Monday, July 1, 2013

Fleas and Family.

Fleas??  Yes, fleas. Apparently one of the two fleas that I found on Charlie over a month ago laid eggs and they decided to hatch right as I got home with a newborn baby. Oh what a joy it's been. I discovered them about a week ago when I spotted two of them on Audrey's bassinet. You can imagine the panic that ensued. We slept on the couch that night. The next day I had my apartment complex spray for them and we went back later that evening. Within the first 5 minutes of being home, I spotted two fleas and one spider. We packed up and went to Nonni's. And....we're still here. Apparently the flea treatment works over a period of 6 days during which you have to vacuum every day to ensure that the larva are killed and removed. I also went above and beyond and did some bug bombing and even did some flea powder under my bed this evening. Lord willing and the creeks don't rise (old Southern saying), we will be going home on Wednesday. I am so grateful to Nonni for letting us stay with her, but I am ready to be in my home!!! And while I know she will miss Audrey, I'm not sure about me and I know she won't miss the dog! Ha!

During our stay with Nonni, we decided to go and visit my grandparents. They had yet to meet angel girl and were greatly wanting to do so.  So, Saturday we loaded up the car and set out on Audrey's first road trip. It's a two hour ride and she did AMAZING. Slept the entire way there and the entire way home without making one peep.  My nana and papa were so happy to meet the newest family addition. They ooed and ahhed over her. My nana especially loved holding her while she slept and papa enjoyed talking to her while she was awake.

My papa talking to Audrey girl. 

My nana holding Miss Audrey. 

Mommy kissing the most precious feet. 

4 generations. Audrey, me, my mom (Nonni) and my nana

It was a great trip and I'm so glad we got to see them! Hopefully we get to do it again soon.

Life, though frustrating and tiring, is grand these days. Every day I wake up to the most amazing little girl ever. I used to live my life looking forward to planned events, trips, vacations etc. But now I look forward to every waking moment of life. I look forward to waking up at 3:00 am just so I can see her precious face. She is everything I hoped for and more.

I'm not sure if my theory is correct or not, but I think it has a good shot at being right. Audrey's favorite place to sleep is curled up on my chest in the fetal position. While thinking about it today it hit me that perhaps it's because she can hear my heartbeat that way, just like she did in the womb. No matter the reason, it's truly the most amazing feeling in the world having my daughter's favorite place to sleep being curled up on her mommy.  I love her to the moon and back.