Fox and Broom

A mom's adventures in keeping healthy, keeping her sanity, and making stuff.

Archive for the month “August, 2005”

Running out of Title Ideas

We had Sol’s 2nd vaccinations done yesterday. It was really awful. He really did very well, but he did give the most heartbreaking cry. We also spent most of our day trying to fix our Medicaid stuff. So we pretty much were driving all over Alachua county. We managed to fix what Medicaid messed up, but we have no coverage in Alachua County until October. We had done everything right. Someone in DCF just screwed us up because he/she had inputted our address wrong into the system. We had that fixed, and called the Medicaid people to correct our coverage. It’s really frustrating. We had to get Sol’s shots done at the health department rather than our usual pediatrician. I mean, the Health Department people are really nice. It would just be nicer to be able to go to our usual doctor.
Especially now that Sol has a really high fever. I know that fevers are a normal effect of vaccinations, but that won’t stop me from worrying. At least we can still call our pediatrician’s office and get advice on how to take care of his fever.
Ok. I think I am done ranting for now.

So Fast….

I am just amazed at how quickly babies grow. Sol is 4 months now and is wearing at least 6 month clothing. He refuses to get any fatter, he just keeps getting longer.
As of Thursday afternoon, I am now a stay-at-home mommy. My workplace was nice, but I sure am glad to be able to spend more time with Sol. I have been taking him out to places with me almost everyday. He even let me look at patterns at JoAnn Fabric. I was so happy with him that I got a new teething toy for him. One that will actually fit in his mouth. I think he has started the teething process. We feel some hard bumps on his gums and he drools so much that I usually have to change his clothes about 3 – 4 times a day now. I tried to put a bib on him once, but Trask just took it right off.
He is really getting close to sitting up on his own. He can almost balance, then he falls to the side or face forward. Really funny. He is also trying so hard to move when he is on his tummy. He hasn’t quite mastered using his arms, so he plants his face into the ground, then pushes forward with his legs. I am kind of wishing that I could put video recordings on this site.
Oh, good news: I have the announcements printed up and the pictures to send with the invites developed. Now I just need to put it all together. Ha.

been a few weeks

I realize that it has been a few weeks since I have written anything. Not much has been going on. Trask and I have started to fix up what will become Sol’s room. I’m going to take before and after pics and put them up. It is really going to turn out nice. Of course, anything done to that room will be an improvement. I know the pictures won’t show all the weird "fix-ups" done to the wall though. Whoever lived here before us did not know that there are many varieties of the color white. So, we have all these almost invisible polka dots everywhere.
We are also going to be redoing the office room soon. This is a relief as the previous people seemed to think that peptol bismol pink was a perfect color for a room. It can really mess with you if stare at a computer screen for a while though.
Otherwise, not much else has been going on. Sol is getting really really strong. He is trying so hard to sit up on his own. It’s terribly cute. I need to take some pics of him taking a bath. He LOVES the water. I have to hold him under his arms and let him try to do this weird frog swim that babies do. It’s pretty funny.
He has started to sleep through the night. I can not describe what a relief this is. I never in my life ever thought that waking up at 6 am would make me feel awake and refreshed.
I’m not sure if anyone reads these or not, but I guess these are really for my own benefit. I also know that my blogs are not the most exciting on the web. However, if anyone does read these, feel free to leave comments.
Yeah, this is it for now.

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