The past couple of days have been gorgeous in north
As far as life around our house, we have done a decent job with keeping sickness at bay. Collin had a bout with a sinus infection a little over a week ago but he got a steroid shot and was put on antibiotics pretty early on so it never got too bad. Thankfully Cayden didn’t get it again. He has not had a cold for about a month and a half now and it’s been GREAT!
Speaking of Cayden, he is turning into such a little sweetie. He’s always been sweet but lately he’s been extra joyful and affectionate. He comes up and hugs me for no reason and laughs the cutest laugh I’ve ever heard just because I smile at him. The other night I was putting him to bed and he got so tickled that he couldn’t stop laughing and we sat in his glider laughing at one another for about 10 minutes for no reason at all. I finally had to call Collin in there because it was so stinkin’ funny. My mouth hurt the rest of the night from smiling but it was SO worth it. This precious behavior has been a welcome change to the evil child that I felt like took over my little boy’s body last week. He cut his seventh tooth and I think that’s what put him in such a sour mood but man oh man… He was clingy and fussy and threw several temper-tantrums where he would lay on his belly with his face down, kicking and screaming (and I mean, LOUD…the child can scream). It was awful and had me very worried that we were headed down a long, weary road but once his tooth finally broke through, he’s been a totally different child. It’s weird because in the past his teeth haven’t really bothered him but this one sure did. I was so relieved after that behavior was over. I’m not in denial and am totally expecting that kind of behavior from him, just not quite this early. He’s also really trying to talk. He knows what lots of objects are tries to say them – “boo” for book, “bah” for balloon, etc. We catch him talking to his toys all the time and his invented language is so cute! The other day, Collin caught him talking to a plastic vegetable in one hand, then turned to the plastic egg in his other hand and said something, and then started laughing like the egg told him a joke! We are thoroughly enjoying this stage of his little life. He is such a joy!
WARNING: The below story has a somewhat vivid description of a child's diaper so if you just ate or have a particularly sensitive stomach, you might proceed with caution.
My dad was ordained as a deacon at church on February 21st. It was a very special night and we were/are very proud of him. He and my mom both spoke in front of their church and did a great job. The event in itself was very memorable but Cayden added to the experience and I can say with confidence that I will remember that night for a long time to come. My mom will too. Here’s the short version. We went to eat at Olive Garden with a group of people afterwards. Cayden wasn’t in a great mood which I thought was weird because he’d had a great afternoon nap. Half way through eating our meals, Collin motions to me that Cayden smells so I lean over and sure enough, it’s a stinker. I had a feeling that it was a bad one so I asked my mom to tag along to the bathroom for a diaper change. As soon as she picked him up, Collin noticed that Cayden’s high chair cover had “liquid” on it and my mom said something along the lines of, “My hand is wet…” We rushed to the bathroom and oh my goodness…it was bad. So incredibly bad. It had shot down the legs and up the stomach. It hadn’t been very visible because he was wearing a sweater but once we started taking his clothes off, oh my… We took a sock off and diarrhea went flying all over the floor. He was covered in it. My mom had to literally wash Cayden’s clothes out in the sink (even though she joked about throwing them away because it was so bad!) while I basically bathed him in the other sink. The people that came in to use the bathroom were in for a rude awakening. There was diarrhea on the floor, on the counter, in the sink, not to mention a naked baby covered in poop…it smelled awful. It was completely embarrassing and gross and I would like to forget it ever happened. I told Collin on the way home that I shouldn’t have to change any diapers for the rest of the week. Thank goodness I asked my mom to go with me. I cannot imagine trying to do that by myself! I know I’ll laugh about this someday, but that day is not yet :) Maybe it will give someone else a chuckle, though!