I HATE back to school commercials. Even as a child I would have to run out of the room kicking and screaming to get away from the idea that the long wonderful summer of fun was coming to an end. Now it's worse. Last year, I was a little excited to go back to work because of the newness of Matthew getting to go to day care. Now, after spending all summer sleeping in (yes, Matthew sleeps until 9 or 9:30 most days) I am dreading the idea of getting up early.
Next week I am going to be going to a workshop on becoming a Steward Trainer. I am getting kinda excited about it because I will be around my union friends all week. To make things even better...Seth is going to!!! Matthew will be going back to Ms. Cookies tomorrow though. That is bitter sweet for me.
Matthew is now 19 months old. We took him to the beach for the first time a few weekends ago (I didn't take many pictures..because I realized that if I take all the pictures I lose out in all the fun). He loved going to the beach...he even got in his little toddler float and rode the waves with us. They were actually pretty big too. He just splashed and splashed and would even put the water in his mouth.
A few days later, he came down with this horrible fever. It lasted about 3 days on and off. Tylonal would always bring it down but after a nap he would always wake up hot. Then after the fever broke the next day he got this rash all over his body. I freaked out (of course) and we called the doctor. Luckily, the doctor knew what it was over the phone. He called it Roseola which is rarely contagious to adults. After the rash went away in a day or so he was back to normal.
On this past Thursday we took a trip to the zoo. Again I didn't take many pictures because I always miss out on things as the photographer. He loved the Lion. In fact he growled the rest of the night until he went to sleep. What a sweet memory for him.
Matthew is now sleeping in his toddler bed. We have to lock him in his room but he does go to sleep in his bed for the night without crying very much at all. I feel bad about locking him in but I am determined that we will have have our kids sleep in the bed with us. We have a 4 bedroom house for a reason. =)
Now I am looking forward to meeting our new little guy in December. Jackson Morris Patterson is actually due on Matthew's birthday Dec. 29. But since Matthew was a c-section I will have another with Jackson so I am assuming that he will be born about a week or so early.
Hopefully I will have pictures to share with you in the coming days. I am making a new goal to post once a week while I am back in school.
Have a great evening everyone!!!
An Innocent Victim
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