I have been so busy that I have not had time to post. So here is a little to catch up. Saturday I ran all day long. I have a Saturday morning Chemistry lab and it did not let out until 11:40. Then we drove 50 miles to Dayton to see DH mom and get some paperwork we needed for the car she gave us. Ate lunch, drove home making the kids sing, raise their hands, make any kind of noise so they would not fall asleep before we got home. Nap time in my house is more valuable than cake, sex, or anything else you can imagine,lol. Then we ended up running to Walmart (rolls eyes at the thought of that place) but they do seem to have everything I need in one convenient place. Ate out of course….(at this point not tracking what I eat). Home late, kids bed, movie in (Charlie Wilson’s War), I thought is was a pretty good movie, but no blog.
Sunday we took the kids to the Creative Discovery Museum here in Chattanooga. They love going so we buy a family pass and go about 10 times a year I guess. We ate out again (Mexican…..*cringe*..buffet…I know, I know). Still not tracking food at this point, obviously.
Monday was the first day that I was officially starting a full program and I did. I couldn’t get Jason out of the house on time, he poked around trying to waste time (err). We ended up walking 1 mile on the Walnut Street Bridge (walking bridge in Chattanooga that goes over the Tennessee river). Once both ways is 1 mile, and we did not have time before work to do more. I am going to try to get him 2 miles tomorrow morning. He is refusing if it rains though. Then I went to work, that was a long day….I came home and made a healthy version of enchiladas for dinner and it was really good.
Today I had to take Matthew to the dentist as a work in patient at 9am. I needed to be at school for my class at 12;30 so I was worried I would not have time. No breakfast, only coffee on the road. He had broke a tooth about 6 weeks ago and the dentist assured me that Matthew would be fine and told me the best thing to do is nothing. Yeah well the root died, the tooth was abscesses and infected, so off I went. He was afraid to do anything to him because he was only 3 1/2 and he usually wants them to be 5 before he will numb them or anything that might be traumatic. He called a pediatric dentist that I tried to get him into and could not because they had a 2 month wait for new patients. We went right over, they did X~rays (with no problem), the doctor looked at it (with no problem). He said he needed to pull it and they would numb it first and that it is better if the parents wait in the waiting room. My 3 year old went to the toy room to play, I went to sit and wait, and about 30 mins later the woman comes out carrying my child. My child the 3 year old with the biggest grin you will ever see on any kids face. She said he is the best child we have ever had….(of course I thought, they say this to everyone). Nope really he was, they did not have to numb it, he did everything they asked him to do, he sat still and they pulled it right out. She said he flinched, looked confused, then grinned this big grin I was looking at in front of me. He held the gauze in his mouth like he was told and off we went to our house. Of course in the car he decides to chew on said gauze and I have to take it from him before he makes a meal of it,lol. I was amazed at him, but I find that I am always amazed lately by him. 1 year ago Matthew had every classic sign of autism there is except he was very loving. He rocked, and made strange noises, he banged his head on things, and threw wild fits and temper tantrums that included banging his head in the floor. He spoke nothing to speak of and was very much a loner at home. Since he has been in an early intervention program and therapy he is a totally different child. Every day I am amazed by my last born triplet and every day I am thankful he is NOT autistic. There is something different about him, but it is undiagnosed and he may very well grow out of it, but he may have ADD. He has challenged me his whole life and there were days I never thought we would make it even through the next second. Then there are days like today when I draw my strength from his and think that I can do anything if I am as strong as him.
I made it to school 5 min late, ate no lunch, came home after school and the grocery to find I did not have time to cook dinner it was 6:30. So we ordered Pizza Hut….3 pieces of supreme, but not the crust on the end, they were 10 points a piece…Should have looked it up before I ate it,lol. Oh well I had 1/2 cup raisins, I glass 1% milk and a handful of mini marshmallows. so i think I am still okay. Tomorrow will be less stressful I hope.
I was just going to blog about food and how I was just doing okay so far this week and it turned into a sappy blog with a little personal info about my family. I plan to walk in the morning and eat well, so I will be back to update tomorrow if I have time but more than likely not until Thursday night. I have an A&P II test Thursday morning and I will need to study tomorrow night for it.
“If you can not be strong for yourself, be strong for someone you love.”