July 23, 2018

Doctors Visits Galore

I think if I were to sum up this past week in two words it would be doctors visits. I had two scheduled appointments, Andy had one and Bubba had one unexpected visit to Urgent Care.

Late Monday afternoon Bubba opened the dryer while it was running, he loves the dryer and helping with the laundry. He proceeded to climb inside the dryer and started crying. At first I couldn't figure out why he would be crying and then it clicked, he touched the hot heat vent in the back of the dryer. I ran his hand under cold water for quite some time. About 45 minutes later the blisters began to form. Andy met me at Urgent Care and they prescribed some ointment that is supposed to help. The only problem with this ointment is that it doesn't absorb into the skin, so we have to wrap his hand and put a sock over the bandaging and tape the sock to his pajamas so he doesn't get the ointment on everything-- luckily he likes getting all bandaged up.

One of my appointments was the 20 week ultrasound. When the ultrasound technician asked if we wanted to know the gender I told her "no". Previously, Andy and I had talked about whether or not we wanted to find out the gender of the baby. I kind of wanted to know because if it's a girl I would like to have some girl stuff on hand. Andy said he really liked the surprise and anticipation when Bubba was born and he didn't want to find out. He told me that it was ultimately my decision though. Andy was shocked when I told the ultrasound technician no. He said, "You can find out if you want." I replied by saying, "You don't want to know, so we aren't going to find out." So, we didn't find out the gender of the baby.

So far everyone with the exception of my brother Jake has guessed that the baby will be a girl. I guess we will all be surprised in December.

We went to the county fair over the weekend and enjoyed looking at all of the animals and watching the pig races.

Bubba liked the "Toddler Zone".

On Sunday we went on a walk as a family along one of our favorite paths. Bubba ended up soaked by the time we were done.

Green smoothie for the win.