Monday, March 9, 2009

Many Firsts plus a naked child...

I'm very familiar with the saying when it rains it pours - usually in the negative aspect haha... but i guess it can flow in a positive way too. The kid had so many firsts this week, they just kept on coming! It was a nice week for him with husband on spring break and me home on a snow day and then recovering from an illness (the illness, definitely not nice, but an extra day at home with him) because he got extra time at home. He was only at daycare a half day tuesday and a half day friday!

The following are the firsts of the week for him. But with firsts its kinda tough - is that the first time he did something?? we ask each... for example, with waving 'bye bye' ... he's been flailing his arms around for weeks but none of these motions seemed to be an intentional response to another person waving. or was it? we ask each other. same with him saying 'mama' - he's been doing the ma ma ma ma ma for a week or so but is he saying it in reference to me? we want to document the real first but ... can't sometimes figure it out! with the crawling, there was no question of course. and with the others we waited till it seemed he acted or spoke with intention:)

Wednesday, I stayed home to try and allow myself to recover - i was feeling better but not up enough to make the trek into work. Husband came home for lunch and when he left, the kid waved bye bye!

Thursday, husband and the kid met me at the chinese place by my work for lunch. It was such a nice treat to see them during my day here. and while at lunch, the kid was grabbing for me, loving on me, just so darn happy to see me, and he was blabbing "mama, mama, mama" - Too cute:)

Saturday, he finally stumbled right into a full fledge forward crawl, right over to the dog bed and a pile of magazines! By sunday afternoon, he was done practicing and was crawling from dining room to living room with ease.

This week I'm trying to stay more organized with what i'm sending to daycare. There is so much to send at the beginning of the week and i always try to be organized. Yet last week on friday, I clearly wasn't as organized as usual...

My work phone rings.

"This is Elaina calling, from La Petite," the voice said.

"Oh, Hi. Is everything okay?" I ask.

"Yes yes. He's fine. But he had a bit of an accident with a poopy diaper. It got on his outfit. I checked his cubby and his bag but - he has no clothes. Plenty of socks. but no clothes."

Great. Naked child. At daycare. But he has socks on. Thank goodness we keep lots of extra socks in that bag. So critically important, right? Hmm. He'll only be there a half day. Its rather warm out. But i stop just short of telling her leave him naked, hes fine. Why? the idea of his naked body in the shared swings and bouncys and exersaucers. For some reason, his being clothed while using these shared toys seems so much more sanitary! I had flash of him naked, playing in the exersaucer, getting another kids drool on his naked chest. ugh. gross. i'm no germ freak but this is disgusting. at least if he's clothed there is a barrier. without that, i feel like it would just soak right into his little clean pours. again - ugh.

"I can put him in an outfit of Ryans. I'm sure his mommy won't care. And he has several extras," she suggests.

"That would be great," I agree. "Please let her know I'll wash it over the weekend and return it to him first thing on monday morning. Thanks so much."

"No Problem. I'm sure she won't mind." Whew.

Needless to say, when i packed up his stuff last night for daycare this week, i packed 4 extra outfits for him, plus ryans outfit washed and ready for return. I mean, who needs 4 pair of socks in there if theres no outfit to wear? duh.


Vicki said...

Awwww, so many milestones! They come in a flood it seems, doesn't it? I am getting soooooo excited about our trip to see you I can not even begin to tell you! Too funny about the daycare/poopie incident. I had that happen with Emily before, lol. Funny how you don't realize the things you need sometimes until there's an incident. Like Ashley throwing up on me at Lone Star Taqueria after lunch last week. I told Nancy I guess I should put an extra shirt for myself in the diaper bag from now on and she said you'd started doing that too! So what prompted your addition to the d-bag? ha ha! I haven't done it yet but know that as I'm typing this I should go do it right now b/c as sure as rain something else will happen and I will kick myself for talking about it and not actually doing it!

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