Oh My Gosh Kelly!!! Thought about it this morning and I couldn't bring myself to do it! But I'm glad you did!
: to the June babes!!!! And Happy Birthing Day to all of us mamas!!!
I am glad Andrew is one of the last to turn 1 - I'm not ready yet!! But we have to have his birthday celebration early anyway since DH will be overseas for the actual day (some of you may remember that's why his missed Andrew's birth last year - he goes to Prague for a conference every year at the end of June. I remember agonizing over it but I was so sure Andrew would arrive before he left - and then he was the baby who wouldn't budge - not castor oil nor anything else I tried would make labor start until he was good and ready!)
BTW, sorry my last post here was so depressing! I am almost never like that! I am usually an annoyingly happy person
but that week I was feeling awful both physically and emotionally. But now, the mastitis is long gone (after squeezing out crazy quantities of goop from my boob - sorry, TMI there but it was weird!) and I've been to the doctor and tested for Lyme disease as well as rheumatoid arthritis and other things with similar symptoms, so hopefully I'll know soon enough what is causing the pain I've been having (*awful* joint pain and a stiff neck, headaches, fevers, etc.) and be able to treat it. I hate taking painkillers so much but literally, there have been days lately I was in so much pain I couldn't pick the baby up or bend my knees to help DD on the potty! I am almost never sick, so this is very odd....I just can't wait until the labs are back and hopefully they'll have some clue what's going on!
But thanks guys, for the sympathy! So again, sorry to be a downer but since I had asked you all to offer prayers/good thoughts, etc. when my dad was suddenly diagnosed with cancer at age 59.....the hospital finally told us there's nothing more they can do for my father except make him comfortable.
I cannot believe it. The cancer has spread a lot and it's Stage IV, plus his liver and kidneys are failing, plus he has an infection. Two months ago today, I remember so distinctly because it was Palm Sunday, DH was away on business and my folks came out here - my dad was feeling really tired but otherwise normal, we went to an Easter Bunny breakfast at the local market and then he bought us ice cream and chased the kids around the playground. No idea anything was seriously wrong. Thinking he'd be around for years and years, to see his grandkids grow up and all....and now barely 2 months later, he looks like hell and he's in pain and they're saying he probably has 2-3 weeks to live. I'm still in shock I think....
Sorry, there I go again - ok, the rest of my post will happy stuff! Andrew is just freaking adorable. Seriously.
: He has 7 teeth....is just about walking (takes about 10 steps before losing his balance) does the funniest things....says a few words....is finally starting to sleep longer stretches at night (had been nursing every 2 hours some nights - now going 4 or more somtimes!)
He is CRAZY though. My girls were NOTHING like this! He is into *everything* - it's insane. I thought I was well prepared, being the third time I'm going through the baby-to-toddler phase, but no way! I call him my little wrecking ball because doesn't sit still for a minute - if you put him down he will just rampage through a room knocking stuff over, grabbing anything in sight, climbing on furniture, attacking other babies (seriously, this one had me a little worried because even at this age, my girls would sit and pat babies gently - he goes for their hair, eyes, etc. or just shoves them over and does a sumo wrestler move on top of them!) But my friends have reassured me that he's just a normal boy with lots of energy - even if they have to pick up their babes and move them to safety when he gets to playgroup! And he loves the pool, too - I finally got a Solarveil sling which is awesome!
DD2 turned 3 last week! That night I posted about her ice cream party, I gave up on stenciling the 22 nice little ice cream bowls for favors and went to sleep instead
Returned the bowls and the paint to the craft store, and went to the Disney store 1 hour before the party and bought 22 cute, cheap, already-decorated-though-likely-pthalate-ridden plastic bowls and used those instead. Martha Stewart I am not. But no complaints, everyone had fun, gotta upload some photos soon!
DD1 has her dress rehearsal tomorrow for her dance rectial next week. Gotta go get all the stuff ready for that!
Hope you all are doing great as we enter Birthday Month!!