:: fresh air WILL do you some good ::

One day last week the weather was unseasonably cool for July in Indiana, so my mom and I took Everett for his first trip to the state park. He loved strolling through the village, and it was the most relaxed he’d been in days…hallelujah! Some fresh air definitely did my little babe some good, because he took an amazing nap once we got home…once again, hallelujah! I love Everett more than life itself, but he has been such a handful lately, so it was a welcome change to see him in such a good mood. I think he’s going to grow up loving the outdoors like his daddy. (As long as he’s in the shade…my vampire child hates the sun!)

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:: my latest work of art ::

Everett hates sleep. Really truly hates it. This makes things exhausting around here. It’s not that anyone minds when he’s awake. We love to play with him, make him laugh, and watch him learn and grow. But here’s the thing– when Everett gets tired, he turns into the angriest baby I’ve ever seen. Not just fussy…angry. I didn’t know babies knew how to yell, but mine sure does. When he gets angry, he yells. He doesn’t cry…just screams at the top of his lungs. And boy does that baby have some serious lung power. It amazes me, and the high pitch he can reach sends shivers down my spine and makes my hair stand on end. So a typical day with Everett looks something like this (from his point of view):

7:00a- wake up in a wonderful mood, get diaper changed, get dressed, eat

8:00a- play and laugh and make funny noises

9:00a- start  to get tired

9:01a- begin fighting sleep (aka begin kicking my legs furiously just to try to keep myself awake)

9:10a- start yelling to avoid falling asleep

9:15a- MUST. NOT. FALL. ASLEEP.

9:20a- slowly begin to doze…

9:27a- startle suddenly and begin wailing at the top of my lungs

9:35a- fall asleep

10:30a- “I’M UP! I’M UP! MOM YOU CAN COME AND GET ME NOW, I’M UP!”

11:00a- eat

11:15a- play

12:00p- start yawning and rubbing my eyes, because I didn’t take a very long morning nap

12:15p- take any measures necessary to keep from falling into sleep’s trap again

12:20p- kick legs and just make any noise I can think of…anything to avoid sleep

1:00p- fall asleep

1:25p- startle myself awake and cry until my mom gives me my pacifier

1:30p- fall back asleep

2:12p- “MOM I NEED MY PACIFIER AGAIN!”

2:15p- fall back into a light sleep

2:23p- “MOM I’M UP AND NOW IT’S FOR GOOD, YOU BETTER COME GET ME RIGHT NOW!”

2:25p- “MOM CAN YOU HEAR ME? I SAID I’M UP!!!!!!!!”

2:30p- eat

2:45p- whine

3:00p- rub my eyes and yawn

3:15p- screech at  the top of my lungs for a good half an hour

3:45p- cry for a while, because screeching made me more tired than I already am

4:00p- kick and scream and cry and yell

4:15p- keep fighting sleep

4:30p- spend the next 3 hours screaming and crying because I’m so tired, until my daddy holds me while walking up and down the hall until I surrender to sleep in his arms

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SHERLACY | Everett's Four Month Wellness Check

my baby is four months old!

Seriously, how is it that my baby is four months old already?! Wednesday was his four month wellness check, and we were so excited that daddy finally got to go to the doctor with us. Our little peanut is now 14 lbs 14 oz and 25 inches long. No idea what percentiles, because the nurse forgot to write it on our paper this time. We finally got him on some medicine for his reflux, and I can’t wait to see if it makes a real difference. This poor kid throws up about a hundred times a day. Everything else is looking great though. After his shots he screamed bloody murder for about ten minutes and then fell asleep on his daddy’s shoulder before we even got to the car. Here’s to hoping he recovers from his four month shots much faster than he recovered from his two month ones!

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