Wow, I didn’t realize how long it has been since I last updated the blog. We’ve had a lot of changes and it’s been really good, but certainly not easy. After Samuel was born, we did a baby moon at the local hotel for about a week and a half. Grandma Platt came down and spent multiple days with us in the hotel, which was awesome. Samuel got lots of grandma snuggles. We went home once for a longer period of time in that 1.5 weeks that we were at the hotel, and that was the first time that Samuel spit up a big spit up. Once we came home from the hotel the huge spit ups and the extreme fussiness became common, when it hadn’t happened prior except for that day at the house. I knew at that point that he was reacting to the house, but everyone kept telling me oh no that’s just normal little babies. I had also lost 40 pounds in that first two weeks so I wasn’t sure if it was the house or my quick weight loss that created the problem. His fussiness was ending up with me getting slammed by his crying bc we detox out of our breath. I wasn’t able to respond empathetically to him not feeling well bc of those slams so it was time to do some trouble shooting bc Samuel needed me to show up better.
I met my friend Sara at the hotel in town. The first morning that we met her, she walked up to me and asked if I was having a wild pregnancy. She was in the birth world prior to this season of her life and we became fast friends. She sat with me and helped me so much with our breast feeding journey. I really don’t think it would’ve turned out the way that it did without her. He got his tongue and lip ties revised shortly after getting back to the house, so we were thinking my detox going into OKC may have contributed too. I had to include this picture of him bc he was the cutest little bug!!
As usual when we’re testing a location or a building for reactions, we decided to take a sabbatical. We went to the local hotel for four days, and then went back to our first hotel family here and Oklahoma for a week and a half because we wanted them to meet Samuel and we had enough points to stay for free. What we learned in that process was how reactive Samuel is to vax slammers and what his toxin reactions look like. Coming home, it seemed like it might not be terrible, but by the end of the week, he was a toxic bomb again and he and I started our toxin circulation again: we both were exposed to toxins, I dumped toxins in the milk, he detoxed both inputs, his head emitted a bunch of toxins (which was by my face holding him) and he didn’t feel well so he cried, I got slammed by his detox, and the horrible cycle kept on. All along we were both sensory sensitive and members of the hot mess express. We’ve been doing saltwater baths with Samuel to try to pull some more toxins out of him to break the cycle of toxins being passed back-and-forth between him and I.
While we were moving out of our house, we stayed at the hotel in town. I put an ad up on Facebook marketplace to find a new renter, and I had no idea how many people would respond to that. I bet I had over 300 inquiries, 65 people apply, and more come view it but didn’t end up applying. We narrowed potential renters down to 8, and the landlord picked 4 to meet. One threw up a major red flag before I scheduled an appointment with her and the landlord and one couple never called me back so the landlord only had to pick between two really great options. We got everything out of the house on Saturday, and now we are done with that. Sunday, the general manager of the hotel we’ve been staying at made some stipulations for us to stay that made our lives more difficult so we chose to leave. We checked out a hotel we’ve been curious about for a while, and it’s actually ended up being a better location than we were in at the last hotel so we know God used that difficult situation for our good and that it’s a blessing to be in a place where I’ve made a friend already and we’re thriving, not surviving a storm week. Samuel is so much happier here. He’s talking lots and doing lots of smile shows. I do miss the old hotel staff, but because we were booked to stay another week, I have packages to pick up so I’ll get to see some of them again. I’ll also get to see Sara again, which is always a huge blessing to me! Here’s some pictures from the last 2.5 months.