January 4, 2009
Talon was very lucky to have so many people that love him, participate in his blessing. With both of our families in Utah and many people in town for the Holidays, and many others who traveled for this occasion, we had a great day. John was disappointed that his two brothers, Peter and James, were not able to be there as they were both back East (and were going to be able to come to Virginia if we blessed him there).
We were not organized enough to take a group picture after church to document this special occasion but I did gather some photos at the celebration lunch that we had afterwards. We blessed Talon in John's parents ward in Orem and then drove back to Saratoga Springs to have the luncheon at my parents home.
John's blessing to Talon was beautiful. I'm so thankful to have a husband who holds the priesthood and strives daily to be worthy to bless our children. Talon was fussy all morning and I kept telling John that he was going to cry all during his blessing and sure enough...that's exactly what happened. YUP...my little boy screamed from the start to the finish of his blessing. I tried so hard to time his sleep and his feeding JUST RIGHT (all of you moms know exactly what I'm talking about) but I couldn't get him to nurse just before Sacrament meeting and my plans were destroyed. SIGH. It was still beautiful and it was so great to meet with so many people that we love.
Talon at 4 1/2 months old is a lot different than he was at 4 months! I feel like such a naive person to think that Talon's fussiness had nothing to do with me. After our nightmare experience with broccoli I realized that there are probably many other things that have made him uncomfortable and therefore...fussy. Here are a list of things that I have learned make my son fussy:
Chocolate- This one is first because it's the saddest for me! It's still worth giving up but oh so sad!
Cabbage- I actually really like cabbage and have had to pick it out of salads and avoid it a few other times.
Broccoli-OBVIOUSLY....from my 24 hours from you know where!
Cow's milk- No cereal for me...that's the only time that I even drink it but I do love cereal for breakfast.
Anything too spicy- I'm okay with this one!
Whole Wheat- WHAT?!?!?! So after about 3 days of not having any of the above items, I was enjoying my mother-in-laws fresh ground whole wheat waffles and bread and Talon was a wreck! Ugh! No more whole wheat for me! This was a similar 24 hours like the broccoli 24 hours. I love her homemade bread-the best I've ever had!
I know that lots of moms have been giving up food while nursing but I just haven't thought about it and made the connection with Talon. I feel awful that he has had tummy aches for 4 months and I wasn't catching on!
January 4, 2009
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