This has been such a crazy week! Last weekend was pretty quiet, as I hoped/expected. Ridley and I spent most of the weekend at home, but Sunday evening the three of us went out to Stillwater to see my dad and Diane. Diane made delicious lettuce wraps, eggrolls and cream cheese puffs for dinner. I don't think my personal trainer (aka our wii fit) was very happy with me after eating that meal! But it was so delicious!
Our true crazy week of adventures started Monday. Now, let me preface this by stating that the area I am currently working in at the bank is so busy they authorized us to work overtime both last week and this upcoming week. So I went in at 7:00 every morning last week (I usually begin at 7:45). Of course this happens at a week that begins with below zero temperatures, which is just thrilling since my car has decided it doesn't like to do some fairly basic things when it's that cold out. Like run.
Since I'd had similar issues the last time it was belowe zero, I took it in and there was nothing that they could find wrong with it. Good news: I didn't have to pay for expensive repairs. Bad news: no idea what happened with the car. Maybe it's just that my extreme distaste for cold and winter have rubbed off on it.
This was my last "half day Tuesday," so Diane, Ridley and I all went to see Josh at work and have lunch. Mmmm.....pizza! Then Ridley and I came home and had a very nice afternoon and evening. Ridley started a new trend of going to bed between 9:15 - 9:30 Tuesday night as well!
We took some time in the afternoon to take silly pictures using the funny effects on the computer too:
Wednesday not only did I go to work early, but I stayed late as well, which gave us a limited evening time. But we still finished the errands we needed to, and even got Ridley to bed on time!
Then Thursday things got really interesting. Josh was feeling quite ill and poor Ridley didn't seem to be feeling like himself either, so I left work mid-morning to go home and take care of my family. Ridley spent the day going back and forth between sleeping and screaming (not crying, screaming). Josh did the same.
I checked Ridley's temperature many times throughout the day, and he never had a fever, but in the evening I saw him starting to grab at one of his ears, which can be a pretty tell-tale sign of an ear infection. So I left sick-Josh at home and Leann and I brought Ridley up to the pediatrican's office, where he smiled and giggled and acted like his normals self for the first time since right after I'd come home from work that morning. Figures. Silly baby.
The doctor checked him out and he does not have an ear infection. He did, however, have a blocked tear duct that had gotten a little irritated, so she gave us some antibiotic drops to help with that. And Ridley now weighs 12 pounds, 8 ounces. At his last appointment, which was four weeks ago, he weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces. And you thought we were kidding about those growth spurts ;)
And now it's Friday. We've reached the end of our crazy mad week. Ridley was completely back to acting like his normal self today. We have some errands to run tomorrow and we're debating watching the ads and the half-time show on Sunday, but otherwise looking forward to a quiet weekend.
Well, as quiet as it can be with a nearly three-month-old baby and two crazy, silly cats.