I have friends over in the Ukraine pursuing adoption right now as we speak, so complaining about my week seems so trivial. But still, I've had a week that has brought a few uncertainties my way and I feel challenged.
My first challenge of the week was barely even a challenge, but still worth mentioning. I bought a lamp shade that I was in love with. I even texted Ron to tell him about how awetastic it was (you'll only get that if you watch "How I Met Your Mother")...anyway. He came home from work, looked at it, and asked me if I was kidding. Oh man...here we go again with Ron and I having very different styles. I took it back because it was obvious he wasn't letting me keep it. I sent him a text two days later after buying a replacement. The text read "Hey Ron- I just picked up a normal, plain, boring, traditional lamp shade for our lamp." His reply: "Sounds like I'm gonna' love it!" ...And he did.
Luke had his 9 month check-up this week. Here are the four things I heard from the doctor within just a few minutes: developmentally delayed, eczema is bad, double ear infection (again), and unfavorable vision. I waited until I got to the car to cry. The eczema and ear infection can be treated with meds which is good. The whole idea that Luke is developmentally delayed because he's not sitting steadily or pulling up to a standing position on his own is a little harder to take. But he'll catch up. Ron's exact words (more or less) was that it was horse-pooey. But the vision thing. I stressed out with Sam's eye issues; I can't imagine a 9 month old getting glasses. We go to the eye doctor in 3 weeks, so I'll keep you updated on what she says. She's pretty conservative, so unless it's bad I don't think he'll be wearing glasses right away.
Then I had my 24 week pre-natal visit. I failed my tests. (My funny husband tried cheering me up by asking me if I forgot to study...you're too much Ronzo) My iron was low showing I was anemic. My glucose levels were high showing a possibility for gestational diabetes. I go back next week for a 3-hour test at the hospital lab. Ugh! I hope to pass next week with flying colors...
I feel better getting all that out. Blogging is such good therapy! ☺