A week of firsts

Wow. S’all I gots to say on the story right now.

Damn. I can’t believe I disappear for almost a week and no one says anything. No emails. Nothin’.

I’ve had a ton to write in the past week. As the days pass I either lose what I was going to say or I run out of minutes in the day. Don’t worry, my mental health is stable. Actually it’s better than it’s been in years. I’ll get to that later.

This week we’ve had so many firsts. There are so many people who crab that they want to adopt a baby because they don’t want to miss out all the firsts. Bah I say to you. If you think your life will be more complete because you saw your baby’s first bowel movement more power to you. Odds are you haven’t experience a week like I have.

Monday we had the joy of going to the pediatrician’s office because the TB test needed to be read by a professional. You guessed it. Positive! Babies first positive TB test. He’ll test positive the rest of his life. Actually he’ll have to have chest x-rays instead of the skin test from now on.

Tuesday we played in the pool with cousin B. This wasn’t a first, but that’s what we did.

Wednesday was the boy’s First fourth of July. As I was putting him down for a nap the neighbor kids set off a cherry bomb out side of his bedroom. He slept through it. We spent the afternoon at Heather’s parent’s house and the boy got to take his first boat ride. I may or may not have deleted the photo from that event. That evening he asked his father to rock him to sleep. He was exhausted and thought the “firecrackers” were loud.

Thursday he got to swing in a hammock for the first time. Unfortunately, ten minutes later, due to the laws of physics and the size of Elle’s big fat ass the we-can-do-it-better-and-cheaper-ourselves hammock stand fell apart. A small and inexpensive home improvement project has now turned into a big and expensive one.

Friday we drove out to the beach. This was the boy’s first trip there. He loved it. We had to bribe him with ice cream to get him out of the water. The ocean here is about 50 degrees. He went through 2 pairs of shorts. I was down to his swim trunks. Why didn’t I put the swim trunks on to begin with? Because I’m smooth like that. We actually had to go buy him new clothes so we could go out to dinner once we got back to town. Oh yeah, and he got baby’s first wind burn. Ouch.

I’ll get back to posting soon enough. I’ll also elaborate more on some of those stories. In the mean time know that I’m not facetious when I tell you that the boy’s firsts this week were awesome. So much better than baby’s first poopy.

10 Comment

  1. chou2 says: Reply

    well, with the exception of the TB test i’d say you had a rockin’ week of great firsts!

    (hope it turns out negative after all.)

    i was lame and didn’t add to the story. But i’m
    glad you are back!

  2. Lauri says: Reply

    Welcome back… I assumed you were just letting that story brew…..

    Sounds like you had a fun filled week.. cant wait to hear about it

  3. Maggie says: Reply

    I still get firsts and I adopted a 10-year old.

  4. Sounds like a great week!

  5. That sucks about the TB thing, but I am sure the other firsts were neat- especially falling in the hammock and letting your kid run into the ocean twice with his clothes on while you held on to his swim trunks. Yeah something I would do. In fact did do just recently. I bet you made lots of memories-got to love those firsts.

  6. Tricia says: Reply

    Good to see you are back. I figured you were going to be busy this week – hence your last post about the the readers keeping the story going.

  7. Jenny says: Reply

    Today had me thinking I needed to email you. I figured you were busy with the whole 4th thing.

    That TB thing BLOWS!

  8. Figured if it was major you might not need nosey questions. Although I will say if you had not posted today I was just going to e-mail and say to take your time on whatever you needed. Glad to hear about the firsts and not so firsts (pool). Fun to see the firsts for our children. I love marking them out for Glenys too.


  9. Just thought you were enjoying “storytime.” Fun stuff! πŸ™‚ Glad you had a great week of first with the boy, though.

  10. I agree, there’s lots of good firsts, no matter what age you meet your child at. πŸ™‚
    Bummer about the TB test… our daughter R had a “borderline positive” and a clear chest x-ray and they still insisted she do the treatment for latent TB… like 6-9 months of daily drugs. Not horrible, but not a ton of fun either. But once it was done she’s supposed to be free and clear of any TB danger, and like your son she’ll have to avoid TB tests from now on and just do x-rays if necessary.

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