8.20.2010

High Tech Gadgets

Today I went and saw a specialist to have a root canal retreated.  Apparently the first doctor who did it a few years back neglected to clean out and fill an entire canal.  I won't say any names, as I've gotten into trouble for doing that before, but I will say that I had a very pleasant experience with the specialist.  The office staff was friendly and efficient, and the treatment itself didn't hurt at all - not even the shot I was given to get numb.  I have another appointment in a few weeks for the treatment to be completed.

I was most impressed by the microscope the doctor looked through while treating my tooth.  I wanted to say, "hey, can I have a look?"



Isaac is doing ok after immunizations.  The first few days following the shot were rough.  I think that everything just took a little time to work through his system.  I had an extra day off that week, and I think he got so used to me being around (he was with me for 5 days straight) that when I went back to work on Wednesday he wasn't sure what to do.  I heard through the grapevine of baby sitters that he wasn't taking much from the bottle and wasn't sleeping, always fussing, always crying.  When I came home for lunch that day I was surprised to see both him and Andrew home.  Although I felt bad for the little guy (he wasn't doing well being away from me) it was very nice to see him in the middle of a work day.  I was able to feed him and put him to sleep before I went back to work.  When I pray over him every night, I ask God to help him get used to being cared for by others.  Not even that though - I want him to be HAPPY and thrive while he's with others.  I want, more than anything, for him to be happy.  And as much as I would like to be with him every minute of every day, that just isn't possible. It's a rough time of transition for us, me going back to work, but I think it gets better all the time.  I'm so thankful that we have great childcare and that I work so close to home and only part time.  If I ever do have more children (because that's undecided!), I hope that I can stay home to take care of them, or work a job with even less hours.

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