Now that EJ is 3 months old, we are officially through the fourth trimester!
We went out with a bang since last week was one of our “worst” weeks ever. It truly wasn’t bad, but EJ was not fond of our substitute babysitter. For whatever afternoon, he spent Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon crying his little eyes out. Of course, it didn’t help that it’s been incredibly rainy so the sitter was unable to take him out in the magical Ergo. Fortunately, his crying is nearly inaudible in the front room where I teach piano lessons. However, MAMA BEAR CAN HEAR!!!! And it’s just excruciating and stressful to try to focus on my work when my baby is crying, and I can’t go to him. I’m hoping this week will be a little better since we have three weeks to go until our regular beloved sitter returns from her trip. On top of that, I didn’t sleep very well. Mom’s three month sleep regression!! Haha. So by the time we got to the zoo on Friday, I was exhausted!!
The good news is that the zoo has a little Starbucks nook!!!!!! Couldn’t have done it without it. But we had such a great time walking around and checking out the animals. Friday afternoon is the time to go for sure!! By the time we got our act together, it was almost 3pm (and cloudy!!) so it was great. Not school trips. No lines. No bumping people with the stroller. We had gone a few weeks ago when my mom was in town, and I ended up buying a pass. The Denver Zoo pass is amazing and very inexpensive. It’s already pretty much paid for itself, and we can enjoy taking short trips all year long! Bonus: lots of fitbit steps! We are having SO MUCH FUN with our baby right now. He’s such a happy, chatty little boy. I love seeing his blinky little face when he’s trying to figure something out or someone new is talking to him. He also smiles at our friends now which is really fun. He’s still not into his stroller, unfortunately, but I’m getting some great training carrying around a 15lb baby! W Weird that we’re still in hats & jackets in May, but honestly, it’s great for babywearing. Things get sweaty otherwise! Plus Pippa C behaves better with the Ergo than the stroller. What a sweetie!! The dogs have been doing great with EJ. All they want to do is lick his face and steal his toys!! His toys squeak. It’s just NOT FAIR. I’m sure he’ll grown on them when he can feed them! Besides walking, our favorite thing to do is go to coffee shops!! Some things never change. :) EJ is usually super well behaved in restaurants in coffee shops so we are enjoying that part of this early stage. Plus this week, we visited his doula who is a barista!!! That cool purple drink is lavender iced tea + soda water. It was really good! Plus an almond milk latte + paleo (TREAT) muffins. So fun! We had planned to go back to mmm… Coffee, but we didn’t realize it was closed on Sundays. Oops! Kevin spent most of the rest of Memorial Day weekend renovating our basement. He’s making some amazing progress. I tried my best not to interrupt him. There’s really no such thing as three-day weekend in Mom Life. :) :) :)
EJ loooves his animals. Trust me, this was closely supervised. We don’t let him sleep (hahaha… sleeping in the crib) unsupervised with stuffed animals and whatnot. But it’s so fun that he’s starting to pay attention to them!!! So, I finally ordered our birth announcements using some of our Mother’s Day pics that I didn’t post!! I don’t know how some moms get things like that done in a timely manner. I’m certainly not one of them. After agonizing over the wording, I ended up ordering postcards instead… so the text doesn’t fit on them! Oops!! So I thought I’d share it here:
Edmund was given the middle name James to honor both his father and his paternal grandfather.
With Love, Kevin, Corrie, & Edmund