Joshua, and I. We need to gel as a family. It can be difficult at time because we live with so many other people.
**Joshua's cele - It needs to stop leaking and heal over.
**Joshua's cold - His congestion really bothers his breathing at times.
**The red tape paperwork trail - Immigration and our visas, his NZ birth certificate, his US birth certificate, our insurance. Pray I don't lose it, and that everything goes smoothly.
Love you all.
Pictures: I cannot upload too much because of our internet, not because of blogger. I might be able to get my sister uploading pictures from her house this weekend. We'll see. I'm as anxious to show him off, as you are to look at him. :)