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Friday, April 14, 2006

Can't Cry Anymore

What a fussy baby!
Maybe he’s having another growth spurt. I’m not sure, but Grandma told me that he’s been staying awake for the better part of the day while Dani and I are at work/school. Personally, I think that he’s learning to push Grandma’s buttons so that she’ll hold him. Oh, he’s a sharp cookie alright! It’s a good life getting carried everywhere.
A new milestone this week: tears. For those of you without children (see all the neat things we’re learning together?), apparently babies don’t make tears when they cry until about a month or two of age. They also don’t sweat for some time either. So imagine our surprise to see him cry real tears this week. And the excitement for that lasted... about 1 day. The next morning he woke up with a very puffy, goopy eye. Dani took him to the pediatrician on Tuesday, where we learned that he had a blocked duct. So coat some stale bread in Pepto Bismo and… oh! D-u-c-t! Never mind… The doctor told us to keep it clean but really didn’t have any other special treatment. It went away on its own and has been fine today.
Tonight I tried out the Baby Bjorn for a fit, and Jeffrey went right to sleep in it after I gave him a pacifier. Danielle and her Mom are anxious to give it a shot too. It worked out well for me, since I was working on fixing/installing two MythTV systems at the dining room table. Jeffrey, can you say “ifconfig eth0?”
And the official tally from Dr. Smith-Burke? 3.26 Kg! (7 lbs, 3 ounces). Yea!

PS: Our friends, Kurt & Steph Higgins, will be walking in the March of Dimes “WalkAmerica” on April 30th, 2006 in honor of Jeffrey. The March of Dimes is an organization that works to prevent the causes of birth defects and prematurity through research, education and advocacy. If you’d like to contribute, click here.

6 comments:

Sue Fisk said...

Well, I've tried that "cry until you get spoiled by someone" trick and it never got me anywhere... how do these kids have it perfected, anyway?
Take him up to Greece Mall and torture him by photographing him with the large, plastic headed rabbit. It will be as much fun as propping him on a pumper was and it will have the added plus of possible flea bites.
Yeah, I can see you gloating that you don't HAVE to do that, he doesn't know any better. Just you wait, your day will come.

Anonymous said...

Hi I just got back in town. Happy Easter to Jeffery my little buddy. I think I will be joining Kurt and Steph in the March of Dimes Walk. It is for such a great cause. I will be over to see Jeffery soon oh and Dani and Brian too. Liane

Anonymous said...

Hi I just got back in town. Happy Easter to Jeffery my little buddy. I think I will be joining Kurt and Steph in the March of Dimes Walk. It is for such a great cause. I will be over to see Jeffery soon oh and Dani and Brian too. Liane

Anonymous said...

Hi I just got back in town. Happy Easter to Jeffery my little buddy. I think I will be joining Kurt and Steph in the March of Dimes Walk. It is for such a great cause. I will be over to see Jeffery soon oh and Dani and Brian too. Liane

Anonymous said...

word!

Joanne Macek said...

HEY...Jeremy had a plugged tear duct too! My pediatrician said that I should massage right in the corner of the eye near the nose several times a day to try to get it unplugged (just like on VH1!). I guess it worked, but it took a while. Maybe he was just telling me to do it so I would feel like I was doing _SOMETHING_. You know...being the control freak that I am!