Friday, October 23, 2009

He's a Big Boy Now!

Talmage's umbilical cord stump fell off yesterday! That meant...yes, it was time for his first real bath. After feeding him, I started preparing for the bath. This was a bad idea--I should have waited for 15 minutes or so to give his system time to settle after his big meal. Talmage has been pretty good to control himself during diaper changes, but he became a human fountain right after I removed his diaper! Happy that at least he hadn't had his bath yet, I proceeded to clean up and stick him in the sink. 
After the initial dislike of laying on the porcelain, evidenced by his sudden flinging of arms and legs and look of panic on his face, he decided it was quite comfortable!
Even though his bony shoulders make him look like he is suffering from the early stages of starvation, the pediatrician is very pleased with his growth. He's back up to his birth weight, which means he gained 8.5 ounces in 6 days.
All clean! But not for long...I noticed a splotch of a bowel movement on his towel, and then as I was unwrapping him, Talmage once again became the human fountain. Laughing at his antics, I finished getting him ready and walked into the bathroom to clean it up, only to see that my shirt was also showcasing some lovely spots of his bowel movement. I guess when it rains, it pours, huh? :)


  1. hey, can you send me an invite to your blog? I tried on your other post but it wouldn't let me... Thanks! Talmage is adorable!

  2. Congrats Talmage! I love the bat too - isn't it fun to be big boys? (That was from Peter.)

    I add my congrats to you, too, for making it this long. Peter hadn't been with us a week when he became a human fountain; and his first diaper-off bowel movement exploded across the room, spreading mustardy goodness three feet over the wall, etc.

    He's so darling! Love the eyes for sure.


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