Thursday, June 04, 2009

eyes that don't quit

After Baby G being so sick this past week my mom said, "Thank goodness for his head! If he didn't have a big head he wouldn't weigh a whit!"

I have lots of stuff to blog about. Posts pile up in my head like laundry when your child is sick. That's what we've been dealing with this past week. Baby G got his first full-fledged illness, and it wasn't pretty. I'll spare you the details, but the worst part was that after not really eating (or keeping food down) for five days he had lost 3 pounds. He was already a pretty skinny boy, but when you are as tall as he is it isn't healthy to only weigh 24 pounds. I almost felt sick when I looked at his boney little body. But here's the good news. For the past two days he has been waking up begging for a burger and fries. He's never requested that before, so it cracked me up to hear him pleading , "Wan a burger, Mama. Wan fries. Dip it?" You better believe that I promptly took him to the nearest McDonald's as soon as it was lunch time. It did my heart good to see him eating all that fat. Last night we were out and about when he started asking for "beans and rice and chicken." I knew he meant Chipotle. Again, he's not really ever been one to request specific foods, but after 5 days of nothing, I think his little body was craving some good food and he let me know. I turned around and stopped at Chipotle and let him eat as much as he wanted. I'm hoping he gains 5 pounds, can you tell? Our eating out budget will be gone before J and I even get the chance to go on a date, but we'll eat Rice-a-Roni for the rest of the month and let Baby G eat whatever his little tummy dictates if we need to :). 

5 comments:

Lucy, Marc and Katie said...

poor little guy

The Osborns said...

ha!!! this post cracked me up! i love that he knew exactly what food he wanted.

i've had the flu and i've been praying that claire doesn't get it--i'd be so sad. glad he's feeling better!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry baby g has been sick. Didn't know! I'm sad and disconnected! Come see me! Remember how you used to love to visit the elderly - that's us! Did you ever decide what to do with your hair? love you, gma

the mama monster said...

feed him lots of avacado, ( with olive oil on them) and make high fat shakes with peanut butter,cream and chocolate. he will gain those pounds back before you know it! sorry that baby g was sick. i know what you mean about feeling sick about seeing your kids frail little bodies after a major sickness. once ezra was sick and lost alot of weight, he had these huge chubby thighs and the literally looked deflated.

Mama Janet said...

I'm so sad to see George struggling through this nasty awful virus and sorry if he caught it from us...I know he's getting better though. I need to come over and give you some rest.