Wednesday, December 8, 2010

We were away on holidays,

it was great. Baby is sick which doesn't seem to bother him much. He constantly had streams of snot on his face which was one of those things where I used to say I WOULD NEVER LET HAPPEN TO MY CHILD. You know before I actually had one and was all idealistic about all the things I would and wouldn't do.

But then I did have one and apparently wiping his nose is the absolute worst thing that I or my husband can do to him. He first twists his head back as far as humanly possible and then just starts pitifully crying like he is seriously the absolute saddest little boy ever. So finally we just decided whatever. It doesn't seem to bother him, and just made sure to wipe him off with a warm washcloth a few times a day.

He also has a nice hacking little cough which of course only shows up at night and makes me fear for his life but also drives me a bit crazy because he is waking up a zillion times again. Well OK 3 times on a good night 5+ on a bad.  But seriously I want an 8 hour stretch of sleep soon. It seems like it has been months since we have had a really good night and even though there always seems to be a legitimate reason: illness, learning to crawl, trying to stand, etc. it still doesn't make me want a full night of sleep any less.

It was so much fun to introduce him to sand, and water, and fish, and just hang out with him and my husband. I am so blessed that we were able to take a break from daily life and just enjoy each other. Now we are back and life is hitting me in full force. Teddy is super clingy which means the mountain of wash is barely diminishing, the Christmas decorations are spread out on a table but not put up, the Christmas letter isn't written, the Christmas jams aren't made, and the house is a mess. But life is good and I am just taking it a day at a time.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the season:)


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! =) I'm sorry about the sleeping! I can completely relate!

  2. Glad you had a good time at the beach....Teddy is as cute as ever, I love those little chubby legs.

  3. How awesome you guys are able to travel (and travel well) with him!

  4. OMG I love all the rolls in that last picture! He is so cute!!

  5. He is so cute and it was awesome that you got to travel with him! We fly to Hawaii on Saturday with her so it should be an experience and we can't wait to introduce her to the sand and warm waters of Hawaii and hopefully see some of the brightly-colored fish. I know what you mean about the runny nose my daughters screams at us when we try to wipe her nose. My sister-in-law suggested Boogie Wipes they worked on her daughter so I might try them out and bring them on our trip. The pictures are great and hope your little guy feels better soon!

  6. Aw sounds like a fab holiday! Welcome back and take your time; I also haven't started on anything Christmassy yet ;-)