Thursday, October 7, 2010

Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble

From October 2010
More like double bubble! 
From October 2010
From October 2010

And yes. That is, in fact, a snot goatee. The whole photo shoot I let it sit there. But doesn't it work like vaseline and prevent a chapped face? It is getting rather frigid here in Atlanta now...like less than 80 degrees. Bring out the parkas.

Thanks to the chronic runny nose, we are now the proud owners of another double ear infection. Felix's 9 month appointment went swimmingly until the otoscope emerged. And we've almost exhausted all of our antibiotic options, so I had to call a new antibiotic into a compounding pharmacy and soon we'll start doping him up 3x a day, for 10 days. Next week we meet with a pediatric ENT. I'm tempted to shoot breast milk down his eustachian tubes. Or squirt it up his nose. It worked wonders on Miles's plugged tear duct when he was a baby. No, really.

I find it rather coincidental that this is the second journey with a head and neck doctor this year...luckily, this time it's just chronic ear infections and not cancer. (Speaking of, we got another "all is clear" at Eric's last every 8 week check-up!)

Mr. chubba bubba slipped into the 30th percentile for weight (19lbs), but made up for it with head circumference--70th percentile. What is it about my boys and their big heads? I am thankful that they didn't blow up the charts at the time of birth. There was enough destruction at 4lbs and 5lbs respectively. 

The only thing Felix is not doing is crawling. We waited (agonized) for 11 months with Miles. What's the rush? The only trouble is Felix emotionally wants to crawl. He just cannot figure it out. But he is impossible to hold now as he wriggle, jiggles free (10 pts to anyone who can name that book!). Until then, it's sit 'n reach.
From October 2010
And before you think I am just a bad mother for letting her kid inch around with snot on his face while she takes pictures of him, add this to my Mommy Dossier: she let's her little boy play with lipstick. He was interested. It was 5pm and I was being suffocated by my couches full of laundry screaming to be folded. And besides, we are pretty much overwhelmed by estrogen when you look at all of our friends' children...and he needs to teach his soon to be new baby girl cousin what make-up is all about!
From October 2010
From October 2010

We just need to work on execution. The color goes great with his Justin Bieber hair...he just missed the lips.

5 comments:

  1. They are changing so much! Miles looks like a preschooler, and Felix is nearing toddler-hood at least in looks - goopy nose and all. Don't you wish you could just suction it all out for good?!
    As far as the lipstick goes, it fascinates all kids. I remember my brother trying on my mom's lipstick and then pursing his lips tightly when we had to go out to do an errand with his scarlet lips (he was older than Miles, and lipstick in those days was dark red!). All in good fun.

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  2. I just looked at all the photos, and Justin Bieber has nothing on stylish Miles with the shades, vest, jeans and luxurious hair!

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  3. CONGRATS on the "all's clear" for ERIC!!!!!!! (and then more !!!!!!)

    That snot is hot. ;) Ear infections ... not. (oh yeah... poetry time at school, baby!)

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  4. A friend of mine who has two boys was painting her nails the other day and her older son asked if he could paint his nails. She told him that boys don't usually paint their nails. Then, he said he wanted to be a girl when he grows up. Her response was great.. she told him he should learn how to paint nails so that someday when he has a girlfriend, he can't paint her nails for her.

    Enjoy this time of Felix being relatively immobile (and cute as can be, even with snot bubbles).

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  5. Me again. Sorry. I, too, wanted to give a cheer for Eric's clean bill of health. Yay!

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