Thursday, October 02, 2008

Any suggestions?

I'm a bit tired of cleaning up exploding diapers. Today is day 5 of this little issue! I am thanking the Lord for the great deal I got on Febreeze plugins this week at Walgreens. It has certainly helped lessen the sickening smell of his diapers. I feel so bad for the poor guy. Every morning he wakes up to a nasty mess and instead of being held like he wants, instead he is whisked away to the bathtub or straight to his changing table staring straight up at a bright light! He has been extra snugly this week and I have soaked this up since this is out of character for him.

I just spoke to his doctor and they aren't too concerned, they think he's either cutting some molars or it's a virus, both things they can't do anything about. So we are limiting his dairy (only yogurt with active cultures) and no fruit for the next couple of days. I don't know what he'll eat since lately he won't eat anything but bananas and bread. I tried to sneak in some chicken in his lunch yesterday, but he immediately stuck his tongue out and reached in and took it out. Anyone have any ideas for things he will eat? So far I have tried chicken and noodles, scrambled eggs, and mashed potatoes and he refused all of it! Even favorite veggies like carrots, sweet potato, and peas he refuses to eat! Really if you have any ideas please pass them along, our great eater suddenly has become selective.

So we have been stuck at home since Monday, because I don't want to handle that mess in public and I don't know if he is contagious. I am very thankful it has been nice outside, at least we have played in the back yard, but even with this outdoor contact this mama's going a little stir crazy. We have a date night trade off with some good friends of ours, one week they'll have a date the next week is our turn, and this is our week for a date night, it would be nice to have the chance to get out of the house tonight, but I'm still unsure what to do. I had a great idea all planned for tonight, but it might be postponed, which will be the second time we've had to postpone this idea (the first time was due to rain). I don't want their little guy to get sick if this is a virus, it's a tough call.

I think we'll try to get out for a walk after lunch today. There are a couple of garage sales in our neighborhood that I'd love to check out. Last night at about 9:30 we heard this metal pounding sound and didn't know what was going on, we were relieved to know it was a lady pounding a garage sale sign in our yard and not a major plumbing problem. You have love living on the corner, it's nice just to look outside and see if there are any sales in our neighborhood, saves on the gas money. For the most part people are good at taking them down. I've only had to remove one!

I thought I'd add something that makes me smile. Last week Calvin's buddy came over to play and they helped Marvin water the grass he planted. They loved it!

One other positive thing about this week: we went to a Shane and Shane concert on Sunday and it was AWESOME, they are amazing musicians! It started at 8:00 p.m. and we thought Calvin would fall asleep, not a chance. He didn't fall asleep until the last song, this was about 10:15 p.m. I guess he wanted to see them in person too. He did really well and just sat in our laps the whole time. We were glad to have the chance to see them in person and can't wait for their Christmas Album to come out. We also got to see some friends from college at the concert. It was a fun laid back evening.


Sherry said...

they say the BRAT diet helps with that--Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and I can't remember what the t stands for...but I'm pretty sure its toast. it's supposed to be a binding together diet:). hope he feels better soon.

Lacey Howard-Whetstone said...

I agree with Sherry, the BRAT diet does help with these sort of illnesses. I also recommend boiling sticky rice, like Botan, until it becomes a sort of thick soup substance. It is very easy for little ones to eat and helps their tummies.

Marvin, Erica and Calvin said...

Thanks guys, it looks like it will be rice for dinner!

Marie said...

Addison had the worst diarrhea ever whenever she was teething. You also might try going up a size in diapers for the meantime to see if that helps to "contain the mess" a little bit better. Hope it gets better soon!

P.S. I thought I had replied back to you about nannying, but now I can't remember. Maybe I had thought about it and not actually done it. I'll message you my phone number on facebook if you want to call and chat about it.