… of a having a happy baby!
I think the Prevacid is helping. He’s still spitting up a LOT, and uncomfortable here and there, but I think that can be helped with a little tweaking of the dosage. And time. I’m just glad he’s not screaming all the time.
I’m also not too keen on the way we are having to administer Joshua’s Prevacid. Joshua loves his applesauce (and seems to be doing well with it), but I know he’s not getting the 100% full dosage, even though I try very hard to make sure he does. Inevitably, some of those pesky little ‘granules’ end up under his chin or somewhere else. I’ll definitely be talking to the doctor about this at his checkup next week.
As for the rest of us? Emily is doing very well on the potty training front. She hasn’t had an accident for the past 2 days. And she went #2 in the potty today! That is huge, as that was our biggest obstacle. I am so happy about this!
Nathan is still requiring pull-up’s at night. If we don’t 100% enforce no liquids after 5:30 pm and get him up at 9:30-10 pm to go use the bathroom, he wets his pull-up. Every. Single. Night. And even if we do all of the above, he STILL sometimes “goes.” He’s almost 7 years old! At his 6 year checkup, the doctor said to just give him time. But Nate & I are both getting frustrated. The problem is, he’s a really heavy sleeper so I truly think he just doesn’t wake up. But I’m tired of buying pull-up’s. For a six year old! It’d be one thing if it were once in a while, but again – it’s every single night. At this point, I will keep buying pull-ups because we have tried going without them and the insanity of having to change bedsheets and wash them every single day was much less preferable to just spending the money.
Any ideas there?
I’m feeling a little ‘under the weather’ today with a slight sore throat and impending cold, but I feel like I’m kicking it quickly. So I’m trying to not do too much (as always, so much easier said than done!) and plan on getting to bed early tonight. I think I’ll be ok by tomorrow. I have my “remedies” and the difference in my health is really amazing. I used to get sick all the time, along with the kids, and I’d be really sick for a few days and then still recovering for a week or two. Now, I can usually ward off an illness before it really hits me and even if I miss that ‘window’, I’m over it within a day or two. And you all know how invaluable that is when you’re a mom.
This week, I’m working on Christmas baking and wrapping presents in the evening. In other years, I’ve ended up wrapping everything on Christmas Eve and staying up super late. But not this year! We have a Christmas Eve service at church and I’m going to enjoy that with my family and not worry about wrapping presents!
I am still tired. Emotionally tired. And I feel like I’m still trying to get in the “Christmas spirit” and I’m not there yet.
When Nathan noticed that one of the tiny light bulbs was out on the Christmas tree yesterday, he very solemnly told me “It’s because we don’t have enough Christmas spirit, Mom.”
Oops. It’s not very good when your six year old notices.
But as my mom reminded me, it’s been a crazy couple of months with some very unusual things. It’s not that I’m crazy or something is wrong with me. Things have been insane. We went on a long trip to visit family – with a lot of extra stress with our car and travel thrown in – then came back only to have Thanksgiving and Emily’s birthday. Then my dad came to visit. And then we’re in the middle of the Christmas season. All of those things were great (except for the car.) But it all happened back to back. With no time to rest. All of this while dealing with Joshua’s issues. So yeah it’s been a crazy couple of months.
I feel like we’re turning a corner. Maybe, just maybe, the New Year will be better… I’m hopeful!
By the way, I had a great time going out with friends last Friday. I can’t wait to do it again.