We can do it

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Stuff on my mind

Feed the baby

Change the baby

Feed the baby

Take a shower because I am covered in breast milk. I swear these puppies are like high pressure fire hoses.

Feed the baby

Change the baby

Take another shower because I have been peed on. Never mind that I JUST put on a fresh diaper.

Feed the baby

Change the baby

Yell at my kids because they are poking the baby and shaking him in his jiggle chair. This terrifies me because the hospital made me watch a Shaken Baby Syndrome video before I left and I am scarred by it.

Feed the baby

Change the baby

I'll let you know when life gets more interesting. Right now, the highlight of my day is discussing the color of Breydan's poop. Sad.


Geroge Lithco said...

It's unfortunate if your experience of watch a shaken baby awareness video just left you scarred (or scared). We've been working with hospitals in New York for 5 years on education and awareness activities.
The first message to parents that we ask the hospital staff to give is that knowing about shaking injuries is scary, but knowing that awareness gives you the pwoer to help protect your child from injury is not.
Proof? After the hospital education project started in Buffalo, New York, the rate of shaking and inflicted head trauma dropped by nearly 50%.
And very few of the remaining cases involved parents who had watched that video.
So? You have every right to be scared that young children are so vulnerable to shaking. But by the simple act of watching the video, learning about the vulnerability and ensuring that your spouse, family members, child care providers and any other caregiver know about that vulnerability, especially if your child has colic, or is upset by sickness, teething or shots, you are sharply reducing that risk.
When it comes to leaving your child in the care of anyone else, we're sure you want to do more that just say "take good care of him/her?"
You've got the power to keep your child much safer. That should make you much less scared.
Now that you know what you can do for your child, perhaps you'll help do it for others. April 16-22 2006 is National Shaken Baby Awareness Week 2006. It's a good opportunity to spread the word.

Carolyn said...

I tried to comment last night but blogger was constipated!

And speaking of constipated, all Mom blogs talk about baby poop. In fact, if you don't mention baby poop, you will have to be kicked out of the Mommy bloggers club. :^)

Enjoy your little one when he isn't peeing on you. LOL

Jen said...

Yours poops?!? Nathaniel only does it once every 3-6 days...the dr says it's okay, but it still freaks us out a bit :) We're waiting on one to arrive anytime now or we are going to have to take measures (ick!).

Love ya, Jen :)

Gingers Mom said...

Jen - Vincent went as long as 8 days a few times. It does freak you out, even if you know it is normal. you'll get used to it. Just enjoy this time of not having to change so many poopy diapers!

Carolyn - you crack me up.

DreadPyrateRobert said...

Holy SMOKES!!! Day?! We never had any kind of break like that! It was always poop upon poop upon poop! Still is really....

Robert aka Big Brother(Who is in fact watching you)

Trailady said...

LOL- this too shall pass... :o)

Carly-Ann said...

It happens. I know you'll be back.