This is the best and least disgusting pic I can get of Merrill's armpit... even though it's really his other one...
Yes, this is my flashback.
Each time, before the birth of Lynn and Ash, Merrill got a cyst in his armpit. The first time, a month before Lynn was born, we had no idea what it was and was pretty scared, a lump in his armpit? We went to the doctor (must have been a big deal to get him in there...) and he took a look at it. He was pretty sure it was a cyst, but would have to open it up and take a sample to biopsy (Merrill didn't want to have any needles or scalpels, I enjoyed watching...). He opened it up and drained it, took a biopsy, gave us a script for antibiotic, and told us he'd let us know. He was confused because he typically only sees these in females and they get them from the motion and rubbing of under-arm hair removal. Yeah, Merrill doesn't do that... he was quite tender for a couple of weeks. We didn't dare say anything to anyone until we knew everything was okay.
The results came back, and everything was fine.
Fast forward just about two years... I am prego with Ash, and he gets it again! This time we go to insta-care, we know what it is. This time, the most wonderful Dr. Cardon (our favorite, too bad he doesn't have a general practitioner thing going on..) said, "I don't need to open it up. Here's an antibiotic, take it till it's gone and do warm moist compresses on it twice a day till it pops, like a zit." I know, gross... but it's cool to me.
So now here we are...
I honestly thought that it would happen again when I was expecting Pey, you know, the whole pregnancy correlation thing... but he came to me yesterday, telling me it was coming back. He asked if I could make him an appointment. I said, "Nope... that's why we got Cipro in Mexico... we know what to do."
So now, he's just waiting till it explodes... (sorry for the grosseties...)
On with the rest of my day...
Went to Target... need I say more? My checking account is smaller.
I found many cute things for the girls, even though I said they had enough for the summer, I broke down and got them some tank tops, it's been warm, too warm... and I got them some cute dresses. I found me some crop pants! They even passed Merrill's "cute test"... Yeah!!! I only wish they had them in denim :(.
Got more ribbon from JoAnn's.
Got fabric to make me a skirt.
Got more ice cream from Sam's. ;)
Didn't get to the mall... a lot I wished to look for there...
Mer's idea to go to Mc-e-Dee's for din-din and let the kids play. So that was a nice, different break.
And Peyton-Pissy-Pants... she was so grumpy! I couldn't even help Mer with the deck tonight. I gave her Tylenol, she's been gumming everything, even things that do not hold still... and I also fed her cereal for the first time... she quite enjoyed herself.
Then she was happy. Now I am worried that maybe she needs more than what I can give her... but I am telling myself it was really the Tylenol that she needed.