Baby versus Crib and my Skin Cancer Screening


My parents arrived at the house early Sunday morning and I'm already in denial that 3 days have already passed. We have so much we want to do while they are here, but also want to relax and just enjoy being around each other because the time will go by so quickly. While they are in town I wanted to get some doctors appointments out of the way as it's hard for me to do some of these when I have to bring the baby with me since Travis works all week. First up was a trip to the dermatologist for a skin cancer screening. Since I spent about 8 years tanning religiously I'm extremely vigilant about any new or changing moles. I haven't had a screening for a few years so I wanted to go ahead and get one done, and have her look at one in specific on my thigh.


Ever since having the baby I've been paranoid about cancer. I look at his perfect little face and can't imagine not being around to see him grow up. I made some very, very stupid decisions in my 20's. Tanning and smoking being two of the biggest. Even though I gave up both years ago I know I've permanently increased my chances of skin and lung cancer, and nearly every day I kick myself for it.

Thankfully the dermatologist said everything looked good. She could see why I was concerned about the one on my thigh as it's black (as opposed to the normal brown colors) but she took photos of it and said if I ever noticed it changing significantly to come back in. IMG_0081

After my appointment we went to try out Lunch Cafe & Eatery. Since my Dad has Celiacs disease we try to find places with gluten free options for him. Lunch Cafe had a great menu filled with vegan and GF choices. They even had a lot of GF desserts! Mom and I both had falafel based dishes and it was her first time having falafel. She loved it and we all thought the food there was great. IMG_0086

After lunch we walked around downtown a bit and stopped by my favorite store, If Only. They had these adorable socks that I was sooo tempted to get and am kind of kicking myself now for not getting the hellraiser ones. IMG_0090

Last night I tried to put the baby down in his crib versus his swing. He's been sleeping in a swing in his own room for a few months now. We don't even turn the swing on, but the few times I've tried to put him in the crib he's gotten pretty hysterical. Now that I have reinforcements I thought it would be a good time to try the crib again. It took about 40 minutes but he finally fell asleep in the crib last night. I anticipate the next few nights being a bit rough but it's never going to get any easier!

Any crib tips?