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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Four Month Check Up

Tomorrow is the 4 month check up. I can't say I look forward to these because of the shots. My wife can't be in the room when he gets them so that means I have to. I am excited to see how much he has grown since the 2 month check-up. It is kind of sad because he is starting to look more and more like a little toddler and not a baby anymore. He has learned to roll from his back to his tummy, but I haven't seen him roll from his tummy to his back yet. He usually rolls and then just starts to fuss when he wants one of us to roll him back over. Maybe he thinks it is funny that he has us trained!! We are thinking that it is rice cereal time for the little dude and hoping that the cereal might lead to him sleeping all the way through the night.

So, I will update you all on what we find out tomorrow!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Blowout Diapers

The force at which poop comes out of a baby's bum has to be equivalent to hurricane winds. That is the only possible way to explain how the poop can possibly travel all the way up the baby's back and sometimes even onto his head! I had always heard about these so called "Blowouts" and for the first few month our little guy would maybe have a little poo come out the top of the diaper every now and then, but that was it. I figured that those were it and I didn't understand what the big fuss was about. Then, I experienced what I like to call a "Massive Blowout!!" It was unlike anything I had seen before, it was as if the poo had actually come out of the middle of his back somewhere. When a Massive Blowout occurs, I often wonder what purpose the diaper even had because it sure as hell didn't catch any of the poop. These often occur around 3 in the morning and I sometimes wonder if Ashton Kutcher snuck in and removed the diaper and then after the poo he snuck it back on and after I come in and realize that poo is everywhere Ashton will jump out of the closet and yell, "You just got Punked!" To top it all off, the poo stains everything it touches. The mustardy green color is so appealing!! We have a nice collection of poo tainted baby clothes. So if anyone has the secret formula to remove these stains, we would much appreciate it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Baby Milestones

Now that we live in a world with instant access to information through the internet, it makes it hard to decipher whats good, whats bad, what to believe, or what not to. Every week my wife gets quite a few emails from baby sites that talk about "what your baby should be doing this week." While it is nice to read over these lists, it is also something you can't really take to heart. I mean all babies grow at different rates and hit certain milestones at different ages. But it is hard not to read these emails and think, "oh, my baby did that three weeks ago, or why is my baby not doing that yet." I think we all probably know someone who's child walked well before 1 year old and others who didn't walk until 18 months or more. Often times a few years pass and you would never be able to tell the difference between the two children. So. enjoy the milestones whenever they occur and don't get hung up on whether your baby is "keeping up with the Jones's."