I'm the proud papa of a new baby, Parker James Laborde! I have no idea what I'll do to rename my blog, because of course I can no longer be just “Carter's Dad.” Any ideas?
Anyway, Parker was born on 10/28, perfectly healthy except for one thing... Jaundice. For those of you who don't know, Jaundice is a condition that affects a lot of new born babies, but usually isn't anything serious to worry about. The visible sign is that the skin turns very yellow. There are certain chemicals in the blood that don't get cleaned up because the liver isn't fully developed yet, or something like that. If it gets out of control, it can cause major problems, such as some forms of brain damage. My first son Carter had it really bad, but came through just fine. Parker had a milder case, and had to stay in the hospital a bit of extra time, but now we're all home and happy - and out of the woods! I thank God for His blessing.
So, where do the big boobies and the apple juice come in? Here's the story....
Carter was watching his mom breast feed Parker, and wanted to know what was going on. Of course, we explained about mother's milk, and how that works, and that he himself had been fed that way when he was a baby. He had no problem with that explanation, but he wanted to know... “Daddy, do you have milk in your boobies?” As if that wasn't funny enough, when I told him that only mommies could do that, he thought about it for just a little while... then he got a gleam in his eyes, and asked me:
“Do you have apple juice in yours daddy?”
| posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 7:04 AM