Dave returned from a business trip tonight, mercifully ending my tenure as a single stay-at-home mom. And not a moment too soon.
There are stay-at-home moms. And there are single moms. But there are very few single stay-at-home moms. There's a reason for that.
Actually, the day went pretty well, all things considered. Though I got too little sleep last night, I was able to take a decent nap this morning, thanks to a sound baby nap and thanks to Julian playing on his own downstairs for two hours. I wasn't asleep all that time, so I listened in on him. Mostly he was singing along with two Sesame Street CDs, coloring, and riding his bike. He also spent some time making a "race number," which is drawing a number on a piece of paper, cutting it out, then taping it to his shirt. Interesting how he cut it out, considering his scissors are missing.
Katrina had another weight check appointment today. As is now usual, she was excited about the new situation, and thought the waiting room was all sorts of fun.
So, she weighs 14 lbs 4 oz (rounding up a fraction of an ounce), having put on 10 ounces in a month. She's still hanging onto the chart, barely, at 3rd percentile, but our pediatrician didn't think there was anything to worry about. One look at this beaming baby, and it's clear she's developing just fine.
The pediatrician also said the longest hive episode she'd heard of was two years (!), and said it's not uncommon for kids to have lengthy hive outbreaks that eventually go away and you never really know what caused it. Those usually aren't food allergies, and Katrina's hives fit that category (you know, that "one of those things, we have no idea" category). As we were getting into the car afterward, a centimeter-long white line raised up on her face amidst a dime-sized red blotch, as if to remind me that it's not quite over.
Julian was so good during Katrina's appointment, sitting quietly in a chair and flipping through a Parenting magazine. He was really, really good this morning, and that's saying a lot!
Gabriel asked me today where the edge of the sky is.