Monday, May 23, 2005

My baby has a snurgle

...I'm not making this up... can you believe it's even a word??

For the last week or so he's got this horrible congested breathing sound, but there's nothing in his nose and it doesn't faze him in the least. So I looked it up. And as it turns out, a snurgle is a legitimate and normal medical condition experienced by babies between four and eight weeks old - it's basically the mucus glands in the nose and throat kicking into production. So although you wouldn't have been able to call him a snotty nosed little kid up until this point, there's no guarantee for the future. Bring on the kleenex.

Poor little guy has lost most of the back and shoulder hair he was born with (which was shockingly substantial), but you can see some left here. He's going to HATE seeing this in the future!!