Family Updates

So much to catch everyone up on….

First, we’ll start with Parker. Yesterday, he had his 9 month well visit. I love the 9 month visit, because it’s so easy. No shots. Just a developmental check-up. Easy-peasy for everyone involved.

Parker did great. He threw a nice little temper tantrum for the doctor and showed her just how well his lungs are developing. He weighed in at 18 pounds, 1/2 an ounce, and was 28 3/4 inches long. He’s only in the 8th percentile for weight. He’s just a smidgen bigger than Ash was at his age. She was 17 pounds, 3 ounces and 28 1/4 inches long. All the other kids were all well over 20 pounds by this point. But, the doctor isn’t concerned at all. Parker’s always been such a peanut, that it seems he’s just going to continue down this path. He is really long, though, so I have a feeling it will all even out soon – just like it did with Ashley.

The doctor was also surprised at how big Parker’s soft spot still is. She said she won’t worry about it until he’s 2, but it should be smaller than it is right now. She’ll be keeping an eye on it during each of his follow-up visits, but she’s hopeful that everything will be fine by the time he’s 2.

Now, on to other news…. for the 3rd time in his life, my husband called into work. The man is like a machine and has to be on his death bed before he will take pain medicine or miss work. But, the other day, his face swelled up really big while he was at work. We were pretty sure that he had an impacted tooth, and every website we found said to get to a doctor and get on antibiotics. He went to the ER on Monday night, and ended up with the same stupid doctor that was convinced Lucy’s arm wasn’t broken. He told her he is allergic to penicillan, and the moron prescribes him amoxicillan. Good Lord, someone really needs to revoke this woman’s medical license. I think she got her degree off the internet or something. The pharmacy called her to get a new Rx, and it still didn’t help. Yesterday, it was even more swollen than before, and hubby went to the walk-in clinic. They prescribed him a better anitibiotic and some pain meds. For the first time in his life, hubby took a pain pill. (And you should have seen how stupid it made him! So hard not to laugh!)

Hubby was in so much pain last night that he had to call into work. I have seen this man go to work half dead with the flu, but this has really hit him hard. I’ve never seen him like this. I don’t like it. I’m forcing him to call the dentist today and see how soon they can yank that tooth. We can’t have a repeat of this.

If he’s not feeling better soon, I’m going to be outside mowing our lawn… and what a sight that will be, since I’ve never used a lawn mower in my life! 😉 BUT, we are getting television installed this afternoon. We haven’t had tv since we moved down, and we were able to get a really good deal with Dish Network. So, no more running to my MIL’s house to watch the shows I want to watch. (She’ll be thankful for that!) Now I’ll be able to catch the new season of all my favorite shows on every network! YAY!!! (And I’ve got an AWESOME post about some of these new shows coming very soon!)

That’s it for the updates. For my blog readers, I apologize for the novel. I just know that family and friends like to keep up on all the happenings around here. I gotta put a post like this up every once in awhile! 🙂

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    cbdkndmom says:

    Oh ow! Poor Gene! I hope he can get in fast and get that tooth taken care of. Have you tried complaining to the hospital about that doctor? This is twice she's messed stuff up. You can report her you know.

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    Whitney says:

    Ouch! Don't you just love stupid doctors? I had one tell me my daughter's nose was NOT broken, even though the darned thing was sideways on her face. She ended up having to have surgery. Morons…

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