Wednesday, January 13, 2010
2 Weeks as Parents of 2 boys!
Parker has been battling constipation the last few months (hope this isn't TMI but it is a story I must post).So, we have been trying really hard to keep him regular and fill him up with good, healthy foods. The week I had Kaden was a tough one for him. I never even remembered to mention to my in-laws when he had his last "dirty" diaper. So, the poor boy went 5 days with out a B.M! So, our first day home (and it was NEW YEARS DAY) was spent cuddling Kaden and battling a 2 year old who could not poop! Poor Parker walked around the house ALL day saying "Poopy-Poopy" but refused to go. Mike was about at his wits end and ready to resign from Parker duty-since I was in charge of Kaden! My in-laws were helping out with each boy and very soon...mom and I were in charge of the baby and we left Mike and his dad to deal with the constipated 2 year old! We ended up having to give Parker a suppository and tried 3 baths that day -and of course there is much more I could say but I won't. Nothing worked come dinner time and we were all feeling horrible for Parker. We all ate anything full of fiber and tried to convince Parker that it was the best snack ever. Finally that night by 9PM the boy had relief...daddy was in shock at what he saw in the diaper and the room smelled like a "sewer plant!" Mommy cried because I felt horrible for him suffering so long. We may now have 2 boys-but we will never battle that again (we hope)! Parker is now a faithful "Activia Yogurt eater" and loves popcorn every night too. We are happy to report that he is back to a nice fully regulated body and we bribe him with his fruits and veggies! He is doing really well! I guess it is one of those moments that I can not beat myself up for. It was indeed a crazy week and yet-we are thrilled to have the birth all behind us (especially Constipation boy) and so grateful for God's timing in the whole plan.