9.20.2008

...a fabulous day...

We had such a great day today!! For starers, my rockin' husband let me sleep in until noon. That would be a grand total of 7 hours of sleep I got last night. It was wonderful considering I get 3 hours Mon-Fri. Woot woot!!

Next, Declan has been feeling MUCH better now that he's on the reflux meds. He was on a great schedule today of feeding and then 2-3 hours of sleep, then repeat. It was nice to bum around and watch football without a colicky screamer in the back ground. He was just a joy to be around.

We dropped him off at my hubby's parent's house so we could head out to a local winery with my parents and my grandparents (who are in town from TX). Here are the babysitters:



G-pa and G-ma told us he was a dream! In fact, he didn't cry at all for the 4+ hours we were gone. Yay! This might prompt us to take a lot more outings ;).

At the vineyard, we chose a few bottles of yummy wine and settled at a table to enjoy some local musicians and munch on an assortment of bread, cheese, meat and pear. It was truly a treat. The weather treated us well in the mid 70s. Us ladies decided to go walk through the actual vineyard to check out the pretty scenery (and nab a couple grapes too!) Here is me with my grandmother:



Here is one with my beautiful mom:



...and the whole clan:



On the Declan front, as I said before, he's doing way better with his new med (praise God)! We have also found a new trick that works to calm him down. I'm sure this sounds odd but he will often times fall asleep if we prop him in his boppy with the monitor on high near his head. We turn the fan on in his nursery so it comes through the monitor like white noise. He loves it! Here are some pics of the cutie pie just chilin' in his boppy:





7 comments:

becklaw said...

i must confess, it's been a while since I've been on to read your blog, and I was delighted to find I'd missed 4 great posts! You are so diligent about posting, i'm getting so bad at it. I am constantly thinking about you and Declan, and wishing I could meet him as a tiny baby...he'll already be 2 months old by the time I meet him! :( I miss you lots and I can't wait to see you as a mom in real life! Love you lots!

becklaw said...

p.s....your hair looks SUPER cute!

ash said...

that's awesome! it looks like you're doing amazing with the 'mom' thing. we're gearing up for all the birthdays in the next 2 weeks. it's going to be a lot of fun, wish you could come!

Tracey said...

A great book with lots of good ideas.......THE HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK!!!

Rebekah Wilson said...

I have to let you know that white noise works well in the car too. Kaitlyn will get fussy but when I change it to a white noise ( a station without music) she calms right down ;)

Aaron and Angie said...

Looks like you guys had a great time at the vineyard! AND.. Your mom looks SO young! Your little Declan is a dream for sure! Love the pics of the dog with the pacifier too! I'm glad to hear the reflux meds are helping... I'm a nurse and see that a LOT so I know it can be a Godsend! Haha... Glad you're enjoying your baby boy!

Melba said...

Looks like a fabulous day, glad to hear he is starting to feel better!