Donovan: Month Six

Sickness

One of the cons of daycare, besides the expense (!!!), is the sickness.  Donovan didn’t get sick right away, but around 6 months, he was sick all the time, which made going to work that much harder.  It was horrible knowing that he needed me and I couldn’t be there.  Even if I couldn’t do much except snuggle him.  Luckily, I was able to stay home some days, but nothing makes you feel better when your little one is not feeling well.

As new parents we didn’t know the difference between a high fever and a low one. To us, the world was ending.  We made many extra visits to the pediatrician (who thought we were nuts) and started to learn when to freak out and when to just let it work itself out.

Congestion is the worst for babies.  They just don’t know what to do and it makes nursing even harder!  It make sleeping difficult too.  I guess it is just one of those things that you just have to get through as a parent.

That time Donovan got hand, foot, and mouth..
That time Donovan got hand, foot, and mouth..
And the day he came home with a purple foot :)  It wasn't contagious!
And the day he came home with a purple foot 🙂 It wasn’t contagious!
Donovan loves this little swing!
Donovan loves this little swing!

Anna Maria for Labor day

We got to spend a fun, long weekend out on Anna Maria Island with my family.  My Godparents, who own the Alecasandra (http://www.alecassandravacationrentals.com/), invited us to stay with them on the beach.  We love AMI and time with the family 🙂

Breakfast with the fam at Peaches :)
Breakfast with the fam at Peaches 🙂
The boys went for a morning walk on AMI
The boys went for a morning walk on AMI
Uncle Nick is trying to hide greatness aka FSU!!
Uncle Nick is trying to hide greatness aka FSU!!
Smooches from Aunt Vicki!
Smooches from Aunt Vicki!
Pool time!
Pool time!
GO NOLES!
GO NOLES!
Snuggles with GiGI
Snuggles with GiGI
Auntie L and Donovan
Auntie L and Donovan
Helping Daddy pick his fantasy football team!
Helping Daddy pick his fantasy football team! Wish he brought him more luck 🙂

Meeting Mr. and Mrs. K

One of my most favorite people in the whole world is my former high school English Teacher, Mrs. K.  I have kept in touch with her over the years and we would always have lunch together when I came home for breaks.  She was obviously super excited when we told her that I was pregnant with LBD and even more excited to have us back in Florida.  Mr. and Mrs. K loved meeting our little guy!

Pearls of wisdom from Mr. and Mrs. K!
Pearls of wisdom from Mr. and Mrs. K!

Moving into OUR home!!

This was the biggest news of the month.  We were so ready to out of the rental and in our first home!  My awesome Realtor (http://www.kw.com/kw/agent/flrealestatebydoug) was able to keep our closing on track and we moved on September 8th 🙂

Moving is hard work and so is packing and doing it all with a baby.  Luckily, my family was able to help.  We celebrated with pizza for dinner.

None of our furniture was arriving until the next day, so camped out in the living room and slept on the air mattress, for the last time!  The next day our bed, sofa and refrigerator arrived!

Last dinner in Ruskin!
Last dinner in Ruskin!
My little guy :)
My little guy 🙂
Homeowners :)
Homeowners 🙂
Good-bye rental craziness!
Good-bye rental craziness!
Hello moving!
Hello moving!
Stella loves her back yard!
Stella loves her back yard!
Helping Daddy with his crib...and watching football.
Helping Daddy with his crib…and watching football.
The men installing the garbage disposal.
The men installing the garbage disposal.
Bears and Packers
Bears and Packers
There seems to be a trend with house work and football...
There seems to be a trend with house work and football…
Doug loves to do yard work...or so he says now :)
Doug loves to do yard work…or so he says now 🙂

Ed and Cathy came for a visit right after the move so they could see the new house.  Doug and Ed did some water rerouting project and we enjoyed seeing them 🙂

Donovan and Grandpa Ed!
Donovan and Grandpa Ed!
Nap time!
Nap time!


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My sleepy boys!

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Doug's attempt at babywearing...
Doug’s attempt at babywearing…
6 month check up!
6 month check up!

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6 Month Photos

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Family :)
Family 🙂
So over pictures :)
So over pictures 🙂

With Love,

From Me to You

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