Hey there peeps, so glad you could join me!
If we were having coffee this morning, I would confess that I’ve been worried this week. Albert has an ongoing health issue that we’ve been dealing with since approximately 2008. He had been getting treatment and had a team of specialists all working on his case, but that all ground to a halt a couple of years ago when his main doctor up and left town without telling him. Seriously, the guy moved to Montana without a single word to Albert and without referring his (very complicated and mysterious) case over to another specialist. Albert had no idea that he was gone until he called to schedule a follow-up appointment (that was a few months overdue) and was told that the guy had packed up his practice and moved. That experience so soured Albert on the whole process that he didn’t do anything else on this for over 2 years. He finally just found a new doctor and we’re starting the whole process again from scratch. I intend to stay much more involved this time, and will be spending the bulk of my Monday with him on his initial specialist visit as he hops from one test to the next. This week has been spent trying to remember all the doctors involved the last time around and collect records from their offices. Undoubtedly this is something we’ll be dealing with for many, many months. But I am glad the process is underway.
If we were having coffee, I would probably tell you that my kids have been particularly difficult this week. Well, not the baby — he’s never difficult — but the older two have had us wanting to tear our hair out several times this week. J in particular has been very defiant and stubborn lately — more than usual it seems. I’d probably ask you if all kids are ridiculously stubborn and headstrong at 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 or if mine are unusual in that regard. Then I’d laughingly admit that my mother would probably tell me that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” My own stubbornness was a running joke in my family during my childhood. My parents used to say that I had the hardest head ever, both literally and figuratively. (I could almost beat my dad in a head-butting contest at the age of 7. The only reason he’d beat me was because he had more upper body strength. Now he won’t even try against me. And yes, my dad and I used to have head-butting contests when I was a kid 🙂 ).
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that N is becoming a ridiculously adorable little drama queen! She has so much language now and is incredibly expressive. I jokingly refer to her as the Girl with 10,000 Faces because she seems to have a face for everything. I have no doubt that she will follow in my own Thespian footsteps.
I’d also tell you that in my bootcamp class this morning we did a full hour of yoga, and it felt so good! I used to practice yoga 2-3 times per week before kids, but since having kids, I haven’t been able to find a class at a convenient time and location. It seems just about every class is early morning, which I can’t do, during work hours, which isn’t ideal, or during bedtime. But I’d love to start doing more yoga — my hips and back were loving it!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Baby J is still getting up at least once per night to nurse and sometimes as often as 3 times per night! I’m really hoping he starts to cut out all these night feedings on his own soon. If he doesn’t, I’ll give him until 6 months and then start actively trying to reduce his night feedings. I’m pretty sure I deserve an unbroken night’s sleep by now!
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?