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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

It's A Boy!

Well, I finally have a baby boy! Here he is! He has my eyes:


That's right, the Husband now has pink eye too and OH. MY. GOSH. You would think he was dying. He doesn't do well with illness in general and kind of has a wee tendency to be the slightest bit of a wimp about it (insert phrase "not that there's anything wrong with that..." to make it seem like I am not in any way being critical of this characteristic), but this has kicked it up to a whole new level of infantile behavior. He also has HUGE issues with anyone or anything touching his eyes so NOT a good mix. I literally have to sit on him to put his drops in his eyes and to his credit, he has gotten better about this. Now he only shouts a little when each drop goes in and then blinks uncontrollably whereas before he literally lurched forward thereby rocketing me off of him, jerked his head side to side and made weird squalling noises. Oh, they grow up so fast! I do love him very much and I do feel for him because this pink eye thing has been torturous for me as well. However, I have had it for several days now and have just gone about life as normal (well, despite the continual desire to pluck my eyes from their sockets and hurl them into the abyss), mostly due in part to the fact that I have worn contact lenses for the last 20 years so I am quite used to putting things in my eye, using eye drops and just general eye annoyances that occur on a routine basis when my contacts dry out, etc. So I am trying to drum up some extra sympathy for him-not real successful with that so far but I'll keep trying-after all, he hung in there for endless MONTHS of my nonstop, all day barfing with all 3 of our children so I guess I'll give him a couple days to pretend he's dying. However, NO ONE ELSE in this family can show up with this (Thing 3 has just gotten over it) either before or during vacation-I will just not have it! You hear that pink eye? I'm talkin' to YOU! Get on outta here!

3 days till Hilton Head...

ETA: New Knitty is up-yikes. Lace knickers, hole-in-the-neck tank, ill-fitting Noro tankvest-really?

10 comments:

cate said...

AAAAHHHHHH, the beach. Not the place for pinkeye. What is up in Blacksburg? Y'all having an epidemic of pink eye? I'll wait to come up to meet you until it is gone for at least 6mo, just kidding ;)

Blissful Debbie said...

Putting a little alcohol in those drops, and some in a glass for you, just might help his pink eye some, or your tolerance, Take your pick!

LauraRN said...

I'm bringing TWO jugs of Purell!!!

Does Ocean air cure pinkeye? I sure hope so...

jody said...

maybe just come in a tyvek suit!!

Bel said...

Does everyone have pinkeye?? I'm sorry...it is the pits.

Have fun on vacation...bring lots of meds.

Loren said...

I know I was very disapointed with Knitty this time and why does everyone have pink eye?

Gina said...

That picture of your husband eye...yipes! Thanks for helping us today, you did a lot! Haven't heard from Mimi yet!

Miranda said...

Yeah, I thought much the same thing about the new Knitty...I posted it on my blog.

Leslie Shelor said...

Interweave Knits has some pretty things this issue (but take this with a grain of salt; I don't knit!). Sorry for the plague. Men always make SUCH a production of illness!

Mimi said...

Sorry i didnt call yesterday about babysitting Jody!! I have been like a crazy person getting ready for b-day/vacation. My house is finallly clean. SORRY i cant watch him this time. Maybe we can get together and introduce our babies a few times to see if they get along first. If they get along then in the future it would be no problem.