100th post- yay!!
Not much going on. Today Nico is going for his 6 month appointment. At 7.5 months. Meh.
His original appointment was scheduled for the day AFTER Royse’s car died in Leesburg… which wouldn’t have been a problem, except that Dave had two work things in the morning and I had a meeting so doing the whole switcharoo with the cars wasn’t going to happen in time for me to take Nico to the doctor. I knew full-well that meant that I would probably not be able to get him in for another 6 weeks (our pediatrician is pretty popular). So here we are, six weeks later. Speaking of which… what is the advantage to having a pediatrician care for your child rather than taking your child to your general practitioner? Our ped is kind of a baller and has been in business a while. His practice is usually humming along pretty good any time we go in. While appointments usually go for 6 weeks or more out, they are pretty okay on the phone answering questions when I call. However, they dont take our insurance- so we usually have to fork over at least a couple of hundred bucks (to be reimbursed by the insurance, but still). And it’s usually a beat down and a half when we go, which usually include 2 hour waits.
If we took him to mine and Dave’s doctor, we wouldn’t have the waits, plus they bill our insurance so we would only have a copay. Plus, he could get us in quicker. Of course, he isn’t exactly a rock star yet (he had just opened his practice 3 years ago when I started seeing him). But how much does it matter? To see a ped over a general practitioner? I know intellectually, that it is the difference in residencies, I think. A ped spends most of the meaningful part of med school working on kids, where as a general practioner spends a semester or a couple of weeks working on kids.
So there is that today. Which means, I am working a partial day today so I can then go and spend the rest of the afternoon at the doctor. Which should be pretty fun. I am prepared though… I have the Kindle, a snack, Nico’s wrap and a diaper bag full of the goods plus a couple of books and toys. So I should be good to go. Any of my Tallahassee peeps want to bring me a Cranberry Crush smoothie from Tropical Smoothie? Oh, no? Okay. Fine.
Got some good data work done this weekend. I don’t want to breath mention of it, but I may be getting close on finalizing analyses for the poster. Then its just slapping things into a poster so that it is somewhat coherrent. We decided to change the plans for the conference and leave Nico and Dave at home. I will fly in on Wednesday night and fly out on Friday evening. It will be weird, I think not to have Nico with me- but I knew this day was coming.
I have been thinking about doing something differnet with my hair. I thought about going dark again. Feel free to keep your snarky comments to yourself. I think part of the problem I am never really happy with my hair when I dye it dark(er) is that it’s not really dark dark… and usually ends up being a darkish kind of red. Or maybe I will just cut it. Don’t judge me… but I really like Felicity Huffman’s hair from Season 5 of DH (before she got cancer? I dont know, I have never watched an episode of DH in my entire life… I am guessing at the results from my google image search):
I also like Christina Applegate’s from “Samantha Who?” but maybe its too curly? I dont know… part of the problem is that I have really thick hair, so usually 1.5 days after I leave the hair place, I look like a Q-tip because my hair is buckwild.
So Friday, while Nico and I were waiting for Dave to get home (so we could go to the Black Bean) I played ball with the boys. We have one of those awesome tennis ball thrower things. But Dave and I have thrown probably 30 balls over the fence, so we dont have any tennis balls. But Gordon was fine playing with the soccer ball. I was sitting in the chair holding Nico. I dont really kick like that… but I was trying to get it past Gordon. Turns out he is a pretty good GK. Hilarious!
Have a wonderful Monday!