Taking the Scenic Route

Friday February 24, 2006

24th February 2006

Friday February 24, 2006

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Our day didn’t go quite as we planned.  On the way to the kid’s check-ups one of our tires blew out. (luckily, the passenger side, so he could work on it away from traffic) A State Trooper finally stopped after Zach had the lug nuts loosened.  (bruising his palms in the process).  I was glad. It was nerve wracking to be on the side of the interstate.   It was a good thing too because the car was rocking a bit (from the wind) on his good hydraulic jack.  He ended up using ours to help stabilize things a bit and I am pretty sure it would have fallen off the jack we had if the other one wasn’t there.   Through conversation, I discovered he used to work with a classmate of mine.

Naturally, after the drama, we arrived quite late to the Drs appointment.  They decided to only see Zora since her appointment is more time sensitive.  She is growing well.  She is a bit behind on the “2 month” milestones, but fine with her adjusted age.  She is finally on the regular charts for height and weight.  3% for height, 5% for weight.  Our girl is now 8 lbs 10 oz and 20.5 inches long. 

She asked if we were planning on vaxxing her this appointment, and I told her absolutely not for this appointment.  She gave me a huge stack of papers on vaccines and encouraged me to at least get the pertusses one next time.  She said she would be asking at the next appointment, but I got the impression she wasn’t going to push or threaten me.  She is mostly concerned about Whooping Cough because she is seeing a number of cases going through her office. We are likely to do that vax next appointment, but there was no way I was going to do it without reviewing the literature a bit more and I am waiting until the vax schedule *at least* matches her adjusted age before I even consider it…which means I will be doing a lot of research before her next appointment.

I remembered this time to tell her about the co-sleeping studies done by Notre Dame.  I told her that the comment that SIDs is higher with co-sleeping was bugging me and she needed to look at the studies.  She seemed genuinely interested and re-iterated that she was mostly concerned about there being pillows/blankets that could smoother a baby.  She was respectful of our views on co-sleeping which is really refreshing in this area.

We spent an hour or so grocery shopping after we go back to town.  Zane did such a good job of sticking near us and following directions that it was a really pleasant experience.  I see so much progress in him from how he was even a few months ago. 

This evening we went to the playground for a bit.  The weather, although still windy, was really nice.  We decided to try and get Zane straightened out on “slide” vs. “swing”.  In one of the books he has, he is always mixing the two up and we thought a hands-on lesson would help correct it.  We will see if it worked later tonight.

Some pictures from the walk


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  1. 1 On February 24th, 2006, tatiana622 said:

    Nice pictures! I meant to tell you, I love your hair! (Of course, I liked it the other way too, but it does look great this way–a good cut is worth its weight in gold!) Glad everything worked out okay with the tire. That is nerve-wracking, especially on the highway.

  2. 2 On February 24th, 2006, mattswifey_sophiasmommy said:

    I would have been freaking out if that happened to us. Of course, I’m one of those “It doesn’t matter what happens, if something negative happens, it’s the end of the world” kind of person, so that probably has something to do with it. It looks like Zane had a lot of fun. I was wondering, it looks like you have Zora wrapped up while she’s in the snuggly/sling. Did you wrap it around the snuggly/sling, or just around her, and then put her in, or is it not even wrapped around? Because sometimes it’s too cold *I think* for just a sleep and play, but too hot for her snow suit, but I can’t figure out how to keep her warm while she’s in it. Sometimes I wear one of Matt’s jackets, and put it outside the snuggly, and she seems to like that pretty well, but I thought since it looks like Zora has a blanket, that you might have an idea.

    Just wanted to let you know that the fenugreek is working REALLY well. In 3 days, it came back to more than where we started out at. You are so smart like that! Thanks!!!

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