So we had an interesting start to 2009. Instead of nursing a hangover and bemoaning the ridiculous amount of food I was able to consume in one evening like I did last year, this year we spent it in the ER. Max got some kind of viral infection in his intestines and became severely dehydrated VERY FAST so off we went. It started with PROJECTILE VOMITING, yes I'm totally serious, and soon made it's way down below in the form of EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA. In the last 3 weeks, we've had a crash course in parenting involving every sleeping issue you can imagine, several illnesses, attachment and bonding, food issues, etc. I'm now expecting him to learn to speak and ask me where babies come from or what's that thing between my legs just to round things out. The trip to the hospital was the scariest because he went from okay to not okay in about 30 minutes flat. I had no idea that poop could do so much damage. He had to get an IV, as you can see below, and after that went in, he made a turn for the better. He's still having issues and we're probably headed to the doctor AGAIN today so yippee for me.