Friday, December 30, 2005


Little Philip is giving his mother fits these days. Since before his ear infections, he hasn't slept through the night. In fact, he's getting up 3-4 times each night which totals about 2-3 hours of interrupted sleep for mom. After asking friends, family, and at 3:00 a.m. on some nights asking strangers for advice on online baby health discussion boards, we are left with no other hypothesis other than teething. Going through pictures from the holidays shows a little sparkle of drool or soaked spot on the collar in most of his pictures. In fact, we found a new way to stop him from crying. He likes to suck on his daddy's nose.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Poppy's 57th Birthday

We celebrated Poppy Porter's 57th birthday with the Porters on December 27th. That was also Porter "Christmas" when all of the siblings could get together and celebrate. As usual, the birthday was a nautical theme and Elizabeth baked and decorate a cake in the shape of Poppy's boat, "Soppin' Wet II."

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Solid Food Experience

So we've recently introducted solid foods to Little Philip's diet. He has started to get up numerous times each night which makes for a pretty miserable day for Mom. He is hungry all the time so we figured, it was time to see if adding solid food might help. This was at the same time he got sick with his ear infection so the task has been difficult. Still, he likes oat cereal more than rice cereal. And, he is not a fan of bananas but actually has taken a liking to carrots. We think carrots make a more colorful picture anyway!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Ear Infection

2 weeks of a sniffly nose + cough this week = double ear infection. Little Philip is a very sad and sick little boy this weekend. And remember that really yummy strawberry antibiotic you had when you were a kid? Little Philip hates it. And when I say he hates it, he shows it by projectile vomiting hot pink medicine across the room. I had big plans to finish up Christmas shopping this weekend. For the last few days, we've simply held our little boy close, snuggling warmly, hoping to ease his pain until the medicine starts to kick in. I guess sometimes there are more important things to do than finishing shopping.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Birmingham-Southern Xmas Party

Little Philip came to help Mommy get ready for the BSC Christmas Party for the campus community. Santa was there early so Philip got to sit on his lap and tell him what he wanted for Christmas.