"Peek-a-boo, here I am!"
This may be the most fun game ever invented! In the moments of quiet and happy Connor we've decided that this is what we like to do. I get a smile and a coo every time! I live for that sweet precious smile. The interaction with him so focused on nothing else but you is so flattering. Now that is what you call undivided attention. I know I'll crave it when he's a teenager.
We went to the Pediatrician's office last Friday for his one month appt. and he weighed 8lbs 4oz! What a big boy! We went over his Silent Reflux and decided to up his dosage of Prevacid to half a tablet twice a day, and I would call her to discuss the results. After trying it for 4 days I called and we now have an appointment with a Gastrointestinal Specialist this coming week. I truly hope he can give us some answers. The poor little guy woke up to eat this morning at 4am and then dealt with his reflux the following 2 hours with no sleep. Of course I sit up with him because he'll choke and stop breathing, which is beyond scary.
Tim and I got in our first date night post Connor last Friday as well. I'm not sure I was ready to be away from Connor, but mom insisted to babysit, and I knew he was in good hands. That being said I texted her so often Tim threatened to take my phone away. I know I'll get better, but this was the first time and I know it's not easy when he starts to scream. We were in luck and he was such a sweetie for mom and Kaitlyn. Connor calms when he's with both of them, I love the bond they have. Kaitlyn can't hold him enough and mom spends time with him everyday. What a lucky boy with so many women to love him!
Tim gave me a very special present this week. It's my first mommy present, otherwise known as a Push Present. He said it's for all I've done, and for giving him Connor. It's a beautiful London Blue Topaz ring made to look like Princess Di's engagement ring. It floors me! He is an amazing husband and an exceptional father. I was joking with him last night and said after a week like this past one I've earned it. It's like a boy scout badge! "Topaz: for attempting to calm and soothe a screaming baby for up to 6 hours at a time." I've got to figure out how to earn more badges!!! On second thought, if it's anything like colic and reflux, no thanks!!
This coming week is Thanksgiving and this year it takes on a whole new meaning! Sadly I have to go back to work this week. I'm going to ease back into it and only work 7 days between now and Winter Break. It doesn't make it any easier to go in though. I can now fully understand the draw to being a stay at home mom, maybe one day.
Casey is home an I fully anticipate a week full of laughter and new great memories. I love my family. We take our Christmas pictures on Wed and I know we'll walk away with a story...bring it on!!