Kids

*Warning: Not for the Squeamish

I mean I’m not a parenting newb and I’ve been around enough kids to know that parenting is not for the faint of heart…nor the squeamish. Ha!  The Booge has eaten his fair share of nasty things…food off public floors, a bug, boogers, etc.  But today the kid reached an all-time low.

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We headed outside to play, I was wearing R and had glanced down to make sure his head was positioned correctly and that I had his head out of the sun.  So, for all of 5 seconds I had looked away from The Booge, at which point, I look up to see him squatting in the grass.  I thought, oh good he’s exploring! How exciting!  Then…I see his mouth move as if chewing something.

I know this isn’t going to end well.  Y’all, I know.  I just know it’s going to be another bug.  I immediately take off towards him.  As I get closer I see a slight smudge on his cheek.  A brownish-green smudge…

And as I reached for my darling blue-eyed cutie I smell the smell.  Y’all know that smell.  DOG POOP! Lo and behold, what is my little cutie about to do?  Stick his fingers back into a big pile of dog feces!! UGH! Come on, son!

Now, being a good ol’ Southern mama, and part tomboy at heart, poop does not phase me.  There have been many a times that I have stepped in it…both literally and figuratively, but those are other tales for other days.  So, while wearing my one-month old, I grabbed the fifteen-month old up, held him at arm’s length, and quickly ushered him inside to inspect the damage.

Upon further scrutiny there was, in fact, some residual fecal matter on his little tongue. Yep, that’s right folks…my son ate poop.  And bless him, he wasn’t fazed a bit.  The kid didn’t gag, didn’t cry…nothing.  I mean I think I saw him second guess his decision about going in for seconds when I think back, but, it was kind of a blur so I can’t be for sure!

Anyway, there should be a lesson in here somewhere…

Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly. – Proverbs 26:11

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Here’s to a good laugh and a great reminder – don’t eat the poop.

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Faith

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Three weeks ago today I wrote my very first blog…and since then nothing. Now, some of you might not be aware, but there was a pretty good reason for that. The very next morning, actually about 4 hours after posting the Transparent MOMent post, I woke my husband up and said, “Get up! We’ve gots to go!” Thankfully my precious mother-in-love was in town staying with us so we woke her and Monkey up to tell them bye. Poor Monkey was sad that she couldn’t go with us, but with the reassurance that she could come visit as soon as Baby R was born she went right back to sleep.

Later that morning we received some pretty adorable visitors. It thrilled Mommy’s soul to see her older babies!

We had a few hours of waiting…and about 30 minutes before Baby R’s arrival the little stinker turned to the side! My doctor decided that we would try turning me on my side first and if that didn’t work, the next course of action would be what I feared most…a c-section.

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At this point, baby’s heart rate was starting to drop. It was a very emotional time ya’ll. But the Lord was neither dismayed nor put off by everything that happened and was faithful to sustain us during that time of uncertainty. Thankfully after 30 minutes baby DID turn and after only TWO pushes we FINALLY met our newest blessing! Can I just say that we LOVE our OB! She has delivered both Robinson #2 & #3. And both times as the end neared, I felt weary or scared she was ready with encouragement and each time she rejoiced with us – laughter, tears, and hugs! That dear friends is a great doctor and we are truly thankful for her.

Without further ado, we would like to introduce the newest Robinson —

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We are pretty smitten and are praising the Lord of all Creation for His good gifts to us!

“For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him.” ~ 1 Samuel 1:27

Stay tuned for more adorable photos and an update of how we are adjusting as a family of 5!