The rebuild after our New Year’s Day flood continues to make progress…it’s actually moving along at a decent pace (thanks to Rolf’s woodworking skills) but projects like these always take longer than is convenient and I’m starting to experience crazy cabin fever requiring me to actively practice patience…I’m more than ready to unpack the POD and get our house put back together again.
I celebrated my 50th on February 27th and the bday fun lasted all weekend long. Thanks to Rolf and the big kids, there was a nice balance of family, friends & surprises which made turning fifty pretty awesome!! I have much to be thankful for at this stage in my life and it just doesn’t seem right to begrudge the aging process so I’m embracing the big 5-0 and praying for patience in that process as well. 😉
With that said, I’m kind of surprised by my delayed reaction to having a child a little later in life. When Rudy was born, I wasn’t bugged by the fact that I was an older mom…in fact, once I got over the shock of being pregnant again, I welcomed the challenge. Now, all of a sudden, I’m taken back a bit…in a season where so many of my friends are watching their kids get married and they’re becoming grandparents for the first time, it feels foreign to be 50 and still have a 7 year old. I know it’s not that big of deal because, more & more, women are having babies in their 40s but there aren’t too many in my circle and I guess it just feels like being an older mom adds an additional spotlight to this milestone bday in particular. 🙂 Not a bad thing…just a unique piece of my puzzle to process.
We ended the weekend by attending a Global Leadership Connection Ceremony to support Max and fellow juniors selected from SB area high schools. It was quite inspiring and I was glad to end my birthday weekend on such an encouraging, hopeful note.
Rudy had his annual physical last week. It was an encouraging visit where Rudy’s general health is concerned. Rudy’s weight gain in the last 6 months bumped him up to the 25% percentile for his age and his height remains in the 10% percentile. Dr. Abbott was impressed by Rudy’s developmental progress (especially evident to him in his speech) and the healthy winter Rudy has had so far. We do need to follow up with the urologist again, however, because of a pesky undescended testicle. Although the urologist hasn’t felt it necessary to address it in past visits, Dr. Abbott wants it checked out again and corrected at some point. We see Dr. Harake for a cardiology check up on Friday…not expecting any change there. It’s a full week with various appointments, Max’s 17th birthday on Thursday and a SBRM graduation on Saturday. Life is filling up again as we approach the official start to spring!!! Woo Hoo…Welcome Spring!!!!!!