Yesterday #5 was weighed again. He's gained a full pound in just two weeks! For a baby who had a rough start, he's finally looking like he's catching up with his weight.
In guinea pig news, Tripoli is back up for adoption. She was supposed to be going to a new home far away, but it seems the distance was just too much, so she is again looking for her forever home. She won't be weaned until the 29th anyway, but I will try to get to posting her photo in ads as soon as I can.
Tomorrow #1 has an appointment to pull her baby teeth (that never fell out) so we can get braces put on next week. I knew braces were expensive, but wow. Over $5000 and a two year treatment plan. What an ordeal!
My mom is off on a business trip to Virginia this week. The kids always miss grandma when she's not home, but I think she really enjoys traveling for work. It lets her see new places and meet new people. I assume it's pretty lonely to go places all alone, but she seems right at home with all the hustle and bustle of new places. And of course, she usually brings home some souvenirs too. This past weekend she actually changed a cloth diaper! I was impressed. She always said she'd have #5 in disposables if she was watching him, but maybe she's had a change of heart!
Tony and I are planning to go to see the Blue Man Group on the 30th down at the Ordway. The kids will be staying with grandma and grandpa for the evening. This will be the very first time I'm away from #5, and I'm nervous. I've been trying to store extra breast milk for the occasion, but I'm afraid it won't be enough. When he drinks from a bottle, he drinks fast and wants more. My mom has already said she'd give him formula if she runs out - and I am adamantly against that. It's frustrating, and stress-inducing. How do you tell someone how important certain things are that may not be so important to them?