Blake is a SPITTER UPPER. (yes, that is the medical term, I asked JT)
Because of this, I have always wondered if that affects how much other people love him... This stems from when I was about 21 (and VERY single- and naive about motherhood) and my friend had a baby that seemed to instinctively know when I was holding him- and usually on my way out on a date or with friends- and he would without fail spit up on me! (and my dry clean only clothes, that ONLY a girl without kids could own!) I was HORRIFIED by this! I feared holding him, because I knew it would end in a funky smell and trip to the dry cleaners.
SO in true Charmic fashion, I in turn have a "Spitter". That is right, he is 11 months old- and STILL I find little trails of spit up on my new carpet. Any of you that have held him, have probably experienced it. (of course he is not nearly as bad as when he was 6 months and I had to carry 4-5 burp clothes everywhere I went- and they would be DRENCHED by the time I got home)
So this BLOG is for all of you- that might be wondering how I love such a spitty little guy?!
I love him because he carries a sock wherever he goes. Sometimes one in each hand. And loves to sleep with them at night. No blankie- just his socks. It is a waste to put them on his feet- he will just take them off and carry them in his hand or mouth.
I LOVE Blake because he is SOOO ticklish. Ever since he was a newborn, he giggles when you take his onsie off over his head. Being naked was his favorite. He could be crying- until you lift up those little arms and then the giggles come!
I LOVE Blake because he LOVES Riley. This little boy LOVES his sister. She can beat him, kick him, poke him, take his toys, whatever you can imagine- she has done it. And Blake just beams at her! The sad thing is: I had a boy so that I could have a baby adore me- the way Riley adores her daddy... but no, I get a boy that adores his sister!
I LOVE Blake because he looks like I did as a baby, only skinnier. Yep, I just said my 24 lb 11 month old with tree trunk legs is skinnier than I was! I found baby pics of me - and was shocked out how much he looked like my pics. Only with 6 less chins.
I LOVE Blake because he is so happy. Sometimes he really just sits and laughs for no reason. I was in the shower today and could hear him sitting outside the shower, just cracking up!
Basically, I love him to pieces. Despite his spitting up on EVERY outfit, carpet, piece of furniture, inch of the car, pillowcase and relative that I have. Despite the fact that he has had a cold for over 4 months- causing the world's longest running nose. Because everything else about him far outweighs spit up and boogies.
MORE reasons I LOVE Blake-
he is a dancing maniac! EVERY time he hears music- even if it is just a toy- he starts rockin! Sometimes on his knees sometimes on his tummy- but always smiling or clapping! He is so cute.
I could add a hundred more reasons!