So...The Bournes have been to the Swedish ER 3 times in 3 months. Poor Nolan keeps getting chest colds which cause him a lot of respiratory distress. We now have an inhaler that we are to use at the first signs of breathing trouble. Nolan really LOVES having us pin him down to hold his mask in place to give him is 4 puffs of albuterol. Poor kid ends up more upset from the treatment than from the sickness itself. Not sure how Matt and I are going to handle to the overly sensitive bronchioles of this kid. I never guessed we would have such a collection of hospital bracelets with Nolan's name on them within the first 9 months of his life.
It Mother's Day Eve...and I couldn't be more blessed as a first time mother! Even if our little nugget has thrown us into parenthood over the last month. 2 trips to the ER and one over night stay. But now that he has shaken the respiratory infection (not RSV), we have our goofy little boy back. He laughs, stands up holding onto furniture, blows spit bubbles, learned to kiss himself in the mirror, loves to be outside and is not quite a fan of going underwater at swim class. He is the biggest 8 month old I have ever seen and I love all 20+ pounds of him like I never knew I could.
Motherhood summed up in bullet statements:
-crazy amount of kisses
-arm work out
-lots of picture taking
-willing to give your life for theirs
-creative time management