Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Good Hearty Laugh

Every once in a while we just need a good hearty laugh. I got one yesterday. It had been too long since I had laughed this hard and I really needed it. I have my little son Noble to thank for it. 
Noble is still in that sleepy newborn stage. He sleeps quite a bit. When he is awake he is either eating or working on getting bubbles out of his tummy one way or the other. He is not an easy baby to burp. Often it will take 30 minutes or so before we can get him to burp. Burping is important though because eventually the bubble will come out. If it comes up, it will bring anything fed to him after with it. 

So yesterday we traveled home from the cabin. There wasn't time to burp properly between feeding and putting him in the car and we certainly didn't stop long enough to burp him along the way. 

When we got home I fed him and gave him to Jon so I could make dinner for our family. Before I knew it he had thrown up all over Jon's shirt. :) Nice. So I took the baby (who was still spotless) and Jon went up to change his shirt. He came back a few minutes later with a nice new clean shirt on.

I gave Noble back to him this time with a cloth to cover his shirt and went back to getting dinner ready. Not 10 minutes later I hear Jon saying "Oh NO!" Yep. Noble had thrown up again all over his shirt. Apparently he turned his head away from and off the cloth just in time to get his dad's shirt again. :)

So I took the baby back again and Jon went up to get now his third shirt of the day on. When he got back I gave him the baby and finished dinner. We ate quickly and sat down to watch a movie together. Noble was now fast asleep on Jon's chest and it had been about 30 minutes since he last threw up. 

Suddenly Jon got up and pulled the baby off his chest a little. Apparently he had felt a damp warmth on his chest. :) "AW MAN!" He said. This time Noble had somehow managed to pee on his dad's nice clean shirt without getting his onesie wet at all. 

As Jon went upstairs to change into his fourth shirt in an hour I found myself in a fit of laughter and called up to him as he ascended the stairs, "That's YOUR Son Jonathan! That's YOUR BOY!"

Jon took a photo to document the occasion.

24 comments:

Steph K said...

That's priceless!!! Love it! Sorry Jon!

Chelsa said...

too funny!!!

The Tarin Family said...

That's awesome! Super funny!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

What are the odds ... really? So funny!

Lauren said...

Nice! Gross. But nice!

Angie said...

I like that he took a picture:) My son is skilled at peeing on someone else while remaining dry. I don't know how they do it...but it's an art:)

Jan S said...

Leave it to a sweet baby to take our mind off the pains in life and make us laugh once again. Hysterical! I especially loved your ending response to your husband....and I loved even more that he took a picture!

Judy said...

Too funny! What a cute little man you have - I love his fuzzy hair!!

Anonymous said...

That is CLASSIC!!! Better him than you, huh?! That was our Riley...she was the projectile spit-up queen. The joys of a newborn. I'm glad you got a good laugh out of it.

Nikki K.

Alisha said...

That's so funny. Reading this, I had a bit of a nervous feeling for you. My 3rd (and last)baby was super hard to burp too...I found it so weird. Anyway in her 3rd week (the week they say it usually sets in) she had HORRIBLE colic and screamed for 4 months straight. I always associated the inability to burp with her colic..although I have absolutely NO scientific evidence to back this up. Here's to hoping you never experience colic :)

Small House said...

Oh my goodness, that was funny. I miss those days. The picture of your sweet baby boy is adorable.
Have a good day.
Sandra

Mommia said...

LOL. Fabulous. Each one has to break us in, dont they? love it.

Anonymous said...

Well done Noble!

Love,

Jane

Anonymous said...

HAHA! Love it! Go Baby Noble! :) Such a cute boy...love his rosy cheeks and bottom lip! :)

Chips and Salsa with Beans said...

Now that is talent! One of my twins was also gifted with the ability to pee without getting himself wet and yet soaking others. I still wonder how they do it? Must have something to do with being boys.

Stephanie said...

LOVE it! That's a boy for ya!

Brad, Rebecca, Jacob said...

It's great when the dad gets a little taste of what we moms go through each day! Thanks for the chuckle!

Jenny M said...

I love your attitude towards life. You are inspiring, loving, and just an amazing model for many, including me, of the mother we should bless our children with.
I just have one question. I know that you already have many talents including a keen mind and intellect that show through your posts, but what do you do daily to keep your mind so inspiring? I try to read my B of M, and I know that helps, but is there something else you are doing or reading that makes you who you are?

Jenny M said...

P.S.
Please let me specify that question a little more - what do you do daily or weekly, or maybe it is just a habit (?) that makes you who you are. Please share!

Maybe you could just share your daily routine (may be boring to you, but not us!)

a.k.a. Jack said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. It's great that it wasn't all over "Mom" this time. Oh the joys of little boys. I'm sure he will remember to make sure things are pointing down next time he changes the little guy's diaper. Ha ha ha ha ha. Still laughing. Oh, how I relate. Funny, funny.

a.k.a. Jack said...

p.s., pray for Emily. She's going in for an emergency c-section tonight. I came to your blog to try to get my mind off worrying as I can't get to Vegas yet.

Darleen said...

It's a boy thing!!! No joke. He is definitely a boy. Love it. Can't wait to meet him next week!!

kathryn_m said...

What a funny tale!

I see a great hairline emerging!!

Too sweet :-)

Love 'n hugs,
kathryn_m