Friday, May 25, 2007

And then there were three

...little boys in a very little house. Trevor is now 3 1/2 weeks old and life has settled back into some sort of a routine. Today the unthinkable happened....all three boys were napping at the same time and I got to nap too!!! Camden rarely naps anymore, but with the FCS graduation tonight, I didn't want a crabby boy on my hands. It was heavenly to relax and wake up to a quiet house.

All in all things are going well here. Trevor is already almost 11 1/2 pounds. He's growing as quickly as Camden did. Josiah and Camden have really adjusted well. They are enjoying their new bunk beds and the titles of Biggest and Big brother.

I am finally feeling pretty normal. I am hoping to get back into Curves next week, and I'm sure that will help as well. My body continues to heal from the stresses of delivery, but progress is steady (even if it's slow.)

We've heading into our busy summer season. Check out Joel's blog for youth group happenings. We'll be leaving for summer camp at Northland in just a few weeks! I love taking our teens to camp...for many reasons...but that's another blog for another day.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Road to Recovery

Well, I guess it's time to update on how things are going. Trevor is growing like a weed already and the older two are adjusting to life with a newborn in the house. Camden has been acting up over the littlest of things, but I expected that from him. I think we may be over the worst though....we'll see. Josiah dotes on his little brother and is constantly looking to see where mommy has put him (in the swing, the bassinet, or is he hiding under that blanket???)

For those of you who are interested in details, my delivery was the best one so far. They induced me at 12:00 noon, but the contractions really didn't pick up until 2 or 2:30....and by then my epidural was in place and working :) I could still feel enough (trust me!) and Joel was terrific at keeping me focused and relaxed. At 5:00 my OB came into the room and at 5:12 Trevor was here. It definately was much faster than I ever anticipated and I felt really good afterwards....however.....

My recovery has been the most difficult one so far. I separated my pubic bone during delivery and was unable to walk without assistance the first night after Trevor was born. I had been experiencing pain for several months, but the delivery pushed my body to its limits. After returning home, I started experiencing some pretty intense back pain. Joel took me to the ER on Saturday at the advice of my OB. It turns out that I strained my back during delivery too....Of course they said, "go home and rest." The ER doc wrote a few prescriptions for painkillers and muscle relaxers, but I haven't filled them. Doing so would mean putting Trevor on formula until the meds clear my system....and that's not a route I'm willing to take right now.

I went to the chiropractor today (hooray for Dr. Craig) and got some much needed relief! Basically, I have a pinched nerve and a lumbar strain. I was pretty out of whack, but we made a little progress. A few visits over the next week or so should get me back to somewhat normal. The pubic bone issue will have to resolve itself with rest and time.

Despite all of this, I feel great health-wise. The struggle now is taking it easy when I want to be up and around a lot more. My goal is to get to the Mother-Daughter tea (with my son...ha ha) this Saturday, or at least church on Sunday. We'll see.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Trevor Ashford Gearhart's Arrival

Trevor Ashford Gearhart made his grand entrance into the world this evening at 5:12pm. He weighed in at 9lbs 3ozs and was 22 inches long. I am sure Dawn will write more later, but right now she would rather sleep=) Enjoy the pics!

Today's the day!

We're heading over to the hospital this morning. My doctor and I have decided to induce labor since I've been progressing in several ways for a few weeks. Camden is soooo excited that "our baby is coming TODA Y!"

Please pray that everything goes well. I'll update you as soon as I can.