Hi friends! First of all, I want to say thank you times a million to the lovely people who reached out or sent messages after my last post. I really had no idea that so many of our friends and family had gone through such similar reflux/colic/crybaby situations. Though it seems like many of your experiences were much much worse than ours. Bless your hearts. Your stories and reassurances and suggestions (especially the ones that included wine) were taken to heart and I sincerely appreciate it. I would never wish a crying baby on anyone, but I must say it’s nice to be in the company of so many amazing mamas and papas. Kindred spirits and all that jazz.
Want to hear the good news? Crosby’s reflux medication seems to be working! (She says as she knocks on every piece of wood in a 12-mile radius.) I’ve been super hesitant to actually say that for fear of jinxing us and having it all blow up in my face. But we’ve been going on a week+ of pretty good days. Don’t get me wrong, baby boy still has his moments and meltdowns but it’s nothing like it was a few weeks ago. And the biggest change is that his tummy pain seems to be under control. Thank all the gods. Nothing worse than seeing a baby, especially your own baby, in pain. And especially when it revolves around food. Food is
one of the best thing in life. I can’t imagine not being able to enjoy eating. (Says the lady who still has 10 pounds of baby weight to lose.) Anyways. Please join me in crossing your fingers, toes and any other loose appendages and praying that the medication continues to work. Forever and ever amen.
Switching gears. Can I be basic for a moment and talk about how I can’t believe the holidays are almost here. Can you? Are you ready? Have you decorated already? Did you start Christmas shopping yet? Did you hear about those two people who are already in line at Best Buy for Black Friday? I’ve never really participated in Black Friday shopping so I don’t totally understand. I mean, yes, you get a great deal on something… but is it really worth standing in line for 2 friggin weeks? Am I missing something? I don’t understand the desire to camp on the cement for weeks in order to save $14 on a CD-ROM or whatever. No but really. Why is this becoming such a phenomenon? This camping out for Black Friday business. Unless, is there free food associated with it? Because then I might understand.
I repeat: 10 pounds of baby weight.
Anyways. Even though they’ve crept up so quickly this year, I could not be more excited to experience the holidays with my babybooboomunchkinsmoochyface. I’m giddy just thinking about bringing Crosby to pick out a Christmas tree, and to see Santa, and to see Christmas lights for the first time! Even though he has no idea what Christmas is or who Santa is or you know, that he even has eyes yet… ….. Well you know what it’s not really about him is it? It’s about ME. And I’m pumped. Casey and I have been talking about starting some new family traditions now that there are three of us. Which is terribly exciting but also there’s lots of pressure to come up with traditions that we won’t break in a year or two or 10. You know what they say… a broken tradition is the number one cause of rebellion and crime in young children. No not really, nobody says that. But I really want to come up with ideas that we can and will want to continue for many years. Anyone have any good ideas that we can steal? All I can come up with are things that revolve around food.
Update: 11 pounds of baby weight. I just ate a donut.
Welp. I’ve written just about this entire post with one hand while holding
a donut Crosby in the other. So let’s do us all a favor and move onto the photo portion of this field trip. Which includes pics from when my mom and stepdad were here, and then when Casey’s parents were here, and then other cute pics of my baby just because. Go forth and prosper.
This kid is a natural at the deadpan stare. I have a feeling he’s going to speak fluent sarcasm when he’s older, just like his mama…. Poor Casey.