Friday, July 29, 2011

Parker Update

Wednesday was a bad day. When I say bad day, I really mean a BAD day. Parker was awake and in tears most of the day, which means that I was awake and in tears most of the day, too. Like I said, a bad day.

I don't remember if I posted this in the blogging world yet- but Parker hates his car seat, the car, and his stroller. Whenever we would go anywhere, Parker would scream the entire way. So Parker and I spend a lot of time at home, unless I want to listen to the scream fest as I drive to my sister's house in Cedar Hills.

Well, Thursday was a good day. I mean a REALLY good day! I decided to risk taking him in the car down to my sister's house because Wednesday was so bad. I had to get out. I put Parker in the car seat, tucked his blanket in and made him all snug (he likes that), and when he started to fuss I gave him his binky. Lo and behold, he started sucking on the binky! No crying. Okay, now if only we could make it to the car... still no crying! I even stopped at the gas station and filled the car. I kept opening and shutting the door to see if he was still quiet. I couldn't believe it. On the way down to Amy's house, I called all of my family to tell them that Parker wasn't crying. I even called Randy and started tearing up on the phone because I was so happy!

We made it to Amy's, went on a walk where Parker fell asleep and STAYED asleep until his next feeding at noon. Then came the car ride home... Parker fussed for just a minute, and then I got him to calm down by the first light we came to. He even slept when we got home! Last night, he let me sleep for four straight hours, which was heavenly.

Since yesterday was so good, I decided to try to take Parker for a walk in his stroller this morning. I put him in his car seat and he started crying and wouldn't take the binky. I decided to go anyway. After I started walking for a few minutes, he quieted down, and fell asleep. He is still asleep in his car seat.

So even though he has his bad days, the really good days make it worth it. Thanks Parker!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I am just starting to feel comfortable enough to the point where I feel like I can plan my meals again! I love finding and trying new recipes, or just trying to perfect old ones, and I'm excited to start cooking better meals.

Monday: BBQ
Tuesday: Hawaiian Chicken
Wednesday: French Dip Sandwiches
Thursday: Potato Bar
Friday: Chicken Parmigiana

What are you eating this week?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Crazy Life

This is just a short update to let the world know that we are still alive at 6 and a half weeks! Parker is doing well, although he has gotten really fussy lately. I actually decided to stop eating most dairy last week to see if it would help him. Over the weekend, we saw a dramatic difference with Parker. He was much more calm, and we could put him to sleep much easier than we ever have before! I thought the fussy spells were over, until last night. He wouldn't sleep, and therefore, we couldn't sleep. Something was really bothering him. The hardest thing when he is upset is that he can't talk and I don't know what's wrong. I mean, I know when he needs feeding and changing, but the hard times are when he's crying and I have done everything that I can do to make him feel better... But we survived, as we always will...

I had my 6 week check up today and it went well. I can't believe that time has gone by this fast. Parker is still as cute as ever. When I have a few more minutes, I will post more pictures of our little cutie. I can't believe the rolls this little guy is getting! He is definitely eating enough :) Here's to making it 6 and a half weeks!