Last night, everything going through my mind was, "A week ago..." I want to stop time! I look forward to growth and development, but I absolutely love this, right now... I am remembering to EMBRACE...
Today I took Peyton in for a one week check-up, yes, the doc wanted to see her at one week instead of two. He didn't even ask about the weight check I was supposed to do Friday... so I guess that was really important... She weighs 8 pounds 10 ounces now, and everything is great, well, except the umbilical hernia. They left the clamp on at the hospital because we were discharged before the magical 24th hour... so since it was left on, her little umbilical cord stump has dragged-down the skin that will be her belly-button, and has made this funny little lump. He said that back in the day, they used to wait for the stump to fall off, and tape a quarter over the belly button to weigh it down and pull it back in. He said it should pull back in on it's own. He took the dang thing off... and then offered to let me keep it, since I paid so much for it, he was kidding me. We have this kinship about the ridiculousness of insurance...
She did a flukey sleep-through-the-night thing last night. I kept waking up whenever she would growl. She didn't want to eat, she didn't really want to wake up! I know it happens just once in every new babyhood, you know, you usually wake up in a panic, because you realize they haven't gotten up to eat... she is the sweetest thing!
I have decided that when I do a layout, I will post it at the bottom. Peyton is getting cuter by the day, her pics will take precedence over pics of layouts...
So since I do have other children...
Lynn discovered how to use the remote control... not a good thing for me. This far, I have had total control over what she views on the TV. Now, she has this new-found freedom. A whole world has been opened to her. For me that means commercials. We will have to better educate her about the difference between needs and wants. She is so proud of herself! Thank heavens at the time, she chose to watch UEN (Utah Education Network).
Ashley is turning into quite the comedian. She has been telling knock-knock jokes all day.
Here's a sample:
"Orange... (or insert any other fruit or Disney princess' name here...)"
"Orange (or other option) who?"
"Orange will be watching you!"
I called sown to SLC about this whole kernel bill. The local business manager over the office would not return my phone calls. I also had another question for them concerning a new vaccine... anyways... I told this nice guy about it all. He was going to have me call him tomorrow morning so we could have a conference call with this lady and get it all cleared up. The bill was due this past Sunday... So after I got off the phone with him, he called back like two minutes later. He told me that he managed to get a hold of her, and she would be calling me. I didn't count on it, it was four to four, and you know those "convenient business hours"... well, she did call, a little after five. Very friendly, and so was I. I told her the situation, how when you wait for TWO HOURS on New Years Eve, you kind of EXPECT the doctor to be able to resolve the situation, and have SOME confidence. I told her all about his two attempts, and then the possibility of being sent to a specialist. I told her about my vacuum comment to Ash and how he bit onto the idea, and IT WORKED... so she said how badly she felt that I had had a bad experience and that I hadn't been able to talk to her in a timely manner. She took half off. The kernel removal cost only $150.00. BLESSING. Boy am I glad I was nice too... she caught me at a good time in life, I am way too happy to be mad at anyone right now... well, maybe not... (nyj)
We are back to square one. Pain wise that is... I was feeling so good. Now, I have this cough. It hurts to cough, and it hurts "down below", as Dr. Bierer would say, when I cough. Sitting is a real fun time again. Hence, no layouts tonight...