September 9, 2012

Mosquito magnet

It appears that Max, like his mom, is extremely prone to mosquito bites.   After discovering Max's eye swollen shut from a bug bite on his eye lid, I decided to research why Max and I get eaten alive by flying blood suckers, while David can endure a walk outside virtually bite-free.  Normally I would not even bother consulting WebMD, but the article I found quoted a University of Florida professor; naturally that gives it credence.  According to the article, some people are more genetically predisposed to mosquito attraction.  Another theory is that one's chemical make-up gives off odors that attract mosquitoes.  If you have ever smelled Max, or his formula that he wears as cologne, you would think his odor would more likely be a bug repellent.  Needless to say, I spent the weekend shopping for baby-safe bug spray and a stroller mosquito net.

Over the past several months people have asked me where I find the time to post updates on this blog.  The answer was simple and somewhat unfortunate:  there is not much else to do while waiting in doctors offices and hospital waiting rooms.  Thankfully, I now have plenty to do, and continuing this digital archive of Max's life is definitely one of them.


Oatmeal bath to help soothe the bug bites (9.8.12)


Having fun at Timmy's 1st birthday (9.7.12)