Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It Ain't Easy Being 1

Lucas has been 1 for only six days now, and already life is getting harder for him.
As we get older the opportunity for more bonks and booms comes into play. My mom and Ben got Lucas to take a few steps the night of his birthday, and he's been working hard ever since. So, he has fallen several times, too. But, he has a nice padded diaper, so it's not that big of a deal.

Yesterday was Lucas' first real pool party. Unfortunately I stink and putting sunscreen on evenly, so the little guy got a little fried on half of his face. This wouldn't have been a problem if he would wear his hat, but like everything else Lucas touches, the hat went overboard.

After the pool party we went home for our afternoon naps. When Lucas woke up he was very sad. I figured he needed to go back to bed, but that just made him more angry. Eventually he was screaming his brains out and shaking... like he did when he was teething. Earlier that day Jamie thought Lucas' gums looked swollen, and she was right. Lucas is getting both bottom molars. Poor baby. After lots of crying, two doses of Tylenol, and some Orajel, Lucas finally settled down and became Lucas again.

We had decided to go to Chili's with our friends for dinner, so I thought I would give Lucas a shower before dinner instead of a late bath. After our shower, Lucas was crawling in and out of the shower (this is considered fun - the shower was dry & clean BTW) when suddenly I heard a little shriek. I looked in the shower and saw blood. Poor little Lucas had cut his finger on the drain.

Ben and I worked hard to bandage him up and eventually got his finger all taken care of... as well as two fingers on the other hand to distract him from the actual hurt finger. Somehow, the distraction band aids always come off first.

Eventually we were all organized and we went to Chili's to meet our friends for dinner. We had a lovely time, but then in the parking lot we had a bloody mess again. After several attempts to put new bandages on, I finally applied pressure with a diaper and elevated his finger while we drove to Wendy and Blair's house. There we got out the first aid kit and fixed him up properly with lots of tape, as well as two more distraction fingers. We also ate ice cream.

Anyhow, here's a video of Lucas with his hurt finger. He's just "walking" around the kitchen.

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