Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Welcome to Bodily Fluids 101

Well, we got our initiation into the Wonderful World of Bodily Fluids last night... Alex did not drink much of his pre-bedtime bottle, which should have been our first clue (he normally devours it with reckless abandon!). We put him to bed about a 1/2 hour early, but we figured he was tired after his first full day of daycare. Around 10:00pm, as we were coming upstairs to start our pre-bedtime tasks, we noticed a strange smell coming from his room. "He's got a present for ya, honey!", I declared. Well, let's just say he had presents for the whole family...

Sometime between 7:30 and 10, he had thrown up in his crib...probably several times. Of course we have the baby monitor with us downstairs, cranked up as usually, so we could hear him. All we remember hearing was him coughing a couple of times. But, of course, babies aren't very loud when they ralph, I suppose. Well, I'll spare you the really gory details, but it was basically ALL OVER....him...the crib...then Randy after he picked him up to check on him. After a rush to the bathroom, a face to face experience with another round of vomit, a horrible diaper change, a new crib sheet, and a candle lit in his room (phew!) he was ready to go back to bed.

This morning he woke up chipper as usual, and I brought him down for breakfast. Close to the end of his yummy bowl of oatmeal, I heard a rushing-river sound emmanating from his nether-regions. Then the smell hit me and I knew breakfast was over. Let's just say that I now know what baby diahrea looks like...TWICE.

Lest you be worried about the little tyke, we have called daycare this morning and he was sleeping. She said he acted a bit under the weather, but was in good spirits.

I guess with all the fun we've had with him, something yukky like this was bound to happen.

Raising children is all about the experiences... right?!?!


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