I love the cuddly time I get with my Charlie Tait. I love how frequently he still reminds me of the miracle of life. That just 8 weeks ago he was just kicking away in my belly.... then prolonging his belly time... and now he's forever changed our lives and we're just over the moon for him.
This month we've enjoyed warmer weather, getting out to the park & going on walks, a mass amount of birthday celebrations and hot chocolate chip cookies (among other carefully collected pinterest recipes.) I haven't enjoyed being sick the greater part of the month, but at least Claire and Charlie have been spared. A full head to toe rash was the final blow that kicked my mood from, "ok, I guess I can handle the flu and a cold every few years" to "seriously, I'm just really mad this won't go away." It's actually been quite ridiculous and annoying. And do you want to know what the doctor said about my itchy, horrific looking, leporous-like skin rash?! side effect from the antibiotic for my ear infection (week 2 of the sick period.) SIDE EFFECT! Like I shouldn't even list it as a drug allergy. Pretty sure I'll refuse to ever take it again.
Lesson learned- appreciate good health, a strong body and the body's ability to heal itself and fight off most things. Also, I must be more compassionate and empathetic as a nurse with my patients who are very sick and sometimes just mean. Because I think I'd be that patient.
On a more positive note: we're super excited and ambitious about our garden this year. We're lucky to have lots of room in our backyard for so much fresh fruit and vegetable potential. We got the ground tilled and fertilized last week and some peas planted! I get excited just thinking about all that gardening brings. One more point for Summer being the best, and one point for Fall too for all the canning and late produce. I really can't wait!
We've learned in these eight weeks of Charlie's life that he's a very sweet, lovable boy. Just look at this face! Those cheeks! His eyes! He giggled for the first time last week and I couldn't help but squeeze him out of love in hopes it would squeeze more giggles out.
and did I mention tolerable?!
Miss Claire's dolls are taking the back-burner to a real live baby who really cries, poops and smiles back at you. She loves him. She's a natural and has been nothing but sweet to her little brother.
Here's to hoping these next months bring more blue skies, warmer weather and summer fun!