Coming back around to 7 Quick Takes Friday with Jen
- I should probably mention I am not Catholic. Sorry—I hope that doesn’t get me kicked out of 7 quick takes, since Jen’s blog is a lot about her faith.
- I am sick again!!! Ugh. It actually isn’t TOO bad this time, and I definitely picked it up from Max—same congestion + head cold thing. Yesterday I basically lost my voice and he kept giving me side eye because I looked like Mommy but sounded…funny. I would sing to him and it would sound like “baa baa black shhh…. You any wool? Yes….. three…..ulll” because my voice would go in and out and was all scratchy.
- Max has been an epic napper this week. Or so I am told—according to his grandparents he took a two hour nap in the morning and another three hour nap in the afternoon both Tuesday and Wednesday while I was at work. For a kid that normally takes two 1-1.5 hour naps that is insane. Not that he does it for me—yesterday he slept an hour in the morning and then everything was thrown off when he fell asleep in the car at 12:30 for 20 minutes. He finally napped from 3-5pm after we were both crying because he was soooooo tired and cranky and wouldn’t sleep and I really needed a break. Fun times. It’s 2pm and I can hear him downstairs partying it up with his babysitter so it is likely we are headed for another too late nap. Maybe we are almost ready to go to one nap?
- It made me strangely happy today when the cashier at the grocery store told Max he looks like me. Mostly people say he looks like M, though M was not there so it was kind of silly I was so flattered. And anyway he looks like both of us.
- My child is obsessed with blueberries. My own fault for giving him something expensive and out of season. He is so over bananas, though he likes to talk about them.
I think Max might be allergic to eggs. Or possibly coconut. Or ibuprofen. I made these uber healthy coconut flour carrot-ginger muffins with coconut cream for his birthday “cake” and he both broke out in a rash and was super gassy—we had several days of very unfortunate diaper incidents, the likes of which I have not seen since he was newborn. (He also had a fair amount of infant ibuprofen because he was sick—he more often gets Tylenol). On the other hand he was also sick so maybe it had nothing to do with food. I cut out all of those things and now we get to introduce them all again one at a time to see which is the culprit. Since I have food allergies/sensitivities I have been very conservative with introducing potential allergens. He still has never had dairy, except butter, and I want to keep him off gluten until he is 2 if I can, since I am allergic. He really mainly only eats fruit, vegetables and a little meat. After we sort out the egg issue we will start trying some yogurt. Good thing he is still nursing because I am not sure he would be getting enough protein without breastmilk, although he does like meat. Sometimes all he wants to eat is blueberries and if I give him something else he throws it on the floor and signs “all done.”‘
- Yesterday I was thinking about what it would be like if we had twins, which run on my Dad’s side of the family. Then M randomly sent me a text message that said “two people I met today have twins, and all boys, and other twins I have met have been boys. Boys must be more common. Except Marykate/Ashley olsen and tia/tamara.” Completely random as I had not told him I was thinking about twins. Sign from the universe or just coincidence?! (Also this is not true as he forgot my teenage cousins are boy/girl fraternal twins whom he has met many times). I think before having a baby lots of women think it would be fun to have twins because you get two at once. And then you have a baby and realize how hard it would be if there were two of them! But if it happens it happens I guess. Yikes.