Tuesday, July 13, 2010

this and that

We've had a decent couple days. Glad to be back home and getting back into our routine. It was so great to vacation and get to see everybody, but Jonah's feedings are a pain in the butt in a kitchen that's not mine. And I get to do dressing change on my tall counter instead of a low table. My back thanks me.

I worked out for the first time in two and a half weeks today. It felt good, but I really had to talk myself into going. And also, note to self, do NOT listen to Brian Regan when trying to do the ab machine. Laughing and crunching do not mix.

I would have posted last night, but when I went up to hook up Jonah's water, maybe thirty minutes after we had put him to bed, he was asleep but COVERED in and lying in vomit. It was all over his bandages and caked in his hair. We had to replace all of his outer Tubifast, cut off some of his Transfer on his wrists and neck, and lean him back over the sink to wash his hair. We had to change all his bedding, and use a hair dryer (on his hair and chest piece) for the first time ever. All of this after having woken him up and gotten him out of bed. You can imagine how happy he was about all of that. I felt so sorry for him. He was so sad. On a bright note, I got to rock him to (almost) sleep, which is something I haven't done in a very long time. I loved those snuggled up against me (but still kind of stinky) snuggles. There's nothing like being able to comfort your baby like nobody else in the world can. It was kind of worth all that vomit clean-up. :)

On Friday night, at the beach, Kim (Matt's sister), let me take some photos of her kids. It was a lot of fun, and I used my Totally Rad Actions I won in Jonah's EB Auction to get some neat effects. I'm a cheat, and I'm okay with it. I was really happy with how they turned out. I'm still waiting on some of the family photos Matt's Aunt Katherine took of us. She got some really great ones. We had to get our church directory photo taken last night. We get a complimentary 8x10, and the lady from the photography company was trying to get me to purchase additional prints. No thanks, Lady. I'll take outdoor beach photos over awkward on-a-stool-twisted-funny-tilted-chin-in-front-of-a-sheet photos any day. No offense.

Here are a few of my favorites of Kim's kids.


Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Poor little dude, but I think the snuggles were definitely worth it. I miss rocking my daughter to sleep!

Anonymous said...

Happy that you got to snuggle & rock with your cute boy - too bad it followed such an ordeal.

Love those pictures!!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I've been working on uploading all the pics to KGallery. I'm uploading your pics now; you might be able to download the specific other ones you wanted from there, but I'm still burning you a CD. I just can't do it while the photos are uploading. Hope to mail it to you tomorrow!

The Hill Family said...

If I were the mother of these three, I would've already ordered my 16X20 gallery wrapped canvas of the picture where they are huddled together and the oldest boy is kissing the smallest on the head and the smallest is grinning right at the camera while sister looks on!! You did awesome!!

Laura A said...

Poor sweet baby! He must have been worn out to do all that and not even wake up! But glad you got some snuggle time!!

Kim's kids are precious - love their outfits!! You did a great job with the pics! (I'd hire you!) :)

Hope you have a good Wednesday!


Jennifer said...

Love the photos. Glad you were able to do that. I hope Little Man is not getting sick or anything. I know you are glad to be home. It always seems like we love to go on vacation but are happier when we come back! Prayers are continuing. Jennifer of Southeast, NC (where we currently have RAIN for the first time in a long while!)

Laurie said...

I hope Jonah is feeling better.

How about I fly you to Cali to take some photos of my three kids?!?! I haven't gotten photos as good as the ones you took in like...um....ever! AWESOME photos!!!

Alisha said...

Adorable kids! Love your photography!