#1 Julia has surpassed 20 lbs!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, baby, that's what weekly feeding therapy + major daycare intervention will get you. I want to eat a Reese's to celebrate! The bummer is that Julia has stalled in the height department. The doctor's concerned but will wait to see if she improves by 18 months. If not, then lovely bone and hormone tests will ensue. I tell ya, it's always something. And of course there's nothing you can do when it comes to helping them gain height. Back to the good stuff... we're definitely seeing weight improvement. She's no longer considered failure to thrive! I want to delete my failure to thrive group membership, but I know that's just jinxing it.
#2 The ear tube surgery went well, and she seemed perfectly normal (or even a little better than normal) today.
#3 She got bit at daycare AGAIN today. I wonder if these kids pack heat too.
#4 On the way to the doctor appointment today, I went through 4 school zones + got blocked by school buses TWICE! I had to pick up the bottle cooler before picking up Miss J, and the elementary school bus stop is right in front of my house. Yes, this will be great once she goes to elementary school. But right now when I'm trying to get to a doctor appointment on time, it sucks to be stuck in your driveway waiting for a full bus to unload. Then after I picked her up, I got blocked in the daycare by another bus that was unloading. That one was on a main road, so not only do you have to wait for all the kids to unload, then you have to try to make a left across a busy street that has just been blocked by a school bus for 3 minutes. I can't believe we were only 4 minutes late to the appointment.
#5 School pictures. Seriously? She's 1. They're already hawking this crap. And you have to buy them before you see them. I am still irritated about the Easter pictures. Without my knowlege, they took her Easter pictures and put her in an outfit they put all the other infant girls in. The outfit wasn't washed between kids, and a few hours later she got hit with a stomach virus. I swear it was because of the germ tainted communal outfit. Ugh!
#6 Occasionally at work we get fed lunch. If we're at a meeting and the meeting spans lunch most notably, and sometimes we also get fed if there's leftovers from a meeting you're not actually attending. Today I realized that I'm a lunch snob. I went to a meeting, fully expecting to have the *usual* catered lunch, and lunch ended up being tortilla roll-ups (you know the deli meat, cheese rolled up in a tortilla), oreos & grapes. It's a fine lunch, but I'm used to fancy salads, meat dishes, steamed veggies, rice or pasta, gourmet cookies and pastries. So it was kind of a letdown. At least tomorrow I'll know to lower my expectations for the meeting lunch.
#7 I did Couch to 5K, Week 2, Day 1 today. And I LIVED!!! In total there's one more minute of running (9 minutes instead of 8 minutes). The big change is that you run longer for each interval although there are less intervals. Dude, I reversed my neighborhood path to avoid running up a mammoth hill, and now with the interval change I have to run my last interval up a mammoth hill. UGH!!!! Well, I'd rather that happening at the end of the run instead of the beginning.
#8 At the meeting today we had a presentation by someone from a state agency. This guy came to the meeting wearing jeans, an untucked polo shirt, and Timberland boots. While I admit I'm a very casual dresser, if I were to give a presentation to a group of 25 people outside of my organization, I would wear something more professional. Heck, khakis + tucked polo shirt + loafers would suffice just fine. I don't think I'm asking for that much.