Though the rest of the country is dealing with bitter cold and snow, we are having unseasonably warm weather here. I had been planning on cleaning out the garage this weekend, but Daddy was’t exactly thrilled with the thought of staying indoors with our rowdy kiddos while I started the long process. So, we brought the kids outside so they could play while we got some work accomplished. Ya Ya came out with baby Lyla as well, and they all enjoyed bubbles, sidewalk chalk, ‘fencing’ with Daddy with pool noodles and nerf swords, and of course the warm sunshine.
Earlier in the day, Momma and baby brother headed to the Shriners clinic that was in town so we could get another check on how his feet are doing and get him some bigger boots. His feet had completely grown out of the boots, and though I had hoped they would just send us the next size up, they had wanted us to wait for the clinic to come to town. We weren’t thrilled with the idea of meeting with the doctor we don’t like, but the orthopedics department told us to just come first thing in the morning to avoid him. Well, we got an appointment automatically set up for us and the confirmation in the mail, so I just decided to have the doctor take a look. I knew it was going to take awhile, and thankfully a very cranky baby fell asleep on the way to the appointment. He slept for about an hour in his carseat while we waited in the waiting room, then it was about another 45 minutes later before we saw the doctor. Took all of about 10 minutes for him to say his feet are “looking great”. Good news, yet annoying have to wait so long to hear it. At any rate, we then went to the ortho department where we realized that baby brother hadn’t just gone up a size in his boots, he had gone up 2 sizes! He had jumped from size 0, to size 2. They are definitely big, but the size 1’s were too small, so hopefully we won’t need to change anytime soon.
We were cleared by the doctor for a 6 month checkup, so we probably won’t need to have to see them in June. That is when their next clinic is scheduled to come down here to our town. However, I’m not exactly thrilled about having to drive the 5 hours to get to the hospital for a 10 minute “looking good” either. Of course, it IS always nice to have confirmation by the doctors that everything is going well. Plus, who knows, we may need another shoe/boot change before then anyway.
All in all, it felt like a productive day. Hopefully this momentum will continue as we have another week and half of clear skies and warmer Spring-like weather. And, we are prepping for a GIANT garage sale to make room in our house for us to live comfortably again. We have WAY too much stuff! Of course, with a family of 5, who doesn’t have too much stuff?