Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sam Loves His Bumbo Seat!

Happy September!

Whew, it's been a while since I've been on here, and frankly I must confess I haven't even been able to get around to many of YOUR blogs either, but it's been BIZZY BIZZY CRAZY BIZZY round here!

But good.

Sam's got two teeth now.

In other news, We are wrestling with a decision of putting him a cranial helmet. His head got flat in the back and at first we thought we'd leave it be. Conventional wisdom says that most babies' heads correct themselves. But we thought we should see the specialist anyway just in case we were way off base. The specialist says his head flatness in the back measures a 2 (out of 5) which in his experience does not correct itself....
We are struggling with this a lot. A LOT LOT LOT. My gut says NO NO NO NO NO!!!

But my head says maybe I can't trust my gut and maybe I'm wrong maybe I'll make it harder for him in the future and we both are having a very hard time with this.

This whole thing about embracing Mystery and the Unknown is terrific except for when it comes to being a parent. I'm really infuriated at times when there is no correct answer. I don't even bother to ask some questions sometimes because I know that people contradict each others' ideas, mothers I know don't even remember what they did in my situation - even when it was only a year ago. There aren't a lot of answers coming my way these days and I'm not super good at trusting myself when I don't know exactly what to do!!

This is good for me, and not at all anything new under the sun from what I understand about life, but DANG IT! I want a crystal BALL!

Maybe I can get one on ebay....


  • I hear there are some really good deals on crystal balls. My advice: drink coffee and eat lots of chocolate; that'll help fo sho.
    Lotsa love and prayers. CJ

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/02/2006 2:41 PM  

  • Sometimes it feels like parenting is just bumbling and stumbling in the dark--really.....My "gut" and "mind" have been at odds lately too--it is not a fun place to be, my heart goes out to you.....and prayers {gut-mind-heart---lots of organs involved in this post LOL ;) }

    By Anonymous brenda, at 9/02/2006 5:53 PM  

  • what a tough place to be in, especially when one doesn't trust oneself........which is doubly hard when you are dealing with your child, and not just yourself. I will keep you in prayer....AND I agree with the coffee and chocolate theory too!

    By Blogger Ayekah, at 9/02/2006 9:25 PM  

  • Aw girl, that is a tough spot to be in. It is so hard, not knowing for sure what is the best thing to do for your child. Here is what I know for sure: y'all will make the best possible decision you can at the time. And then comes the hard part, trusting that you have made the best decision.

    My prayers will be with you...

    By Blogger annie, at 9/02/2006 10:04 PM  

  • Picture is cute. Sorry about the struggle.

    Take Care

    By Blogger Michael, at 9/03/2006 11:32 AM  

  • All children, at some time in life, will be teased for something over which they have absolutely no control. There is no getting around it. As long as the less curvy skull doesn't threaten his mental development, I opine that it is best to let Sam develop naturally.

    Orion also has a flat noggin. Maybe they can start a trend.

    By Blogger little david, at 9/03/2006 5:25 PM  

  • Well, I have no advice to offer.

    But, I know whatever decision you make, he's going to be just fine. How could he not be with such great parents?

    By Blogger SpookyRach, at 9/04/2006 12:29 PM  

  • Cute baby! happy boy! I say go with the helmet ONLY if you get a guarantee in writing that you can special order one that makes him look like a ladybug. Or a tinman. Or teddy savalis. (you think anyone can tell I have no kids?)

    Seriously, crystal balls. I'd not buy one off Ebay. You never know where they've been.

    By Anonymous ppolarbear, at 9/04/2006 9:37 PM  

  • I have an all seeing eyeball in my office (for reals...rach bought it for me)

    I asked it:

    *Should Sam wear a helmet?*

    Answer: *The stars say no*

    Hope that helps!!

    By Blogger Princess of Everything (and then some), at 9/07/2006 4:51 PM  

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