May 7, 2014

September 2013 in One Post and Finish This LinkUp

A September morning at Baby Bounce.
 

September started out with our anniversary over Labor Day weekend. We celebrated by getting our first non-family babysitter and going to see Book of Mormon at the Winspear. It was really refreshing to get dressed up and get out of the house for a few hours together!

 

Our 7th Anniversary.
 

September is football season and the boys took some great pictures as little Mustangs. They also went to their first game.

 

I had the opportunity to attend a launch event for Dr. Smith's Diaper Cream here in Dallas at Fearings. It was so fun to connect with other moms and bloggers and celebrate a product I really believe in. Dr. Smith's works, it is safe for my cloth diapers (it was invented and has been in use since before disposables were even a thing!) and it helps my kids stay diaper rash free. I use it on rotation with a Vitamin E cream and we rarely have diaper rash issues at all. Even now at 15m the only rashes we have had have been bacterial infections not normal diaper rash.

 

 

Davy had his first SEVERE dairy reaction. He got a goldfish in the church nursery and spent the rest of the day uncontrollably vomitting. His whole little face was bright red and he was just a miserable little guy. This dairy allergy stuff is serious business!

 

A sick boy with his daddy.
 

And to end the month, Davy pulled to standing for the first time on September 30!

 

Big boy standing in his crib!
 

 

 

I am also linking up once again for the Finish This LinkUp. The questions this week are pretty deep!

I feel an adrenaline rush when … I see my boys doing something dangerous. I know I need to let them take risks and grow up but watching them climb on top of the picnic table or go up in the playset tower alone makes me so very nervous! I would do anything to protect them and the idea they might be in danger and could injure themselves gets my adrenaline flowing and I jump to action. No easy feat when you're large, pregnant, and waddling!

 

I feel energized when … I take the time to engage in some "self care" which I'm pretty bad at. Taking the time to shower and actually get dressed makes me feel energized and put together all day long in a way that PJs or yoga pants just don't. You would think with this bit of self knowledge I would take a few minutes for myself everyday. But I don't.

I feel small when … I realize I opened my big mouth and said something careless that hurt someone. I know I am a really sensitive person and get truly hurt by the things other people say. I feel this big when it occurs to me I (normally unintentionally) said something stupid and could be causing that pain and insecurity in someone else.

I feel big when … I look down and can barely see my toes!

I feel indestructible when … never! Maybe it is because I was only 18 when my dad passed away, but it am very aware of my own mortality and just how short life is. However, I do feel indestructible when I remember God is on my side and this life is short but my eternal life comes with My Father in heaven.

I feel stupid when … I am attempting to make friends. I'm socially awkward. I do small talk well. I do acquaintances well. Despite discomfort, I even do social situations well. I don't do the transition from acquaintance to friend very well. Or at all.

I feel smart when … I have the opportunity to sit and work on my dissertation and realize just how far I have come and just how close I am!

 

20 comments:

  1. I always feel socially awkward when trying to make friends too. Your boys are adorable.

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  2. Oh my gosh, that precious baby's heart. I was diagnosed 10 years ago (age:20) with a severe dairy allergy and I feel his pain. Though my symptoms don't include vomiting, I'm miserable for 2-4 weeks depending on the amount I consumed. Allergies are VERY SERIOUS business and I wish people took them more seriously. Thanks for joining the link up! xo, Nicole (co-host)

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    1. I was dairy free while I was nursing and DREAMED of the day I could have cheese again. I can't even imagine getting diagnosed at 20!!

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  3. beautiful family!! I also feel socially awkward at times! Hence the reason I'd probably rather blog than get in a group of people. LOL

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    1. Yes!! I have awesome friends from twitter and blogging. And they are easier to make!

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  4. I have learned that one way I make and continue a friend relationship is by inviting the person and their kids to every social function (like bday parties and gatherings) I have... Then plan and organize play dates.. it is hard work!

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    1. I need to get better at the continual inviting and really working at it.

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  5. Yay for hard work! What is the focus of your dissertation?

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    1. I'm studying financial literacy particularly as it applies to the use of alternative financial establishments (payday lenders, pawn shops, rent to own, etc)

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  6. I too am awful about taking friendships from acquaintance, even a good acquaintance to a true relationship. I lost my mom when I was 20, Indestructible isn't really something I truly, honestly ever feel. You're right, life is fragile!

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. The loss of a parent is really hard, especially when you are too young!

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  7. So hard to find friends, especially I feel when you're an adult. I always ask my husband, what are the rules?! I just don't get it! Ha! Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Its dating all over again - and I wasn't great at that (thank goodness I started dating my husband at 18!)

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  8. Making friends is hard. I feel the same way. Being quiet doesn't help, most won't take the time to get to know me and allow me to open up and feel comfortable with them.

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    1. I'm not overly quiet. My mom trained me well in the art of small talk and southern hospitality. But I'm horrible at the transition. Being shy would make it even harder though!

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  9. I'm a momma of a baby boy and you reminded me of all the joys and adventures of what I have to look forward to in life :) I'm pretty sure my answer to feeling stupid is nearly identical -- I totally relate!

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    1. How old is your little boy? Going back and doing these recap posts for the months I was on blogging hiatus is so fun. It's incredible how fast I've forgotten some of these phases!

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  10. LUV that first picture with one of the boys arm around the other. I sometimes think making friends is hard too, but it's because friends move and it's painful.

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    1. That spontaneous moment at the library is one of my all time favorite pictures of them!

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