Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chasing A Box

I think I'm the only person in the world who prefers humid heat over dry heat. Sure, it's hot, even in the shade, but I still think there are more benefits to humidity. Great skin and big hair are among them.

We've been having fun in usual fashion around these parts.

Redd And I went to Smiling Hill Farm this last week. It's basically a petting zoo. It was fun to go into the same stall as the sheep and goats and feed them. The goats were a little greedy though. These are a couple of donkeys....haha, which ones?


BYU Football is hiding a fan box in every state as part of a 50 day countdown to the first game. They hide the box, take a picture and post it to Facebook. First person there wins the box. It's full of BYU swag.  The Maine box happened to be hidden in our city, so we BYU'd up and raced to the box. Unfortunately we were literally 30 seconds late! But at least a sweet 10 year old boy got it... But my dear Watson wanted it reeeeaaaalll bad.

They are going to send us a free t- shirt for trying. Our neighbors came too, just a little behind us. 

This is the Holy Donut, wherein contains the most delectable donuts we've ever had. We're already trying to plan our next outing for another donut. 

Redd and I went to the outlets in Freeport last week with a friend of ours. Freeport is LL Bean headquarters, and this is a giant boot outside their store.

 All dressed up in his Sunday best!

This kid is so much fun. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


 I took a two and a half week hiatus from blogging and hung out in Utah.

The Utah trip was extraordinary. I got to hangout with my favorite people in the world: my family. We did some crazy fun things and I especially loved not being alone all day. 

Of particular interest to me was the fact that this was the first time the siblings have been around and I didn't have to work. I could do anything and everything. It was a dream come true. I feel like Redd learned a ton since he had so many cousins to look after him, and somehow he didn't get sick!

Now we are back home in Maine; the laundry and grocery shopping are done, and we are all three together again. Just the way it should be. 

Redd's 2 month dr. appointment was successful. The kid is now in the 50th percentile for height and weight. That's a big jump up from 10th percentile. The Doc told me to start forcibly stretching the length in between feedings. I feel like that has been a dream come true. Currently he eats every 3 hours instead of every 2. Yeah, I needed that.

Doc also told me since he has reflux and doesn't sleep on his back very well, that I should sleep him on his own on his tummy. It does increase the risk of SIDS, but only minutely. He says it's safer than having him sleep on his tummy on me. So I've been working myself up to it. It means he has to sleep in his own room, in his pack n play. I've always had him in my room and have had a hard time transitioning. 

I'm happy to report that last night he slept in his own bed all night long. Only woke up once to eat, And then I put him right back in his bed. I slept in a different room and didn't check on him more than twice. It means I actually slept for the first time in 10 weeks.  I'm proud of us. The next step is to get me to sleep in my room instead of on the couch. I hear him better from the living room. Baby steps, people, baby steps.

He's totally learning to suck his thumb. And there's nothing I can do to stop it, so I'm helping him learn :), much to my dear Watson's chagrin.

We recently ferried over to one of the nearby islands. It was so quaint and beautiful. This is a yellow house. It has a name, like all the houses on the island, but I can't remember what it is.

 A view from the island.

No, this isn't a smile. This is a poop face. We spend a lot of time trying to help this kid get his gas out, and when we get this face along with a grunt, we know he is finally pooping. It's hilarious.