This weekend, we tackled lots of firsts…a night without the burrito, HG’s first mass, and her first Sunday lunch at Bubba’s.
So we have always put HG in a onesie or a gown for bedtime, especially since she’s been hooked up to the monitor, and mostly due to her mama’s laziness in the middle of the night to deal with pjs with legs. But I have been worried that we are getting too attached to our beloved pink burrito and wanted to try a night without it. I dressed her in footed pjs to keep her warm, and she looked like such a big girl! We have been putting her to sleep on her wedge since her head cold is still lingering, and she woke me up at least three times during the night because she scooted all the way down to the corner of the crib and knocked over her monitor! Tonight I took her wedge out of the bed but let her get back into her burrito. We’ll wait until a non-work night to try that again! And p.s., we have way exceeded the length of time that the doctor recommended wearing the monitor, and since we have had no alarms, I am going to call the doc tomorrow to see if we can stop using it. I am half excited and relieved and half scared to death…
I have been absolutely terrified to take Helen Grace to mass. I hate to admit it, but in the past, I have been one of those people that glare at parents that have screaming children in church. I just can’t stand it when the kid is going nuts, and the parents make no effort to take them outside so that the rest of the congregation can enjoy the service. When we got to church this morning, we headed straight to the cry room where I had planned on hiding out for the service so that we could all enjoy ourselves BUT the cry room was CLOSED!! Who closes a cry room?! The guy that worked at the church told us that children’s voices were sounds of joy and ushered us into the sanctuary, while I stood dumbfounded with my mouth hanging open. I couldn’t believe my ears! Luckily, HG slept for the first half of mass, and we were able to keep her entertained for the second half. I was exhausted afterward from being so nervous that she was going to squall. At least we have one mass behind us now with no catastrophes!
After mass, we went to Bubba’s for Helen Grace’s first Sunday lunch. I am thankful that she isn’t old enough to eat solid food yet so that all the deviled eggs were mine!! Can you tell the grandparents and great grandmother are absolutely nuts over our little girl??
Helen Grace and I were pooped this afternoon and got in bed to cuddle and nap. What precious time with my baby girl! I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for those smiles, laughs, and coos we shared.
We are so excited about Helen Grace’s first Ole Miss football game (on tv) and Auntie Em’s visit this weekend! Hotty Toddy!
On a side note, I have been inspired to finally do something that I have always thought about for years…I have signed up for smocking classes! Bubba is so proud! The classes are on a Monday and Tuesday night in late September, and I can’t wait to get started with my new addiction!
And finally, we need your opinion…what should Helen Grace be for her first Halloween? We have it narrowed down to a lion, bumble bee, or a butterfly. Let us know what you think!