I better hurry up and lose 15 pounds today!
Sorry for the absence. My brother and sister cornered me the other day and complained that they barely read this thing since I stopped posting every day. The fact that my FAMILY says that means it must be absolutely true. I vow to post more often, hopefully almost daily, in 2007.
Now time to get all the thoughts out of my head:
- Dave got some of that new flavored Splenda in his Christmas stocking. It rocks my world. I've tried Torani syrups, Starbucks syrups and even baking extracts to make my coffee taste better without diluting it or making it too sweet. Vanilla Splenda is the bomb diggity.
- I took Genoa in on Thursday for her flu shot booster and had them measure her head again, just for good measure. In one month it went from the 92nd percentile to either the 97th percentile or off the chart, depending on who did the measuring. I stayed and talked with the nurse practitioner about it and as much as she tried, she was not able to relieve my fear of hydrocephalus. My girl has a big noggin and I still hope that's all it is, but I'm officially worried. The only good news is that if it IS hydrocephalus, it's not a terrible case of it (or her head would already be gargantuan and she wouldn't be making her milestones so early) and it's treatable.
- At seven months, Genoa weighs 18 lbs, 2 oz (75th percentile) and is 27.5" long (90th percentile). Her head is 45.4 cm. She is trying SO HARD to get herself into a sitting position that I keep checking her for rug burns. Her eyes are getting less blue, too, which I find more fascinating than disappointing. Of course I think she is stunning, even with the big head:
- I spent Friday morning maniacally trying to cross things off my to do list. Medical bills? PAID. TY Notes? WRITTEN and/or DRAWN. Target bill? PAID. Christmas returns? MOSTLY COMPLETED. Gift certificates? SPENT. I was on a roll. I even made baby food for Genoa (again! I swear that child is going to gobble us right out of house and home). Why do I insist upon waiting until the last minute to finish everything? YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE.
- Dave and I have been so hard up for TV programming that after finishing season two of Deadwood, we went back and started watching season one, which we had skipped. It was a brilliant idea. It's excellent, even knowing already what's going to happen.
Now I'm off to make waffles and think about my new year's resolutions. I'm feeling ambitious, so it should be interesting.