After continued use of the steroid paste, my mouth feels so much better. As gross as it all was, I appreciate feeling almost “normal” again. It was apparently one heck of an aphthous ulcer.
I have been planning all week to visit my sister and see her new baby, Rose. I was really bummed out when I thought I might be getting sick, which is why I made sure to go to the doctor Friday night and see if the sore in my mouth was part of something else or was in itself contagious. It wasn’t 🙂
Yesterday, K and I traveled down the new interstate nearby, which shaved off a good hour of travel time. We made it to her house in a remarkably reasonable amount of time. The old way we used to take was full of winding roads and stop signs, and was one lane, which meant it was inevitable to get behind someone who was driving in slow motion.
When we got there, I immediately wanted to see the baby. I saw her and fell in love instantly. She is so tiny! Much tinier than I imagined from the pictures I’d seen. She’s a beautiful little baby 🙂 Her little brother, Max, was really excited that we were there. I brought him some Hotwheels cars, which he loves, so that he wouldn’t feel jealous of the baby’s gifts. I held the baby for some time and so did K. K is such a natural with kids. They always make fun of me for being so stiff when I hold a baby, but babies are so delicate! It’s funny that all they do for so long is eat, sleep, and get their diaper changed 🙂 Then, before long they are talking. Babies are incredible. It was hard for me to believe that only 9 months ago, Rose was just two random cells.
Max was desperate for attention. The change in family dynamics has been stressful on the little guy. He has always been used to being the center of attention. He is still such a little ham 😉 I love him so much. He is so smart and really, really funny, although quite sassy at times. He did NOT want the toy cows in the fence to be standing. They were supposed to be all piled on top of each other 😉 He did NOT like the way K made the tractor sound, so he showed him how it is “supposed” to sound. He is such a funny boy. When we were getting ready to leave, Max started to “cry.” It was so fake, but sad nonetheless. 🙂
Hopefully now that we have this faster way to travel that we can go more often 🙂 At least we could meet them half way.
It was a great day! Thanks for reading 🙂