Christmas music playing, hot chocolate drinking, gingerbread house making. We love Christmas!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The day Norah turned 6 months I called the Dr. office and said we need to be seen today. She still cries...screams... all the time, waking up 3-4 times a night, only poops every 1-2 weeks...plain and simple she is miserable and surely colic can't last for 6 months. They got us in and we decided to do a trial run with a reflux medicine, the dr. also wanted to do a x-ray of her tummy and that baby was filled with air all the way through. She told me to give her gas drops every hour for the rest of the day and then with every feeding after that. And my friends that has made all the difference. We had tried the drops before but just wasn't giving her enough (she gets the max dose everyday) she feels so much better and is happy and funny and curios and giggly and sleeping and cuddly and just wonderful. We have had an amazing month, she doesn't need the reflux medicine but if we miss the gas drops she pays for it.
She can get anywhere she wants to now, puts everything in her mouth and says momma, mommomooomm.... Yes she said MOM first!!!! The only one, everyone else's first word was dada
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I have renamed him pomegranate monster
Norah has discovered the dish washer, her little face melts my heart
Sunday, December 8, 2013
We were going to have a garage sale Saturday but the HIGH was going to be 10! It has been so cold but beautiful, no fog and sunny and the mountains look like someone poured marshmallow cream over them :)
Younger two have been out for the count this week. Luckily we got Caleb on antibiotics early so he is doing better and little miss Norah is on the upswing too. She had her first fever and it was so sad, she had trouble sleeping and just didn't know what she wanted :(
Savvy still wants to be an elf. I found this letter on her dresser,
"Dear Santa Claus,
I want to be a elf. I was wondering if I could go to the north pole. I would like to meet some of your elves. If you can't it is ok maybe another night. Thank you Love Savannah Rose Clay"
She was in her bed with her pants on and told me that if she was gone in the morning to not worry because she would be with Santa.
She wants an elf costume, shrinking and flying powder for Chrismtas
She has started writing songs as well, I was a little surprised when she showed me this one.... it's supposed to be "Santa's Reindeer"
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I got a birthday weekend! Michael gave me the best gift possible... a hotel... by myself...aka.. SLEEP. This was the first night since April that I have slept all night and it was glorious. I was a bit nervous because little miss Norah has refused to take a bottle but Michael was determined that he could get her to take one. She woke up at 3am and wouldn't take the bottle :) So michael put sugar on the nipple and that girl downed 3 bags of milk! I had 6 bags in the freezer and they were all gone when I got back the next day... :)
I am one blessed lady. This was my 13th birthday with Michael, 7th birthday as a mom, I have amazing parents, family and friends... It was a very happy birthday
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I put on my big girl panties and hosted Thanksgiving this year :) Being responsible for the turkey made me feel like I was a grow up.... not graduating college, buying a house, having kids, or moving across the country... but cooking a turkey did it. And just for the record, I bombed it. It was so dry it should have imploded like the one did on Christmas vacation. The dressing was the consistency of jello, sweet potato casserole was runny, rolls were hard. But, But, love was there and it was wonderful and fun and full of laughs:)
The Nelson's and Scarbrough's came over
The Nelson's and Scarbrough's came over
After lunch the kids and dads had a serious dodge ball game that lasted over an hour, then Michael pulled out his banjo. It was a wonderful day...minus the food ;)