This week has been rough. Daddy is in St Louis for work, my parents are in St. Thomas for fun, and my in laws are in New Orleans for a wedding.
Under normal circumstances taking care of the kids for a week by myself is rough. Add chemo to that and I am wiped! Luckily, the kids have been pretty good and Kyler has been a good helper for mommy. I'm just so tired!
We are also dog sitting my in laws huge black lab. He's actually a pretty good dog. However, his internal alarm clock goes off at 5:30 AM! Mine does not!
My mother in law thinks I am a bit depressed. Interferon can cause depression. But honestly, I don't think it's depression. I think it's exhaustion!
Another side effect of Interferon is hair loss and weight loss. These are rare, however I have them both. My hair is falling out in handfuls. I am also losing weight like crazy. Not that I am complaining all that much about that, but I have no clothes that fit! And guess where the weight is leaving first-it's not my ass like I need it to-it's my boobs! That sucks!
I have currently gone down 3 sizes in pants. Which in turn means that I have to buy new pants or my ass hangs out. Oh wait, my ass hangs out of these darn low rise pants any way!
Ella is getting her 1 year molars. She is a little crabby. Good times.
Ella's cloth diapers are pissing me off. We have a High Efficiency washer and apparently that is not the best thing to use with cloth diapers. At first they had a stinky smell, after many, many washes I got the stink out. Now they are giving her a rash so apparently something that I used to get the stink out did not agree with Ella's little tushy. I really do like cloth diapering and I don't want to give it up, I just need to figure out what in the world is giving her a rash. All 30 of her diapers are currently in the wash on the sanitary cycle. Let's hope that does the trick!
Kyler had his 3 year well child appt yesterday and the Dr is concerned about his growth. He weighed 29 lbs which is in the 20 %ile and his height is 37 inches which is the 38%ile. I don't think they measured his height very accurately though. I measured him at home and he was 38 inches. I'm not going to stress about it to much. He eats. A little!
And, just because my kids take goofy pictures. Here are some funny pictures to brighten your day.
That's a good little tent. Mama! Quit taking my picture.
Check out Ella's new shoes! Come to find out Ella has HUGE feet for her age! These are a size 5! I made them measure her feet 4 times just to make sure! She is still getting used to walking in them. She prefers to be barefoot.
Mama, help me walk. These shoes are funny feeling!
I can't believe you are already 10 months old. That means in less then 2 months you will be ONE!
I can't believe it.
You are already so ahead of the game it amazes me.
You are a walking fool. Sometimes you prefer to crawl, but lately you walk more then crawl.
You love to give kisses. All I have to do is ask for a smooch and you start kissing.
Your newest trick is waving and saying "Bye-Bye."
You can say mama, dada, bye-bye, and hi.
You are definitely a "high maintenance" baby girl, but I love you so very much.