Friday, March 21, 2008

For Jaena

I was just reading comments on Kim's blog about what she's having. Of course, I say she's having a BABY; therefore, I win the contest and get to hold my neicephew first!

Jaena commented that the "Are you having heartburn?" questions really don't mean anything about the baby's gender - they're just old wives' tales. That's a good thing, since I had heartburn with all three of mine, and I have two girls and a boy! Toward the end of my last pregnancy, I read an article in one of those baby magazines that are always in abundance at the doctor's office. The article said that Johns Hopkins University had done a study to disprove the "old wives' tale" that having heartburn means that the baby will have hair. I was particularly interested in this topic, since all of my babies had significant amounts of hair and I had significant amounts of heartburn (what is the maximum dose of Tums allowed, anyway?). I never quite understood how the baby's hair could cause heartburn since the baby has a separate sack and doesn't come into contact with my digestive system at all.

Side note: My very caring mother asked me one day what I was doing in my medicine closet (yes, we have enough medicine for a closet), and I replied that I was getting Tums. She asked very sweetly if I was having heartburn. When I said that I was, she said, "Good!" because I gave her lots of heartburn. I was the only baby who gave her heartburn and I was the only baby with hair (which means I was also the most beautiful baby, Kevin).

Back to the article... This study was begun to disprove the link between heartburn and babies' hair, but it actually proved it! Evidently, the hormone that causes hair growth in babies, also causes heartburn in mothers. How cool. Or would that be hot, since it's heartburn?

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bonanza and Bouncing Trains

Daniel likes to listen to and sing along with the theme songs to both Bonanza and JAG. Everyone in the room is required to "dance" to the theme songs as well. Here we have Daniel, Thomas and Friends singing and "dancing" to Bonanza.

On a side note, Harold the Helicopter and Thomas the Tank Engine have been getting into trouble, according to Daniel. Last night, Harold had to sit in time out for hitting Trevor the traction engine and then Thomas hit Harold twice. This all happened after Daniel had to sit in time out for hitting Rachel. Just coincidence, I'm sure. Enjoy the video!