First off, I've got to thank all of you for your incredibly supportive comments. All of your thoughts helped me put things in perspective and see that they "failure to thrive" label may be thrown around more loosely than I had originally thought. I really try hard to respond to everyone's comments through emails, but this week it just wasn't possible. I feel bad because the words you gave me were amazing, but it has just been too hectic. Just know that I sincerely appreciate your support :)
So, this week was just one of those weeks that you look back on it and you wonder what plan the universe has that all of that had to happen in a span of five days. It started with the car (first the air compressor and the belt went - again, then the front breaks and the break line), then moved on to the wonderful "failure to thrive" episode, the week then hovered over xrays, blood work (I know it is hard to find a baby vein, but if you know you suck at it just let the person who is good at it start off - don't get her after 4 punctures), and stool samples (because babies who usually poop 3 times a day won't poop at all on the day you need the sample). Meanwhile, Thaya (who, in retrospect, is actually getting a somewhat decent amount of food in her) goes on a full fledged hunger strike and refuses to eat anything short of yogurt, cheerios, and milk. The week ended with a hungry cranky baby who came down with a summer cold and the unexpected onset of a high fever (who really isn't eating anything now. I thought the past two weeks were bad... this is like... well... nothing. I can't believe she is even drinking milk).
So, I'm just waiting to get sick (because that's what happens when your child sneezes in your face 3 times. Deflect as much as you can - some of those sicklies got in there and it is only a matter of time), brooding over the super high car bill (which had to come right when we dished out all that money for the iPhones), not winning the lottery, trying to focus on some of the positive things that happened this week. Because even though the universe thinks this is fun to do to a woman who is 34 weeks pregnant, I'm not so easily dismayed...
For example. Yesterday marked Matt and my 4th wedding anniversary. He came home from work a little early, and brought me flowers :) And, to top it off, the flowers were a pot of mums, so now I can stick them in the ground and enjoy them year after year! And, they are yellow, a color that is seriously lacking in my garden right now. Good job hunk!
Oh, and you know what else? I did a lot of knitting this week for therapy, and it sure did help! 6 beanies later, I'm feeling a bit more relaxed!
And... and... Aubrie is a busy little bee. She is getting really big now. She has the hiccups all the time, just like Thaya, and whenever she has them it lets me guess at her position. Most of the time she is head down and low, but she is still repositioning a bit. I can tell it is getting cramped in there, so maybe only a week or two more of the flip-a-doodles.
Thaya's speech is also becoming super clear. Words that used to be a consonant with a vowel at the end are becoming much more formed. The big ones this week were "bah!" turned to "BYE!", "beh-beh" turned to "baby", "nuh" turned to "nooo" and is now said with a head shake (I love how she draws out and drops the end of that word, so cute), and "Bee" for Brie is now "Bwee".
I haven't done much scrapbooking, but I know I'm going to use this picture for her 14 month page...
And, we made it to the Carter's and OshKosh store early enough this year that they hadn't yet sold out on Thaya's size, so we had our pick of Fall clothes for her. I know, shopping for fall at the end of July? Well I'm giving birth in 6 weeks or less and the time seemed right. So thanks thanks thanks to Granna and Grandy for the help with the clothes, you are going to have the cutest dressed grandbabies around!
So, I'm sure munchkin is going to wake up soon - or maybe not, considering she didn't fall asleep until close to 1am last night and then was up every hour. But until then I'm going to enjoy the quiet in the house, eat some cheerios, and decide if I'm going to knit another one of these or if I'm going to try out this or just keep pumping out these to get rid of the extra balls of DB I have. Then there is the matter of the 3 or 4 balls of Dream in Color that is looking at me. Maybe another striped sweater? I'm not sure. Any suggestions?