Everett’s surgery is on Monday. I’ve been trying to use my spare time (spare time, ha) here and there to get ahead on some things in preparation. Buying and making foods to have for the first few days so I don’t have to cook… making sure I purchase everything I’ll need. Making sure I have some stuff to make Everett’s first few days better for him. New toys, the right clothes, some disposable diapers for the hospital… stuff like that.
So, the last week Everett has had maybe one or two spots… you know his rash? It was looking like it was gone! I was really glad because his surgery is so close! Well, today he has a handful of spots!!! DARN IT! I have no idea what these freaking dots are but they don’t seem to correlate with ANY food or ANY thing. GRR! He has about ten today. I am really hoping they don’t turn into full on hives or anything, and hoping they don’t increase in number, and hoping they just GO AWAY. I can’t keep putting off Everett’s surgery forever! As much as I’d like him to never have surgery, his bones will start curving (probably have a bit already, honestly) and he’ll have to get pins and maybe even other surgeries to correct it!! Can you imagine how horrible that’d be?! Pins in his hands means casts. Casts for months at a time!! UGH.
So we’ll see! We’ll see what those spots do tomorrow. We’ll see how his skin looks Monday morning. We’re cutting it down to the wire, for sure! I don’t want my son to have surgery in general but I DO want him to have it ASAP for his own sake! I don’t want him to have additional problems for putting it off so long. It sucks that he has syndactyly type 3 instead of the other ones. In type 1 and 2 they can wait for practically ever since the bones won’t curve.
But oh well!
So we went to Target today to get some disposable diapers. I only have cloth and don’t feel like doing cloth at the hospital. I also got a mini swing for Everett. I’m hoping that I have enough baby equipment to entertain him for bits and pieces of the day in the weeks to come. Mostly I plan on going on a lot of walks and to state parks and stuff to distract him (he adores nature) but while home, especially when I’m cooking or cleaning… I need some fun things for him.
Oh yeah, I also bought him a new carseat! I needed a larger one to make room for his casts. It’s good timing since I wanted to get him a larger one, anyway, since bucket carseats are a pain.
He was asleep by the time we got to Target. I started to get him out of his carseat but then decided to take a picture first!
I hate shopping at a store with my kids. I left the older girls home but it was still a major pain with the younger three. Everett was fine but Payson and Ember… whew. Kids make shopping take ten times longer than it should! This is why I shop as much as possible on Amazon. I love Amazon prime and its free shipping!
Payson asked as we were leaving if I could take pictures of them on the red ball. I didn’t want to, I just wanted to go home already but… why the heck not? It’s better to spend a few minutes goofing off on the thing than rush everyone home for nothing.
I took a picture of my front seat just to show how my car looks at this phase in my life. I’ve never done this before and wish I had to look back on the ways I organized things as a younger mom!
The basket on the seat is full of Everett’s diaper stuff, an umbrella and a sunhat for Everett for super sunny days, and some antibacterial wipes. The basket on the floor is for my cart cover and Ergo. My diaper bag is there on the bottom left. And the Target bag hanging from our 4 wheel drive stick is just for trash.
I set Everett’s swing up as soon as we got home. He was so freaking fussy still. He’s been a beast this week! I don’t know what’s up with him, teething? I don’t freaking know. He’s not sick, doesn’t have any symptoms… just cranky. So anyway, he LOVES this swing.
I gave him his binky and he was out like a light! I was surprised. Hopefully this thing gives him some comfort in the weeks to come!
Oh gosh, Ember getting dressed by herself… one of my favorite things to watch. The outfits she puts together and the adorable way she struggles to get dressed or wiggles this way and that to adjust all her clothes ♥
The kids had popsicles.