I have been MIA from the blogging world. I didn't realize how far behind I was until I looked this morning. I owe Layla a few posts, and I want to do a European Vacation update. I will probably just make those all into one big lump.
However, I did want to share information about what's been going on in my life since the summer started. I haven't said much about anything because there was a lot of information I didn't have, and unknowns about testing, etc. At the beginning of June I had my happy lady doctor appointment. Once again my doc was suggesting genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancers. We had been having this talk for a couple of years, but I wasn't really old enough to really be concerned. (They have all of these equations for family history, age, etc to decide these things.)
Anyway, this time we decided to go ahead and do it PROVIDED I get the coverage from insurance. I am all for being prepared, but the $4000 bill wasn't in our budget. …
I can't believe it's already time for another month birthday. I think I write that every time, but it goes by so fast! We went to the doctor yesterday, and she is on the same track she has been. 32 inches tall (90%) and not quite 23 lbs (50%). She grew one inch in two months. I knew something was up when all of a sudden her shoes stopped fitting, and capri pants turned into shorts too quickly. She also had to get three shots. It should have only been two, but since we are leaving the country again, she had to get another MMR. That's the third one of those. Apparently, the one before she was 12 months 'didn't count.' We had a sad night last night. She ate pizza, and sat on the couch and cried. It was so sad.
She is still just the best little person. She says uh oh and wow. She knows what a cow, a dog, and a cat says. We went to a farm this last weekend, and she got to feed and pet cows and horses. She became fast friends with a giant German Shepa…
I am a day behind. We had a busy weekend, and currently the Tiny Tornado is fussing in her crib rather than taking a nap. So I've got that going for me...which is nice.
She WALKS everywhere and all the time. She doesn't want to be carried or hold anyone's hand. If you ask if she wants help, she decidedly shakes her head no and marches on. It's pretty freaking precious. She thinks she is hilarious. She loves to tackle and roughhouse while hanging out in our bed. She loves mulch and mud. She loves her Baby and gives her hugs and kisses and rocks her.
She is the best little tiny person. She spent 5 days with Papa by herself while I went to NYC with my mom. They had a BLAST.
Here are a few photos from the last month. Happy Belated 14 month birthday, Zwerg!