So, after all of it, i think I've decided to keep this as my place to tell about Luke, other than his blog, of course. And it is ok to comment if you so chose.
I miss him lots when I am at work. It kills me to find out he's doing cute stuff when I'm not there to see it, but work is a neccessity right now. bummer.
He seems to be doing so well. he walks incredibly well, and jabbers up a storm. But he's not really saying any actual words and he seems to have clapping issues. He waves his hands sort of together, but doesn't actually connect in a clap. it's kind of funny. Tim seems to be worried but I'm not. He is doing so well otherwise.
We took him to the doctor Wed. becase he'd had a swollen gland. Doc said it probably was a virus, he's ok now and that I need to stop touching it. lol!
We had a slight mishap yesterday on the changing table. he was too quick for me and I was at an odd angle and he started climbing off the table/dresser!! So I had him by the arms, and yelled for my mom and she came and grabbed him. By that time he was scared and bawling. But he's no worse for the wear.
And boy, does he eat like a pig. He eats everything.
So, tomorow we have a family reunionn on my dad's side. Luckily it's in Cedarburg, so we don't really have to travel for it. I'm pretty excited b/c it'll be the first time that most of them have seen Luke. Plus, i'm really hoping I can talk my Grandma into stopping by our house on her way to Aunt Mary's. She's never seen it and since she's on this side of the state, I may as well ask. we'll see.
Well, this weekend was interesting. Luke cut his hand on something. We're not sure what though. It bled alot but seems to be ok. He does have a large bruise under it. oh well. Had a great time at the reunion, Luke was a star.
It was the first time quite a few of the relatives had seen him. and he was his usual charming self. Except when he needed a nap. lol! Then he was a bit of a nightmare.
Saturday night I went into his room b/c he was ccryign like he was in pain, probably from his hand. and i noticed at that time my hand itched a little. Well, I woke up in the morning and had a rash on my hand and face. I really don't know what it's from either. And it's getting worse. So, that's no good. Now it's going down my arms alittle and acrossed the bridge of my nose. and on my neck. I think I probably should go to the doctor for it. It's very annoying. But niether Luke or Tim has a sign of it, so either I'm allergic to something, or it's stress (which is what Tim thinks).
I'm starting to lean towards the stress theory b/c it showed up after I got into a fight with my 'rents Saturday night and now I"m going up there thursday for the weekend with my Mom's side of the family. Which, to be honest, is going to be very stressful. But I've been more stressed before and never broken out into a rash.
Anyway, such is life.
so, i am going to the doctor today. I made an appt. for 1pm. I was going to make it later and then just not come back to work, but I couldn't take the chance that the doc was running late and I'd be late picking up Luke. So, hopefully something will help. I'm just really hopeing that they don't try and give me a cortisone shot, as I'm dreadful of those b/c of my previous illness and the involvment of cortisone in that.
we'll see! But at least I'm doing something. I look deformed.
taking benedryl at 8:30 pm is not advised. It keeps me up very late. arg.
so I'm very tired today.
Luke had an ok night. he was up a couple times, crying. But he only cried for 10 minutes max.
tonight we're supposed to get together with some local girls and babies. We've had fun with them in the past, so I'm really looking forward to it. It's a tuesday night thing.
Sleep didn't happen so easily last night. There is alot weighing on my mind.
Tim has known for a while that the lab he works at was for sale. Or certain parts were for sale (not too clear on that). Well, they sold it. And now they are eliminating 4 positions in the micro lab alone. They way they are chosing who is getting let go is completely ****ed up though. They are looking at disciplinary issues first (those who've had write ups in the past), then something else, THEN seniority. Tim is worried b/c he has had one write up. Then in the next couple days all the employees have to go and put down what their first 2 choices would be for positions. I guess they are hoping enough people will say "screw this" so that they don't have to actively fire anyone. So, the employees go in, put in their first and second choices. Well, Tim doesn't really feel too qualified for too much, so he might end up giving a 3rd shift job as his second. But anyways, So, then next Wednesday they find out if they still have a job and they get offered a position. If they put down only one choice and they get offered it and reject it, then they do not get severence. If they put down one or 2 choices and do not get the job, then they get severence. But it ends up being only 1 weeks pay for every year they are there. So, basically, next wed. my husband may not have a job.
Then add onto that the fact that I'm going to my parents tonight for a family reunion for my moms side. I need extreme patience in dealing with my cousin b/c she's just so ****ing annoying that I am tempted to hit her. And for craps sake, she's pregnant AGAIN and with her 4th. Not that I have any problem with that, but she (IMO) can't handle the 3 she has.
not going to go itno it any further than to explain that there is some concern for her other 3 b/c she just doesn't adequatly supervise them. Luckily, her husband will be here with her this time so hopefully he will be able to help out. I may talk to him, not sure, just because I really don't want any of those kids to get hurt or stolen.
Then throw on all that the fact that my 84 year old grandma is having hip replacement surgery on Tuesday.
And I have my parents who think the world is about them.
I forgot to put that Luke's opthamology appt went very well. The doctor could see the issue we were talking about (his right eye wandering a bit) but it has gotten so much better in the last few months. So, we don't have to do anything now, but we do have to take him back at 3 years old for a follow up. He did so well adn I was really impressed with the doctor.