Seven Weeks

Tomorrow Keegan will be seven weeks old.  Everyone knows the saying, “Time flies,” but I never really understood it until having Keegan.  He grows and learns new things every day.  Time really is flying!  I am really dreading going back to work and bringing my baby to daycare.  I know it will be ok, and eventually it will just be another part of our daily routine, but I’m not ready for it yet.  I’m going to really soak up these last five weeks with him.

A lot has happened in the last few weeks.  I got to celebrate my first Mother’s Day as a mom, Keegan got sick for the first time, we took him to the Mall of America, and he was baptized!

Mother’s Day

We were in Spooner Mother’s Day weekend since we hadn’t been able to make it there any other weekend.  It was a very relaxing weekend.  Keegan finally got to meet Pete and Kyndra, but he still hasn’t met Great Grandma and Grandpa Hedlund.  Hopefully that will happen soon!  Mark gave me an adorable picture frame with Keegan’s prints, and he wrote me a poem.  He’s so sweet.

We came home Sunday (Mother’s Day morning).  My mom watched Keegan while Mark and I went to Rock Bottom.  It was delicious.  Of course, no Mother’s Day would be complete without a DQ ice cream cake, so we finished the day with that!


Keegan picked up a virus and was pretty uncomfortable for a few days.  My niece had been sick on Tuesday – she had to stay home from school.  The nurseline guessed that’s where Keegan got it from.  He didn’t get the vomiting and diarrhea, but the nurse said that’s normal.  His bug was basically he was very fussy and had A LOT of trouble passing gas and pooping.  We made it through it though, and he’s back to being my happy baby boy!  I felt so helpless though watching him cry and struggle.  I hope it’s a long time before he’s sick again.


We met my sister, Grace, brother, Lacy, Boston and Mom at Tony Roma’s for dinner at MOA on Saturday.  Dinner was really good.  Boston is getting so big!  He’s a little crazy man now!  Loves his tv and apparently ketchup haha!  I had my second beer – a Fulton Lonely Blonde – since having Keegan (I had a Stella first last week).  I’m still not ready to really have a lot of beer/alcohol yet.  Not while I’m nursing.  But, I’m ok with having one once in awhile.  I even bought the Upspring Milkscreen Test strips so I can always test before nursing him.  And, I’ve built a pretty good supply, so if I can’t nurse him, there’s plenty for him to eat.  Keegan basically just slept the whole time.  We decided not to bring him to the aquarium because he was just feeling better and I didn’t want him in a confined space with so many people.  At least the rest of the mall is pretty open.


Keegan was baptized on May 17, 2015 by Pastor Sally Ankerfelt at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran.  My sister, Ashley, and our friend Josh Tanner are the godparents.  My dad, uncle Larry, Josh’s wife Jen, Phil and Pete were able to come to his baptism.  We would have had more people, but we had to schedule it on short notice because the Ankerfelts are going on sabbatical in early June, so this was the last Sunday available for baptisms before they leave.  It was really important to me that he be baptized by one of them.  I was confirmed by Pastor Dan in Clear Lake, WI, so I wanted to keep that relationship going 🙂 It was a really great day and he was so good!  After the Baptism, most of us (minus Dad and Larry) went to brunch at Perkins in New Brighton.  The whole day was great, and I can honestly say that I have a sense of relief knowing he’s baptized now!

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Upcoming Plans

This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend.  Mark started his 4 10’s this week, so he has Friday off (and Monday for Memorial Day).  We’re thinking about spending a night or two in Spooner, but we’ll see.  Then, to Dad’s on Sunday for a small bbq.  Should be a good weekend if the weather cooperates!