Back to Lighthearted Blogging...
1) John-Paul had his nine year old physical this week. He is 50% for his weight (62 pounds) and 70% for his height (53 inches). I had a momentary flashback to when he was a pre-term baby (5 weeks early) and was always on the 5% weight curve. I never thought a day would come when he would be considered smack dab in the middle of normal for his weight. Of course I also thought he would never be physically "caught up" to his peers, since he scooted on his bottom instead of crawling, and wasn't able to walk until he was 18 months old. But now he is a great athlete and a super fast runner. It's amazing how time and patience and perseverance can really overcome so many obstacles in life.
(I didn't notice at the time of the picture...but that troll in the background and Xander look eerily similar....)
2) Alexander went along to the doctor's appointment to get shots and his awesome doctor looked in his ears because he has had three ear infections and even when they clear up, there is still fluid inside. We have been
pushing for suggesting an appointment with an ENT to start the process for ear tubes, and she gave us the green light since he had yet another ear infection. That's four since January. As much as I hate to have my babies go through the surgery, I love ear tubes and the relief they bring. No more ear infections, no more antibiotics, no more painful nights for the baby, and no more trouble hearing us clearly.
3) I picked up the kids from school the other day and one of the teachers came up to me and said that today was her birthday, and my Andrew asked her how old she was, and she told him 42. He said "You look way younger than 42!!" and it made.her.day. I love that boy, he is so well-trained, and such the little ladies' man :)
4) The full moon effect was in full force this week. These kids almost got banned from the house until the new moon. Geesh!
(oh sure, they look all cute and innocent...)
5) What do you get for a mom who has a new baby, but already has other children, and doesn't need anything specifically for the baby? I suppose I could ask myself that question...but my answer is always diapers. Or a home cooked meal, but she lives far away. Does anyone else have any good ideas?
6) As I was hemming and hawing about going to my Women of Grace meeting, and Phil was all but literally pushing me out the door trying to get me to go, I realized just how introverted I have become. Do you know what my favorite part of every day is? Lying on the couch in my jammies watching TV. Not having to entertain anyone, not having to be "on", just relaxing with Phil. Is it because I am surrounded by people at work and kids at home all the time and need some downtime? Or am I just lazy? Or shy? Is this a natural part of getting older?
7) I just got an email saying this book will be shipped to me on March 12th! I am so excited!! Have you ordered yours yet?