If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you all about our adventure this week — J got his very first stitches! I got a call at work on Wednesday around lunchtime that J had an accident on the playground at school and cut his ear. It was bleeding pretty badly and they thought it might need stitches. I hightailed it over there and picked up both the kids. J had a pretty good gash on his ear (but thankfully not in the cartilage) so I took him to the doctor.
Our pediatrician was able to fit us in so we didn’t have to go to the ER (much faster, and no people looking at us like we’re abusing our children). J ended up with 4 stitches in the top of his ear. He was a real trooper, and other than asking every person he saw not to give him a shot, none of it really bothered him. He didn’t even cry!
If we were having coffee, I would also tell you about N’s doctor visit yesterday. We took her to a pediatric ENT because she has very frequent nosebleeds (like every day, and sometimes multiple times per day). It runs in Albert’s family (it’s an anatomical thing — the vessels in her nostrils are too close to the surface and are weak so when they’re disturbed at all, they bleed) so when this started about a year ago, we knew that eventually we’d end up at an ENT to have her nose chemically cauterized. After several months with daily nosebleeds, and 4 in one day on Monday, I made the appointment and we got it taken care of. She’s on the young side for the procedure, but she was amazingly good, and hopefully will not wake up covered in her own blood anymore!
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that Baby J is more mobile every day. Earlier this week he learned that he can climb up the slide on J’s loft bed, and now he loves to do that at bedtime. He thinks he’s such big stuff!
He’s getting more brave about letting go while standing up, so I know walking isn’t far off. It’s so hard to believe that on Tuesday he will be one year old!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I broke my RTW fast today. Earlier this year, I signed up for Goodbye Valentino’s RTW fast, committing not to buy RTW clothing for a year, and so far I’ve done really well. But I’ve lost so much weight over the last year, and very few of my clothes fit. In fact, half of what is currently in my closet is too big, but I’ve kept it so that I have something to wear every day. Anyway, I’m getting tired of wearing the same few tops every day so I shopped the Labor Day sales today.
Part of me feels bad, but most of me is feeling more realistic — I don’t have unlimited hours to sew and I just can’t keep up with all the needs. My current sewing is focused on my brother’s wedding at the end of September, and that definitely needs to be my priority! If my RTW fast is the victim so that I can finish these projects but still have clothes that fit, so be it.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?