Friday, May 20, 2011

A Little Update

Somehow we are busier now than when I was working full time. 

Ken is enjoying his new job.  Camille and I think it's awesome that he gets to ride the train into the heart of the city each day...and Ken doesn't seem to mind the commute.  He has already re-connected with his referee friends and has even braved the cold to referee a few games.

The girls and I have fallen into a rather busy routine.  Camille and Meghan go to their grandparent's house 2-3 mornings a week so I can get some work done.  We try to visit my grandmother (the one we're not living with) once a week.  We drop into the local library for story hour every so often.  The rest of our time is spent either A) going to Meghan's numerous doctor appointments or B) going to the YMCA.

Meghan's latest tests have all come back normal.  In the last month, she has gained a pound (hooray!) and started walking.  We are still waiting for a few more tests to be done, and then she will likely have her entire digestive tract scoped to look for possible causes of malabsorption.  Also, on May 27th she is going to have surgery on her blocked tear duct.  She is still eating massive amounts of food for a 15 pound child.  I am afraid we will need to take out a loan to feed her when she is a 30 pound child!

After a lot of coaxing by Ken, we joined the local YMCA.  They have a great little daycare where the kids can stay for up to 2 hours while I work out.  Initially I was not thrilled with the idea of a gym membership.  However, one of the employees helped me set up a fitness plan, and I am devoting some much-needed attention to my mid-section after having 2 kids.  I took in several classes this week, including one that required me to stay in a push-up position with my legs on a large exercise ball.  I was rolling all over the place!  Of course, I'll go back next week as it's the only time I get a chance to take a shower without worrying what the kids are into.

Camille likes going to the YMCA.  On certain days they let the kids loose in the gym with "bouncy balls," as Camille would say.  She considers gym days a smashing success and is quite mournful if she is not able to go.  Camille is still adjusting to the move.  She and I keep talking about various ways that she can make friends and how she can introduce herself to other kids.  She has been rather disagreeable and in a sour mood, which definitely tests my patience.  I am wondering when I'll get my smiley daughter back.

For me working from home is a bit of a chore.  I feel like I should be constantly working if I have free time.  In spite of this feeling, I don't get very much done as I am often distracted.  Hopefully I will figure it all out soon!

Of course, I have stayed up too late and Meg's crying now.  Good night!

1 comment:

  1. I linked to you page from Kristin's page. I liked the name of your blog. Anyhow, after reading a little while I thought I would ask if they have considered Celiac's Disease? Anyhow, it can cause malabsorbtion and "failure the thrive" (also known as low weight gain). It can also cause a whole host of other problems, like eczema and other things. A gluten-free diet is the only treatment, and a life-long adherence to the diet. We have been GF for over 5 years and eat totally normally, just using alternate flours. Breads, pastas, baked goods. Anyhow, if it turns out to be that and you need any help, just let me know. I hope that you will have answers soon, having a kid who is struggling with an "unknown" issue can be trial, I know all too well. God bless.