DAY 319: Baby Hunger Strike!

Mama J spent hours steaming and pureeing organic fruits and veggies for Jake’s food. And I mean hours. Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, beets, split peas, squash, apples, pears, zucchini, pumpkin, spinach, carrots and broccoli. She mashes the mess into ice cube trays and freezes them. When Jake needs a meal, BAM! Pop a carrot cube in the microwave for a few seconds and it’s dinner time!

Yesterday, he was having none of it! Every spoonful DENIED! From spitting it out, to batting it out of Mama’s hands! He looked like Linda Blair in The Exorcist!¬†Rather than get frustrated, Mama handled it like a champ. She reverted to a couple of foods that Jake tried and loved in the past. Papaya and garbanzo beans. But, she did have to use a little mommy magic to get him to eat a few bites…. (That was before this video, obviously)

I will spit pea soup on that thing lady!!!

DAY 318: The Hangover

Thank you Jesus!

This morning at daddy daycare was a rough one. I stayed up a bit too late last night. And OK, I may have had one too many beers watching the World Series. My youthful instinct always kicks in. My brain says “You’ll be fine.” When my wife kissed me goodbye at 3am, my brain said, “What the F#@K we’re you thinking!?” Luckily Jake was out cold until almost 7am. And thank God he took a nap at 9am! I coasted through the day on fumes, feeling like I had a midget hanging around my neck. It was a glorious feeling when Mama got home at 3pm. I’m not sure who was happier to see her, me or Jake? I’ll never drink again…oh hey, game 5’s on…:)

Time for this baby to pass out too!

DAY 317: Occupy BABYSTREET!

Take it down! Take the whole thing down!!!

I had a great conversation tonight with parents that have kids ranging from 1 to 15 years old. The consensus is: we’re all nuts! Parents with younger kids want their kids to be older and vice versa… Everyone says kids are a huge pain in the ass, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. Basically, everyone just needed to vent. Then we went back to talking about who’s having the next baby:)

DAY 313: Daddy, What Do You Mean, We’re Green?

I have to hand it to my Wife. Throughout the entire pregnancy and to this day, she has done absolutely everything possible for the sake of Jake’s health. She never even took a Tylenol when she was preggers. A drug free birth. Fought off colds and flu with vitamins and toughness. She makes Jake’s food with all organic fruits and veggies. Just today, she spent her free time purging the house of all the harmful cleaners and chemicals and replaced them with all natural alternatives. I attribute the fact that Jake has only had a mild fever once in 10 months to all her efforts. No jokes today. Just gratitude. Thanks Baby!¬†

The research center. Pearl Jam Poster and Goo Gone…