Friday, July 11, 2008

Nancy Boy

Ok. I’m a bad parent. I am praying my child is sick. Something curable, mind you. He’s four months old and has almost completely stopped napping and he cries and cries and cries. (I call him Nancy Boy. Nance for short.) My wife, after a couple of hours of the no-sleeping-crying-unless-you-carry-me-around-until-your-back-hurts, called me and told me she’s taking him into the doctors. My first response was that this is overacting but now I want him to be sick. Something curable but sick. If that explains the crying and not sleeping and we can make it go away, I will be very happy.

9 comments:

Vraslli said...

haha when I started reading your post I thought you had munchhausen's or something (I think I spelled that right). I understand where you're coming from though, though I don't have kids I have many friends who do. He could be teething...not sure when that starts, but could be. Anyhow good luck to you!

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Christine said...

You're not so bad. Nobody wants their child to cry all the time for no reason.

You and your wife can wear him (the baby). I know that sounds funny. But my child didn't touch a stroller until she was nearly a year old.

http://www.thebabywearer.com/

Christine
http://froginnorthgeorgia.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

p.s. Don't try to wear the baby if he's really heavy.

Ashley Evelyn said...

i don't think you're a bad dad, just new and stressed... if something is pin-pointed as wrong, you know how to fix it rather than being left in the dark! you're human.

p.s. i added you to my blog listings- do you mind?

Jane Opal said...

Do you mean(in respons to your last comment) that you have never EVER done absolutely anything wrong in this life that you didn't have to suffer the consequences for later? Consequences(vs. rewards) are God's way of warning us to stop sinning BEFORE we get to Hell.

When we do something that we know we shouldn't have, and things start to go wrong after that, don't you think that we would stop doing whatever made things go wrong in the first place?

True, it isn't the same as Hell. I guess that's where Christians come in. We're supposed to warn everyone that there is a big punishment coming at the end, but that it also isn't too late to turn back as long as you're still alive. Should a person really have to experience Hell before they decide if they want to go there or not? That isn't really faith.

Faith is believing, not seeing. I believe in Hell; it's a real place. I don't have to seen it to believe it. But I also believe in Heaven, and I know how to get there. I know that when I die, that's where I'll be because God, in His mercy, sent Jesus to die and go to Hell in my place. Now Jesus is alive and in Heaven with God, and someday I'll get to thank Him in person for the sacrifice He made.

Ashley Evelyn said...

it made me laugh when i saw the "nancy boy" too!

sure, thank you for the exposure!

Dr. Mom said...

I have three children, 3, 5, and 7. I have been where you are. We discovered that are kids are sensitive to milk and switched to soy formula. Also get some gas medicine and give it liberally. You can not O.D. on it. We found it was cheapest at Target - the generic brand. See if it helps. It saved us.

Dr. Mom said...

Sorry, "our" not "are" and it is the gas medicine for infants in the baby section.

Amélie said...

I don't think that you're a bad dad, it's quite normal to be stessed! The true life is not like the advertising with all that smiling family that have brakfast togheter and they run at 7 o'cloc around the table screaming...(maybe luckly! :) ) real life is an other!! So don't be sad...things will change as your son will grow!