The week ended wonderfully, even if it started out rough. Monday night Ben was back to sleeping fine and although the scabs were slow to heal, he was back to his busy self. Megan and Gavin had a good week at school, and Christopher in Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. Most of the week we stayed home, or I ran quick errands. I went to the chiropractor and orthodontist. I took Logan to his two-month exam at the pediatrician, where he weighed 13 lbs 7.5 oz (75-90th percentile) and was 23.5 inches long (50th percentile). The doctor gushed over his weight gain and his “perfectly round head”, which I didn’t mention was due to sleeping on his stomach. Don’t ask, don’t tell. The night before he had pulled an eight-hour stretch at night, so apparently the stomach sleeping is working well, as is the Zantac. Usually he does at least a five- or six-hour stretch now at night, and his fussy time is getting shorter, thank goodness.
My mom, used to working every day and eating out with my dad most nights now, complained she was “so bored” that Friday we went to Snoqualmie Falls. It was cold but beautiful. We were only there a few minutes before heading to Target and Costco, but it reminded me how close it is and what a great place it would be for a photo shoot. My mom didn’t want to eat lunch at Costco so we went to Red Robin and had a really fun time. Ben ate his entire cheeseburger, french fries, a cup of mandarin oranges and even some of my mom’s cheeseburger. After his mouth sores cleared up, I think he was making up for lost meals. He’s also doing great with the potty training. He has only had one accident, and that was while he was sick. He still wears a diaper in his crib, though.
Megan and Gavin were so jealous we went to Red Robin for lunch Mom took us to Mexican for dinner. The Mexican place down the road, which Christopher and I haven’t visited even though we’ve been here six months, was quite delicious. The place was packed, but we showed up at about 5:30, beating the rush. The kids’ meals were $3.95 and Mom and I split an order of steak fajitas, which were yummy.
Saturday Christopher arrived home around 1:30 a.m. and went straight to bed. I left to take Mom to the airport around 9 a.m. and the little boys rode with me. Ben was happy to watch Leap Frog videos but Logan screamed and screamed on the way home from the airport. I even stopped and changed a very slightly dirty diaper. If he doesn’t outgrow his aversion to the car by Christmas, we might have to rethink our travel plans.