Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Milestones

There's been a monumental occurrence here at the WitV household, and it deserves a post all to itself.

(If you're into that kind of thing, you can imagine a drum roll noise *here*)

My son's fontanel is shrinking!

(For all you laymen out there, fontanel is a soft spot.)

(For all you people without children out there, a soft spot is the area on the kid's head where there's no skull...just skin, then brain.)

(For all you zombies out there, this is easy access.)

But, really, of all the things that stress me out as a mother of young children, this was high on the list. My first's wasn't quite as noticeable*, but T9 has quite a noggin, and a hole in his skull to match. It's been rough. Not only did Plus One like to push on it, but even when things were still and peaceful, I'd look over at the damn thing and suddenly I was in an Edgar Allan Poe story. I swear to you, the spot would start throbbing as soon as I'd eyeball it. I mean, this is "medically normal" or whatever (according to WebMD) but it's not "normal normal" (according to me).

Don't believe me? Check out this picture:



Do you see it? Do you see the DIP?! Poor kid. I contemplated suiting him with a helmet of sorts, but evidently they don't make helmets for babies. I guess they don't ride bicycles much.

Anyway, T9, I'm proud of you, my little bone generator! Way to close the gap! HA! No, really, this kid is awesome. And now his head matches the rest of him:



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*Though, when he developed some mild "cradle crap" at about 2 months, my husband and I thought the odor coming from the spot right over his fontanel might, in fact, be the scent of his brain. We may have even suggested this to the doctor. He loves us my husband.

11 comments:

  1. This cracks me up. And I love the little angel drawing. How cute!

    However, I DO NOT love the word "fontanel". First of all it just freaks me out for all the reasons that you listed.

    Second, it sounds like the name of a cheese. Just say no to baby head cheese. And zombies.

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  2. I'm with you on the word 'Fontanel'. Lets think up some new names for it. How about 'Brain Hole'?
    Okay...I know.

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  3. Actually, brain hole is better, I think. You at least lose the head cheese connotation.

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  4. I've always thought the fontanel proves that we are related to dolphins. I use this as an excuse to make my kids were life preservers and helmets everywhere they go. They say they get laughed at, but we'll see whose laughing last.

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  5. I thought Fontanel played for the Cubs.

    My little boy fell into the creek when he was wee, but the soft spot had closed up. Still, he has a dent in his head. Since we keep his hair short, it's sometimes really noticeable.

    Wait...why is CPS at the door?

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  6. Fandango: I'm definitely stealing that.

    TIM: The creek dented his head? I think that story might be why CPS it at your door. (Totally kidding. I'm sure it was, like, a rock or something. Which makes it totally better.)

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  7. I agree that 'fontanel' needs to go, it sounds freaking terrible. I need that word like I need a hole in my head...

    Aaaaaaaaaaand I just got called out for making the lamest joke ever, thanks for shattering my ego, L.

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  8. The word "fontanel" won be a game of Trivial Pursuit once. True story.

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  10. I've always thought the fontanel proves that we are related to dolphins. I use this as an excuse to make my kids were life preservers and helmets everywhere they go. They say they get laughed at, but we'll see whose laughing last.

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  11. I thought Fontanel played for the Cubs.

    My little boy fell into the creek when he was wee, but the soft spot had closed up. Still, he has a dent in his head. Since we keep his hair short, it's sometimes really noticeable.

    Wait...why is CPS at the door?

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