Thursday, January 8, 2009

Some BIDness...not really, just junk

1. Jake watched Karate Kid the other day and yesterday day I caught him being Daniel Son on our deck.


2. So my sweet baby Izey Ro has been a little sad lately and I had no idea WHY until yesterday when I stuck my finger in his mouth and he CHOMPED down on it with two big teeth! Okay so they aren't totally BIG yet but the tops of his two bottom ones are sticking out and I'm sooo sad that soon he'll no longer be a gummy baby face :( I LOVE kissing gummy mouths. I also feel terrible that I didn't even know he was teething because he's so stinkin good. Poor Amber probably got the worst of his toothage break through when she watched him that night which explains why he was up all night long for her. Thanks Amber for taking the brunt of things. I'll be sure to contact you when the top ones come in so you can do that night too.


3. Yesterday Miah, me and Izey stopped at Sonic for a snack and I asked Miah if he wanted a grill cheese. He says, "NOOO I won't a BOY cheese." He was actually mad that when I ordered it I still said grill cheese and not boy cheese.
4. I'm officially switching Isaak to new formula. Bear with me...this is almost 100% on mother's instinct and lemme tell you why. This is what I'm going by: He spits up a LOT, like all the time, always has. He is just now starting to get a red spotted rash all over his belly. He has the same look as Kora when she was a baby. Conclusion? I think he may possibly be allergic to milk like Kora is. I'm thinking that since they are so much the same in looks, they could have the same genetic makeup as far as allergies are concerned. Why the rash? Why the spitting up? It's all too familiar and reminiscent of when Kora was a baby. The only thing missing is the horribly grouchy screaming baby she was but I'm thinking he's just a VERY complacent baby that he won't be like that even if his tummy is really hurting him. I didn't even know two teeth were coming in at the same time for crying out loud. So...I took an entirely full can of enfamil lipil and an entirely full can of enfamil prosobee and I mixed them together in a big bowl and separated them back into the cans. He'll eat these two cans until they are gone and then move to complete soy based formula after that. I'll do it for one month and see if I notice a change. Let's hope I do. If not, it's time to try something else. Wish me luck.
5. Speaking of babies and food. I left Isaak in the workout nursery today like usual. When I picked him up he was covered in cookie slime. I'm talking all over his face, hands and shirt. It was disgusting. Now, what I WANTED to do was ask the girls WHY my 6 month old was eating a cookie when I didn't leave him any snacks but a bottle. Why is he covered in CRAP and you're not wiping his face? I didn't. Instead, I bit my tongue and got my wipeys out and cleaned him. What makes me mad is that he could be allergic to anything, they don't know that. They also don't know that he doesn't EAT solid foods besides puffs and biter biscuits. Still, I didn't say anything because he ISN'T allergic so why make a big fuss. These people are watching my kids for almost two hours so I should just be thankful. Why do I feel such anger inside? I really shouldn't. I should just let it go. It's no big deal. He's fine. BUT, what if there's another kid who DOES have an allergy? Should I call the gym and tell them what happened? I don't wanna sound rude or snotty, but I worry. I think it would be different if I had left him solid food snacks and they were giving him other snacks too...obviously I don't mind him having solid foods. But I didn't leave him ANY snacks and DID for my 3 year old so I've made a point that he does NOT eat solid foods without me. The whole cleaning his face bugs me too but that's not something I should worry about. Some people just don't care which is annoying to me but it's not hurting him. Also, if I call the gym I kinda don't want to tell them who I am because I don't want those ladies to find out and then hate me but given the situation, I think they'll KNOW it's me. Tell me what I should DO!!
6. That's all. I love 6.

18 comments:

redheadsmom said...

I think you should either call, or the next time you go in just nicely tell the ladies that he does NOT eat solid foods. They are taking a big risk here. If someone had an allergy they would be in HUGE trouble, not to mention the poor allery-stricken child.

Carolina said...

#2 yay!!!
This comment might be as long as a post, so I apologize in advance!!

Well, you're "avoidance" syndrome is kickin in full gear here, but you are COMPLETELY justified in feeling the way you do!

I used to watch kids at the YMCA daycare back in the day and would NEVER had given a child anything "just because" unless specifically instructed by the mother. These people who are providing a service to watch your children and keep them safe while you're working out, need to do just that!

I would just kindly tell the girls that you don't want your baby eating any solids or anything you don't provide because he has allergies. As long as you tell them nicely and "non-hostile" they should take it fine. If they don't, or don't do what you've asked, then take it to their supervisor...period!

You can do it Jess...my problem is that I go from passive to extremely angry...I don't have a middle ground. I would have probably "popped off" on those girls and gotten all ghetto...it would have been ALL bad!

Valinda said...

Take a deep and give them a call. Be clear about your concerns (like have them written down in front of you) and be grateful about the fact that they do keep your 2 kids alive for 2 hours when you are there. Good luck! Let us know if you do it.

raschel said...

boy cheese made me laugh out loud. are the people in the nursery always the same? I'd probably call and tell someone. The first time, you could call and say you just wanted to let them know that luckily nothing happened, but that you don't want him eating anything that you did not leave for him considering he's so young and you're still "testing the waters" with food allergies and like to watch what all he's eating to make sure he doesn't have any kind of reaction--and that if he had in fact had a reaction, it would've been a bad thing since you had no clue what was in the "cookie" they let him eat. i'm sure the gym owner/manager would appreciate knowing that...maybe the people watching the babies are clueless about food allergies or choking hazzards and should be nicely warned about it.

The Lowe Family said...

oh my gosh, thanks SO much you guys for helping because it gave me the courage to call and tell them. The lady I spoke with was SO kind and told me she was SOO glad I had called. She said she didn't even want to ask my name and she won't address this issue as if there were a complaint but instead have a meeting with the nursery leaders to go over food poilicies so they are clear. Awww...I feel SO much better now. I think i just needed some encouragement. Thanks so much guys!

Amanda said...

I'd call the gym...okay I am just reading above that you did:)

I am on a mean streak...but I'd be mad on a normal day anyway...wait I am too neurotic to leave L anywhere anyway.....

Lindsay said...

hey... if you want to kiss gummy mouths... call up your local nursing home.. i'm SURE there are some old men looking for a kiss from a cute young woman.... *shiver*... ew. Or just kiss your sweet miah for being so concerned about eating a "girl" cheese.

Tara and family said...

oh, I SO have opinions on the gym thing. With Eddie's food allergies, every sunday afternoon is nightmare diapers and fussy baby because he ALWAYS finds something he shouldn't eat at nursery. I'm glad you called, but i don't think they should even allow food. My gym doesn't, only bottles and sippy cups. There are just too many germs spread when kids are putting stuff in their mouths while playing, on top of crap falling on the floor who knows where, and little crawling babies eating.....ew, I had better stop, I'm getting carried away. sorry. It might be something worth bringing up to the gym manager if you like the idea, I really don't miss not giving my kids snacks for 2 hours, they survive, and it's more sanitary. Yeah, he sounds just like Eddie too, with the milk thing. You have one sweet and angel baby! He is amazing! Such a happy little kid, you are so lucky! Josh did that with his teeth too. They just appeared, 2 at a time. He loves it when I tell that story of him biting my finger before I knew he had teeth. :) Good luck with everything. Be bold woman!!! It's in you!

Froggylady said...

OK, I'm glad you called. It is totally an issue! Sanitary, allergies, preferences, whatever. The kids are in their care for 2 hours, not all day so there really shouldn't be a need to "wing it" ya know?

Good luck with the formula switch. I think you should just burp him and then it'd all be OK. I know he's spitting up because you're not burping him. (Do you remember this convo?)

Loving that Miah doesn't want to eat girly sandwiches. I'm not really a fan of boy cheese though. That just sounds yucky.

David and Teresa said...

Baby you need to call the workout place and express your concerns. You don't have to be a poop just tell them what happened and what might have happened if he was allergic or choked.

Love you mutha

David and Teresa said...

Carolina can hispanic girls go getho? I thought only black girls went gettho. Teehee

Mutha O' Jessica

Jess said...

I love your picture of Daniel Son. Next time try to get an action shot of him about to do the famous switch kick thing, okay?

Miah's story about grill cheese/boy cheese is the best. That's why I love them at age 3. They're soooo adorable.

Okay, so I already talked to you abt this, but I'm glad you had the courage to call the gym. Now I have to prepare for my fight against the hair school. (Do you think you can send Jake out to teach me his moves? I'm going to need them in battle.) No really, I'm taking Valinda's advice and writing down all my mojo so I can say it without getting flustered and forgetting everything.

Kempy vs. Ogle School of Dallas. Stay tuned for more details!

Anonymous said...

My oldest had the spit up and rash too... Once I switched to the prosobee everthing got better. She can handle milk now (she was 2 when she started milk) but the doctor said that it was just too much at first. anyway.. good luck
Dana

Misty said...

I am glad you called the gym--that ABSOLUTELY needed to be addressed! Good luck with the formula! You know 2 of my kids needed soy formula but I slowly introduced them to whole milk at 1 and they are fine now. Maybe there is hope for later!

Larman Family said...

Definitely do not ever hide any concerns you have when someone else is watching your kids. If anything they will pay more attention to your kids because they have a psycho mom that is super picky and might complain. I still think that Clayton got meningitis from Lifetime Fitness when he was 3 months old because they didn't keep him from putting disgusting things in his mouth. Good Luck!

Laura said...

1. Weren't you just a little tempted to push Jake? 3. I would've liked you to order the boy cheese and try to explain to the retarded sonic guy what you meant 4. i think the formula switch will work. 6. There's a reason you love 6. Because I told you you're having twins next and you'll have 6 :)

dena said...

picture of Jake...priceless!

David and Teresa said...

I LOVE THAT PICTURE OF MY JAKOB ON THE FENCE PONDERING HIS LIFE AS THE KARATE KID. HE IS THE SWEETEST BOY...HOW PRECIOUS!!

MAWMAW