Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Riding the Vomit Comet

There is a reason that I tend not to wear super nice outfits anymore and that when at home, I would much rather be in pjs or ratty old clothes....The Vomit Comet. It never fails, I could be cover in plastic and Parker would some how get his spit up all over me. He has such a knack of missing anything between him and I that isn't my clothing and getting spit up all over me. It never ever fails. Today, I was sitting here holding him and he spits up, now granted, I wasn't being super protective of my clothes, I was having too much fun making him laugh while he sat on my lap facing me. As I sit here making funny noises and faces and he laughs, he burps...and before I can get the burp cloth, you comes the vomit comet. And of all the place for it to fall in on me, right in me "area". Yup friends, you guessed it, I looked like I had peed myself. How this kid can get spit in the most unusual of places. On time, he almost got in my mouth (maybe we shouldn't have been playing airplane - oops).

I really wish that someone had told me how much comes out of these children that God creates. How is it that a ton more comes out then what comes in? It's some weird force of nature, I tell ya! If I had a dollar for every time Parker spits up, I would be a rich rich woman. Now, Parker, though, I should note, has a severe case of acid reflux, so his spit ups are large and very frustrating. It used to cause so many problems that he would want to eat, but hurt the entire time and cry. In fact, when I brought him home in August the first two weeks made me feel terrible. I couldn't stand that it hurt him so bad. I would feed him and cry the entire time. Now, things are significantly better, still not "normal" if there is such a thing, but a ton better than it used to be.

Parker is awesome though, seriously!

Just look at that little guy. The picture with Trooper is his 6 month shot and the other is one of my favorites of him, I love that look of, "uh hi mom, you caught me!"

**Please continue praying for Terry (OP) and his family and friends. His memorial service is sunday, so I will be leaving town Saturday after choir practice and coming back monday. I am not really looking forward to driving 4 hours with Parker, but he tends to do ok in the car. I think it's the fact that I am going home for a reason that isn't so fun. Thanks!


giraffegirl524 said...

i know what you mean about the vomit! sometimes it seems like twice as much comes out as what goes in!

by the way, your little parker is absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness- he is so big by the turtle!!! :) What a cutie! I totally understand about the spit-up- it will get better! Z is turning one on Friday, and he doesn't spit up hardly at all anymore- his cleared up completely around 10 months or so. :)

Christy said...

Would you have believed anyone at the amount that can come out of a small child, had they told you?! LOL It's one of those hit or miss things..some kids are big on spitting up, while others rarely do.