My apologies all around to everyone who has checked in the past 2 weeks. I mean, how did 2 weeks even pass and I haven’t written a thing?! Colin seems to have a bit of colic. Not nearly as bad as Owen, but still enough to make me want to pull my hair out and cry right along with him. I now know I cannot eat 4 florets of broccoli or 7 Brussels sprouts. They WILL give Colin horrible gas pains, make him scream until his face is almost purple and cry non stop. Awesome. I’m pretty much down to chicken, bananas, potatoes, carrots and the occasional Diet Coke. (Okay, I obviously eat more than the items I listed, but that doesn’t make for a good story.)
I was having trouble getting poop stains out of our cloth diapers using our Eco Nuts soap, so I did a load of Colin’s laundry using my homemade detergent, followed by a wash with Eco Nuts. Mistake. I knew Colin’s skin was sensitive to the washing soda, but I didn’t think this much. He has a red rash on his stomach, back and arms from wearing a gown that he wore last night. Poor little one. I guess for now I’ll keep using the Eco Nuts and just sun the diapers to bleach the stains. Ugh.
Owen is still blowing us away with how much he loves his brother. He has shown no jealousy and only talks about Colin with love. Owen also started peeing in the potty last Monday. It was totally his decision and he’s only had 1 accident. I guess that’s the plus side to letting your 4 1/2 year old decide on his own. :)
Breastfeeding is going great the second time around. I’m not nearly as paranoid as I was with Owen, about weight gain and the number of dirty diapers. Colin would nurse all day if he could, but in exchange for using me as a buffet, he only nurses about 3 times during the night. Yeah for sleep!
Well, I am being summoned by a certain 4 week old so I must go. Look for Colin’s 1 month post later this week!