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Monday, April 26, 2010

Smurf Baby


When you have 2 kids and the baby starts realizing what he is missing out on when watching their older sibling...you start giving in a little earlier than you'd planned.


This is what happened when Eric decided to stop at the gas station to buy a drink for himself and Kai. He bought Kai BUG JUICE. Bug Juice is a highly concentrated mix of high fructose corn syrup and sugar, sugar and then some more sugar, mixed with your choice of food coloring. It does have a convenient little spill free spout though. So of course Reed got one too. Reed being 15 months old and Kai being 5 years old. So, once Eric shows it to him, there is no turning back...unless you want to hear a blood curdling scream coming from the back seat for the next 30 minutes!


We travel home which took about 45 minutes. Reed drank every last drop of his bug juice but did manage to pass out. Probably from sugar overload. I couldn't believe that he drank the whole thing without spilling a drop. Well that was until I got him out of the car seat and discovered that he was soaked with bug juice.


So instead of quietly slipping him into bed, I had to change his clothes and diaper, etc. etc. The blue bug juice had turned his stomach and chubby little thighs...blue! I tried wiping it off with a baby wipe...but nothing...belly still blue...legs still blue. So, it's late, we'll put him to bed, bathe him in the morning.


Morning comes...bath next. Blue belly still exists! All day wiping and scrubbing it slowly starts coming off, but he is still a light shade of KENTUCKY BLUE. Night comes and we have our friends over with their 2 kids. Lots of fun! Love them! Anyway...I think Reed has pooped so I do the old pull the diaper back and take a peek bit...only to pull back two neon green poopy fingers!


This poop is the weirdest color green I've ever seen. So, once I've washed my hands and start to clean Reed up I notice that once the odd color green is gone, a light shade of blue is left...on his crack! Yep, bug juice blue poop!


So even today on Monday, he is a still a light shade of blue. I had to warn my mother in law who watched him today..."By the way, I know Reed is blue, it is bug juice, your son's fault...need I say more!".


I loved the smurfs when I was younger...now I've got one!


Lesson to learn here....NO MORE BUG JUICE!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bobble Heads

So to those of you that don't know...I have 2 little boys. Kai is my 5 year old and Reed is my 15 month old. (I know I only have 3 followers that are all related to me...but you never know who may be reading!)

So when Kai was brought into this world, he may have started out an average size but shortly became a chubby well fed baby. He was always in the 90th percentile for his weight and maybe if we were lucky 50th percentile for height. But his head circumference was always about 98th percintile. He was proportionate so we never thought anything of it. He was such a cutie...that is him on my home page with the mud all over his face when he was 2.

Next came Reed. He was heaver than Kai when he was born and then also became a well fed baby. But they are so much cuter when they are fat...don't you think? Anyway, once he was old enough to sit up in a shopping cart, we took a trip to IKEA. I love IKEA...that's another blog though. So I was browsing the fabric and Kai was standing beside the cart guarding his little brother when a nice woman with a cart full of kids herself started asking me about Reed. Once she made it to the how old question...she was amazed that he was so young becuase he is SO BIG she said. Yes I know I replied he's a big boy. She preceds with the comment, "His head is so big and your older son's head is so big too, that must have hurt!"

Yeah, can you believe someone would say that! I'm not one to take things to personally but that ticked me off! Of course I didn't retaliate with how abnormally skinny her babies were and that mine were MUCH cuter than hers. We just walked on.

At Reed's last check up Dr. Hambrick mentioned Reed's large noggin but added how adorable he is. After every check up I call Eric and give him the latest percintiles and after telling him that Reed is 40th percentile in height 90th percentile in weight and almost 100th percentile in head size...he precedes with asking me, "so you are telling me that he is short, fat and has a big ass head?"

Well yeah, I guess that pretty much sums it up.

Get over it, Adrien!