Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I don't want to be a grownup anymore

Hmmm lets see....

A tree crashes down in our yard due to carpenter ants. Two other trees have to be taken down to the tune of $1050.

The first killer heatwave since 1990 hits the Nashville area and our grass is now dead. Reseeding will take place to the tune of $360 + $61 for a chemical weed treatment.

Part of the closet shelving came down because some moron who put it up didn't put the screws into the studs but just put them straight into the sheetrock. (No mollybolts either) Not sure how much it will cost.

Jake the snake comes visiting and is killed for $149. Plus advised of a mice problem.

Sitting on the downstairs toilet this morning, I lean back to balance the sleeping baby and my ability to um wipe and I hear water run. I bend in the same direction again and hear more water. Waiting on the plmber to call us. At least we have a warranty for this but still its $55 for the service call.

Not to mention my son is back to eating every 2 hours now since we had to back down on how much food we give him per feeding.

Plus I saw Jenny McCarthy on Oprah and I am a little worried about Oz. I've always been a little worried about this but have kept it to myself. Oz doesn't stare at my face, he glances at me and stares off at other things like the TV, the window or a light. He really doesn't gaze into my face and if I start talking to him and am sitting to the side of him he doesn't look my direction either. He also doesn't grab his toys at all, he will follow them if I take them in his field of vision but doesn't grab them at all. So I am very nervous about the thought of and fear of autism. Just scares the crap out of me.

So no more being a grownup - I wanna go to Vegas and play craps for a week and come back to being a grownup later.

5 comments:

Cole said...

Like I said this morning, NORMAL! Frog is not "grab" his rattles yet either, and the doc says he should, but he is happy, looks over my shoulder most days and the doc says he is ahead of schedule. Just relax. Like everything else our sons do to us, they worry us. But remember, we are dealt the hand we can handle! You my dear, can handle anything, you handled that snake issue better than I would have.

Hang in there...know you are loved and that boy of yours is the luckiest little man in TN!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I would buy that bit about having a mouse problem. That exterminator may have been trying to drum up some business. Of course, there are mice outside and they do get in the garage or shed from time to time but that doesn't mean you have a "problem." Set some traps out if you have a concern. Don't worry about OZ. By 3 months I'm sure he'll be staring in your face, being amazed by his own hands, and grabbing anything in his path.

Aaron said...

It took our Cole a little longer to grab at things. I think it might have been partly due to the fact that he knew we would bring things to him. Plus, boys are supposed to develop a little slower (whatever that means).

He still tends not to look me in the eye a lot, but he's perfectly aware. I wouldn't start worrying just yet!

Tracy said...

Oz is still within the "normal" time frame for looking at you and grabbing things. All kids are different. Autism is something that won't show for many more months.

Army Wife said...

ok....

I will say this...

If you think there is something worng with the baby, you have him checked until otherwise proven...

you will not rest until you do...

I hear you about when it rains it pours..

I will say a prayer for you all because I know you could use one...

I too knew there was something wrong with my son...