Ferocious farts and and the elf ear

Logan is a ferocious farting machine. Seriously. The gas that comes from this child is really quite amazing. It puts most grown men’s flatulence to shame. It’s pretty funny to hear such an offensive sound come from such a sweet, innocent baby. Except it’s not really that funny because Logan turns into the farting machine every morning sometime between 5 and 6 a.m. He’s been on a pretty consistent schedule the past two weeks or so. He eats between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m., sleeps, eats at about 1:30 a.m., sleeps some more and then eats again between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. He’s pretty good at eating and then going right back to sleep at these meals. It’s all smooth sailing until about 45 minutes after his 4:30 meal. He wakes up every single morning with horrible gas. He fusses and cries and squirms and farts about 15 times before the grand finale that fills his diaper. This is phase one and it typically lasts 30 minutes or so. Phase two lasts until the next feeding-usually an hour and a half or so. In phase two, he is just cranky. He’ll find momentary happiness sitting in his bouncy chair and sucking on his paci. He’ll doze off, drop the pacifier, and cry. Derek and I have started taking turns dealing with our ferocious farting machine. One of us camps out in the living room during the early morning hours. I’ve never before heard of a baby whose fussiest time was in the morning. Has anyone else?

Now, on to the elf ear. Logan has one ear that is pointy like an elf’s, and I’m trying to figure out who this came from. Neither Derek nor I have an ear with this shape. I’m really curious if anyone on either side of the family has an ear that looks like this.

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I know the picture is a little blurry, but you get the idea. It’s the mystery ear. Most of Logan’s other features we can pinpoint to either Derek or I. My long toes, Derek’s forehead and cheekbone structure, my mouth and eyes, Derek’s floppy earlobes, etc. But the one ear is a mystery.

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