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and now we’re back… from outerspace!

hi!

it’s certainly been a while, hasn’t it! well, long story short… moving, is well… moving. a whole lot of details had to be ironed out. I’ve had about fifty thousand people in and out of my house… hooking up things, selling things, some successful, some not… last but definitely not least to be hooked up? that’s right, you guessed it… internet. so here I am… coming to you live from our new bedroom floor (no computer desk yet…) with speedy internet. woo hoo.

g and I have been keeping busy. unpacking. hanging with new people… (we signed up for three mommy and me groups… overzealous? why yes… slightly.) trying to get the lay of the land… it’s certainly an adventure. yesterday my mother’s day present arrived… john got me a dslr. color me stoked. I’ve been clicking pictures like a mad woman… I just need to learn how to use the dern thing… stay tuned…

g had an appt with the eye specialist this morning… at godawfulearly o’clock… LOVE the new doc. the one in ct was so dry and cold… the one here was pleasant and kind. and they even had a sign on the wall that said they would pray with us if we would like (LOVE THAT.). his eye is not getting better, unfortunately. he’s gotten even more far sighted in both eyes since the previous visit in ct… and he does have a “drifting” eye… we’re going to continue to patch and pray to god it gets better. we’ll see. I have to say though… this kid is a charmer. he had everyone in the office stopping to say hello. he’s almost scary chill though… sometimes I wonder…

dare I say it… g is becoming mobile! he’s not really getting anywhere yet, but the kid is on all fours and rocking back and forth… he’s grabbing for things far away and lunging his body to get them… it’s exciting to watch. I’m hopeful that when he does decide to crawl john will be here to witness it… and even if he’s not, I may not tell him. I don’t want him to feel like he’s missing anything… not really lying, right?

the house is coming along. it’s been a long time since I’ve been happy to come home to a house… it’s relaxing… I’ve got a kitchen worth cooking in… it’s exciting. once I get everything situated, I’ll post pics… we have a whole agenda of visitors coming this summer, so I want to get it ready before they arrive! can’t wait to see them all… can’t wait to see g in the pool this summer… just so much to look forward to!!!

I suppose that’s all there is time for now… just a little update on life… toodloo…

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unplugging sara and g’s four month well baby…

well hello again… it’s been two days since I’ve blogged (besides the iphone post I just posted…), looked at blogs or facebooked… and to be completely honest… it was kind of fantastic. don’t get me wrong… I missed it and it took a lot not to jump on the computer every free chance I got… but here I am… and proud I took the time to myself… and for my boys… it was a nice mini-getaway… but it’s nice to be back… I’m rambling aren’t I? well, what can I say… ? I’m happy to have kept my promise to myself, but also super stoked to have permission from myself to carry on… there you have it… I certainly am the crazy in crazy baby pants… but I digress… a lot…

g had his four month (four freaking months!) well baby check on thursday. I was looking forward to it because I was excited to find out what his length and weight were… but it ended up being a bizarre appointment. it started out normally. weight and length. he’s 14lbs, 10.5 ounces… which puts him in the 75th percentile for his “adjusted” age… so the average  11-12 weeker… but his actual age he’s at the 50th percentile… I always worry about his actual age… even when the doc tells me not to. I keep thinking to myself, yeah, but he’s not an 11-12 weeker… he’s a 16-17 weeker! a little of my crazy mama logic I suppose. his length is now 25 inches… which puts him in the 90th percentile for his adjusted age… and the 60th for his actual… so, basically, he’s a tallish, skinnyish baby… which is fine by me…

then the peed came in to check him out. LOVE my peed. he’s so flipping awesome. he’s got a good attitude and more importantly I trust him. one thing I have been worried about is g still has a bit of a flat spot on the back of his head. the doc said he should-be grown out of it by now… so, he has to recheck it in one month… no big. we can work on rounding his head… exercises, holding him differently… lying him down differently in his crib, more tummy time… ok. got it. it’s still stressful… because it needs to round out or he’ll have to go to the specialist… and I’m hoping we don’t have to go the helmet route… but we’ll see.

then, he asked john and I… anyone in your family cross-eyed?

my initial reaction was, WHAT?! my baby is NOT cross-eyed!

but sure enough… the doc thinks he may be. apparently, when you shine a light in his eyes they are supposed to both reflect light from the same spot… in each eye. his don’t. I never noticed. I never even thought for a second he could be cross-eyed… then I came across this photo…

if you look at this photo you can totally see what the doc is saying. the light is reflecting from two very different spots.

I almost lost it. it sounds silly… it’s just cross-eyed… right? and the peed even mentioned that it’s fixable at this age and he’s glad we caught it (HE caught it) so soon… and he referred us to a opthamalogist… we’re going next week on the 10th… (g’s four-month bday…) to see what we can do and if indeed he’s cross-eyed. but all I could think… during this whole segment of the appointment was…

he’s going to get teased!

redonk, I know… but I can’t help but think of kids and how mean they can be… and I don’t want my little man to have to worry about that. I want him to enjoy school and make friends. I guess it’s not life or death… but it definitely feels like another setback. it kind of made me a little heartsick to be completely honest… and I don’t think I’ll be over my little funk until we talk to the specialist next week. welcome to motherhood.

then came the vaccines. you can draw your own conclusions on what happened there. talk about making a bad appointment worse. thank god I had john with me this time.

that about sums it up for me… other than I’m stressed. I’m drained… and I’m hoping/praying for the best. trying to keep my mind off of it all by reading a couple of fantastic books… heaven is for real and  the red garden… both very good and very different from each other. I also watched “conviction” with hilary swank… awesome movie… made me cry, several times. just what I needed. hardy har har.

that’s enough update for now, wouldn’t you say. I’ll catch you later. toodloo.

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