Please join me from 1:30 - 3:30 (CMT)/ 2:30 - 4:30 (EST) to talk about all things baby..and toddler :) While I may not be the first black mom to represent the Huggies brand, I bet ya'll I'm the first one of a blasian child. I'm excited to give a face to my community and share my parenting "wisdom" :)
I'd love to see some familiar faces supporting me while I do my thang. Where's my Asian & Black families at? Roll Call! Come keep me company, ask some questions and share your parenting stories. Hope to see you there.
When he was just 1 day old. I was so scared and worried about the future. I promised him that I would be a good mom, always there for him and to love him forever.
Nearly 2 years later, my son had grown into an amazing little boy. I have grown more confident in my role as his mom. I still promise to always be there and love him forever
As you can see my son gave me a clear "hint" he wanted to go potty. LOL. I was confident my son already knew how to go "potty" and it was just a matter of time. I'm glad I didn't give up or put it off till later.
After I took his hint and removed the diaper so he can go potty...he went potty and made poo poo. I think this is the only time all parents get excited about poo poo. I was so proud. I thought about taking a photo but decided to respect my son privacy. After all I had video. LOL. Happy Father's Day everyone!
Apparently the joke was on me cause they were talking about a paper "dad" my son made as a gift for his...ummm...dad. As I looked at my son's drawing I started to laugh. First thing I noticed is that my son's "dad" was a bit pale. I mentioned that maybe we can color the skin...no go...they said no. Hmm. I'm guessing they're guessing my son's dad is light skin or something. The daycare never asked and I never offered the info.
Once back home I took a closer look at the drawing. Oddly enough so did my son. I thought it was funny that "daddy" seemed to have "asian" eyes and was painted yellow and black. I mentioned to my son that those are the colors of his parents. I don't think he believed me.
As we stood there gazing at "daddy" I started wondering. What will happen next year, and the year after that and the year after that. How will my son deal/feel/cope with making things for a father who's not in his life for "father's day"?!
So now I'm sitting at home just a bit peeved. I already went through a fight to not get him circumcised. Why can't people leave my son's penis alone? Now this doctor says I have to manually..errr...ummm..you know! I'm so not cool with the idea.
So I go online to see what the "experts" are saying and on the Healthy Children site in the article "Care for an Uncircumcised Penis" the same "hands off" advice stands. I found the same on the iVillage pregnancy and parenting site. Most advice seems to be it will happen naturally or because of my son's own...errr...manual exploration.
So now I'm back where I started with basic penis care, no extra handling, and hope it's the right choice. I kinda feel with all the touching and grabbing my son does to his little penis he's got the retraction issue covered.
Even though we went early in the morning there was still bit of a wait before we saw the doctor. As I sat there tweeting and worrying what could be the eye issue, my son wandered around the waiting room and watched cartoons.
Finally we saw the doctor and after she poked, peeked and examined what was the verdict? A eye infection caused by dirt! The doctor felt he probably touched something dirty and then rubbed his eye. She said with some antibiotics should be cleared up with a week. Whew! As I breathe a sigh of relief I noticed that the doctor was still talking. Hmm
Apparently something else caught her attention...my son's uncircumcised penis. Huh. It's best I leave that story for another blog. For now my son's eye will be back to normal soon and I'm happy :)