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Funny Farming has been ruling my life.
Its long past time for an update.
Things are rocking and rolling. We have lots of new developments around here. None of which are anything having to do with another baby, so drop that idea right now. If I got prego again Josh would be on suicide watch. You're going to have to stay tuned for all the details, but here is a general update on the crew.
Quinny - he is extra Quishy. Six teeth in. Crawling around this joint in a odd half leg pull half leg drag technique. He loves to pull up and cruise. He really is just pure joy. Still hanging on to breast feeding but we are about done. Both of us. He's really not in to it. He has crap to do and me trying to feed him is just not enough time spent watching every thing Max does.
Max - still curly. Thank God. Also still on a quest to break and destroy all in his path. But his good looks help him get away with much. This may be true his entire life. He went down on the growth curve from 58% to 23%. After months of specialist and tests and blood draws and ultrasounds and general Max torture they came up with an official diagnosis. Ready?
He is going to be a late bloomer.
That might be good for him. Because if you have his looks AND you are 6ft2in 195lbs at 16 you might have physically peaked a little too early. We had decided two years ago to hold Max back in school a year anyway. I can live with "late bloomer" over "kidney failure" any day, thank you very much.
Lily - is on an up swing. That kid has started violin lesson and LOVES it. She waits all week for her little lesson. I tried piano with her before but she fought it so hard that I couldn't keep fighting with her about it. Now she finds violin and we are off to the races. She has also started writing her own songs. I encourage her to carry a notebook and write down any little snippets that might come into her head. WHAT!!! Me encourage someone to carry a notebook? No way. She went through a little bit of a rough time, but she is feeling confident and on top of the world. Her third grade teacher and I had a big talk about Lily being a creative soul. This lady gets Lily. She lets her sing and original song for the class whenever Lily has one. She wrote a song about her school that is so sweet - it really might make you cry.
Emma - is make all other teenage girls seem annoying. That kid is rocking it out. She is in swimming right now as a freshman where she is on varsity. Ok fine - the team is so small they are all on varsity. But she really is good enough. She is coming in first almost every meet. IN HIGH SCHOOL!! She is already about 5ft 7in and the prettiest girl around. That kid warms my heart. We have been getting to see much more of her now days. It is a true joy. She is actually sleeping on the couch next to me right this second as I type. Teenager can sleep through anything.
Joshy - Good. Great. Wonderful. We are going to our first Colts game together on Sunday. I am overly excited. No kids!!!! His job is trucking along. He has been letting go some hints that he wants to get a Jeep to restore. Of all his potential hobbies I like that one the most. I love the idea of a Jeep to play with.
Me - following Lily on that same upswing. Things are wonderful. I love the holidays. I got along with my entire family at Thanksgiving. That's something. Even in the corners of my head, even on the wrong side of my mouth filter - I was getting along with them. I am loving my job. I'm not sure when that happened. It just kind of snuck up. I get my fix of rushing in the ED then I get my baby loving/ICU time in the NICU. Its a perfect fit right now. I am getting financially nervous about Christmas again, but I do that every year. I can't wait to post the kids presents. I think I found some good stuff this year. BUT - Miss Emma has been reading my blog so I will not be posting her presents before Christmas anymore.