Yesterday we went to the beach with some fantastic friends. Luckily, Teresa is so at ease with my circus we were able to manage not only the beach but an impromptu stop at Five Guys!
|Jack, making sand angels.|
|Deacon really enjoyed playing in the sand! He only tried to|
put in his mouth once, but went to town just running his hands through it.
|I had to ask for a second opinion, but I think it's true: Deacon's first "real"|
word is CHEESE! I had the camera out and he kept saying "teeze."
|Eli didn't bother much with the ocean, he just enjoyed digging.|
I have more pictures and a video of Deacon crawling (finally!) but my Mac won't let me move the video from iPhotos.
The boys still fought like crazy all day and were so tired from playing in the ocean and sand that they were slurring their speech on the way home! Again, I got zero sleep but I think I've FINALLY figured out two things going on:
1.) LOW milk supply! Apparently, it's common during your period. I never had one until
either got pregnant and/or Eli self weaned so I had NO clue why Deacon wasn't feeling full.
So, I made an emergent call to an IBCLC to get some Mother Love "More Milk Plus"
since she's the only person around that sells it! I've been drinking tea and downing
herbs like a nut.
2.) I think this is the time in the year where the older boys are closest in age and their
emotional and social needs are almost the same. So, they're driving each other (and me) bonkers!
We spent today talking about using kind words and gentle touches but they even got in a fight at church. Of all places. Sheesh...
Despite the incredibly tiring week, we lived. We learned a few things, too. I think. I can't remember...