This is the face of a 10-month-old baby who has a fever and is trying to calculate how many times over the past 24 hours his mother has stuck a thermometer up his butt.
Infant’s motrin has helped curb the fever, but the side effect is that Nathan does not sleep. It reminds me of that Gilligan’s Island episode when they found a crate of vegetables and after everyone had their share, they found out it was radioactive. Nathan’s is like Mrs. Howell, who ate sugar beets, since he zooms around as if someone’s hit the fast forward button.
This is also the body of a 26-pound baby boy who has clearly outgrown his Bumbo, a foam seat designed to hold a baby up to 14 months. He is puzzled that many months ago, he was “this big.”