I can’t believe Christmas is over and the New Year is literally around the corner. We had no snow for Christmas, which I think makes it even more surreal. But every year, when New Years arrives, I always look back. I look back at where I came from, who I’ve become, and things I never did but wanted to. This may sound counter productive to you, but I feel like its important to do once every year. Continue reading
I’m so sorry for the long delays between posts. The holiday season is proving to be a very busy one for our little family. Today I did something I have been too scared to do. I went out shopping with my little guy for the majority of the day. We finished up some last minute Christmas shopping and we had lunch at our favorite place, Wegmans. He had Beechnut’s Apple Mango Avocado baby food, and I had a Caterpillar sushi roll. We laughed, and giggled, and touched all sorts of new materials. And you know what? Not once did I lock him and my keys in the car, nor did I lose him. I’m feeling pretty confident as a parent right now. And before anyone rolls their eyes… I’m fully aware that both of those things will eventually happen, but not today! Continue reading
Wow. Can you believe it’s been 3 weeks since my last post? You’d think I fell off the face of the earth! Between doctors appointments, vacation, and teething we’ve been going crazy over here.
We spent a wonderful week in Lake Placid enjoying the fresh air and the view of mountains covered in colorful trees. Unfortunately we found that our little guy does not like sleeping in the pack and play overnight. I actually think we came home more tired than when we left! But he loves watching the leaves all over the ground and certainly enjoyed the change of scenery. A big surprise for us was the amount of hair that started coming in on his head finally!
My baby boy had his 6 month checkup with the doctors office (shots included). His skin has been slowly improving, but his legs are still terrible. Doctor told us they aren’t healing because he has another skin infection. Just a couple days after the antibiotics and his legs are looking great!! But can I just tell you… I have never found myself so mad with a nurse before. I’m sure you’ll agree that there is a difference between “owie” crying, and “holy god that really hurts” screaming. The agony on his face and the noise of that tiny little body instantly ripped me into peices. When the nurse pulled the needle out of his leg, it started a river of blood down his leg immediately. And to make it worse, she bruised him at both injection sites on the one little leg. Now I realize that these immunizations are for his well being, but damn lady! You don’t need to stick the needle that deep! He’s all of 26 pounds! I probably ranted about this for 3 days I was so upset. My little guy? He was over it as soon as the Motrin kicked in and had a good cuddle with his momma.
And finally, teething. Ugh. Is there anything worse? Feeling him tense up and scream with pain when it is at it’s worst literally kills me inside. If you don’t know what a Razbaby RaZ-berry Teether is, go find one. It made such a huge difference for him. He likes to grab onto the handle and munch on that poor little sucker anyway he can. He sticks to each side, bites down and pulls it out, anything that simply makes him feel better. He even recognizes it now and starts chewing on it the second you put it near his face.
So that has been this little family’s adventures. It’s been hard getting back into a routine, but we finally are getting back to our rhythm. I hope you’ve all been enjoying your own little adventures! I have lots of blog posts to catch up on!
Today officially marks the first day of autumn!! I love fall. I personally cannot stand the hot, sweaty, muggy, miserable weather that is summer. During the summer i find myself missing the growing beauty that is spring, or longing for the leaves to begin changing. There is something so relaxing and refreshing about changing leaves, cooling weather, and apple flavored everything. Even the smell of the air is calming.
I know I still have another week of September…. but those Halloween decorations are coming out! I’m such a family person, and being such, I love every holiday that encourages family activity. Continue reading
My son spent 19 days in the NICU. 19 long days. 19 days I can barely remember now. I remember the emotions clear as day, but I’m quickly forgetting how I felt like it would never end. They’d tell us they had to increase his oxygen again and I’d just sit and wonder if we’d ever leave. My son recently passed 19 weeks, and I’m amazed. Where did all of those weeks go? It seems like yesterday I was walking through those doors terrified of screwing up this innocent life. Continue reading
I’ve wanted to be a mom since I was young. I wasn’t in a rush, just knew it was something I really wanted. I expected the long nights and diaper disasters everyone warns you about. What I didn’t expect was how extreme my feelings are for my son. It’s like a whole new definition of love. Continue reading
Lately I’ve been thinking back to when I first saw my son. I met him twice before I really met him. Let me explain. My son was first introduced to me as they were rushing him to the NICU and they were putting me under, I don’t remember it at all. Luckily my husband was able to snap a couple of pictures when it happened. After they put me all back together, they wheeled the gurney into the NICU for me to see him. I was still coming off of the anesthesia and barely remember this. I do remember them trying to fit the gurney between all those precious boxes caring for little babies, but I don’t really remember seeing my son.