What a Day!

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On Monday, I told you about Riverson’s upcoming doctor appointment the next day.

Well, I was wrong.  It wasn’t Tuesday.  It was actually scheduled for Wednesday.  I don’t know what I was thinking.

I almost wish it had been for Tuesday.  We were home all day long because of Langston’s 103 degree fever.

It wasn’t a fun day, but I did soak up these snuggles all day long.

Fortunately, he was better by the time he woke up on Wednesday morning, but Wednesdays are the only day of the week he goes to Mother’s Day Out.  It’s supposed to be my “break day” even though I still have Riverson.  Seems like anytime he gets sick, it always backs up to Wednesdays and we have to miss MDO.

That meant Langston had to go with us to Riverson’s 18 month check up, which was exactly what I was trying to avoid by scheduling it on his MDO day.

As soon as we walked in to the waiting room, I checked in and we sat down so I could finish putting Riverson’s shoes on him. {Yes, we were in a mad dash to get out of the house on time.  Shoes fell pretty far down the priority list. :)}  The waiting room was full, but there were two chairs together we could sit in.  As I was putting his shoes on, our favorite nurse, Ruth, came out and called Riverson’s name.  I laughed out loud when I heard Langston say back to her while pointing at Riverson, “Oh, he right der.”

The rest of the people in the waiting room laughed with me. ;)

He sure was cute walking around in just his diaper, but man, they were a mess locked in that really small room.  By the time we left there, I was sweating from trying to keep them happy and contained.

However, while we were there, we talked about Riverson’s poop issues and decided to go ahead and do the Stool Analysis test.  They sent me home with this kit and I have to bring it back next week after we collect some samples.

Just the thought of it makes me nauseous.  And I have to do it while I’m pregnant.  I might die.

And just for stats purposes, Riverson is:

33.5″ long (82nd percentile)

27 lbs. (65th percentile)

and his head is 19.5″ (90th percentile)

What is this percentile business??

It’s confusing for people who aren’t doing regular kid check-ups, or men. ;)

I always have to explain it again for Jeff and both of my dads, so I’m sure there are others out there who get confused.

Riverson’s length puts him in the 82nd percentile.  That means that 18% of babies his age are bigger than him and 81% of babies his age are shorter than him.  50th percentile is average.

Did that help?  Probably not, I’m sure. ;)

Other than the poop issues, he’s doing great!

After great naps at home, I took the boys to the park to play with their friends.  It might or might not have been so I could see my friends, too. ;)

I knew we needed to go to the grocery store, so we went straight from the park.  I was so excited to head to Wal-Mart with my Kroger and Tom-Thumb ads in hand.  I was ready to do some price matching.

Who did I think I was????  I have no idea.

I was trying so hard to save some money and get everything we needed, all while trying to keep two toddlers from freaking out.

However, I think Wal-Mart is the place to go if you have some crying kids.  It just seems “ok” there.

But, because I just can’t let them cry at me while we’re grocery shopping, we walked down the aisles singing “Wheels On The Bus.”

Gotta do what you gotta do, right?

The boys got quiet and even started to sing along.

Note to self:

  • No price matching for groceries when both boys are in the cart.

I got up to the checkout line with a ripped Kroger ad and was so flustered I couldn’t remember where my items were in the ads.

Needless to say, we got home, got them fed and in bed.

I sank in to the couch, so relieved the day was over.

What a day!

**Thank you to all of our friends who called/texted/commented/emailed to ask about Riverson’s doctor appointment.  So blessed to have such amazing and caring friends!

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