I'm learning that little "Mommy Mishaps" simply happen. A good mommy friend and I just had a vent session over how easy it is to feel like the worst mom in the world. So in order to clear my conscious I'm going to have a little blog-confessional. Here goes:
I'm rushing out the door for work. I've got the stupid heavy baby carrier in one hand with my laptop bag slung over my shoulder and my purse in the other hand. Right on cue the over-excited bulldog shoves his way past my feet and tries to escape out the backdoor. As I yell at him and try to use the baby carrier as a barrier my laptop bag slides off of my shoulder and lands (you guessed it) directly on the baby's lap. I scream a blur of cuss words and drop to the ground to make sure little man is ok. I think the swearing scared him more than anything because he looked startled but thank god- unhurt.
MOMMY LESSON LEARNED: Make two trips. Always ignore the dumb dog.
I wasn't so crazy about bundling up the baby at first until my mom finally sternly looked at me and said, it's cold and this kid needs to be in his snowsuit/blanket ect. I think I may have taken it too far. I started putting Easton in his fuzzy bear suit (hooded snow suit type thing), a winter hat AND covering him in a blanket. (writing this now I think I sound like a crazy Eskimo mother!) I take him to the Dr. for his checkup and they are like- he has a fever! What?! Come to find out they recheck him again and I had bundled him soooo much that his temperature temporarily spiked.
MOMMY LESSON LEARNED: It's west Michigan, not Antarctica. A coat and hat is suffice.
So when Easton got his first cold the Doctor recommended keeping him warm (see "bundling blunder") and hydrated. Since he only drinks to begin with I thought my best bet was to give him a little bit of a bottle every hour or two instead of a few larger feedings every three hours. But Easton was a little piggy and kept trying to chug way more than he should have. To say the least the poor little guy got sick 2 times in the night.
MOMMY LESSON LEARNED: Don't put 4 ounces in a bottle when you only want him to eat 1-2.