So we have some exciting news - Jackson wore big boy underwear ALL day yesterday and was dry and clean the whole day!! WHOO HOO!! Let me just tell you how proud I am of him and how excited I am for myself that my diaper changing days with him are close to being over. I say close because that was yesterday and today... well today he's already had two accidents. I keep telling him that accidents are NOT a part of the plan but I don't think he gets it... But again - one full day of dryness. We're getting there.
Poor little guy has been fighting a cold or something all week though. He has a bad cough and a very runny nose. And he hates medicine. I mean HATES! I literally have to sit on him to make him take it. I really shouldn't be surprised though since I vividly remember running away from my parents and it taking both of them to make me take medicine when I was a kid - apple, tree, what???
Here he is *hiding* from the meds...
Miss Adelyn is well... testing me. She went from being the best baby to the gassiest baby and for those of you who don't know - babies do not like gas. She cries all the time and I have no clue what to do for her. We give her gas drops and those seem to help some. She's ok during the day but the evening is a really bad time for her which means a really bad time for me. I actually had to call my mom last night in tears and have her come take care of the baby for a little bit. I couldn't handle it at that point [two points for me realizing I was getting close to my breaking point, right??] So she came and did this belly to belly thing which helped Addie a ton. Her grandma [so my great grandma] used to tell her that putting a baby's tummy on your tummy would give you the baby's belly ache. Sounds a little off to me but after my mom did that, Addie fell asleep and my mom had the burps. Huh?? I don't care... it worked. :)
Tonight is my first night away from her and I'm not going to lie - I'm stoked. I glad to have some alone time with my girlfriends and I'm happy to get out of the house without one of the kids in tow. I love them both - to pieces!! But since I've been home these three weeks, I have yet to have 10 minutes away from her. Aaron loves on her and holds her and helps take care of her once he gets home but I am always home too. I haven't been truly *away* from her yet. I think I'm going to miss her a ton by the end of the night but I'm still very glad for the break.
Here is my little girl growing up already... :(
Here she is with the "startle reflex" in full gear
And we were making faces at each other here and I thought this one was super funny...
And the beloved binky
Yes... she really does sleep this way...