Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The word for the day is "apple"

Add another word to Hailey's list...apple. We went to our friend's house tonight, the S's, for dinner. Of course everyone loved Hailey, as always. And she LOVES it at their house. She runs all over the place, around and around the fire place b/t the kitchen and living room. And they always have apples for her to play with in this big bowl on the huge island they have. Tonight she decided to carry it all around the house, and held it up to use and said "apple." Just like that. How neat is that? How do they pick up on words so quickly?? It just amazes me. At dinner the steam was rolling off the hot spaghetti sauce, and she said "hot, hot" and blew. And then she spent a good few minutes or so trying to wink at everyone. It was too cute. She didn't want to leave. And then on the drive down their long driveway, my mom and I were discussing the Killdeer birds that run all over the place along their driveway, and the neatest thing happened. We saw a baby Killdeer! These birds are ALWAYS ALWAYS on their driveway, every single time we go out there. And tonight we saw our first baby! He was so cute and gangly looking, with those long legs.
I've started keeping a daily log of cute things Hailey does, interesting things about her that day I think I would want to remember, or new things she learns etc. I'm going to buy a 3 ring binder and some page protectors and start saving things(because they just don't fit in her baby book) and keep a daily journal of her life. It took me over a year to get organized enough to do this, but better late than never I guess. I'm really excited!! It's going to be a mix of a keepsake book, journal and scrap book. I've finally caught up enough on the housework to feel like I can spend extra time doing things like that here and there. Last night I did a load and a half of laundry after Hailey went to bed at 7:30, but other than that I just laid on the couch watching TV...Can you believe it???? I used to LOVE having a lazy night here and there before I had Hailey. And what's more, I even fell asleep on the couch for about 30 minutes!! It was amazing. I used to come home from work at night, eat dinner, curl up on the couch and fall asleep til bedtime. It was marvelous. I do miss that. That was pre-Hailey of course. Now that she's older I'm trying to start making time for myself again. Wait, and we're having another baby in a year?? Are we nuts?? It's worth it for them...

Ok, now onto the cruddy stuff...I had a dr. appt. today, finally. I put it off for years, but the aches and pains in my joints and muscles have gotten almost unbearable on some days. To where it's hard to pick up Hailey, drive, work, do anything. My mom was thinking I have fibromyalgia. My aunt has it, and my grandma had it. But I don't have the classic painful pressure points you get with that. The dr. didn't seem to think I had that, even though I have all the other symptoms. They're doing blood work, but she thinks I have rheumatoid arthritis (sp??) Lovely huh. I swear I got all the bad things from both sides of the family. My grandma had r. arthritis as well. I just want to feel better. I don't want it to get any worse. She talked about putting me on Cimbalta (sp??) I've seen it on TV, but I don't know what it's for or anything. WebMD here I come... the results should be in Friday, and I have a repeat visit with her on Tuesday to talk about the test results. If it's negative she wants to put me on the Cimbalta. If it's positive, well I don't know that much about the disease either... guess I should look that up while I'm at it...

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I hope that you are able to figure out what all the aches are about. That must be no fun considering how young and healthy you are!

Hailey is just doing so much now! Going to be hard to keep up with it all. So glad to hear that you are taking some time for yourself! That is soooo important to keep up Mommy's sane:) Good for the soul!

I will have to google those birds. Never heard of them!