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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4th...Max's First

So it is about 2:30 pm and I have been up since yesterday mmk!?! Lord have mercy why do babies teeth and get gas?!? I hit my first breaking point today-with my patience and that was a lie-I have had a few, but today WOOOOWEEEEE! I had to put Max down and walk outside for a breather. I felt so terrible! I just could NOT do it anymore-all the screaming and nothing that I can do to make it stop. I hope someone out there can relate!

The baby tylenol finally kicked in and my fingertips are straight up numb from baby orajel overuse! No worries folks...I only put it on his gums twice in the last 24 hours, but I tried an unGODly amount of times. The poor kid's nose, left big toe, and right ear lobe are not feeling a thing! How I managed to miss his mouth to that extent is neither here nor there...I really tried. I don't know if it was from lack of sleep or if I am just flat out going crazy, but I just could not get it on his poor little gums. We screamed and cried together today....I was on the verge of slapping the rest of the orajel on my forehead in hopes it would numb my headache because it sure did do a number on his gums once it met those suckers and his poor left big toe hadn't budged in hours.

Mommy is off to take a nap...Dear God, please, pUH-lease-just one hour?! To be continued....

Well the baby orajel...doesn't do jack for a headache. I got a joke of a 20 minute nap...Good news is Max's left big toe is back in action...bad news is-he is tootin' what sounds like the hot damn national anthem and screaming in between...I guess his impression of fireworks...I really wish I could take it away bless his heart!!! You know how you learn your babies cries? The tired whiny cry, the aggrivated hungry cry, then there is the awful pain cry...How his teeny-tiny lungs manage to make that scream is beyond me...It is just wrong-1) for them to feel pain that would make them scream that loud and 2) for them to be able to scream that loud!!!

Well booger bear managed to sleep right through the fireworks. I was so glad that our neighbors did fireworks on the 3rd. Max really enjoyed them after getting over the loud sound they made. He looked right at them in the sky. I stocked up on sparklers...he will love them for sure.

We got our free book bag full of books in braille and toys for visually impaired kids today from Seedlings. Allen and I were super excited because they have a thick lesson book for him and I so we can learn braille with Max.

Feeling so blessed and thankful for my amazing family, awesome friends, and especially my perfect Max! Praise GOD!


  1. OH GOOD! On the baby orajel: OMGosh, I gave up because I never could get my finger near his mouth! I just did Tylenol and frozen stuff... the good news is that it passes. Speaking of gas, we used the heck (still do) out of Mylecon (I think that's how it's spelled). It's a miracle worker, and takes the screaming baby gas pain away.
    On the book front, I was hoping to find something like that for you guys, but hadn't made it to the book store yet. I'll be looking here to send more your way! *hugs*

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  3. You are not alone!! Andrew and I have both had those moments where we had to just put Sydney down and walk away for a few. Being a parent is by far the hardest yet most rewarding job ever! I agree with the above comment about the Mylecon (or generic kind); there were times that we used it almost every hour! It works great for gas if you haven't tried it, although you probably have. Just be sure to get the dye free kind cause the ones that aren't dye free will stain the heck outta some clothes. Hopefully once his teeth are in a little more they won't bu him so bad.

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