Today featured our inaugural visit to the pediatrician. It was a success. Liam is back to his birth weight, increased a half inch and remains ridiculously good looking.
He was a champ last night–sleeping very well in his bouncy chair. One, uninterrupted four hour stretch and another three hour segment provided SulliParents a pretty good night. Thanks for all the suggestions via blog, Facebook and text! It looks like a swing could be in the works and Craigslist might be an outlet for purchase.
And then, as great as he slept last night, he was just as sour earlier this evening. It seemed nothing we did could calm him. But after about 40 minutes or so of chapped tail, he simply belched up a little milk and then he was fine. I think what I’m learning is that there are going to be times when there are no answers, solutions or methods to fix things. We keep learning. It’s like an internship at the “How to take care of a human” school.
It was Sullivan Family day in University Village. My sister, Kelly, and her guy Nick visited, bought lunch and brought more gifts. Then, this evening K3-SulliGrandma came up with my Uncle Dave and Aunt Sue and a quick cameo from Aunt Emily and Ted. Of course, more gifts arrived with their arrival.
Tomorrow, the Stearns family returns and I can’t wait to see our niece, Tess, and see how she interacts with Liam. Tess is nearing 19 months old and will be arriving straight from Midway. Plus, it will be nice to learn a few tips from my sister-in-law and the mother of Tess, Sarah, who just went through this with her daughter and is expecting number two in August.
Lastly, I think I have a good idea of what I want to get SulliMom for Mother’s Day, but I’d love to hear some ideas from mothers who have enjoyed this holiday in case I can use the idea during future Mother’s Day activity. Please e-mail your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.