Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Thursday Thirteen # 9

Thirteen Things Random Things About My Youngest Son

1. I picked his name out of a catalog for baby announcements we got in the mail.
2. I was induced with my first son, so I didn't really know I was in labor with the second and I slept through most of it.
3. He was born 1 hour after we got to the hospital (too close).
4. He has multiple food allergies (wheat, rye, barley, egg, milk, and peanut).
5. He's extremely active and emotional.
6. He's also very loving and a cuddly little guy.
7. He had so many ear infections last year, we had to have tubes put in.
8. He has no fear.
9. His favorite foods are hot dogs, french fries and potato chips.
10. He adores his big brother.
11. He's very stubborn and has a temper.
12. He's a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan and that's what he asked Santa to bring him for Christmas.
13. He stole my heart the minute he was born.

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momtoanangel said...

Don't be surprised if he has to have the tubes done again. My son had tubes twice, had tonsills and adenoids removed, and then was back in to have a tube removed from the ear. Never fun! My son has allergies too. I feel for you! Best wishes!

J-Dawg's Realm said...

Having a child with allergies (wheat and dairy) I know all the struggles of trying to do normal activities. Eating out becomes a chore, because everything you TOUCH has wheat in daughter is a real trooper...even at Chuckie Cheese when everyone else is having pizza, she has the hotdog without the bun. But I have found so many foods without wheat that aren't that bad! :)

Happy Holidays - I am enjoying reading your blog.


Cheryl said...

Both my boys had tubes even though they hardly ever had ear infections. It was built up fluid that was throwing off their hearing and balance. I love how you just randomly picked out his name! Our younger son we named Joshua Caleb from the Bible story.

Norma said...

Sounds like a fun little guy. We never had the ear problems--hope he soon outgrows that.

My TT is up.

Melissa said...

Aw! He sounds like a sweet little dude! I slept through most of my labor the second time around too. Maybe it's not as bad as everyone says? No, wait, it is. LOL!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, I loved learning more about your youngest son. So, will he get a Thomas the Tank train set for Christmas?

Snuggle Bug is getting an Imaginarium train table (I thought the Thomas one was a bit too pricy for my tastes). We're getting him the 115-Piece Imaginarium Sound City Railway Train Table for Christmas. We'll probably buy him some Thomas the Tank trains to use on the table set.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

What a lovely 13 and I share his love for hot dogs and chips!

Happy 13 and Happy Christmas

Missy said...

Stealing hearts is what children do best!

KarenW said...

Oh how sweet! I know about the ear infections and tubes ordeal. My dd had tubes put in when she was almost 3. She's almost 9 and has only had one ear infection since then.

Chickadee said...

Your little guy sounds cute! My godson had tubes placed in his ears and it made a world of difference.

He's also a stubborn little cuss. :)

My 13 are up.

Janene said...

Oh I hope I can sleep through most of my labor with my second one! I had awful pain with my first.

Your little guy sounds like a lot of fun. He also sounds like quite a fighter to have to deal with tubes and allergies. I'm glad he's a loving, happy kid even though he's facing some tough things. :)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Stop by and vote for a baby girl name! :)

Janet said...

great list!

Michelle said...

aaawww to #13!

Kayla was also born about an hour after we got to the hospital! Joe thought he was going to have to deliver her at home, no I should say he was praying he wouldn't have to!

PS - I had to laugh at your comment about when your boys play hide-n-seek and just lay down in the middle of the floor!

JAM said...

You're blessed. The whole tubes thing and allergies thing are part of the package, I guess. My daughters didn't have the allergies, but the oldest had the tubes in her ears. She was tough as a boot, but the younger sister was much as you described your son this week, emotional but loving.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Le laquet said...

Cute beyond picture, must be hard work (an a little scary) for all of you with him having all of those food allegies but he really does look like a bundle of fun

Christine said...

Awwwwwww....He sounds like a very sweet little boy. I can't possibly imagine how tough it is dealing with his food allergies. Our family has a similar situation, but with Diabetes, I only need to count carbs. It would seem more difficult for me to make sure the foods that my son would be eating were safe for him. You're doing an amazing job.

amy said...

thats a near list,,i enjoyed reading about him

Sanni said...

What a wonderful tribute to your little one! Best wishes to you all!

Merry Christmas


P.S.: Please visit my TT #6! Thanks a lot!

Tink said...

Sounds like a cute little guy to me! Allergies are a pain, but most kids I know didn't have them after childhood. All the best for you and your family!
My TT is about Yule.

Terri said...

Your sons sound delightful and I have no doubt they'll be the stars on the top of your tree. Enjoy your Christmas with them.

angela said...

Isn't it great when their fave foods are cheap ones? My kids like these too, but they got to go to a Japanese Steakhouse once and ocassionally that is what I hear when we talk about someplace to go and eat. :-)

Christie said...

what a sweet list! and you almost slept through labor, lucky you!!!!! :) happy tt!

momtoanangel said...

A real simple thing you can do to help your son is candle his ears. A lot of people might think it sounds crazy, but everyone I know who I have told to try it can't believe how well it works. My brother's neck was swollen the size of a grapefruit years ago from a bad ear infection, after my mom candled his ear, the swelling was gone. Another thing you can get is Wally's ear oil, it has anti-bacterial properties which help fight infection, and helps numb the pain.

If you can find a health food store (not a GNC), some place that carries herbs and homeopathics, they should carry the ear candles and ear drops. Best wishes, and have a healthy and happy New Year!

Sue said...

Great list! I love it. Yes, I agree 1 hour is too close. Yikes!

I feel so behind this morning. I have to get working on my TT!


Julie in Texas said...

Wonderful idea, I may have to do this for my boys, they love to be in the blog.

Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

How sweet! Amazing how they can steal your heart the instant they're born. I pray his ears are doing better now.

Jane said...

Isn't blogging great! Here you have a list of random things about your son that probably aren't recorded in a baby book. I love how blogging helps me to focus on the little things that are so important in my life. Things as they are today.

Sweet Kitty said...

Great and interesting list!
Wonderful tribute to your little one!
Thank you for sharing!
Mine's up too! Please visit!
Hugs and Happy TT from Germany,
Have a wonderful Christmas Time!!!!

Sweet like Kitty
Sonny's Xmas

Barbara H. said...

Amazing -- and good -- that he has no fear with the allergies and things! Sounds like a sweetie.

My TT is at

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

N. Mallory said...

I've never had a kid, but I can't imagine sleeping through labor.

Karla said...

i struggled with ear problems (still do, to a lesser degree) I kept watch for my kids having problems. I think it will be my youngest who ends up with the bad ears...

My T13 is my 100 things about me (coincided with T13 day)

Merry Christmas and blessings,

Carrie said...

aidan is also #5, 8, 10, 11, and 12. and of course 13.

Crunchy Carpets said...

Oooh sucks about the boy and girl are just totally high maintenancefgkgvtmd

candyminx said...

It sounds like he keeps you busy busy which good! Oh those ear infections...and fever scary times for a parent.

Isn't it amazing how we can fall in love with our children. I love the idea of you sleeping through labour because you didn't know what it felt like, good for you, and lucky to have made it to the hospital on time. Truly charming story.

Thanks for popping by my blog and good to "meet" you,
Candy :)

Rashenbo said...

Ahhhhh what a great story! I'm sorry to hear about all his food allergies... hot dogs may be terrible... but bless them! they are a life saver! My daughter loves cheesie turkey franks. They aren't too bad with some relish either! :)

Cheers and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Skittles said...

Great TT! Thanks for dropping by mine!

dawn said...

Hot dogs, french fires, and potato chips are OK by me.

Happy TT

Deanna said...

He sounds like a sweet one though! My son had all kinds of ear issues in his first two years - we went through three sets of tubes but he does great now! This past summer was his first summer swimming without earplugs! \o/

my TT is up - finally!

Barb said...

No TT for me this week - my mom was here all day. But yours is so sweet. He sounds like such a great little guy.

And yes, one hour is WAY to close. I did that with our second baby. It all went way, way too fast.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. What a pleasure it's been to get to know you this year.

Aimee said...

Great list, very sweet. It's nice to contemplate just what you love about the young'uns. I should do it more! :)

Happy TT, and Merry Christmas!