This child, Tyler. It's insanity - truly. We're not just talking about a big spit up either - we're talking about projectile vomiting with it coming out his nose too. I can't deal with cleaning it up anymore - it's exhausting.
What causes this, you might ask? Oh just about anything.
- an after meal cough
- toddler tantrum
- getting hurt
- put him in bed when he's awake
- he wakes up in the night and you don't make it upstairs in time
- hands or toy being too deep in his throat
He's done this most of his life too - when he was an infant - if it wasn't John or I feeding him, it would happen then too and you'd be covered in an entire bottle. He just couldn't handle it if the nipple on his bottle hit his mouth a certain way... it was easier for us to just feed him ourselves.
The other fun trick with this? He wants to eat again immediately after - I mean literally within 5 minutes. Just fill him back up with a second meal... groovy, right? GRRRRR!
Thankfully, we're headed to the pediatrician this afternoon to get his ears rechecked after an ear infection... so guess what will be a big topic of discussion?! There might just be tears of desperation involved too - I mean I don't know what to do... load him up with anti-nausea medicines? continue walking on eggshells with him? (Dear God, please say no on that one!)
People say it's a phase and he will grow out of it - well we've been in this phase for 21 months and I'm about to need a padded cell because I'm losing my mind.