Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family Day at The Lake

A couple weeks ago TJ's reserve unit had a family day out at Tuttle Creek Lake. It was in the morning because the SFC had a meeting in the afternoon. It was a beautiful morning.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Peanut at Cabelas

This was Peanut's first trip to Cabelas and he was amazed lol



Oh Deer


Peanut on a pontoon


He had a fit when we tried to take him in here so we went back to the boats to swaddle him


He was better after that!!

I had never noticed this beaver dam before


But I have seen the plane


Before we went home we fed Peanut out front by the kayaks. I want a pink one


This week we may go to Bass Pro Shop

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Peanut in KC

Last Friday we had to go the VA in KC for TJ's pre-op for ear surgery. We took Peanut. It was a long day and we have to go back again this Friday for one more appointment before surgery!! But it will not be as long.

We stopped to feed Peanut and get a treat.


Peanut is not a fan of his car seat but will fall asleep


The VA is in East KC and there is this


Waiting on blood draw/u sample/EkG


While TJ had that done Peanut and I took a walk


Then TJ had an X-ray and then it was off to see the pre-OP nurse. One of them gave Peanut an extra blanket lol. The boys fell asleep


Then we went to the ENT clinic. Peanut actually slept in his stroller without it moving lol


That is the part we have to go back to this week. After that we went to the pharmacy/travel reimbursement/badge place and then we were done!!! 6 hours there.

We stopped for an early dinner then went to Cabelas. It was a long day.

Monday, July 21, 2014

ManCat Monday With Responsible Scout

Hey Friends! Guess what? I have proved my responsibility and trustworthiness to Mommy and I am allowed to go outside without my leash sometimes!!

At first she just let me out to play with Henry, but then she started letting me out, more. I go out the front door or through the garage and come back through the backdoor.Usually on my own, but Mommy did have to call me once. And once she had to shake the treat bag. I still wasn't ready to come in, but Henry came to her for the treats!

Speaking of which, Henry came in our house the other day!! He ate some food and tried using the litterbox, but Mommy walked in and he is shy. He hid under her bed! But she shook the cat treat bag and he came out. This tme I wanted some, too, so she gave each of us some on the patio.

There is another cat who comes by that we call Mystery Cat. We do not know where he is from. He came at 4am one night and I alerted my daddy. Then, he came one afternoon and I tried to fight him through the door. I don't like him. He is not as friendly as Henry.

Here are some random pictures of me being sillycute





Friday, July 18, 2014

Currently 7-18-14

Watching: Big Brother!!! best season ever!!!

Reading: church stuff

Listening: baby toots and crying

Creating or Cooking: egg salad

Feeling: exhausted and a bit depressed, but hopeful

Planning: day trip to KC today for Tj's pre-op and luau at church tomorrow

Loving: naps

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Colic and Gas

Make for one cranky baby!! And I'm not going to lie....it has been really hard. On top of that, Peanut will not sleep on his own. We have to hold him. He was okay for awhile, but then in the past couple weeks he refuses to be put down except for maybe 30 minutes once a night and he has to be pretty deep asleep already. It is exhausting. But we are getting through. But it has not been easy or pretty.

Last Sunday was my worst day. I took a shower and started crying and could not stop. And I was really wailing, too. My husband called some people from church who came over to talk to me and bring us dinner. TJ stayed home on Monday to take me to the doctor. She was awesome. We upped my medication and she gave us practical advice like taking turns sleeping with Peanut and shared her own experience and assured us it would get better and that nothing is as exhausting as those first weeks with a newborn.

We ended up making a schedule where I would sit up on the couch (or recline) with Peanut on the nights when TJ had to go to work and then take a nap in the afternoon when he got home. It has been working, but now at the end of the week I am exhausted so he offered to take him last night even though he has drill today.

Another friend from church offered to use some healing oils on him so we did that and they seemed to work so I ordered some. That, combined with Gripe water, seems to help his gas and lavender seems to help him relax a bit.

They say that colic peaks at 6 weeks. We are just about there!! Then it is gone by 3 months (the next 6 weeks). I cling to the hope that that is true!! TJ has been a tremendous help as has my friend, Diane, who will come over and hold Peanut and he responds really well to her. Her grandchildren are out of state so I know she just loves helping out with him and it helps me feel better. I also have had a friend from church bringing meals and checking in on me.

It has been really hard, but I am getting through and my beautiful baby boy makes it all worth it.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Currently 7-11-14

Watching: Big Brother!!!

Reading: not a whole lot

Listening: baby toots

Creating or Cooking: nothing

Feeling: tired, anxious

Planning: to got to TJ's unit's family day on Sunday

Loving: little Peanut and supportive hubby