Tuesday, July 7, 2015

We've known you for 5 months!

I start these posts immediately after I finish the previous one so I can add to the post as the month progresses. When I start the post, I find myself thinking about what this time next month will be like, because you change so much every day, every week.

You love standing up! It is absolutely your favorite thing to do. We can often calm you down but holding you up and letting you put pressure on your feet. You are so strong, Little Man.

This was also Nick's first Father's Day. I got you guys Big Dipper and Little Dipper shirts. Yours doesn't quite fit yet, so a stock photo will do. I'm pretty psyched for you two to coordinate.

In some ways, life with you is getting easier. In other ways, it is getting harder. You no longer hate the car seat with a fire of a thousand suns! That is huge because I can actually drive places that are 5 or 10 minutes away. That opens up whole new possibilities for outings for us! The grocery store! Starbucks! 
You fell asleep in the car holding tight to your Moose. So freaking cute.

On the other hand, your sleep has been super awful this month. You've been "waking" up seemingly in pain every 45 minutes or so. The pediatrician you've been seeing since birth blew me off and basically said to deal with it. Nope nope nope. You are clearly in pain, that's not going to work. We went to a new pediatrician and he immediately thought it sounded like you had reflux. We started you on Zantac and thus far (it's been a week) it seems to help. Reflux is diagnosed in babies with incredible frequency but I can't deny that the meds seem to be making you feel better. You are still needy and grouchy, but you might be a little more pleasant. A bit.  

This month was your first 4th of July! We didn't do anything to celebrate (aside from running a fun local 5K) because it doesn't seem like loud noises are your thing. Next year though, I'm hoping you'll love the bright lights and sounds. Or we'll just hang out at home. That works, too.

This month the Supreme Court also made a decision that allows gay marriage in all 50 states! Before having you, I never understood the idea of "making the world a better place for our children." I mean, I knew what it meant, in theory, but I didn't really... get it. Now, when a momentous decision like this is made, I think of how it will affect your future. You get to love and marry whomever you want! Your happiness means the world to me, and that decision means that you'll have one more piece of the happiness pie available to you. 

Keep on getting cuter, little man. Can't wait to see what next month brings us.

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