I am already failing a bit to keep up with this blog. Here s a bit of a catch up for the week.

On Friday, I took Zoe to her wellness check and for some reason she completely flipped out this time. I’m not sure she is a fan of the nurse. As soon as I laid her down to get the measurements, she started to cry and flail and normally she is much better about it all. They measured her length and head circumference and that is when they noticed that her head circumference had changed and jumped up a few lines on the growth scale. To be fair, her 6 month check was with a different doctor and they didn’t measure her head so who knows when the growth size jumped up. But the doctor was concerned by the sudden growth and sent us for a cat scan to be on the safe side.

So from the moment she said “cat scan”, I was trying not to burst into tears. She said that it was probably nothing and that she was just doing this as a precaution, but that didn’t make me feel better. Fortunately they managed to get us into the hospital right away for the cat scan after a minor hiccup with paperwork ended up at the wrong place. We were bounced back between the hospital radiology place and the diagnostic center and after a golf cart ride back to the hospital, we were brought right back to get the scan. It took longer to get ready than the test did. (They have a super fast machine!) They strapped me into a lead vest with neck protector and we laid her down and she was so good… not even a peep. She was watching the technician with interest. The bad part was that the results take 24 hours, go through the doctors office and it was friday.

So I had to wait until monday just to get an all clear and get her shots done. But it was an all clear! No fluid on the brain or anything, she just has a big head like daddy!

That whole thing kind of took it out of me, so this week we are relaxing a bit. We got the dvd boxset of the Harry Potter movies and we’re watching them this week. Its a long marathon and she isn’t really absorbing much. Then again, neither am I. In fact, I seem to get more of my chores done when the movies are on. And we both nap on the living room floor cuddled together on the comforter which is nice. Its been a more relaxed week and so we are having an easier time doing everything. Its even easier putting her to sleep this week! Hopefully we can maintain the calm while Nick is gone!

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