Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bad Parenting and Grace

Samuel went to the doctor on Tuesday to discover two ear infections, but we were thankful to have found them early and now he seems hardly bothered by them. Also this week we have discovered that he can reach things much better than we thought.

He pulled my (cold) coffee from the table and poured a bit on himself. I didn't think much of it, was just glad it wasn't hot. Twenty minutes later he was covered in whelps on his neck and chest where the coffee touched his skin(from the small amount of creamer--yes dairy, but mainly soybean and cottonseed oil we think). We gave him a bath, hydrocortisone, and lots of Benadryl and he was okay.

Then this morning he drank an entire bottle of Motrin. Just a few hours earlier (at 6 am) I was bugged by David for having bought such a small bottle (which I absent-mindedly left opened on his dresser after giving to him). Samuel walked in the room where David and I were, very proudly, with the bottle turned upside down in his mouth. Ugh! Poison control said he would be okay and I was quickly glad that David had bought the little bottle.

We also discovered dum-dums this week. Samuel's new love! He woke up from a nap really hurting, so I gave him Tylenol and while we waited for it to do its job, I gave him a dum-dum. He mauled that thing for 15 minutes, no more tears or fussing, just pure bliss. He slobbered so much that I had to change his clothes afterwards.
The dum-dum. Note the slobber dripping from his left elbow.

After the Motrin episode the three of us went to the Peabody, thinking it would be fun to see the Christmas lights and the ducks. The bottom picture shows how restless Samuel was, he was slinking out of the chair as fast as possible.

Cute picture with my mom at Thanksgiving.

Shopping for lights


Ron Stewart said...

I have to say that I am selfishly so glad that you guys live in Memphis so that I can enjoy all these moments with you. I cannot imagine life without you! I love you!

Becky Swann said...

How can we be parents without Grace!?! Glad he is ok! Thanks for sharing, he is soooo adorable!

Annie Singletary said...

o ashley, those days when we are so aware of his grace are to be very remembered. they are so hard, but good reminders and for those of us that read your blog we can learn more of his grace too. thank you. I can't even begin to tell you how many times it's been similar around here. These guys don't stop.
We so loved seeing David in Jackson, so glad you guys are doing well and very exciting about the house!!!

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Jake said...


I like your blog. David found me on facebook yesterday. I'm a little slow to catch on. Hope the four of us can get together for dinner in Memphis sometime soon.

Megan said...

Hello Ash, David, and Sam!!!!! I have missed you and updates on your life in Memphis! I can't wait to hear what is going on! Please post a blog with pics soon, I miss you!