Oh. My. Goodness. I am worn out!
Tuesday my oldest, Lizzie, had a quick dental appointment that I almost missed because I had forgotten about it.
Wednesday all 6 children had dental cleanings. Yep, all 6. They cleared the whole hour just for us. Charlotte has to have a tooth extracted. Mary will get the privilege of having lots and lots of braces in the future. Lizzie is getting her braces next month or so. Thomas and Henry looked great. H was so adorable. The ladies in the office were impressed with his 2 year old cuteness. I always am. Alice even got a looking over. He said she looked great and to bring her back when all of her teeth came in. Since she's cut 6 since we've come home, I'm guessing next month?
Thursday is our normal day of violin and harp lessons and grocery store. And a nice long nap for mommy.
Then, the mother of all days, Friday. No milk to make breakfast. So the kids ate bananas. I drank a smoothie. We made it out of the house by 8:45 (we were shooting for 8:30). We went to the Museum of Natural Science. So did 4 separate school districts of children. So, as we dodged the other children I explained about creationism (amid a few evil eyes from the teachers). As I tried to keep teachers from assuming my kids belonged with their kids, we learned about chemistry.
After about 2 1/2 hours of
From there we went to another doctor's appointment. Charlotte has Hashimoto's thyroiditis. An autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism. We head down to the medical center every 6 months or so. Well, in God's providence, it appears that so does Alice. It's very common in Down's so I'm told. Whatever. I'm already well researched in it. Bring it on!
Alice will have to be on meds just like Charlotte. Well, at least I know what to expect. Except the meds didn't make Charlotte any more hyper than usual (praise the Lord! Any more energy and that girl could light our house!). But, will they make Alice hyper? She is the squrimiest baby already. We'll see I guess.
Back to the appointments.
Monday both Lizzie and Charlotte will have teeth extracted AND then both Charlie and Alice have to have blood drawn to check their thyroid levels.
Sorry, I had to lay down for a bit. I got a little light headed looking at all that.
I adore Alice more than words can say. I think she is one of the prettiest babies we've ever had. She can charm the stripes off a zebra. But, let me tell ya. I am pooped from running her all over town! I think we're slowing down a bit. I mean, really? How many more doctors are there out there? Right?