Short archived post for you today, please check out my guest post at Audubon Ron’s place, Ducks Mahal. Be sure to scroll down and read the first 4 entries of the Rosewood series.

Originally posted May 4, 2007

The cord stump falling off sucks. Alex was done eating yesterday and had fallen asleep beside me, I was talking to mom and suddenly realized he was wide awake and looking directly at me. Like he SAW me. He had tears in his little red eyes and was breathing very carefully. He was looking at me like ?¢‚Ǩ?ìMommy, something hurts, I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢m confused, I don?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t understand.?¢‚Ǩ¬ù So I picked him up and cuddled him and loved on him, and mom and I determined it must be some hella case of gas. I cuddled him for a while, she cuddled him to sleep. While he was sleeping tummy to chest with her he stuck one of his legs out so his tummy wasn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t touching her chest anymore. We awwed over how cute he was. When he woke up he was ready to eat, I put him in football position to feed him and he just screamed and wouldn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t latch, and I yelled back at him (not angry yell, but loud enough he could hear me over himself), he?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢d stop yelling and listen to me – although I was also holding him away from my body at the time. I couldn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t figure out WHAT the problem was. I finally undid his onesie and realized his cord stump had come off, all but a little bit of it that was holding the scab on. So my poor boy had this open wound rubbing on fabric, that was being rubbed painfully while being trapped under my boob – no wonder he was so upset. : ( Fortunately I had a bottle ready and he could eat from that, and then I put the goldenseal powder on the open oozy ick and that helps form a cover so it doesn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t really bother him so much. Poor baby : (