Monday, January 26, 2009

back to, sort of

Some of you know that Bo came down with a virus last Tuesday that turned into an ear infection and yeast infection. (Didn't know boys could get yeast, but I guess anything is possible.) After missing 3 1/2 days of daycare, we went back to the doctor and got the prescription for that good ol pink stuff and a couple tubes of cream for the yeast. By Saturday evening, he was back to himself, although he is a bit hoarse. Still has a nasty nose and a cough that can cause a coughing attack but he's seems to be himself again. I'm just hoping the constant runny nose can clear up for his 9 month pictures next week. I am now down to 1 1/2 days of sick leave for the next 7 months...but that's just part of being a mother. :-)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tackling the diaper changes

Because of Bo's new found milestone of rolling over to his tummy, it now takes both of us to change a poopy diaper. One of us holds his legs while the other one wipes. It usually goes something like this:
Lay Bo down on changing table.
Flips over and is now on all fours
Flip him back over. (This sometimes happens two or three times before I'm completely ready to change him.)
Put left arm underneath him to keep him from flipping over.
Starts to whine because he realizes he's being pinned down
Remove pants and un-button onesie.
Undo diaper.
Crap he's poopy.
Yell for Kyle to come help.
Hold up legs while Kyle wipes.
Whoops, accidentally let go of one leg, both my hand and Bo's leg now have poop on them but Kyle doesn't see this.
Now sticking hands down by the poopy diaper
Kyle wipes up mess and starts to grab diaper.
"Please get the poop off of his leg and my finger."
Still holding legs up
"Right here!" Trying to nod with my head.
"Right HERE!"
"I don't see any poop."
"Are you BLIND? It's right here!"
"Oh there it is."
Bo is now crying by this point.

Friday, January 2, 2009


It's official, we have a crawler:

Kyle came into the kitchen to help me take out the recycling, and Bo had made it over by the stairs and it caught us both by surprise. He put him back in the middle of the living room by his toys and less than a minute later he was back in the same spot. Apparently, he wanted one of Zoe's chew bones. Guess we'll be picking up her bones on a lot more frequently now!