Not Well

Hey internet, what’s up? I’m Not Well, with capital letters and everything. Baby Laramie is doing fine, and I seem to be kind of getting better, but I spent the majority of the last few days crying in pain and if the situation doesn’t resolve by Thursday morning I have to go see my doctor to talk about options. I don’t want this to be one of those blogs where every gross nitty-gritty detail of pregnancy is discussed and dissected, but let’s just say the word “thrombosed” is involved. And also the phrase “opened up and drained.” Sounds fun, right? Yeah. I’m basically ecstatic right now.

Instead, let’s make this one of those blogs where I focus just on positive things. Stuff like Sym, she started school last week with her awesome new haircut:

New Symmie

I can’t believe how grown up she is getting. Didn’t SHE used to be the baby? She’s in the sixth grade now (UNBELIEVABLE) and was put into the class with the teacher she wanted and her four best friends, so I think she’s going to have a good year!

I can also talk about baby stuff; the other week Taylor and I ordered a Mamas & Papas Urbo stroller for Baby Laramie.

I showed Taylor this video to convince him it was the stroller for us, men love EXTREME WELDING SPARKS.
It’s very fancy and ooh la la and was delivered yesterday and I. LOVE. IT. We also got the carry cot attachment, which reminds me of the big English pram my mom used for me and my siblings and I can’t wait to bundle my baby into it, all cozy with blankets. A big thank you to Taylor’s moms, since it was a gift from them.

Another thing to mention is the positive headway on that gross leaky pipe mess in the wall between the linen closet and the baby’s room. Last week the handyman took out all the water-damaged baseboards and drywall, and the plumber replaced the damaged valve. This week (possibly starting today) the drywall & baseboards will be replaced, and later this month the carpet in the bedroom, hallway and living room are going to be replaced! I was hoping they would put down laminate or something more wipe-cleanable, but for some reason they are dead set on more carpet, which is kind of a drag but OH WELL. At least it won’t be stained and repulsive anymore, and I’ll be able to start setting up the nursery soon!

So it’s not all bad, right? There are good things happening. Now everyone just keep their fingers cross that this blank blank in my blank goes away so I don’t have to get it surgized.

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