Friday, April 23, 2010

Seven Quick Takes

1. I've been meaning to join in the 7 quick takes for ages. I've also been meaning to blog regularly for ages . . .

2. It's been a crazy week. Exhibit A: Took Sarah to the ENT for a follow-up appointment yesterday. To make a looong story short, she had a sore under her tongue (that we think was caused by her tongue rubbing against her bottom teeth while nursing) that grew a benign (thank God!!) mass. The mass was removed and biopsied on Good Friday. She handled the general anesthesia and hospital stay better than I did. It turned out to be just granulation tissue. But when I took her in for her follow-up yesterday, it seems to be returning. Argh! Any insights would be welcome! So far, we've seen our family doctor, two ENTs, a dentist (who ground the sharp edges of her bottom teeth so they're not quite so sharp). We've contacted La Leche League and a lactation consultant, who's also going to contact a naturopath.

3. Exhibit B: Arrived home from the doctor yesterday, and Mr. X and I got ready to go to work when we discovered that a clog in the waste pipe leading from the kitchen sink was causing the water to back up through the waste pipe vent. So dirty water was pouring through the family room ceiling below. Great.

4. Exhibit C: Woke up this morning to discover that Wonderdog had pooped on rugs in the living room, kitchen, and dining room and tracked it all over. The rugs are in the garage while we decide whether we'll take them to be cleaned or throw them away. On the up side, our wood floors are REALLY clean now.

5. We had a great weekend last weekend. We got lots done around the house, had a lot of fun with the kids, and got together with friends. We had dinner with a family who has a daughter exactly the same age as Nicholas. She's a very sweet little girl, and she loves her baby dolls. She was a bit concerned that Nicholas might try to take them. By the time we had been there five minutes, however, Nick walked past the doll highchair where the favored doll was sitting, gave the doll a look of mild interest, said "woof-woof," and continuted on his way. Sarah only discovered the baby dolls about five minutes before we left, and she reports that a nice baby doll head makes an excellent teether.

6. Five more weeks till summer! I can't wait to be home with the kids all summer long. It will be a good test to see if I would love being a stay-at-home-mom as much as I think. (This is not to say that I think in any way that it would be easy, but it just feels so much more important than anything else I could be doing right now.) Right now, we can't swing it financially for me to be at home all the time, but I think this summer will be a time for us to figure out a lot of things. We've realized that we really need to set goals for our family. For so long, we were really focused on having kids. Now that we have them, our perspectives on a lot of things have changed. I'm hoping the summer will be a time of discernment for us.

7. It's snowing!

More quick takes are here!


This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

It's SNOWING?? Where do you live??!!

I love to think about how priorities will change once we have kids :) Exciting stuff! Enjoy your summer as a SAHM!

fumblingtowardgrace said...

Hi Charlotte,

I'm so glad I found your blog via conversion diary. My husband and I are in the midst of a hormone study with a NaPro doctor near us, as we've been married about 1.5 years with one pregnancy resulting in miscarriage at 8 weeks. I have PCOS too.

I'm so sorry about your loss, but how beautiful to have a daughter and son! I'll be praying for your family!

God Bless

barbie said...

I can't believe it's snowing, it's hot where I am!

btw, I'd love to see some updated kiddo pictures!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Wow, that is a week. Go get a cup of hot chocolate immediately!

Tridentine Wife said...

I love the quick takes...I think you're going to love being a SAHM and at least you are prepared going into it knowing it's not going to be easy. I had some crazy idea that it would be all fun and games and lots of tummy time floor interaction. It's great and a huge blessing to be at home with them, don't get me wrong but it's chaos! I can't wait to hear how it goes this summer and if you'll make it permanent.

As for Wonderdog...why did he poop everywhere? Is he an older dog? Poor guy! And poor you guys for having to deal with that. It's hard enough dealing with two children plus a dog. We have a dog and he throws up all over the place occasionally(sp)

JellyBelly said...

Snow?? I live in Canada and there's none to be seen up here!!!

I agree with Barbie, post some kiddie photos!


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