Monday, April 14, 2008

Shower Gifts


When The Mayor was less than a week old, my mom noticed that his inner thighs were completely black and blue.


We called the pediatrician and they asked us to bring him in.


The intake nurse was pretty disconcerted when she saw his legs.


One after another, the pediatricians filed in to have a look.


The Mayor seemed fine, didn’t appear to be in any pain and didn’t wince or cry when the black and blue spots were touched.


The doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him.


This weekend, I went to my friend Tomi’s baby shower.


Seeing all the tiny newborn clothes reminded me of The Mayor’s shower, being close to the end of my first pregnancy and being a new mom.


I thought about his tiny, little diapers.


At the baby shower that my friend Michele threw for me, the guests were given a marker and a stack of newborn diapers.


Each guest wrote messages and drew pictures on the diapers so that K and I would be amused during 3:00 a.m. feedings.


The diapers were hilarious.


They were especially funny when one of the pediatricians examining The Mayor’s legs finally looked at his diaper.

“Hmmmm,” she said. “Do you think it might be magic marker?”

Doh!


47 comments:

Cyndi said...

Oops! I have had moments like that, but luckily they didn't involve the doctors office!

bzybead said...

hilarious. didn't know that one.

Rima said...

Ha! I think that one definitely needs to be written up in JAMA!

Jodi said...

Didn't even think of that, neither did you, huh? Hilarious!!

Law Student Hot Mama said...

I JUST had a moment like that . . . my son had this finger that looked like it had been smashed in a car door. I was confused until I noticed the dark blanket he had been sitting on. Doh!

NotAMeanGirl said...

Bwah! I have a friend that went through something simliar... cept it was her husband... and it had to do with massive intake of red velvet cake and thinking there was blood in his stool... and a trip to the ER... heh

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Oh that is just too funny!

furiousBall said...

holy crap that rules all things ruleable

Mayberry said...

My friend Maria took her newborn in to the pediatrician because she thought he looked jaundice.

The ped. peered at the baby for awhile and then said: "Did you know if you were having a boy or a girl?"

Maria said no.

The ped. said, "I bet he's wearing a lot of yellow and green clothes, then."

Yup. No jaundice, just another wardrobe malfunction.

JaniceNW said...

Hahahahahahaha. I love this. Great story.

mamatulip said...

LMAO!

That is hilarious.

kristen said...

i love that story, can totally relate. the tiny diapers really kill me. we saved one of my girl's preemie diapers and a favorite preemie one-piece pj set. i can barely stand to look at it, i get so verklempt.

Lindy said...

Oh gawd, this post almost made me snarf!! T

Jennifer said...

That is just so funny. So funny that I don't even know what else to say except BWAA HA HA HA HA!

allrileyedup said...

Ha! That's classic.

carrie said...

That is too funny.


It reminds me of the story of the woman who went to the gynecologist with the glitter . . .

Mimi said...

It's a medical miracle!

liv said...

that's great. in my post partum stupor i would have freaked!

Magpie said...

LOL - and what did the doctor's office put down as the "diagnosis"?

cyndy said...

I love the idea, and it's hilarious that it caused a dr. trip!

Assertagirl said...

Hey that's a great idea for a shower...I'm tucking that away for the next one I throw.

Traceytreasure said...

I've never had a baby shower or heard about people writing messages on diapers. That is so funny! Thanks for sharing this! I have been touched by your posts on your family and all the generations of wonderful women. I didn't have anything like that in my family. I can't wait to start a tradition like that with my girls. Hope you have a great week!

Shirley said...

Hilarious! What a smart pediatrician.

cce said...

That's hilarious. New parents- we're so hysterical.

Catizhere said...

We had a similar moment....
At the daycare, the kids diapers are stacked at the changing station, so they write the kids initials on the fold mark of the diaper with a marker. A red marker.

One warm day last year, they had the kids in the sprinkler. Will's pants were a little damp when we got home, so I took him up to change his outfit. When I took his shorts off, there was a big RED smear between his legs, Joe thought he was bleeding.

JamesMommy said...

Oh, my! Oh, my! I can imagine the feeling of embarrassment but that is sooooo funny!

flutter said...

Oh hell, that is so funny

Amanda said...

I'm sure as a high school track star, he'll experience the inescapable running short chafing and be stricken by a trauma deja vu that he won't quite be able to place...maybe encourage him to try wrestling...or not, those unitards are their own special kind of trauma.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

That exact same thing happened to me. I was writing Hailey's name on her diapers and it wiped off on her thighs. I was just about to call the cops when I figured it out.

Heather said...

The female pediatrician figured that one out. Wonder how many baby showers she had been to.

bew said...

laughing
OOohhh too funny
thank you for sharing!

Alpha DogMa said...

Best of intentions...

I hope the doctor had a sense of humour.

I almost rushed DrKnow to the doctor when he was 18 months old. His stool was flecked with red. It was blood, I thought. BLODD! Internal Bleeding! AAAAHHHH!

Then I remembered the day before he'd eaten a red wax crayon. Aha!

Kyla said...

Hahahahaha!!! That's a great story.

BethGo said...

Oh! I was so worried about The Mayor there for a second!

I'm so relieved it was just Magic Marker.

You had me.

Deb said...

That is a great shower game. That is not a great way to shell out a co-pay.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

D'oh! is right.

But my lawd, that's funny.

Jan said...

OMG, that is too funny. Of course the nurse and docs were thinkin' abuse. I bet they were as releived as you.

Above Average Joe said...

And we tell the kids to be careful with the markers.

HRH said...

OMG. That is pretty funny. I love the idea of the jokes in the middle of the night too. That would have helped!

WILLIAM said...

pmzxThat is really funny.

Lotta said...

That's hilarious! So glad that's all it was. I'm sure you were making a short list of who you have to kill for hurting Mayor.

Sizzle said...

Ha! Too funny.

Birdie said...

Way funny story & what a great idea!

Tanya said...

LMBO....too funny!

Elaine A. said...

that's frickin' hilariuos!!

Laura said...

I just spit out my beverage...all over the key board...too funny!

Anonymous said...

I love looking back at those Shirley Mclaine moments we all have with our first newborn. I have a nine year old and a 10 month old and let me tell you I am so much more relaxed about EVERYTHING this time around!

Wonderful story.
Nicole