We have Clare’s 4 month doctor’s appointment tomorrow. Now, whether or not we make it due to all the snow is one thing but let me tell you…I’m dreading it.
First let me make it extremely clear that I love our pediatrician. I LOVE her. LOVE her. She plays with Clare and loves her and treats her in the sweetest way every time we see her.
But let me TELL you! I get scolded every visit.
Last time it was because #1 I wasn’t giving her vitamin and two because she had cradle cap in her eye brow.
Ok. The vitamins they give babies make them smell like poop for a week and the baby ends up spitting it all over you because…let’s face it…if it smells like shiznit then it probably tastes like it too. And if it smells and tastes like it…then it probably is shitskawitski.
So I don’t give it to her.
I don’t even try. AND I HAVEN’T for the last 2 months. Nope. I’m sorry. I know I’m a bad mom. Look at me not giving my child vitamins.
And the cradle cap…let me beef about “Cradle Crap”. First, whenever something weird or gross happens to your baby and you freak out, like baby acne or clogged tear duct, and you call up the doctor almost in tears wondering what to do they just tell you to gently wash the area and leave it alone.
SOOOO…that’s what I did.
Wrong, Val. Wrong.
Evidently I was supposed to scrub it and scrub it and buff it until it was gone.
Well…there are several issues that I know I’m going to get a slap on the wrist for this time.
First of all, though her eyebrow cap is gone she has developed a massive cradle cap farm on her head. I can’t get rid of it no matter how much I scrub.
I can just hear it now, “What are you doing about this cradle cap?”, Doctor will say sweetly.
“Oh, um…probably the wrong thing.”
Then, Clare has gotten into the habit of scratching her face when she is asleep. I trim those dagger nails every day but heck if I can stop her from finding a sharp edge on those things. Who cuts their kids nails every day? And still has little scratches all over her dear face?
Third, Clare hates reading. I try and try and she really only tolerates it for about 2 seconds. Ugh. I just know Doc is gonna ask if I’m reading to her…I’m not a liar but that may just change tomorrow.
Finally, I let Clare sleep with a blanket in her crib. In fact sometimes I let her sleep with TWO!
It gets COLD in our house at night and I’m not going to let my child freeze. Well, now she’s used to it. She digs her fingers into that thing like it’s a double chocolate cake and doesn’t let go until I pry it out of her hands when she wakes up. (thanks Tara and Carol)I’m so nervous I feel like it’s exam week in college. Maybe they’ll be closed tomorrow…
In other parts of my world: Looking for a treadmill…anyone got one they want to get rid of? Just think about how free and clear your basement will be. Yeah? Treadmill? I realize this is shameless.