Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This n That

I have a bunch of random things bouncing around in my head. So I thought I'd welcome you all in to my little stream-of-consciousness world.


We have a crazy, A-C-T-I-V-E little boy on our hands, folks! He is crawling faster, pulling up on everything in sight and standing (holding on to something) for up to 10 minutes at a time! He even pulled up on our ottoman and managed to move from the ottoman to the coffee table (they were only about 18'' apart).

In other news, Reid had his 6 month check-up last week. The official stats were:

Weight: 16 pounds 12 ounces (25th percentile)
Height: 26 inches (45th percentile)

I was surprised at how little Reid weighed. The pediatrician isn't concerned and chalked it up to how active he is. I have managed to hide my OCDness from the pediatrician up until now. I have refused to allow myself to call their office over symptoms (real or imagined) unless I knew it was a legitimate concern (like a highish fever). So, I think I took him by surprise when I casually tossed my latest concerns into my list of "normal" questions. The conversation went something like this:

Me: "How many times a day should Reid be eating solids?"
Dr.: "Two or three"
Me: " Is he old enough to get the flu shot?"
Dr.: "Yes, they can get it starting at 6 months."
Me: " you think Reid has man boobs or is that normal baby fat?"
Dr.: (doctor gives me a strange look...) "That is baby fat."
Me: "Oh, okay. So, do you think Reid has retinoblastoma (malignant tumor) in his left eye? You see, my dad took this picture of Reid and instead of red eye, his left pupil looked yellow, and I know that's one of the warning signs, but my dad said he just messed up the red eye correction on the computer...he even showed me the original where Reid's pupil was, in fact, red, but I'm still worried..."
Dr.: checking Reid's eyes again "nope, he's got great red reflexes in both eyes, and his pupils look great"
Me: "oh, okay, I think that's all my questions today..."
Dr.: breathes a huge sigh of relief and looks at me with amusement but amazingly does not look at me like I've completely lost my mind. And, THAT, is why I love this doctor so much :)


All of Reid's recent activity has led to a frenzy of baby proofing around here. After exploring several options, we think we have come up with a method of padding our enormous hearth that just might last (for a week or two anyway). It is a miracle of modern construction involving pool noodles, crib bumpers and LOTS of duct tape. I have to thank my sister for the fabulous (but slightly redneck) idea.


And finally, here are a few pictures from Baxter's perspective of what it looks like when a half-crazed ball of energy comes at you...


Whitney said...

Man boobs? LOL You're hilarious.

Shane and Kelly Daniels said...

I love the fire place padding... very creative!!

Jordan & Angela said...

love the pictures from Baxters point of view! Did Brian tell you how he and Duke hit it off? He was laughing so hard and it was really cute!

Jennifer said...

The pics from Baxter's point of view....classic!!!!

Creative work on that fireplace. :) My friend gave me a really good idea that I used for you have any of those playmats that are made of interlocking block pieces? If you do, you can put those over the fireplace and just cut them if they don't fit worked well with ours and ended up looking pretty cute!