12 week Growth Spurt= Devil

This growth spurt is literally Theeeeee Worst. I feel so bad for this baby. I can’t wait until he balances out again. Geeeez. I believe because he is so smart he is hyper aware during spurts. That sucks. I am praying it is over this week. I am scared out of my wits about teething!!!
My FIL passed so I will be taking a 3 month old to a funeral. Any tips??? I need them (all of them).
Having a hair still falling out, loss of a great man, cranky baby fab day.

Today

Today has been rough. Aside from dealing with my FIL’s illness, the baby has lost ALL of his chill and marbles.
I will give you a quick glimpse.
I came home at 1 after going to Babies R Us and spending $159 and another $189 at Target.
I took the baby from my husband. He instantly kicked off his socks, smiled, laughed and sucked me in.
By 3:00 I decided we could head upstairs for a bottle. He played with it. At 3:50 he got interested and drank it. Cried and wailed. Then crashed at 4:04. I went to lay him in the Rock n Play and he SCREAMED. So, we co-slept and he woke at 6. He didn’t want to go back to sleep, but sucked down 3 oz. from 6-10:40 my life was nuts. He was clingy. Fighting his sleep. Crying. Wailing. Flailing. Cranky. He was awful. I cursed. Then I got mad that I did. I did eveything: gripe water, swing, Boppy, rocking, playing, singing, holding, paci, eating, bath time, cuddles—My head began to pound and I was at a loss. I let him cry from 10:17-10:24. It was awful. He had tears. He then drank an oz and passed out. (On me of course)
I hate growth spurts. I hate feeling like a bad mom. I hate not being able to help him.
Totally unfab day 😦

After Baby Drama

Ok. I am no fool. I know having a baby is a lot and will take its toll on a woman’s body. What I didn’t know was your body can go KABLEWWWWYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
Here are the after baby issues I am facing-
1. My face looks like I am a teen again. Kind of like it did when I was about 12 wks pregnant. Hmmm, and he is almost 12 wks old. Anyhoo-back on my Green Tea Oil stuff from The Body Shop.
2. My hair is shedding. Shedding. Shedding. Insane amounts. My stylist says it is fine. I don’t think so 😦 I am still taking my prenatal vitamin, trying to up my water and a Biotin supplement has been added.
3. Hormones!!! I have yet to have a cycle (that is bananas) but even more crazy is the amount I cry. Seriously. My hubs is freaked out. I cried the other day when Dwayne proposed to Whitley on A Different World and I have seen that episode 50/11 times.
4. And my nether regions–no comment.
My granny is trying to convince me to do a detox and I am kind of thinking about it. What do you think???
Because as of right now I have no clue as to how, when and where these issues will cease, get worse or stay the same.
Staying fab. One strand at a time. LOL
xoxo

Vaccines

The baby had his vaccines last week. At first I wanted to do a delayed schedule, well my husband wanted to and I wasn’t completely against the idea.
After lots of discussion with our pediatrician-who I LOVE BTW- we decided to go with a traditional vaccine schedule, opting out of Hep A. (We opted out of Hep B at the hospital)
So, the shots happened. All 4 and an oral, and I wanted to fall out. The baby took them like a champ. He had an initial look of SERIOUSLY and did cry with the last one. After a few minutes of snugglecuddles he was ok enough to go in the carseat.
We got home and all was normal. He didn’t sleep any more or less. No fever. No fussiness. Then at 2 am he lost his mind. The sites of the shots were hot to touch. I used cool compresses, held him tight and prayed.
The following day he was slightly Mr. Crankypants. After more loving on mom, skin to skin time and more prayer on my behalf, he worked his way into being normal again.
Big sigh.
And to think, we do this again in two months. Were your kids lil maniacs? Or did they do ok?
Fab as usual.
xoxo