Friday, January 21, 2011

Surgery... eek!

Did you know Wil has had 5 ear infections since August? Maybe not because like most things in life, they really didn't phase him. But after finally being referred to an Ear, Nose & Throat doc a few months ago, she decided to put in tubes. So, last Tuesday we visited the UW Children's Hospital (FABULOUS) to have the procedure done.

Here's Wil waiting patiently in his baby crib/hospital bed.
He was so good! We talked, rocked, played in the play room and after apparently feeling a little bored, Wil simply laid down in this bed and started to doze off. Just then, his doctor came in and Wil and I walked to the O.R. I thought I would be tough, but seeing my 10 month old's lip quiver from fear and watching him be 'put under' was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. 

The surgery went well; it only took 15 minutes! We were sent home with ear drops and Tylenol and after a stay home day with Mama, Wil's back to his old self again. I just hope these tubes work! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Try this...

Mr. Boy-who-is-currently-getting-two-more-teeth-at-the-same-time!
Mmmmm, tangerine-flavored popsicle! Is this ok? It's sugar-free (no. it's not) AND he only had a few sucks (no.more than that). Can a baby get a brain freeze? Oh no. Now I've gone and worried myself. Being a Mommy is tricky. I am raising this real-life person. I don't want him to have developmental delays due to a brain freeze at 10 months of age. Mom. Debbie. Betsy. Lana. Clearly, I need you. You've all done this, right?!?! And when it's 9 degrees out, right?!?!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Smarty (Minus the pants)!

You were right Grandpa Geurts! He REALLY IS a genius!

(P.S. Happy Birthday!!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Foods - A Confession

Wil has been trying some new foods lately. I've become obsessed with letting him try "real people" food. Of course, he loves any kind of cracker he can nibble on. He also loves pieces of banana, pear & peach. He loves Cheerios, yogurt, and regular ol' applesauce too.

I must confess, however, that I've been tempted lately to give my child not-so-good-for-him-rather-unhealthy-really-fast-foodish-kinds-of-things. You know, things like pieces of french fries from ANY restaurant we're at, pieces of fettuccine from Olive Garden, left-over Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (at least it's the 'good' kind) and I even let him munch on a whole pickle once (ok, not incredibly horrible for him, but you get the picture).

Last night, while searching in my pantry for something new for my little man, (not like I didn't have 25 actual Gerber Baby food options) I found.... wait for it.... Spaghettios! Yes. It's true. And I thought to myself. Yum! Who bought these & why didn't I find them earlier? So, we ate some!
The GREAT thing is... Wil loves all of this! It's like, anything I give him to try, he's like, "yes Mom! This looks delicious. Besides, I get to do it all by myself & I get to be VERY messy while doing so"!

I just re-read my post & am feeling guilty to have confessed. Do you ever give your kid horrible foods? Yikes!