Thursday, February 8, 2007

A good appointment

Hi all. I had an uneventful trip to the chemo clinic today, which is a very good thing. I took an infusion of Abraxane and the second round seemed to go much like the first, only a bit shorter. We'll see how it goes. I think side effects are supposed to cumulate, but I am hopeful they will not in my case. My sister, Hope went with me and we had a great time laughing and catching up. It is always good to be with her.

Hope got to witness Bryn being extremely strong willed with me this morning as we were getting ready to go. Bryn wanted to wear a new pair of jeans someone had passed down to her and Jadyn. The moment I read that the size was 5 "Slim", I knew I should have put them up. However, she saw them too fast and fell in love with the glittery pink belt and flower appliques. She laid them out last night to wear today and anxiously got them out this morning. When we put them on, they snapped, but were very tight. I did not think she could sit up in them. I asked her to sit down "criss cross applesauce" like her teacher asks her to sit all throughout the day. She sat down, but leaned way back so her belly was straight, and not over in a sitting position. I told her to sit up, knowing they were too tight, but wanted her to realize this on her own. She refused, saying she was just fine. Well, needless to say, I had to pry them off of her and thus began a 15 minute battle of the clothes (and wills). Finally, new clothes were on, tears were wiped, and we were off to school/chemo... I try to pick my battles with Bryn. Unfortunately, this one was one I had to pick. My next parenting step will be to learn to better anticipate problems like this and hide things, OFTEN!


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are adorable pants! I can't get over how much she is looking like Jadyn.

Thanks for the pictures.

Glad you are feeling good.
Love,
janette

Anonymous said...

That is hysterical! Clothing battles are not worth fighting too often in my home either. Thanks for the laugh.

Beth

Anonymous said...

So glad the appointment went well -- Have a great weekend
Love,
Lynne and DAVE

Anonymous said...

Jessica,
Tell Brynn I have a few pairs of jeans that fit me that way too!(Maybe you should come hide them from me too!)
I want you to know that -You are my Hero! You are so very wise for one soooooooooo very young! Thanks for inspiring me.
I love ya,
Carrie Patchen

Amy & Erik said...

Hey Jessica!
Awesome post. Erik and I laughed a LOT. As a woman in the fifth month of pregnancy, I relate to the pants issue. Tell Bryn that I can't sit criss-cross applesauce in my pants either.
Love,
Amy, Erik, Luke & Sprout (due 7/7/07)

Anonymous said...

How was day 2 & 3?