What a day! M is still sick, but on the mend. In the last 8 months, B and I have often asked, while changing a diaper, “do you think that’s diarrhea?” Well – let me just say that now I KNOW what that looks like and we’ve been lucky enough to avoid it until now. It was not a good morning, but the rest of the day made up for it.
Because of the unpleasant diapers, I limited M’s food to just oatmeal today. He was throwing up a bit yesterday too so I figured I’d give him something smooth and simple so that he could throw it up easily if needed. He seemed to like the oatmeal quite a bit!
B is traveling for work but he got the baby gate installed before he left. Thank goodness because this happened today:
M took two super good naps – I believe because he was so tired from being sick. I was watching him on the monitor as he tried to fall asleep and I got to see him trying to pull himself up in his crib for the first time. I took the photo to send to B. I shouldn’t have done that, because I think that B is probably losing sleep RIGHT NOW worrying about M launching himself over the side of the crib. We’re nowhere near that yet – and will get the mattress lowered in a couple weeks (I’m insistent that we keep it where it is because this is a normal part of development which helps lead to walking).
My day ended with one happy baby:
And a mini cake:
Why the cake you ask? WELL – this is the last mini cake from one of my baby showers last summer. I’ve been saving it and I have not really been sure why. Today, after so many nursings to keep M hydrated, countless diaper changes, and multiple close, warm snuggles, I was really feeling appreciative of this gift of a little boy that is in my life. I am doing what I was born to do – what I worked so hard to do. I think taking such vigilant care of him today made me really think back to what it took to get not just a baby – but to get HIM – and I wanted to celebrate that with cake!
March 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm
I love how you put your reason for celebrating. It isn’t just about getting two lines, being pregnant, or having a baby. It’s about having a child, a family. Sometimes we lose sight of the big picture when we get so consumed with the details.
Happy M Day!
March 8, 2012 at 8:12 am
Haha, I’ve often tried to figure out different poopy diapers, but after experiencing the stomach flu at 4 months, I now have the pleasure of knowing what true diarrhea is also. He is such a happy sick baby, I guess that’s the best kind, right?