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Growth and Gangsters — 6 weeks (Friday Catch Up 3/8)

This week has been weird, man. Monday was a sh**show, Thursday was lovely. And Emmie is questionably better. Friday Catch Up time!

Don’t forget my Monday Weekend Catch Up!

Friday Catch Up 3/8

1) Let’s start with an Emmie update. I’m honestly not sure how much the dairy free diet is helping. Certain things are better (fewer dirty diapers, somewhat less fussy and arching of her back) but jury is still out. 

Emmie is 6 weeks old, and she’s making me work for it! In addition to having some sort of digestive issue, she also had a major throw down of a growth spurt and lost her ish all day (starting at 3 am) Tuesday, bringing me to the point of sobs a few times. 

We even did tummy time with a smile!

Luckily, Wednesday and Thursday were much better. I needed them to be.

I mentioned Monday was a sh**show? The one big brightspot was that Emmie had her spinal ultrasound to make sure that she didn’t have tethered spine, and she passed with flying colors!

Cool milestones this week: lots more watching Mommy as I move about, an intense staring contest with Alex, more smiles, our first tear (which I hoped never to see), and tracking (following) movements with her eyes!

2) Ugh, Monday. Nothing really went right (other than Emmie’s ultrasound) and at the top of things that got cocked up? My Remicade infusion. Apparently, you cant bring your baby to your infusion. Which no one ever told me. Luckily, I found a friend to watch Emmie (god help them) early this morning (Friday) while I get my infusion. Thank goodness as well that I’m doing ok after birth and during the first weeks postpartum. I’m going to be a good sport about this, but I was very displeased.

3) Being dairy free really isn’t that bad. I miss helping Alex with his food, and I miss some other things, but it isn’t all that hard and terrible. Thank you for all your suggestions, by the way!

If I have to go soy free as well, that will be far more difficult. 

So. Good.

I’ve started to receive my various food things, and I also picked up a new Kodiak Cakes protein packed muffin mix that I am soooooo pumped about. I opted to make muffins from scratch instead yesterday, and made chocolate blueberry banana muffins. They came out quite well!

4) I’ve gotten my Netflix on this week, necessary with all the nursing that has been required. That means I’m all caught up on new seasons of Victoria and Peaky Blinders, I’ve started Weekend Aristocrat, and The Crown is next. I know that many American kids are adopting British accents and phrases (my nephew included) thanks to Peppa Pig and other cartoons; I’m hoping Emmie doesn’t think she is historic royalty or a gangster. 

But we all know she is a guin.

Actually, she can go right on ahead and think that. It would be pretty sweet.

5) Today I have Remicade (I hope Emmie doesn’t ruin my friend) and then lunch with a long time blog friend Brianna, who I finally get to meet IRL! She’s being a dear and coming up to me, and I hope Emmie allows us to visit…. Thank goodness she has too little boys of her own and will understand!

Yet again, Alex is working all weekend. The weather is supposed to be fine but chilly like the end of this week, so I’m hoping to spend lots of time outside with Emmie and Ridley!

What are you watching/eating/looking forward to?

if your kid were absorbing what you are currently watching, what would they become?

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  • Reply Stacy

    If my kids became what we watched during all those early newborn feeding sessions, I will have Olympic athletes on my hands. lol They came home right around the start to the summer games in ’16 & we watched more Olympics (& the obscure stuff that’s on at 3am) than ever in my life. 🙂 I was so sad when the Olympics ended!

    March 9, 2018 at 6:15 am
  • Reply jennifer

    So adorable in that fuzzy suit!

    March 9, 2018 at 7:07 am
  • Reply The Curious Frugal

    Yay for the good news about Emmie’s spinal ultrasound! You must be very relieved! Having a day with your newborn crying for hours is no joke, it’s really tough. I’m glad you got a couple more peaceful days after that. For my daughter’s reflux/colic unfortunately they could never figure out the cause or a solution. The good news was that as she grew, she outgrew all those symptoms and is such a happy little toddler now.

    March 9, 2018 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe’s mommy, Clare

    Quick answer— some form of doctor!
    I watch all the medical shows, like the Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Med, Code Black— if it’s remotely medical, I’m hooked!

    March 9, 2018 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe’s mommy, Clare

    Emmie is a darling penguin !

    March 9, 2018 at 8:12 am
  • Reply Emily Swanson

    I have to admit; Emmie is DARLING!!!! Like your mommy said. And that meme about Mondays; how is that so relatable?

    You’re doing SOOO well as a mama Susie. I’m praising God that Emmie’s spine is doing well!!!! That’s such a blessing to hear.

    March 9, 2018 at 8:38 am
  • Reply Cora

    Am I too old to think I am British Royalty? Or a gangster? I wish I had grown up with those beliefs. I’m sure I wasn’t already enough for my parents to handle…

    Tough times. Keep the sobs coming as you need them too, and keep those friends close!! That’s what they are there for, and if I were closer, I would be offering a babysit/coffee outing/lunch date at the snap of a finger.

    March 9, 2018 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Maureen

    The Crown is so good! I hope you love it. Tomorrow I’m meeting a new friend from lunch at a crepe place and I can’t wait to try it out!

    March 9, 2018 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Anna at Piper's Run

    Oh my she’s so darn cute! I’ve been addicted to the Old Grey’s Anatomy’s for weeks….I watch way too many of them in a row! Love Netflix!

    March 9, 2018 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    The Crown is so good! We’re currently making our way through season 1 and loving it. Although if I had a kid right now, there’s a good chance they would think they were a CIA agent or something, since we’re also watching Homeland… ha!
    Loving seeing Emmie’s cute little face. My heart goes out to you for her 3am wail sessions… I’m sure being a moma is hard work, but it sounds like you’re doing great! Cry it out when you have to!

    March 9, 2018 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Julie Running in a Skirt

    Emmie is so sweet! I hope next week is easier for you.
    The Crown is amazing… I’m obsessed. If you like it you should also watch Victoria… it’s on Amazon Prime I think.

    March 11, 2018 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Hannah

    I don’t think the furkids pay any attention to what we’re watching, but if they were absorbing it they would definitely be Anglophiles and, uh, maybe alien conspiracy theorists (we just started People of Earth).

    March 11, 2018 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Yesss for finding dairy free chocolate. That’s got to make it easier 😛 One of my friends had to give up chocolate when breast feeding her youngest and I don’t know how she did it. Something about cocoa/chocolate just didn’t agree with her little one (or eggs!).

    Emmie seriously keeps getting cuter. Please bonsai her and keep her this little forever!

    March 12, 2018 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply San

    I haven’t really watched anything in ages. I want to watch This Is Us!

    March 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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