Last time I wrote, I only had 50 days to go until we would finally meet our sweet baby boy! My how those weeks dragged on, in the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy I did everything I could to get that baby boy out. What ultimately worked?! A pineapple. On August 13th, 2014 I ate a pineapple. Granted I was in the hospital the week before with contractions, but I like to think the pineapple did it! Because that next day at 1:20PM our precious baby boy Bennett Nicolas was born.
The first few weeks of being a mom were TOUGH. Breastfeeding (a whole different post), sleep, reflux, you name it…it was tough. Around week 3ish-4ish, Bennett developed a reflux that was unbelievable. We had finally started gaining weight only to spit up all the time, and being a new mom whose baby had dropped a bunch of weight the first week home. I was worried. I wanted to do whatever I could to keep him off any type of medication, so we visited the chiropractor. I had read over on Journey of Parenthood about taking her daughter to a chiro. I figured what could it hurt. We went twice a week for 2 months. I believe his reflux improved because of this as well as his ability to move his head so great during tummy time and when sleeping at night.
I had decided before the end of the school year to take a leave and be a full time stay at home mom with a few days of subbing thrown in here and there. I decided to go back to subbing in the beginning of November. It was nice to have interaction with adults again! I’ve only ever gone once a week so far, and we are blessed to have family that lives so close that is able to care for Bennett. I enjoy the alone time and I know Grandma enjoys the time she gets to spend with him. I do constantly thank God that we have people who are always willing to take care of Bennett whenever we need them to.
That’s just a little snippet of what is going on recently, and I can’t wait to share my life with you and let you get a little glimpse of the View From Up Here.