Our first Thanksgiving celebration is today and I'm supposed to be packing the bag to take to Nattie and Popeye's and you know how that goes.
I put Ty's extra clothes in, get myself dressed, put Charlie's clothes in, go to grab diapers for her and get sidetracked folding laundry. Get Joy's clothes and then remember I never put Charlie's diapers in the bag so I go to retrieve those again and Max throws up on the floor. Clean up after Max, (loving him as usual,) Joy wakes up from her nap. Get Joy a bottle and then realize I haven't put her clothes in the bag yet. And it goes on and on...
It's all a mystery isn't it? How I always forget something we need when we're away from home. A mystery.
Joy's 6 month checkup was Friday and she checked out just fine. I'll take another moment to tell you how much I love our Dr. And I'll tell you again if you don't love your pediatrician call me and I'll give you her number. She's worth the drive. I know that's like the 14th time I've mentioned her but I'm a little bit obsessed with how much we like her.
Joy is smaller/lighter than Ty and Charlie were at this age. They are both big because of gestational diabetes, which I had with Joy too...so it's been kind of a mystery, (this time an actual one unlike how I forget things,) and I learned that it might be because the thing they removed caused her heart to work harder than it should have been working. Now I didn't confirm with the Dr. but I'm thinking that's why she is smaller. It is like her heart was working so hard all the time that she was getting a little workout. No wonder she doesn't have her sisters' thunder thighs-which are getting smaller, by the way. It's freaking me out that Charlie looks like a little girl now instead of a baby. Back to Joy, she weighs 17 pounds--I know I said she's smaller than they were and I'm right--Ty weighed 23 pounds at 6 months and Charlie weighed 24--both of them were out of the infant car seat by now because they exceeded the weight limit. Right now I'm thankful we haven't had to buy another one! Joy is tall like the other two, above the 97th percentile, but she's in the 70th percentile in weight. She's a peanut! To us, being able to carry her around on your hip without your arm aching is a nice surprise. She's kind of like a monkey holding on with her legs, too. Except her sister is the real monkey you know that.
Speaking of monkey again, we're celebrating her birthday today as well as on Thursday with Sean's family. Do you think she'll mind having two parties? Ha! I'm going to make some cute monkey cupcakes that I found on a blog many months ago...I just have to find it again before I can make them. Wish me luck.