Tuesday, July 27, 2010


See more pictures of Ethan, and ogle my friend Phil's super photography skills here.

Things are going at our house. Where they are going, or what they are going to do when they get there is to be decided as soon as I can remember what day it is and/or when I get more than 3.5 hours of sleep in a row. We're going on day 17 here, not that I'm counting.

Ethan isn't colicky, most days, which I am very thankful for. He just does the usual baby things like not sleeping very much and needing to eat every 5 minutes, which is not very restful, especially when you have Nora the Destructor alternately destroying everything in our house, as her name would suggest, and needing more water. That girl is thirsty.

I had a little bit of the new-mom-crazies this past week and I felt like yelling and crying and hugging/hitting everybody. Saturday night, Ethan was awake from 2:30 until 6. I may have admitted that I was having some buyer's remorse and maybe said that I wanted to take him back. We went to church and I had Ehan in the wrap. A gaggle of kids ran up and asked if they could see the baby. I bent down and up ran Joey, he's 4, I think. Joey's mother had a baby last month, but the umbilical cord tore during labor causing extensive damage from blood loss. The baby died a week later.

"Your baby is beautiful, our baby died."

And then he scampered off as if he hadn't just blown me away.


Rileigh said...

Dear Amanda,

First of all you look way hot for having a baby just one week old. Secondly I read the story about Joey and felt as though I had been kicked in the stomach, how precious life is, I am so grateful our children are all okay. Lastly, your little boy is totally cute. well done.


Megan said...

OH my gosh you look amazing! Not like you don't always, but I don't even know that I had taken my second shower by the time Oliver was 1 week old! (It didn't help that I think I seriously broke my tailbone, so moving was very undesirable for about 3 months)

And wow, I'm glad you met that kid at church because that means that his family at least has the Plan of Happiness to help them through everything. Even though situations like that aren't clearly defined, it's the Plan of Happiness, and the love of the Savior is always there. But wow. My father-in-law was telling Oliver that he was glad he was OK, because he's always worried about the grandchild that will not be OK, like Matthias's big sister who was taken before her first birthday. That same thud hit me, since Matthias said to NEVER bring her up around his dad because of the tender feelings.

Bridget said...

That is so sad. I've never heard of that happening before. What a reality check.

Natchel said...

Oh sheesh... that Joey. Pardon me while I go weep openly.

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