With mom out in DC, I was scared for her to go home since Jeff still had lots of classes and I didn't feel like I could handle Link (it sounds so silly, not being able to handle a tiny little 15 pound baby). We decided the best thing to do was to go back to Utah where I had lots of reinforcements and help to get us through this (hopefully) temporary fussy stage.
We luckily found an awesome deal on tickets, and leaving Jeff behind left on March 11th for Utah. He planned to meet us there in a month or so (we hadn't bought return tickets yet).
Already things were improving once we got here (minus the huge inconvenience of not having Jeff around). Mom and Dad have been so, so helpful constantly with Pen and Link, as have all of my siblings and friends. I have loved being able to visit everyone and hang out with my girly friends like old times. Link has still been pretty fussy, but I feel like we are making improvements. And it helps a lot that I have some relief and breaks through out the day. Now, if we could just get some sleep in the night. Someday!
I read about some probiotic colic drops online, and heard some good things from friends and decided to give them a try. So I invested the $30 for the tiny vial and started giving them to Link. I think it has made a HUGE difference! I don't think it is a coincidence, his behavior improved a considerable amount, and started taking better naps. I was hesitant to fork over the money for a tiny bottle of medicine was wasn't even sure would work, but now I feel stupid for not doing this sooner! Especially if it makes Link feel better. Poor little guy was suffering.
Well, a month has passed and we have Jeff back with us. YAAAAAY! We have less than a week until we go home (BOOOO) and I am still a little nervous, wondering if I will be able to get a grip on everything. But Jeff's classes are over now, and it is spring so we aren't stuck inside all the time. Hopefully things will be better. I just love being around my family so much. And Penny has had an INCREDIBLE time with all her cousins. There are just so, so many cousins to play with.
So now, I will use picture to recap my trip:
I love visiting with my besties, Nicole and Lacie. I especially enjoy the company of the charming Jack. That kid is... the best.
Cami's house is also lots of fun, and I'm glad we got to play there before she moves out in a few weeks into their even more awesome new house! Link appreciated this swing.
Of course we have been spending lots of time with Uncle Drew and fam.
BEST running song.
Nicole graciously let us borrow her supa deluxe swing, which saved our lives. He loved this thing.
Pen got the full-blown Cheney experience with 3 wheeler rides and candy from Daryl.
And that is it for March in Utah! Now there is half of April to get to, with more crazy adventures and hopeful Link updates! But we'll end here for now. Looking at all these made me miss everyone all over again. Sigh.