Here’s what has happened over the past week. I don’t have any pictures this week because I haven’t deleted any of them from the camera and it is full. For some reason, it is extremely painful to delete those cute little moments, even though I know they are saved in CDs and thumb drives and blogs. But, I am glad the camera beeped “full” at me before new baby arrives. I feel as though not having any camera space available might have been the thing that sends me over the edge after new baby’s arrival! So, that will be my next project. Save and delete, delete, delete (oh the agony-you can be sure it will take me several hours!!).
-We took Brayden to Cranial Sacral therapy yesterday. One of my clients is in training for it, and after taking one look at me (a very pregnant woman who hasn’t slept in a long time), and she asked me what was happening. When I told her that my current baby wasn’t sleeping, and that we were setting alarm clocks and waking up every 4 hours to pump his little body full of dye laden antihistamines that are meant for children over the age of 6 or we had to listen to him cough, gag, cry, choke and wail “OWIEEE!” all night long. She told me about her new venture into Cranial Sacral Therapy, and that he would probably be a good candidate, I jumped at the offer. It meant that she (a 20+ year veteran in the nursing field, wellness proponent and anatomical expert) would actually put her hands on my child. And she did. She FELT his sinuses and adenoids and throat. She felt his occipital bones, spine and sacrum. She put her hands on my head and spine to show him what she would do, and so I could feel what she would do as he buzzed around her office. This was more than any of the providers that Brayden has seen in the last year has touched him, or palpated him, combined! Our current doctor, after seeing us for the coughing/gagging/ nightmare of a night, listened to his chest, looked in his ears and said, “Well, there isn’t anything wrong with him, so if the antihistamine is working, keep doing it”. No adenoid check or tonsil check…but she was pleased with how he sounded (well, sure, you can hear him from a mile away!). After palpating his swollen sinuses, the therapist confirmed that all of his little bones were in good locations (they didn’t need any manipulation), and that he was indeed experiencing allergies, with quite a bit of inflammation. An antihistamine was our best bet, and she will put together a homeopathic remedy for him, so we don’t have to pump him full of pharmaceuticals, and he didn’t need any other manipulation (yea!!!). Thankfully, we have been on a dye free 24 hour Claritin for about a week, and it has allowed all three of us restful sleep, and we can continue to use that while we wait.
-The other day I was on the phone with Kayla, bawling my hormonal eyes out, and Brayden brought me a tissue and wiped my nose. That was the end of my tears…how could it not be?
-Brayden was playing with one of the blankies that needs to go in the wash for new baby. When he was done, he brought it to the bassinet and threw it in. Later, while he was playing on our bed, he pointed to the bassinet and said “Baby? Baby sleep?” We’ve been working pretty hard on that, so I am pretty excited about it. Now we just need a gift for new baby to give to big brother upon arrival to cement good feelings. Any ideas?
-You may have noticed the Rangers have beat the Yankees, several times now (we are all dedicated Ranger’s fans these days). It is because they have a new good luck charm that they are completely unaware of…Brayden wears his daddy’s Rangers hat all of the time. He wears it inside, outside, to daycare and while he is eating. They should really name him the new MVP.
-Our little flirt also had his first kiss this week (I know, what a week!). She is an older, blue eyed blond, who loves race cars, going really high on the swings, fast slides and is a total adrenaline junkie. They started out holding hands as they walked around the swing set and when we were headed home (across the driveway), Lilly said good bye with a big fat smooch right on the lips, and then they wrapped their little arms around each other in a super cute toddler hug. Us mammas about died from cute overload, but boy oh boy, is Lilly’s mamma going to have her hands full!