by Karla ° Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Recently, my little Naterbug has been getting his drool on. (Thanks for my new favorite nickname Misguided Mommy.)

At first it was kind of cute and it made me feel all motherly and June Clever like to gently dab spittle off his chin with a Kleenex, but then it got worse and now he makes enough slobber to house a small ecosystem of fish and marshy wildlife and sometimes after napping on my chest he leaves a small puddle of drool between the crease of my boobs and it looks like I am a wet T-shirt contestant.

I don’t mind so much mopping up kid spit, but when he shoves plush toys in his mouth, they get all wet and slimy and it reminds me of how Samson’s tennis balls feel like after a game of fetch. Oh, and the laundry. The endless laundry. On Sunday he went through nine outfits after factoring in all the drool and other forms of wetness from various bodily locations.

So to save on all the laundry that his drooliness is making me do, starting today, we will now equip the kid with a bib. Or, more precisely, a perma bib, as in, he must wear a bib 24/7, except for the hours that he is asleep, which are like never anymore.

And for fun, here is yet another video. I know what you’re thinking. “Karla – enough with the baby videos already! Don’t you have anything better to do?”

The long answer has something to do with having a baby and being tired all the time and being too lazy to do laundry, but the short answer is No.

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Awww...I don't think anyone could get tired of seeing that! He is so precious.

Bibs...wonderful invention. Also, burp cloths (cloth diapers are great) placed between you and baby during napping on you time...wonderful!
Posted by Anonymous Candi :  May 01, 2007

Taryn has made me watch this video four times already, and she's demanding "gin!" over and over again. We NEVER get tired of your videos. Of course, I am having a time trying to convince her it's not her little brother, but whatever...

Cole went through a LONG stage where he drooled like that, and I was sure there was going to be a tooth any moment. However, he's recently let up some on the drool-fest, and there's not a sign of toothage. I don't get it.
Posted by Blogger Christi :  May 01, 2007

I'll have to remember that song and dance. Looking forward to smiles and chuckles, but for now it's wah, wah, wah. :)
Posted by Blogger Anvilcloud :  May 01, 2007

Nope. Not gettin' tired of those videos yet!
Posted by Blogger Heather :  May 01, 2007

Similar droolfest at our house. Found a 3-pack of nice, thick bibs at Walmart for $5.95. We go through about 6 thick bibs a day (forget the fashion bibs that are thin that came with the sleepers). And, Lordy, the laundry... We also have a certain problem with poop up the back...

That is the cutest darn video!
Posted by Blogger delphi :  May 01, 2007

A good bib is essential! I went for the ones that covered his entire upper body! ;)

And he is too cute to get tired of!
Posted by Blogger Gina :  May 01, 2007

Yep, best video to date. There's something about dads and babies that gets you all gooey and schmoojie.
Posted by Blogger Mama T :  May 01, 2007

Ahh....the drooly phase....I know it all to well. In fact, I'm still in it with Logan! When I look back at pics of him, he has a bib on in about 90% of them! The funniest thing is that he seems to wait until his chubby little face is covered in drool to give me a big kiss on the face...messy, but super cute!

BTW, never stop posting those videos...I live for them!
Posted by Blogger Cate :  May 01, 2007

Such a cute video!
Posted by Blogger Stephanie :  May 01, 2007

yeah, if you check out the list of things you must have when you have a kid that i just posted, BIBS was huge. Brandon was perma bibbed too from all the drool and spit. But guess what, it comes back when they start teething....oddly enough it comes back right at the time they want to kiss you with a mouth full of drooly drool. AND YAY FOR NATERBUG!!!!!!!! I love the name, I was scared you were going to think I was a dork for calling someone elses kid a bug..I was all oh shit, shes going to be like MY KID IS NOT A BUG, and then I'm going to feel terrible becuase I thought the name was o so cute...and now, your going to think I"m weird because I wont' stop writing....


When video's are that cute post them anytime!!!

I can't believe how he is growing. I remember waiting to hear that he was born, and now he is giggling and slobbering...how cute!

Thank you for sharing, it helps me enjoy an itty bitty baby even though I don't have one of my own. Two big kid is all I have=( They grow way too fast!
Posted by Blogger Donna :  May 01, 2007

okay, first, i'm dumb and i gave up drinking entirely last july...i suck. second, i just hate the manual breast pumps. i loved my electric one, i just think rather then buying one you should see if insurance will cover it.....third, oh how i miss a good stiff drink, damn these kids and making me all responsible and shit

That is insanely cute!
Posted by Blogger Finelly :  May 01, 2007

I'm very sorry, but I could never tire of watching that adorable baby. Ya know he reminds me so much of Brandon when he was little. He would squeal with delight. Making me wish mine was little again....wait, I remember the lack of sleep..never mind!!!

You totally just made my husband and I crack up. Naterbug, he's an infectious little guy. But please mom, won't you please call "Costco" again?
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  May 01, 2007

I confess, I love the bebe pictures and videos. However, I think your husband kind of steals the show in this one with his "wiggling the bum" song. Rock on with the adorable men in your life, Karla!
Posted by Anonymous Angie :  May 02, 2007

Mmmm... perma-bib!

A good friend of mine has the same with her little boy. He's adorable, but for the better part od a year he has done nothing but drool and snot every where. And like you, she saved a TON of washing by having constant bibs round his wet little self!

Must remember this for ours when they arrive!

Love the vid!
Posted by Blogger CharlieBeth :  May 02, 2007

The drool phase will probably pass after Nate gets his first tooth. Porgie drooled from about 3 months of age to 6 months of age. After that first tooth erupted, she has been drool free. Now when she is teething, the only sign is fussiness.

The video is absolutely adorable.
Posted by Blogger Christy :  May 02, 2007

Great video! Can't have too many.

I've been getting drooled on a lot, too. I worry people think I am sweating in odd patterns.
Posted by Anonymous Eva :  May 02, 2007

Oh my gosh! That video is G.R.E.A.T!! Nate is so happy to be wiggling his bum!!!
Posted by Anonymous Beth :  May 03, 2007

OMG that is sooooo darn cute! I love the song!

Just got back from my brother's wedding in Cranbrook, so I'm catching up on my reading!
Posted by Blogger cinnalily :  May 09, 2007


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