Friday, November 21, 2008

What Not To Do...

Just in case anyone was wondering, poopy diapers really stink, especially when they go through the dryer. Yes, you read correctly, I somehow put a poopy diaper through the dryer. I was doing laundry earlier this week and I was pulling my fourth load out of the dryer when I noticed the odor of poop. My first reaction was that I had it on me somehow so I started trying to sniff parts of myself to see if I could trace it, but I couldn't find anything. So I returned to pulling out more clothes and that's when I noticed that the smell was from the clothes. I thought it strange that they would smell like poop but I just kind of thought that maybe somehow one of Chase's outfits just retained the smell from one of his blowout diapers. But, to my surprise, at the very bottom of the dryer laid the culprit. The diaper was in shreds with pieces of it all over the dryer and man-oh-man did it smell. I yelled out Oh Crap! (which I literally meant, hee hee) Ray came back and thought that it was pretty funny but didn't have any interest in helping clean up the mess. I was just worried that the smell would permanently stay in the clothes, but then I realized they were all mostly Ray's school clothes and made sure to point that out to him and he wasn't too thrilled, then it was my turn to laugh. Anyways, I quickly disposed of the problem and rewashed that load. Luckily, the smell washed out and nothing was damaged. But the major questiong in my mind was, how in the world did a poopy diaper get in the dryer. I have no idea if it went through the washing machine or what, but all I know is that it is not a good idea to put a bad diaper in the dryer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So both of the boys were due for their regular checkups and vaccinations, so being not very smart decided to do both of them at the same time. Let me tell you, not the best idea I've ever had! Two screaming children is not my idea of fun, especially when both of them want to snuggle with mom and have her make everything better. Luckily, they both got over it pretty quick though.

The fun part of going to the doctor was seeing how much they've both grown. I'll start with Chase. Yeah!!! We have a chunky baby! He weighs 12.6 pounds and is 22" tall. That puts him in the 75% for his weight (can you believe it! We never saw numbers like that with Logan) and then, this is the funny part, he is only in the 24% for his height! He is short and chubby, just the way I like them. Don't get me wrong, I've always Logan for what he is, but it is also fun to have a little weight on Chase. Chase is also starting to coo and goo at us and he is also trying to laugh. Every now and then we get a little giggle and it just melts our hearts. Oh yes, I almost forgot, I am just so thrilled, Chase decided to start nursing finally this week. I like it so much better than the pumping thing, I don't quite like such a cow anymore, and it is a lot less time consuming. YEAH!

But now for Logan. I am so proud of him., he grew!!! Six months ago he weighed 26 pounds and now he weighs 28 pounds, which puts him in the 30% for his weight, and now he is 34" tall for the 40% in height. His latest trick is that he knows how to take off his diaper. He likes to go in the bathroom and take off the diaper and THEN come and tell me he needs to go potty. I'm trying to somehow get him to understand that he needs to tell me BEFORE he goes in the diaper, but I'm not having much luck. Any advice, anything anyone???

It is so nice now also because Ray is finally done with volleyball! I am no longer a single parent! I quite like having him come home at like 4:00 so that he can kind of help out with our rambuctious Logan, who also enjoys having Dad around to wrestle with. Besides that, our lives are the same old, same old. Nothing real exciting, but at the same time, nothing terrible either, just the way I like it!