filed under: Miscellaneous on June 4, 2011

Thanks to some pretty darn good advice and some thoughtful prayers, I got to see some of this today.


And this…


And this.


I cant tell you how much I appreciated you sharing your very own heart wrenching experiences.  I am taking everyones advice and making some changes… hoping that its already making a positive difference in little Eddie's life.

I will keep you updated on his progress as well as my own!


Its crazy how I have this public blog and have been allowed to participate in this amazing community, yet was so scared to share how I felt!

Thank you for letting me do that in a safe and welcoming way.

Just in case you are gaga over this little hat just as much as I am… I thought I would share who sent it to me!  The beautiful Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen gifted Eddie with it.  Is she the best or what? 

I highly recommend stopping by her blog and reading every single word she has ever written a few of her posts… guaranteed she will make you smile.  Thanks Kristan!

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  • Dea says:

    He is so adorable!! Love the pictures. Hope you and your family are doing well!

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  • ali @ an ordinary mom says:

    What a blessing to see this post! Such sweet and precious baby smiles!
    I’m so glad that some of the advice you got has been helping things, what a fantabulous community you have here! 🙂
    Enjoy those smiles, Momma!

  • Margaret in Minnesota says:

    Oh Amanda, I’m a wee bit late to comment on this but he is SUCH a honey. He looks like you!!
    Also, having known his mom when she was 18, may I just say that it’s not all that surprising that he can be a stinker?

  • CM @ A Little Lilac says:

    Wow, look at those beautiful eyes!
    Cubbie was a very challenging baby and to a certain extent, is still challenging. He was fussy as can be. Basically, at one point, when my DH had had enough and I was at my wits end, I felt God say, this is your child and you need to be strong. Keep in mind, this was right in the middle of a crying fit of his. I just felt God give me the strength and patience I never thought I had. I did try a million different things, from changing diet to different slings, from changing nap times to videos to music CDs to anything I could think of. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. The one thing I learned is the best healer of a fussy baby is TIME. In time, he will grow out of most of it, if not all.
    I hope that helps. Cubbie today is my lovey little guy who just warms my heart and even though challenging, he brings me so much joy too. 🙂

  • CM @ A Little Lilac says:

    PS. Where is your i am baker icon? I don’t see it. Usually I hop over there next when I stop by. Oh well, I’ll go google it 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Praying that things get easier for you soon. And lets face it, as soon as he gets older and grows out of this phase, you’ll wish he was tiny again.It’s a vicious and complicated cycle, isn’t it?

  • anne says:

    Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog after looking up cake info on the internet and read your post about your sweet baby crying all of the time….. My 1st baby had colic and cried from her 1st week home of the hospital and NEVER slept until she was 7 months old…. she also developed excema etc…. Anyways, she was diagnosed with severe food allergies at 7 months old and I took all of those things out of my diet and she was INSTANTLY better. I nursed her for a year… and now I am nursing her brother (he is 6 months old) and following the same diet and he is the happiest child and sleeps- amazing…. She turned out to be allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, treenuts and I had no idea and was consuming those things and nursing her and she was sick and felt terrible until I took those things out of my diet…then she stopped crying. Just a thought since you are nursing and can control what goes into you and him . Blessings to you and your sweet new baby boy!

  • carma says:

    I am so happy to see Eddie’s sweet smiling face and hear that you are doing better 🙂

  • Tammy says:

    he is such a cutie!!!

  • Fibromyalgia and Faith says:

    I’m glad your Eddie is doing better. Prayers can do so much good!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    He is *just* precious! And looks so much like his mommy!!!
    Hope things are getting better! Gosh, if we all lived in Minnesota, you’d have thousands of willing babysitters! 😉

  • miri leigh says:

    Beautiful pictures. He is really adorable!

  • shaunnaRooskie says:

    hey Amanda,
    glad to hear things are looking up! i just read your previous post (as a new reader) and i have to say i just said a little prayer for you! i totally understand what you’re going through – we just had our youngest in January; older siblings are 10, 12 and 20 (crazy right?) and the newbie is by far the WORST of all four… not that we don’t absolutely adore him but there have been times when we were seriously wondering how much more he could cry before he did permanent damage to himself! there were times when we had to just put him in the room and shut the door… there were times when we were willing to try anything people were suggesting just to have peace. he was diagnosed with severe gastroesophageal reflux at 2 months; we did everything we could think of or find before we finally (for everyone’s sake) let the Dr. put him on Zantac… and it worked! now he only screams at strangers who try to touch him or talk to him at school or the store…. just hang in there! he’s absolutely adorable and it will definitely end someday 🙂 will keep you in prayer for sure!! don’t feel guilty for venting, its completely normal and healthy as long as you don’t do it all the time 😉

  • Tracey says:

    Your baby is delicious, congratulations. I’m so sorry to read that he’s crying so much though, it’s truly exhausting when you can’t do anything and jobs pile up. I used a “hug-a-bub” sling which really straps your baby in close to you (you can even bend down to pick up stray toys and socks with them in it!) and that made life a little easier. I hope things get better soon for you both.

  • Christine Soerensen says:

    Eddie is such a cutie 🙂 Im pregnant too and hope to get such a sweetie of my own!

  • Amy's blah, blah, blogging says:

    I’ve been a slight bit busy lately so this is the first time I’ve seen your posts about Eddie. I’m so thankful to God for things getting better. It is so hard when they are so small and you just don’t know what is going on, it’s scary and frustrating and overwhelming, all wrapped up in to one. I’m also thankful that you have a community that would wrap their arms around you and give you some great advice along the way. Praise God for His mercies, they are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. 🙂
    Praying for you, and sweet baby Eddie, now.

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