Christmas, etc

Life at our house has been wild lately! Christmas has come and gone, and it was really special this year. Between the customary Christmas Crab Feed at our house on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning at my mom’s, Christmas dinner at Kyle’s sister’s, my dad visiting, and getting all the “santa stuff” in order, we were full-up! It was lovely, and we enjoyed it. But boy oh boy am I glad the holidays are over!

In the midst of all of it, Lewis had to get his first stitches! He had a run-in with a knife which had been loaded point-up in the dishwasher. I was loading the last few things in, and didn’t notice the dangerous situation. But even so, I was yelling at the kid not to play in the dishwasher. He knows better, but he just can’t resist! After I yelled “stay out of the dishwasher” for the 100th time, Lewis got pissed at me and started hitting the dishes.

Well… you can imagine how the need for stitches arose, I’m sure. He smacked the top of a knife and gave himself a nice, deep cut. We got him calmed down and got the bleeding under control pretty quickly, but we took him into the doctor just in case. If the same cut had been on my hand, I would have slapped a bandaid on and called it a day. But since he is just 1.5 years old, I didn’t know what was appropriate, since he isn’t old enough to understand how to care for a wound.

Anyway, long story short, I’m glad we went in. The doc stitched him up (my little brother was there and was traumatized), and 5 days later (yesterday), the stitches came out. Not terribly dramatic, overall. But there were definitely some screaming-filled moments, and I’m glad that’s behind us!

Other than Christmas and stitches, it is mostly business as usual. The kid hasn’t climbed out of his crib a second time, which is lovely. And for the most part, he’s been sleeping pretty well. Last night was an exception to that statement, but I’d rather not dwell on that (yaaaaaaaaaaawn).

We’re very much looking forward to 2017. We are wrapping up 2016 feeling pretty positive about things, and feel like there is a lot of happiness in store for us in the upcoming year.

Learning to count

Lewis is somehow learning to count! I’m sure he is getting it from school, because I don’t think we have been practicing counting at home enough for this kind of result.

Anyway, it is pretty darn cute. He can only get to 2 before giving up. And he walks all over the house counting to 2 over and over. So sweet!

Oh no…

It happened. The kid climbed out of his crib.

Nap time today has been a shit show. We’ve been trying to get him to sleep for 3 hours. At one point early on, I succeeded but botched the transfer to the crib. We ultimately decided to try leaving him in his crib to fall asleep on his own, because that often works great for nap time.

…fast forward an hour, and suddenly we hear some strange rustling like someone is playing with the monitor. But no way, that’s impossible. 

Then the receiver starts chirping like it has lost connection to the transmitter. That is also impossible, but obviously we need to investigate. 

We run into the nursery, and the kid is standing with two feet on the ground, unplugging the monitor!! He sees us and smiles ear to ear and says “oh no!”

Oh no is right! Kyle confirmed that the kid had been left in his crib, which means that he has finally figured out how to climb out. 

This is clearly terrible news. We are not thrilled. I think it is obvious that this is a milestone no parent looks forward to!