Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Meet My Perpetual WiP!

I've been meaning to write this post for a while, but I've sort of had my hands full with this little guy:

That's my baby boy, Andrew Domenick, born August 6th at 4:41 p.m. and weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces. His arrival was four years in the making, and now we get to spend the rest of our lives watching him grow and change and learn. It blows my mind every time I think about it.

He'll already be a month old at the end of this week!

My pregnancy was relatively easy, but boy am I getting the challenge of my life now. Andrew is not a fan of sleeping at night; some days, he's not a fan of sleeping at all. And unlike his eyes and chin, he does *not* get that trait from me. He's also showing signs of acid reflux, including choking while eating to the point where I'm afraid I'll need to give him CPR. He hates to have a wet diaper, but hates having his diaper changed even more. How do we know? Oh, the ear-piercing shrieks kind of give it away. Sometimes, he screams just to hear himself scream. And that trait is one I fully credit to his father!

I can honestly say that whatever exhaustion I thought I felt during pregnancy has paled in comparison to what I've felt the past 4 weeks. Add an existing thyroid problem to a raging storm of post-pregnancy hormone fluctuations, and you have a cocktail for several meltdowns a week.

But lucky for Andrew (and for me), when he smiles, my heart melts into a giant puddle of goo. And even when he's being a demon, he has the face of an angel.

So there you have my reason for being gone from the internets. A pretty good one, I think. :) I'm still dreaming up ideas and scenes for my writing WiP's, but for now, this one is on the front burner!

Your turn - what are you working on, peeps? And how have you been?


  1. He is so, so gorgeous and I love him and his mom so much!!!

  2. Congrats, Gina! Congrats! He is a handsome baby.

  3. Awww gorgeous boy! Congratulations. The sleepless nights will pass, enjoy your little one.

  4. Aww he's adorable! Congratulations :) That's definitely a pretty good reason for being away for so long.

  5. Aw Congratulations, he's gorgeous!

  6. Congratulations, Gina -- he's beautiful!!!

    Do not worry. I know how hard it is. The first 6 weeks with my first born were a blur of sleepless nights, acid reflux, screaming, and the worry that those early days of discomfort and crankiness would impact the development of her intelligence and personality. (Yeah, I'd been reading too many baby books.)

    Needless to say, 16 years later, I have a creative, sensitive, and intelligent daughter who shares my interest in writing and sometimes can be exceedingly moody.

    By contrast, my second daughter (who shares your name) was a delight. She was pleasant -- slept so well and cried so rarely that my husband asked if there was something wrong with her. She is now 13, intelligent, creative, organized -- and, oh what's the word? Sanctimonious. Yeah, that's right. Disdainfully superior of the rest of us.

    Andrew looks so sweet, and yes, I bet he's giving you some difficult nights. But JUST IMAGINE how much fun he will be over the next two decades. Enjoy!

  7. What an absolute cutie!!! Congratulations! I hope he gets over his acid reflux soon and that you get some sleep!

  8. Absolute Cutie.
    I hope he brings as muh joy and happiness to you two as our son did to my wife and I.
    Watching them grow truly is a great miracle.
    I wish you all the best, and great health.

  9. He's such a cutie!

    Don't worry--the struggles will pass and turn into different, new struggles before you know it. :)