Thursday, January 21, 2010

And So It Begins...

So, winter time here in Austin brings about the pollinating of the cedar trees.  A pretty innocuous event in and of itself, but for those with allergies, it's quite possibly the worst time of the year.  The poor Husband has cedar allergies something fierce.  And so from January at least through February, he wishes he were dead.  Because even though taking allergy medicine helps, it also gives him a wicked case of medicine head.  Something he hates only a little less than the allergies.  It's a pretty miserable time for him.  And so it appears that poor TG has inherited these allergies from his father.
We went hiking on Sunday at Lake Georgetown and it was a lot of fun and really beautiful.  However, it also happens to be situated directly inside of a cedar forest.  Whoops!  Turns out that may have been the worst idea. It was one of the heaviest pollination days so far in the season and so The Husbands poor nose was a drippy mess.  He also complained that his whole face was burning due to the allergens!  And now this whole week, poor TGs little nose has either been running like a sieve or plugged up entirely.  And the worst of the allergy season hasn't even happened yet!  That's next month.
Wish us luck that we all survive!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Babies Rule.....sometimes

TG is a pretty great baby.  He's pleasant most of the time and he's super fat, which just equals cute.  But, now he super wins because he's sleeping through the night on a pretty regular basis!  This started when he was around 3 1/2 months old, but was only off and on.  And now that he's 5 months old, it's the norm!  He has his slip ups now and then, but it's hard to complain when I know some of my sister's babies weren't sleeping through the night until they were much older.  
The sleeping nights thing, though, has wreaked havoc on my poor boobs!!  Here they are, used to waking up once or twice a night and being drained.  So, unfortunately, it's many a morning when I wake up to painfully swollen boobs.  And, though, it's getting less often, lots of leaking!  It's not very comfortable to wake up to wetness, most especially to the kind that is fully capable of curdling.  I guess the plus side is that our bed sheets are washed more often than they've ever been!  Ha!