|Jimmy after his first haircut.|
Jimmy is doing well and is growing up fast...he even had his first haircut last week! He weighs over 13lbs. now and it feels like he's getting bigger every day. He loves to play with his toys, smiles all the time and has started laughing...I love it! I have him on a schedule now which has worked out great and gives me some free time in the afternoons to relax my bones and get off of my feet for a bit...something I've needed badly over the past couple of weeks.
With the frequent weather changes we've been having, my JRA has been a bit of a nightmare. I feel great one day and then feel like I can barely move the next. Yesterday was the worst day I've had in a while. Luckily my husband was home to help out while I just laid around and tried to relax. It's always been hard for me to recognize if I am having a true flare because my joints don't swell, turn red, etc. like most people with RA, but I'm pretty sure yesterday was a full blown flare. I just hurt from head to toe, no matter if I was sitting or laying and nothing seemed to help. No amount of meds or hot showers...I just had to wait it out and hope today would be better. It's days like yesterday that make me wonder if having more kids is a good idea. I wonder if I'll be able to give them the care they need and want or if they'll feel cheated because Mom has bad days and can't run around and play with them like other moms. Then I spend a little time with Jimmy and that fear goes away. He smiles and gets excited when I talk to him and sing to him...he even yells to get my attention and is full of smiles when he realizes I've heard him. And then there are days like today, when I'm feeling better and I can hold him just a little longer and he "talks" to me and smiles and cuddles up to fall to sleep...that's when I know everything is going to be fine...he's happy and healthy and I can't wait to have another baby...when the time is right. :)