Let me tell you a story about our Friday.
I noticed Avery's soft spot seemed swollen so being the paranoid first time mom that I am, I called the doctor. I expected them to tell me it was nothing but instead they told me to come right in! Ah!
This is Gehry. He is the darlingest 10 month old baby I watch during the week. (Don't you love those big blue eyes?!) So on this Friday I had two babies to pack up with me to the doctor.
I changed 2 diapers.
I fixed 2 bottles.
I put 2 cute babies in the car.
I felt like a supermom.
At the doctor, everyone was eating up Gehry's flirty baby smile and Avery was fast asleep. The doctor quickly determined Avery's soft spot was just fine. Whew! Buuut she's only gained 3 ounces in 4 weeks :( I love how tiny and sweet she is but I was sad that she hadn't grown enough.
And I immediately blamed the stupid PKU.
Pretty much anything crappy I blame on the stupid PKU.
Having a bad hair day? Stupid PKU.
He decided to do a urine test to rule out some kind of infection that would keep her from gaining weight. So they attached a bag to Avery's little baby bum and I gave her a bottle in hopes she'd pee on demand. Well, my plan worked but the bag wasn't attached all the way so it leaked all over my pants. It looked like I had peed my pants! I was able to save enough in the bag but on my way to the door to call the nurse, it dripped all over the floor and the exam table.
I got a nurse and a receptionist to help me out and when I picked up Gehry to save him from the mess, I noticed that he had peed all the way through his diaper and his clothes were soaked. 3 of us covered in pee. Yippee!
It turns out Avery doesn't have an infection, she just needs more calories (stupid PKU). An hour and a half later I left the doctor's office with pee covered pants, a tiny Avery and a naked Gehry wearing a too small diaper the nurse had given me. I felt pretty white trash but at the same time I was so proud that I had managed it all with two babies!
Let me tell you, this is a totally different life than I was living a few months ago!
But you know what? I kind of love it :)