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- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
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- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Friday, April 6, 2012
We had a fun time dyeing a dozen Easter Eggs yesterday - the real trick will be eating them all before we leave for Myrtle Beach. I don't think colored eggs make great car snacks!
Nolan kept trying to dye a purple egg, but they all ended up in varying shades of pink. He was rather annoyed! Fortunately the other colors came out as advertised.
Nolan has been doing fairly well, though he has been ridiculously crabby lately. Huge temper tantrums seem to be the rule of the day, which has made life a wee bit difficult. Last night, he was awake ALL. NIGHT. LONG. He was happy and very active and talkative at 2:00am. And at 3:00am. By 4:00am, I was fairly exasperated. By 5:00am I simply gave up, got up, and made coffee. Lots of coffee.
On the plus side, Nolan is recognizing when he needs to be vented in a more accurate manner. He knows when it is air or just tummy pain, and will lay down on the floor and command, "Vent me!" This works well at home, but I've had a few interesting moments when we're out and about. I have now vented him (discreetly) at a booth at Panera Bread and on the baby's changing table at Ruby Tuesdays. It is freezing out in the car, so finding a discreet place to take care of the venting and g-tube issues can be difficult sometimes. I also need close access to a sink to flush the tubing out (though I can use a water bottle and syringe if absolutely necessary). My apologies to the poor woman who walked into the Ruby Tuesdays bathroom to see tubing and a four year old child hanging off the changing table while yelling, "Wook it, Mom! I can make my tummy bubble up!"
Fortunately, we're able to vent him at home most of the time, so hopefully the public restroom encounters will be few and far between!