Life in our household has been anything but boring recently. I am not even sure where I should begin . . .
Of course, the addition of our beautiful Lou has been a wonderful joy, but has been an adjustment. She is a much more demanding baby than our little Mae was. She continues to have spit up issues, which is more work for Mommy and a lot more laundry.
D is still waiting to hear on when his gall bladder surgery will be scheduled. He has been cleared by the cardiologist for surgery, but the surgeon still needs to hear from the cardiologist that it is okay to preceed. We were supposed to know something two weeks ago, but we are still waiting.
Mae is testing the waters with her parents right now to see just how much she can get away with. Have I ever mentioned that she is very smart? Well, she is (of course, I am her mother–what else would you expect me to say). She is now trying to use manipulation to get what she wants. She is actually quite good at it. Tonight she wanted to play with the baby wipes, so D took them from her and put them next to him on the couch. She later went and sat with D and loved on him for a little while. When she was done winning over her Daddy, she got down off the couch taking the wipes with her as she went. After she got down, she yelled “I got it.” Another example of her manipulation appears at bedtime. When I mention bedtime, she always looks down looking all sad and says, “cuddle, cuddle” and reaches out for me. It gets me everytime. I will cuddle her for a few minutes and then she will crawl down and play a few minutes until we do it all over again a few moments later.
I had a doctor’s appointment on Monday. I was expecting it to be a normal, routine, “okay you can go,” kind of visit. But, of course, it wasn’t. The doctor discovered a lump on my thyroid. They ran some bloodwork to see if it was just an enlarged thyroid due to low TSH levels. That can be fixed with medication. They called today and my levels are normal, so the doctor is now leaning towards a mass on the thyroid. I am being referred to an endocrinologist. I am waiting to hear from their office as to when my appointment is scheduled for. Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long, because just even hearing the words “mass” and “tumor” makes me a little nervous. My doctor explained that the next two steps normally taken are an ultrasound and biopsy. I am hoping to hear from them tomorrow. I do feel so stupid about the whole thing. Now that I know it is there, I should have suspected something was wrong weeks ago. I had been having a sore throat for awhile, but blamed it on allergies. My neck and shoulder had been hurting, but I blamed that on carrying babies around all day. I should have been paying better attention.
And, finally, just to top it all off I have been called to serve federal jury duty for the month of July. I have sent a letter requesting to be excused due to the fact that I have a 6 week old child at home that is receiving breastmilk. I would actually enjoy serving jury duty. It might be interesting, but this is just not a good time for me.
Well that is an update on the goings on here. I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday. So, glad for the weekend. I miss my husband.