Happy Easter, Flathead


I remember daydreaming about this Easter last year and how weird it would be to celebrate with a kid. For the most part, I’m pretty used to the change of routine, but I still find myself looking at Wes and thinking, “He belongs to ME?” It’s still strange, this new-mom thing.

I’m not sure what I expected it to be like when I daydreamed in 2011, but Easter was fun. Saturday was spent with my parents, sister and the kids. We dyed eggs, went on an egg hunt and played with the new toys found in our baskets. Elli wasn’t so sure about waiting to find her basket until AFTER the eggs were dyed, but she quickly realized how cool the process was and got distracted. Heh. Wes loves watching his cousins almost as much as ceiling fans and clocks! Easter Sunday was a wonderful service at church and then Mom & Dad came over to eat leftover ham and lounge at our house. We even got a surprise visit from little Bebe and her parents after their spring break vacation.

Did I mention that Wes and Steven had matching skinny ties?!?!?! Seriously, it was THAT cute. And I’m not the only one who thinks it because as of today, there are 81 likes on facebook, which may possibly be more than his birth photo…

I told a coworker the other day how terrified I was when pregnant that I would have a child that needed a helmet because of flat-headedness. Now I find myself being terrified of NOT getting a helmet for little Wes. I know my pediatrician will say it’s not bad enough for that, but the fact that the little chunker refuses to roll over and hates tummy time means that he sleeps on his back all night – in the same position. He won’t stay on his side to sleep (which I know it’s the “right” way to put an infant to bed anyway), and he just prefers to be facing up if he’s not standing or sitting. People I complain to keep telling me that they’re sure it will pop out and get nice and round some day, but I’m afraid it’s getting to the point of permanence. And it’s not like he’s laying down all day, either – he prefers to be sitting and looking around while awake.

Arrgggghhh. I know I’m just being vain, but with our combined genetics, it’s likely Wes will go bald in his later age. He may hate me for the state of his head shape! If he ever grows hair, maybe I’ll just forget about his flat spot and find something else to worry about.

Regardless, our Lord is risen and he has blessed us with a quirky, happy little boy who occupies 9 thoughts out of 10 in any given moment of my day!


Posted: April 11th, 2012
Categories: Leah
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Comments: 3 Comments.
Comment from Suzanne Collins - April 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Oh my goodness! Emmarie likes ceiling fans just as much. Except she flirts. It’s disturbing, but cute.

Comment from Amy - April 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm

We had a friend whose baby had THE FLATTEST head ever. I mean, I was worried about this kid and he wasn’t even mine. His parents never went for the helmet or anything. Now he is 10 and his head is FINE. Either it’s wonderfully round or hair covers a multitude of imperfections.

Comment from C Proven - April 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Hilarious!! He may be an astronomer! Very optimistic and confident little human being!! Always loves to look up and learn!!
Love the Easter outfits!! I’ll make Carole a copy.Hope to get down there when tax $ comes or gas price goes down!! Lov ya..


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