Thursday, March 20, 2008

Milestones: One year Check-up

Asher just laid down at 10:15 tonight. that is really really late for him. He's not feeling well because of a cold, teething, and now shots. His one year check up went well. He's consistantly in the 25th percentile for weight (19.3 lbs) and 50th for height. The doctor isn't concerned about the weight though since that has been his trend for quite some time now. Poor guy still can't have his carseat turned.
Besides normal check-up stuff we had to deal with his ongoing respiratory issues. She said he had a touch of the croup. So, once again we're on breathing treatments. The doctor is actually helping us with insurance to just buy the machine instead of renting it all the time. The occasional wheezing and "barking" dosen't seem to phase him any though. That makes me feel better. Again, she wasn't overly concened. It's an easy fix. He's good as new after the treatments.
Also, we used the last bit of formula this morning. He's officially on nothing but organic soy milk. I've introduced it to him sporadically over the last week since I knew this can of formula would probably be the last one. He doesn't even care. He's so his Daddy's son--laid back! The doctor says he needs at least 16 oz of milk a day plus 4-6 oz of juice. That seems like so much to me. I feel like I'm constantly chasing him with a cup. He is just shy of getting that so he's starting Poly-Vi-Sol drops with iron. Does anyone else have trouble getting that much milk in their kid? Just curious. Well, that's the latest Asher report!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New job

Some of you are probably wondering how the new job is going since I posted last about leaving the old one. So far home healthcare is great! It's so flexible. I get to go work out between patients, go shopping without my child, and even do some laundry. I mean, I don't do this stuff all the time, but I can occasionally. So far, 2 out of 4 weeks I've been working there I've taken a day off too. I feel less anxious, and I can spend more time with the two men in my life! Basically, Asher has his Mommy a lot more! This week is a little different because I'm covering 4 counties since the other speech pathologist is off on vacation. I'm stressed to the max about how I'm going to get it all done, but next week will be back to normal. I do hope my caseload goes up a little since it's unusually low so I'm told. Maybe I'd be more disciplined and not have so much down time. Plus, it would increase my income since I get paid per visit. After all, the point of the job change was work less, make more money! Isn't that the American dream?

“As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible.”--Ruth Bell Graham