We did not make it to church today. Again. It's always so hard to go places in the mornings. Jonah is always approaching his 24th hour with old bandages, and frankly, he's usually pretty nasty by that time. You know, in a cute way. His bandages were kind of bloody and messed up, and he spit up a couple times, so he wasn't smelling the greatest. Don't tell him I told you.
Anyway he desperately needed a dressing change, so change we did.
But next week, we are soooo there. Maybe.
Today was a very frustrating day on the eating front. He slept through the night last night, (hooray?), so that meant we were down a feeding. And we spent the whole day trying to force feed him. So tonight I have set my clock for 3 am. I'd rather get up with him once and get in a few extra ounces than have to fight all day to make it up. And because he slept through the night, he was up for the day at 6:55am. Hopefully he'll sleep in a little later tomorrow.
I was aching to get out of the house before Matt has to go back to work tomorrow, so tonight we went here...
I like The Loop, but I haven't really found my "thing" there. It's all just okay to me. But it's nice because it's fairly close to our house (right in front of the Target!), and it's fast food that's not fast food. The reason we went, though, is because they have outdoor seating. I love outdoor seating because I feel like Jonah is more entertained outside, I'm not as scared of germs in the open air, and it seems like we get fewer stares. That may just be in my head, but it makes me feel like we're not such a target.
Jonah wasn't in much of a smiley mood, so please excuse his unamused expression.
Sorry for his demonic look in this one. I hate my flash (it really washes him out and makes his boo-boos look extremely red and a lot worse than they look in person) . And I'm not so good with the photo editing yet. I adjusted the color in this photo, but couldn't figure out how to take all that brightness off of Jonah's face. I only know how to adjust the entire photo, not parts. I'm just learning how to use Photoshop Elements, and although I know how to correct color and tone, I still can't figure out how to fix isolated areas in a photo. Sorry for that long explanation. I know you don't really care. So back to the point - Daddy and Jonah waiting on dinner.
And here's an up close one of Jonah. Seriously, it's not as severe as it looks. His lips are pretty bad right now though. They open up and start bleeding again almost every time he eats. They take a long time to heal. (Focus on the forehead, people. Doesn't it look awesome???)
And the best part of going out to dinner...
THE FOOD! (I bought it from scratch.)
I got the Spicy Barbecue Chicken Sandwich.
And Matt got a pizza (with leftovers - but less than you would think - for lunch tomorrow).
I was happy to get out tonight, but am really dreading Matt having to go back to work tomorrow. I really miss him when he's not around, and everything seems so much harder when he's not here. I know I have (and am so incredibly thankful for) SO much help, but no matter who comes or how much help I get, nobody is Matt. There's something about having the one person you know who completely, 100% understands exactly how you feel right by your side... makes it seem so much more bearable.
He's my rock.
(My rock who may or may not have his pizza for lunch tomorrow... all depends on how I feel after Jonah's 3am feeding. I may have to raid the fridge.)