Sunday, January 17, 2010

this and that

I tweeted last night (on my right side bar) that Jonah had been incredibly fussy yesterday. It was a rough day. Today has been infinitely better. He was back to his old self today, laughing, kicking, shaking his head. Ahhh. That's my Jonah. I feel so much for mommies of colicky babies. I'm not sure I could take it. It really gets to my nerves. But maybe I'd have more patience for it if I didn't have to deal with all this stuff... probably not.

We made it to church this morning. Jonah loved the music and singing, but once again, had very low tolerance for the preaching part. We were able to come back in at the end for the closing songs, though. Matt and I just rotate weeks of who keeps him out in the foyer. I actually don't mind it too much. My friend Monica's baby, Maddie, usually won't stay in the nursery, so a lot of times I get to spend the time chatting with her, and Jonah likes watching Maddie run around. It's win win, really. I don't know if I'll ever be brave enough to leave him in the nursery. It's not that I wouldn't trust the volunteers to handle him correctly, but the idea of the germs make me shudder. Having Jonah has turned me into quite the germaphobe.

We just hung around here this afternoon. Jonah slept for an hour a half this afternoon in his bed. Now if only he would do that when Daddy's not at home. I didn't take a nap, so I'm off to bed myself here in a few minutes. Jonah gushed again tonight, although we didn't put the protein or anything different in his bottle, so I have no idea why. That's three nights in a row now. Frustrating. Anyway, because the gushing woke him up, we didn't get him settled back down and in bed until probably 9:45. He's slept the last two nights all night, so I'm hoping for the same again tonight.

Anyway, sorry the last couple days have been more informative than fun. We just haven't done a whole lot. I didn't go to Whole Foods after all. I mean, it is ALL the way over in Winston. It would have taken a lot more energy than what I had to get over there and shop. Most of the time I hate shopping, for groceries or otherwise. I have to be in just the right mood. Today I just wanted to bum around. And so I did.

Don't miss the SMA video below. It's only a couple minutes long, and it's very powerful. There are many disorders worse than EB... SMA is one of them. Poor babies.


Lucy and Ethel said...

Glad to hear Jonah had a better day :)

I don't know that SMA is worse than EB, but we need to eliminate them BOTH.



thorney said...

My prayers are that there is a cure for EB and SMA--and thank you again for sharing the news about SMA and their opportunity. You have a generous heart.

Blessings, Mari

Meg said...

My heart is heavy tonight, thank you for sharing about SMA. I voted for the link you posted, thank you for that too.

I wish I could relay to you how much you have impacted my life, as a mother and as a Christian woman. God really shows me a lot through you, just so you know. :)

I'm a germaphobe too :) Actually, maybe we should look at it this way...we don't fear germs, they fear us? Cause they know we be coming with our alcohol and clorox wipes! Ha :)

Tracie said...

I, for one, would much rather hear a boring, lazy day post than one saying that Jonah isn't having a good day! It breaks my heart when he isn't feeling well.
Praying that the gushers stop!

Jenny said...

We usually keep our little ones out of the nursery- they stay with us in church (or out in the hall!) until about age 3 or they're ready to leave us! Since I'm at home all day with them and they never do any type of daycare, they have a different comfort zone than most kids, and I'm fine with that! It just means we have to be patient for a few years ;-) But since we're expecting #8, it does seem like we've been doing this for a really long time!!! It's worth it- they grow up too fast anyway ;-)

The Pelhams said...

Cau only vote one time per charity, I want all 5 of my votes to go to Gwendolyn, but everytime I go back to the page it says thanks for voting and I don't see another button to vote again and I have 4 votes left.