Oh hi! I’ve been kinda off the grid for a few days.
Mostly, I’ve been fighting what I’m pretty sure is a sinus infection (judging by the way my ears feel like they’re going to blast off the sides of my head–does that sound right?).
I’d tell you about my weekend, but it’s already a big blur. According to the photo evidence in my phone, we hit up a local carnival.
I know he doesn’t look it, but Mason was BLOWN AWAY by that train.
We spent about 90% of our time at this one ride–which, by the way, this preggo wasn’t allowed to ride. Imagine the dangers I could have been exposed to at speeds of < 5 mph!!
Brent also took him down the big slide with the potato sacks. I think I had more fun than they did, just watching him try to situate his long legs into the tiny potato sack foot holders. Ha!
Again, I swear the kid was way happier than he looks. His concentrated face looks a lot like his “I’m about to melt down” face–probably got that from his mom.
Two random Mason updates I just have to share:
1. I put shorts on him for the first time this year, and it was hilarious. He kept fiddling around with the hem and whining, looking at me like, “where’d the rest of my pants go? This isn’t right…”
Ha! The poor kid is so change averse.
2. For the past couple months, we’ve been enduring this horrible phase where he screams through his baths–the whole time, every single time.
I was going insane trying to figure out what was wrong, since he used to love baths. I bought new bath toys, I bought new soap, we lowered the water temp–I even got in with him once (he just looked at me like I was a lunatic). Nothing worked.
Then, all of a sudden, a few days ago, it just stopped. Out of the clear blue.
Knock on wood, he’s been a complete angel for the last few baths–not a peep, even during the water torture event, aka “hair rinsing.”
Kids can be so weird.
In other news, I got to tag along on a video shoot for a commercial this morning for work.
We were filming bikers for a TV spot that will promote chocolate milk as a recovery drink. (The best part was the post-biking chugging shots. Except that it was 85 degrees and sunny, and I was SO jealous of those ice cold bottles of chocolate milk!)
There was a lot of sitting around between takes, but I did manage to liven things up by falling backwards out of a chair at one point. Imagine the poor video crew trying to figure out how to help a big pregnant lady completely turtled-out on the ground, feet in the air. Ha!
We also got to film a pro cyclist for awhile. Not a bad gig.
Possibly the best part of all: I left with a tiny bit of color on my arms! Small victories for us sad, pale midwesterners.
So this upcoming weekend’s going to be an exciting one for us.
On Friday morning, we’re taking Mason to a really specialized allergy clinic in La Crosse (about 2.5 hours away) to see if we might be able to treat his food allergies with a unique treatment method they do there, called sublingual immunotherapy.
Basically, they give patients drops containing their allergens under the tongue, in the hopes that their bodies will build up tolerance to the allergens over time. It’s actually a fairly well-studied method that’s seen dramatic success and is already widely popular in Europe, but because it hasn’t been tested here in the US enough to be approved by the FDA, it still flies under the radar. We’re praying for a miracle!
We’ll also be visiting our parents, attending a BBQ with friends, and hopefully meeting our new little niece Roxie (who was born at 34 weeks and is still hanging out in the NICU, but doing well!).
Hope you’re having a great week!
P.S. Have you entered my CLIF giveaway yet?? The cool people at CLIF are giving away THREE prize packages, including SHOT bloks, gels, and hydration/recovery drink mixes. You have 2 more days to get your name in the pot!