So last week was quite busy for the Esterly fam, especially for our smallest member.
Let's see, the week started with our third night terror in the span of 6 days. If you have never experienced these with your own children, be grateful! There are awful and in Charlie's case seem to last forever. Essentially they scream like you have never heard before, flail their little bodies all over their crib, look wide awake, all the while they are completely unaware of what is truly going on, supposedly will not remember it when they wake up, and the worst part is that they are COMPLETELY inconsolable. In fact the experts claim trying to pick them up and hold them only makes it worse. Basically as the parent you are suppose to sit their watching, not intervene, and occasionally try to pat them on the back or tell them they are ok. IT-IS-AWFUL.
Charlie's typically last about 20 minutes before he kind of comes out of it and will let me hold him, but even after that is takes at least 10 to 20 more minutes and more tears to get him back to sleep. YUCK!
So anyway, that was Monday
Tuesday Charlie fell at school and somehow bit through his bottom gum, with his top teeth. Let's just say when I picked him up at school he was in a new shirt because he had bled all over his other one :(
Needless to say he was a total mess when we got home, couldn't eat, couldn't drink, occasionally bleeding = not good.
Then, poor guy, the next day we went for ear tubes. He was a perfect little sport about it, took his oral Versed like a champ and couldn't have cared less when the nurses wheeled his away from us in his hospital bed.
Once we hit the car and started driving he was out:
First we stopped at Five Guys:
Anyway our friends in Missouri have two boys so Charlie had a blast playing with them. Our other friends have a little girl and a new baby boy. We had a great time visiting, although babies definitely don't understand time zones. What was 5:30 am in Missouri, was for Charlie, a perfectly respectable time to get up for the day. Needless to say in an effort to not wake the other children, Charlie and I took several early morning strolls through their neighborhood.
All the kids: