06 Jan 2014 1 Comment
Up 23 lbs. So, still hanging around the same mark…
The infant car seat, bouncy seat and floor play mat have all been pulled out. I washed the covers on the car seat and bouncy seat and got them both reassembled. They are now ready to go, just hanging out in the baby’s room. Most of the baby clothes have been washed and are ready to go…and I saw the box of bottles and the drying rack and all that in the closet, but I left it in there for now. We’re keeping all fingers tightly crossed for a more successful breastfeeding run this time…if we can avoid having to buy formula and wash bottles non stop, we’ll all be happier! (But if not, we’ve got all that stuff on hand…just in case.)
As soon as we get the pictures hung up in U’s room, we can take pictures of everything and show them off! He seems to have made the transition to his new room with no issues at all. He’s been in it for about 4 or 5 nights now and is still sleeping just fine at nighttime and for naps. So…that was easy?
Highlights of the week?
I wouldn’t really call it a highlight, but it’s a funny story, so I’ll share. Yesterday it was in the 40’s here and SUPER windy. We were finishing taking down all the Christmas decorations and so U and I went out front to pull the lights off the bushes real quick. I was just wearing shorts and a tank top inside the house, so I pulled on this long brown cardigan sweater and some shoes and we went outside. I got the lights off of one bush and when I started on the second, I heard U saying “Mama! Mama!” over and over. I didn’t turn around, but asked him what he wanted, and he just kept saying it, so I finally turned around and saw him pointing across the street. He has gotten out his big blue bouncy ball from the container on the porch and the wind has snagged it and blown it across the street. By the time I looked it was already 2 houses down. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I just said “Oh no! Mama will get it. Stay here!” and took off after it. I started with just a fast walk, but the wind kept gusting and blowing it farther and farther, so I jogged a bit. It blew back to our side of the street, but was rolling faster and faster and I was getting farther and farther away from the house (where my 2 year old was just left in the front yard!), so I realized I needed to run. So I sprinted. I had to run all the way into the neighborhood behind ours…about a quarter of a mile in all! FOR A $2 BALL Once I got it, I had to walk back home (because I was out of breath and running was just a bad idea in general) and I was so embarrassed that I was out there in that ridiculous (and weather inappropriate) outfit, that cars kept going by. I just kept my head down the whole way. And as I got close to our house, I was scanning to see where U was (knowing that he can open the front door and that he might have gone inside since it was so cold, but also knowing that he wouldn’t leave the yard or go into the street – that’s just not his personality) and finally I saw him…sitting on the front porch step with his hands in his lap. Just patiently waiting. God, I love that kid. He makes me laugh! So, the ball was safely returned, but I felt awful for the rest of the day. So I tried to take it easy, and relax..today I feel much better, so all’s well that ends well. But next time, some other kid might be really happy when they find a free blue ball bouncing around in their yard.