Big Happenings

The first big news is that today, I was the first one up! I’m not sure that has ever been an occurrence in the Farm Fresh Family. Ever! Everyone slept until 7! Brielle was awake by the time I got finished having a drink, but still, I was the first one up!

Yesterday the girls had their check ups and were both declared adorable and healthy. I really liked the caregiver we had; a nurse practitioner new to the practice. I think I’m going to ask for her from here on out.

Brielle has some eczema covering most of her back and she made a worthwhile recommendation for that. She suggested to bathe her every day, as soon as she’s out of the tub and while still damp, slather her up with Aquaphilic or Aquaphor. I guess we’ll give it a shot and see what happens. She is 32 inches high and weighs 23 pounds. This puts her in the 55th and 40th percentiles respectively. Right in the middle.

Aviana’s vision test was inconclusive. She knew the shapes (house umbrella apple) but then said “I don’t know” when asked to identify them from across the room. They sent us home with a home test, and the same thing happened. When I put the test on the table in front of her, she got the letters right 100% of the time. But then when I put her ten feet away and had her cover one eye, she only knew the big ones, and then started saying “I don’t know.” When we tried it again, she told me “It’s a setwet.” “Dat’s a seetwet too!” Dat one’s awso a seetwet.” Little prankster. So I still don’t know if she can see them or not, but I’m honestly thinking she can’t. We’ll just have to keep an eye on it(no pun intended ;-)). I’m not surprised really; I got glasses in elementary school and Kevin got his in Junior High; plus with her being a preemie… She is 39 3/4 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds which puts her in 90th percentile (taller than 90% of children-or is it just girls? her age) for height and 75th for weight.

The other big thing from yesterday is I had my first Usborne party. Ilene, the consultant I joined under, did the majority of the party, but I helped showcase a few of my favorite books and took the orders. We used all my books and a few of hers. I had a good time. I think I’m really going to like this business!

A couple of the guests were a pair of twins, also both expecting, one due in late March and one due in early June–I felt like my belly was as big as theirs! Maybe Kevin wasn’t too off base a week ago when he saw me standing in the kitchen, gave me the once over, and said, “Sheesh! That belly’s big! Are you sure you’re not due in March!?”

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