|Tiny baby Eli in his grandma Jane's arms, with his family looking on|
|Alex (far right) with friends|
I do remember the anxiety, the lack of sleep at night, the trouble with breastfeeding, and the constant newborn pooping, but it seems like ages ago that they could fit in one hand and snuggled up on my shoulder. I want to get pregnant again, and yet I'm not ready. Eric and I are both thoroughly enjoying this stage with the boys. They have great personalities, they're very loving, playful, curious, and sweet.
It feels like Asher has had a growth spurt. He seems so much taller and heavier, noticeably more so than Benjamin. Pants seem shorter on him, and I have a lot of shopping to do to get ready for fall and winter.
|me holding my blond-haired Bear baby|
|Asher checking out his big cousin Trudi (whose nickname is also Bear!)|
My health has also been on my mind this past week. Over the summer, I noticed lumpy lymph nodes in my neck. I went to the doctor, and she said it was probably nothing, but she took some blood to check for mono. My bloodwork was normal, so I went back again on Friday. She sent me for a chest x-ray, which made me very anxious. Fortunately, my doctor called this morning and said that everything looks just fine. I spent the weekend worrying that it might be cancer, and then what would I do? I am not usually prone to hypochondria, but I've also never had undiagnosed symptoms. In any case, everything is fine, which is a relief.