Thursday, May 22, 2008

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#1 We got a call from the drs. office regarding Bug's blood tests...apparently he has low ferratin levels (a.k.a. iron) So they recommended the complex, expensive, invasive treatment...add a Flintstone vitamin to his daily diet. Okay, we can do that. T-Dad went out the moment I hung up the phone and got some...well actually he analyzed the children's vitamin options and came home with a huge bottle of chewable vitamins with monster shapes that has 18mg of iron because the Flintstones actually only had 15mg of iron. And he wanted to get the most iron possible into our little Bug. Awww- how sweet. [Then I read him the warning listed on the back of the bottle that says 'excessive amounts of iron have lead to health problems and death in young children'. Sometimes we walk a fine line.]

#2 Yesterday evening was Bug's parent/teacher conference. And we got good reports and are really glad to know he is not on his way to expulsion. :) His teacher actually said that he is "in the middle" when it comes to behavior issues. Which honestly was news to us...the last several months have led us to believe a totally different story, like he was the devil incarnate and the worst child they have EVER had to deal with. Hmm...okay, well then, I guess I'm glad that it wasn't as bad as you lead us to believe. But next time...maybe tell us that from the 'get go' por favor.

#3 Wow. After parent/teacher conferences, I attended another great Mom's meetup last night. I got to see the usual suspects - Ms. Looseyfur, Libbygirl, Ms. Quigs (I like that Quigs, can I borrow it?), Ms. Interrupted, and Ms. Freak - which always means a good time is to be had. And I also got to meet some new friends, some totally cool moms just like me. (And I got to hold a sweet little 5 wk old, who only cried a little.) To be honest, I am always shocked that it is as much fun as it is. I've always been kind of nervous about making friends. In fact, when I went away to college for the first time, I was so scared that I wouldn't have any friends. And then in adulthood, I went through some really lean years. Those after college, but before motherhood, years when you're out of touch with your "old friends" and can't seem to find anyone that fits into your new life. Its weird. But I am so happy to be at this new stage where there are plenty of friends to go around and I'm making new ones all the time. Woo-hoo, another point on the board for motherhood.

#4 I am totally looking forward to the three-day weekend. The only item on the agenda is a Meetup on Saturday with lots of balls in big park behind our house. Should be fun.

8 comments:

Quigs78 said...

I am so sad that we can't be there on Saturday - but Tim McGraw takes priority. Sorry. ;)

Um, maybe I'm dense, but what exactly is it that you want to borrow?

Lavender Lemonade said...

quigs - your phrase libbygirl... or did ms. freak originate that?

Quigs78 said...

As much as I'd like to take credit, I can't. Libbygirl is H's google name...

Mommy Schiff said...

You crack me up! That part about thinking Bug's teachers think he's devil....I was LMAO!!

Had a great time with you last night we'll have to carpool next time so one of us can drink more =)

Got some drama for your mama here at home for having a book club at a bar. Apparently, I go out ALL THE TIME! According to you know who :( Funny, I wasn't aware that I got so much me time...

Lavender Lemonade said...

drama for your mama - ha!
You Know Who is CRAZY! For a week or two, I think you should write on the calendar the hours each of you has some "me" time and see what he's got to say then.

Looseyfur said...

So that means we should go out for beer after mini putting in a few weeks, right?

Leeanthro said...

I think you are supposed to take something at the same time as iron to help with absorption. Citrus? I don't know, but I seem to recall something. You may need to give a little prune or pear juice to keep things moving out!

Lavender Lemonade said...

looseyfur- even better...beer before and after mini-putt
leeanthro- good tip about the citrus and iron. thanks.