Madeline, 6, keeps referring to Thomas’s penis as “The Defender.” The first time she referred to it as such, I asked her what she meant.
“It’s his defender,” she explained. “He pees on you to defend against you changing his diaper.”
Speaking of his penis, poor boy has caused quite a commotion in a house full of girls. My parents bought us one of those Learning Towers to use for baking together in the kitchen. When it’s not in use, I store it in the nursery. Right now it’s situated next to the diaper changing table, and it has proven to live up to its name since the big sisters are learning plenty about the physical differences between boys and girls. The two younger girls love to perch on the tower and peer down at their brother’s anatomy while I change him.
“Penis!” they shout between their giggles.
Thomas is a good sport and just squirms and kicks his legs and only occasionally uses his Defender against us.
We had a well-baby visit earlier this week. I knew Thomas was turning into a chunky monkey. I also know he nurses a lot and that every time he latches on, he’s greeted with an effusion of milk. I’ve been blessed to never have a problem with producing enough milk, although hyper-lactation can present its own set of problems. You should hear my baby gulp when he’s nursing, and the frequent wet hiccups violently shake up my sweet boy. However, he’s handling the superfluous milk quite well and spits up very little. Anyway, I placed him on the scale, and I said, “Wow!” when I saw the 10 pounds 5.2 ounces register. Thomas has gained over 3 pounds in one month!!! Our big boy!
Life is good – just very, very busy. Thankfully, Thomas is good at sleeping on the go because we always seem to be going. The two older girls are playing soccer this year, so I officially feel like a soccer mom.
There have been no signs of postpartum depression this go-round and for that I’m very grateful. Overall, I’m sleepy but happy. I just can’t find much time to write lately, but I’m completely okay with that. I’ve been trying to use the little free time I have to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather.
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