Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baby, Boys, Bath, and Bagels

The littlest Odom was born 12 days ago on Thursday, June 21st at 2:15 am.  Our third son!  I definitely had a feeling the baby was going to be a boy, but it is still hard for me to believe I have THREE sons.  Though I don't know why I thought this,  I can remember saying I wanted all boys when I was younger.  Needless to say, Levi is perfect.  He really has been fairly content these past 12 days.  He cries when he's hungry, tired or needs to go the bathroom.  I love predictability, so we are quite a pair.  He eats every 3 hours or so, and a few nights we have stretched it to 4 hours.  I feel adequately rested, but usually end up falling asleep on the couch shortly after we put the big boys to bed!

Oh the big boys!  Both of them have adjusted really well to the addition.  Noah is still sifting through his emotions about the change.  I can tell he's trying to figure out his new role, becoming a bit more independent, and testing his behavioral limits. Gavin has been super gentle with the little guy, loves to hold and sing to him, and continues to go a million miles a minute.  I am trying to keep them somewhat occupied, but with the ridiculous heat and the new baby, movie days, the Wii, and eating are some of our favorite time killers!

David is a the champion dad!  He is just what the boys need at 5:15 pm, deals with the dog, and holds the babe when I need a break. He is the master bather too!  I can't do the slippery new born bath thing.  It scares me to no end.  David handles Levi so confidently when he's covered in soap suds.  He also cleans the umbilical cord...just like a loose tooth...I won't touch the thing!

As for the mom, I'm adjusting fairly well.  I can cry at any moment, always want David to be with me, and could eat bagels for every meal.  Other than that, I am super blessed and so thankful for my healthy baby boy.  I guess it gets "easier" the third time around...I do feel like I am enjoying this newborn stage so much and I am sad to already see him change.  I'll do a photo dump soon, but for now, my blessings...

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you are all doing so well. We cannot wait to meet Levi!