Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thing Four is a Monkey.

No, he really is. He wakes up in the morning screeching that high pitched "eee eee eee" sound.

He's a monkey.

He went to the Dr. yesterday for his One Year checkup, and he had to have two shots. :-( BUT THEN, we had to go to the lab for bloodwork. ??? Huh? Is this a new thing? Granted, it's been seven years since I've had a baby, but I don't remember having to go to a lab and have TWO vials of blood taken out of any of my kids arms! It was probably more traumatic for me than him. I had to hold him on my lap, and hold his left arm to his chest, while two nurses held his right arm, and took blood from his little chubby inner arm.

:-( He didn't scream, but he cried like his heart was broken. That, to me, is the worst.

But then a few minutes later we were back in the car and he was jabbering away at the cars outside his window. Thank heaven he didn't blubber all day long. Then again, I'm not one to encourage blubbering. ;-)

Okay, I'm doing a lot of smiley faces in this post. What is up with that?

I'm still babying the shoulder, but the Dr. said it would take about a month to heal. Thanks for all the well wishes. I appreciate them!

Today is a quiet day--I am going to get some research done for the Lost City story, and finish my outline. The characters were talking in my head yesterday. Well, one of them. She just won't shut up.

Time to go tidy the kitchen--today was Tuesday Toast day and there's a LOT of crumbs on the floor! *sigh*

4 comments:

Michelle Miles said...

Two vials of blood?? FOR WHAT? I would have asked a million questions as to the necessity of that. Of course, it's been nearly 7 years for me too... hehehe

Glad your shoulder is feeling better.

And WE ARE GOING TO WRITE. Right? ;)

Devon Ellington said...

Poor Thing Four! I scream a lot, still, when they try to take blood from me!!! ;)

It takes a month for the shoulder to heal, but a lot longer to get full mobility back. And, if you're not careful, you'll keep re-injuring the shoulder, and each time will come back less.

Talk to your trainer about exercises specific to build it back up.

Yeah, some of these characters will not shut up!

B. K. Birch said...

Two tubes of blood? You've got to be kidding me! I'm glad he's over it.

I hope your shoulder feels better soon!

Amy Addison said...

Only crumbs on the floor? I'm still trying to figure out how, when my kids have toast, crumbs wind up in the microwave.

I kid you not.

Ooooh, working on a new story? Envious here!

I feel for Thing Four. My youngest has never cried when getting shots or having blood drawn. I'm convinced he's a mutant. It's just not normal.