Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas time is here

Are you cramming in last minute Christmas wrapping too? I've been hiding behind a locked bedroom door most of the day. I used to love wrapping presents when I only had 3 or 4 gifts to wrap. Today I had so many other things I needed to be doing, but wrapping presents was just as important. I'm thankful for gifts to wrap and gifts to give.
I've been wanting to blog, everyday. The hours pass, and nights come, and my bed calls. My pillow hasn't felt so good in a long time. I'm so happy to be able to sleep on my stomach again, it's wonderful! Brady is an excellent sleeper boy. He easily sleeps 3 and 4 hours at night. I have to wake him most of the time to nurse or he would sleep longer stretches of time. I was trying to fall back to sleep after feeding him the other night and all I could do was listen to "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" play over and over in my head. Apparently, short sleep cycles cause crazy things like this to happen!!
Sleep or no sleep, I'm still taken with my newest child.  And I'm certainly happy that he likes to sleep!
Well, we all are pretty smitten for the little guy.

Joseph can't stop rubbing Brady's head, his hair is SO soff as Jenna's says.

You can be watching for Curious George to show up in a lot more pictures in the future.  He pops up in random places along side Brady.  Joseph is constantly tucking him in next to Brady in his swing, bed and bouncy seat.  Sometimes I really do question if this monkey is alive.  Joseph also tries to stick silky tags in Brady's fisted hands.  He always has, and still does like rubbing the silk tags on his blankets and clothes.
From head...
to toe...

We are loving life!
I am feeling much better. I had to get labs drawn to check my thyroid levels since they more than likely will have to change my medicine soon when my body levels out again. The day I went to the doctor, I had been having tingling in my hands and feet off and on. It was kinda extreme and reminded me of how I felt after my thyroidectomy, when my para thyroid stopped working. That caused my Vitamin D and Calcium levels to get really low and I had tingling in my hands and feet, as well as my muscles in my feet, hands and jaw drawing. I mentioned that I thought this might be happening again so we checked my Vitamin D and Calcium. That was Friday and by Saturday, my hands were drawing and every time I ate or drank, my jaw was tightening. By the end of the day, I rummaged through the medicine cabinet and found my Vitamin D and Calcium prescriptions from my surgery. On Tuesday, I went back to the doctor and found out my Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, and B12 levels were all very low. My Calcium level was 7 and it was 7.7 after my surgery.  I'm not quite sure why this is, if it's because I'm nursing and was borderline low prior to that or if it's because my thyroid medicine isn't regulated. I'm going to have everything re-checked in 4 weeks and I have an appointment with my endo doctor. By then hopefully my body will be leveled off and we can see what needs to be adjusted.
It's nearly midnight and I have to feed my baby.  I hope  you all have Holly Jolly Christmas!  I'm so thankful for God's blessings to me, especially the gift of His Son!


Sidnie said...

I love the last picture of all your littles under the tree! :)
So sweet.
And Brady? He's adorable. I love baby feet.

I hope getting your levels back to normal will help you feel better, and that it's nothing more serious than that.
Been thinking of y'all. So glad y'all have a precious little one to love on this Christmas.

Wanting What I Have said...

LOVE all the pics and am so glad you are enjoying these days! My children think your children are adorable! :) Hope your levels get back to normal very soon. Merry, merry Christmas!

BARBIE said...

I loved all of your pictures. Your daughter is so precious with the baby. Hoping your levels get back to normal soon!