Friday, March 4, 2011

Birthday Surprise

My birthday started with several SHORT naps with Jake. After a night of taking care of my insomniac newborn, I decided to call the pediatrician and take him in to make sure he isn't sick He had cried most of the night and morning, and trust me, I did not want to spend my birthday with him at the doctors, but I felt like I'd rather know if something was wrong or not. As soon as we got to the doctors, Jake started cooing and smiling and stopped his crying. I mean seriously? The doctor was really nice and probably thought I was just a silly new mom....ah well. He's fine! Must have been something I ate that bugged him?!? Le Mystere!

The best part of my birthday was that Andy surprised me and got off work early and we went to a really unique restaurant in Santa Monica called Jiraffe! That's french for Giraffe! It was AMAZING! I highly recommend that place if you are in town or live here! It is a bit more on the expensive side, but we havent gone out for a while! Jake's birthday present to me was sleeping the whole 3 hours we were out! Good boy!

The waitress was super sweet and said to love every minute with a newborn, even the wee morning hours. She said, "Enjoy the Sunrises" because they wont last forever. She made me cry!

I appreciate the calls and messages from friends and family! That truly makes my day the best!
Here are some pics from dinner! The best part, A CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH an EIFFEL TOWER TOPPER! Je l'adore! Parfait! C'est incroyable!


  1. Sounds like you had a great birthday ;). When Eric was 1-2 months old he would fuss and fuss for about 3-4 hours in the middle of the night but was fine pretty much the rest of the day. I tried A LOT of things - gas drops, going on walks with him, etc. It turned out that the allergy medication I was taking (loratadine) decreased my milk supply so he wasn't getting enough to eat. He was gaining weight and so the doctor/lactation consultant weren't worried. Before I realized it was the medicine, we supplemented him with formula for one feeding at night and he did a lot better. If Jake does it consistently you may want to look into something like that. I ended up figuring out that it was the medication and I stopped taking it. My milk supply because adequate enough after Eric's next growth spurt.
    I've found a lot of parenting is trial and error as well as inspiration.

  2. Sounds like you had an amazing Birthday with your family!!! We'll celebrate again in May!